The Blue Ceramic Tiles of our design imaginations are actually many different materials from many diverse cultures and countries. Let’s take a look at a couple of cultural and national iterations that can be woven into your design plan options. In many design circles, the term “azulejos” is tossed around quite a bit. Naturally, Wikipedia is helpful when they say, “Azulejos are a form of Spanish and Portuguese painted tin-glazed ceramic tilework.” A fine and real-world example is the image below via lilivalentine.com. These wall tiles are very typical of the azulejos of Sevilla.
A case can be made that the most common association of a nation with Classic Blue Tiles is Portugal. What you observe in the image below is the “the influence of Arab and Moorish cultures on the tile making craft is illustrated in the interlocking curvilinear, geometric and floral motifs of the traditional blue and white and multi-colored patterns”.
Our Miradouro Collection, is created in Portugal with the finest design and quality criteria in mind. These handcrafted tiles can be used in indoor vertical installations; kitchen backsplashes, bathrooms, showers, feature walls, wainscot applications, fireplace surrounds, wet bars and wine rooms.
In conclusion, here is an interesting post on the cultural inclusion of azulejos in Spain: “La Mantilla” in Sevilla: Holy Thursday”. As always, thanks for reading. We have locations across the U.S. and Caribbean.