Tired of basic backsplash options...but afraid to commit to pattern in grout? The latest tiling power player might be your match made in heaven. Meet: the zellige (ze-lih-guh) tile—an earthy, terra-cotta alternative to the subway tile. Lustrous, organic and perfectly imperfect, they’re super in line with the hygge and Wabi Sabi aesthetics that are all the rage right now.
But while these tiles may be experiencing a design revival, it’s important to note that they’ve actually been made the same way in Morocco for over 1,000 years. Below, proof that zellige tiles work across every style—and so, will surely be peak chic for years to come.