So classic and traditional, the Portuguese tile ended up falling in the popular taste and invaded the interior decoration. The greatest icon of Portuguese culture has an ancient history linked to nobility and Portuguese royalty. However, it was only from the 18th century that the artifact began to emerge from the palaces to gain the simplest houses and then the world.
The true Portuguese tile can be recognized by the quality of its material and the size of the pieces. Each tile measures 15 x 15 centimeters, has the glazed face thanks to the ceramic cooking process and predominantly blue and white tones.
It is very common to see scenes from historical episodes, mythological or religious subjects portrayed by the Portuguese tiles, transforming the ensemble into a beautiful work of art. But the mosaic form is also quite widespread and is currently one of the favorites in the decoration.
And do not be fooled into thinking that Portuguese tile is always blue and white, the color version is also very successful and leaves any environment more joyful, light and relaxed.
Tips on how to use Portuguese tile in decoration
The striking and drawn face of the Portuguese tile can raise many doubts when composing the decoration of the environment. So we've put together some tips that can help you compose a rag decor using Portuguese tiles. Check out:
- Portuguese tile, like any other type of tile, is very suitable for wet and wet areas, since the material is waterproof and easy to clean. In this case, kitchen, bathroom and outdoor areas, such as balconies, backyards and even gardens, may venture into the use of this type of coating. But it is not limited to these spaces, other environments of the house such as living room and dining room can also benefit from the beauty of the pieces;
- At the time of composing the decoration it is important to evaluate the color palette that will be used in the environment, based on the colors of the tile. If you choose the traditional blue and white, the decor can be thought following shades of blue, white, gray, black and woody tones. If desired, add a touch of color using yellow or red. For colored tiles, prefer a neutral base contrasting with the predominant colors of the finish;
- The Portuguese tile can be used to create a prominent area in the environment. To do this, magazine half a wall or a strip from the floor to the ceiling. However, be careful with the excesses, because the Portuguese tile is, by itself, striking and striking enough and can end up causing a visual pollution in the environment;
- If you like the Portuguese tiles and want to change the face of your house spending little and simple, without making dirt, the best option are the stickers. They have a very realistic print and are very easy to apply. However, their durability is lower;
- Another option of coating that imitates the Portuguese tile are ceramic pieces in larger sizes. They can be used in the same way and in the same place, but with the advantage of being cheaper;
You can still insert the Portuguese tiles into the decoration - or at least just their appearance - using towels, cushion covers and other decorative objects that bring the pattern of this type of coating;
74 incredible ideas of Portuguese tile decoration
Check out now a beautiful selection of photos of environments decorated with Portuguese tile and inspire yourself to decorate your home too:
Picture 1 - Portuguese azulejos of this dining room seem pictures, with right up to the frame.
Picture 2 - A very common way of currently inserting Portuguese tiles in the decoration is by using them on the table top.
Picture 3 - The tiles are already traditional in the wall of the sink, why not then use the Portuguese?
Picture 4 - Modern reminder for the traditional portuguese tiles.
Picture 5 - Bathroom with Portuguese tile on the walls and floor.
Picture 6 - To match the blue and white tile, white furniture and refrigerator in stainless steel.
Picture 7 - Portuguese tile: a discreet detail that was worth doing on the counter in the bathroom sink.
Image 8 - Influence of the Portuguese tile in the bathroom tub; highlight the union of traditional and modern elements.
Picture 9 - A bathroom richly decorated with Portuguese tile; to compensate for the visual weight, white furniture.
Picture 10 - Portuguese azulejos give a touch of charm and refinement to the bathroom.
Image 11 - Portuguese traditional Portuguese tile covers the main bathroom wall.
Picture 12 - White cupboard blue to harmonize with the Portuguese wall tile.
Picture 13 - Kitchen of modern carpentry counted on the tradition of the Portuguese tile to compose the decor.
Image 14 - White dominates the composition of these Portuguese tiles.
Picture 15 - Half Portuguese wall of tile, already the other half was painted white; The mirror's golden frame left the bathroom nobler.
Picture 16 - Rustic kitchen , classic and full of tradition with Portuguese tile.
Image 17 - Woody shades were the combination bet for this bathroom with Portuguese tile.
Image 18 - Looking for Portuguese tile on the wall? In this kitchen, it was used on the floor.
Picture 19 - How to fill your beauty with beauty gourmet balcony ? Use Portuguese tile on it too.
Image 20 - Bathroom marked by the contrast between the burnt cement and the Portuguese tile.
Image 21 - The Portuguese tile serves as the base for the mirror that was fixed above.
Picture 22 - A more discreet model of Portuguese tile was used in this kitchen.
Image 23 - Golden crockery in contrast to the blue and white Portuguese tile.
Picture 24 - A little of everything in this high-ceiling environment: Portuguese tile, brick, wood and stainless steel; in the end, a harmonious and stylish combination.
Picture 25 - To break a little the coldness of this bathroom were used Portuguese tiles on the wall.
Image 26 - Highlight of this bathroom is due to the blue arabesques painted on the wall in combination with the Portuguese tile.
Image 27 - Kitchen sink coated with Portuguese tile.
Image 28 - Touch of yellow to relax the Portuguese tiles.
Image 29 - A find in the architecture of this house? No, it's just an interference to provoke that sensation.
Picture 30 - Portuguese azulejos in varied shades of blue take care of all the wall of the room.
Image 31 - A little yellow and orange is enough to change the look of the Portuguese tiles.
Image 32 - Dark blue, also known as bic blue, is the most used tone in this type of Portuguese tile.
Image 33 - Portuguese azulejos form a "carpet" on the floor of this kitchen.
Image 34 - Between the wooden floor and the Portuguese tile, a white baseboard.
Image 35 - Application of Portuguese tile on the furniture: a different way to use the proposal in the decoration.
Image 36 - Portuguese tile of blue tone closed makes a harmonious and striking contrast with red.
Picture 37 - To leave the environment with Portuguese tile even more traditional use elements of retro style.
Picture 38 - Portuguese tile: warm, cozy, relaxed and beautiful kitchen from floor to ceiling.
Picture 39 - Tiles of meter in the main wall and the balcony, Portuguese tiles: classic and modern in perfect harmony.
Image 40 - To break the whiteness of the walls, the traditional blue Portuguese tile.
Image 41 - A similar proposal was used in this bathroom, but with the difference of the golden color and the woody tone of the furniture.
Picture 42 - Black and white kitchen won a boost in decoration with Portuguese tiles.
Picture 43 - Soft blue in the furniture and the Portuguese tile of the floor.
Picture 44 - A white, blue, white, blue ....
Picture 45 - Blue crockery to match the Portuguese wall tile
Image 46 - Portuguese tile on the workbench that divides the rooms.
Picture 47 - A little more colorful, Portuguese tiles create a more cozy and warm atmosphere for the bathroom.
Picture 48 - A stronger and more impressive combination was created with the junction between dark wood and Portuguese tiles.
Image 49 - A different and original idea to use Portuguese tile: on the stairs; note that the iron handrail brings more softness to the proposal.
Picture 50 - Portuguese tile only in the main range of the sink, besides beautifying the kitchen help to conserve the wall and facilitate cleaning.
Image 51 - Pictures with Portuguese tile prints decorate the entrance hall .
Image 52 - Portuguese tiles in smaller size decorate this kitchen with dark furniture.
Picture 53 - In order not to have error bet on the use of the Portuguese tile combined with white furniture.
Picture 54 - Only one detail with them and the kitchen is something else.
Image 55 - Portuguese azulejos, vinyl floor, burnt cement: a modern and current way of decorating the bathroom.
Picture 56 - And why not caprichar in the service area too? Look at this photo, beyond inspiring!
Image 57 - Green plants take away the monotony of kitchen shades.
Image 58 - Tiny and delicate Portuguese tiles applied to kitchen cabinet doors.
Image 59 - Gourmet balcony with Portuguese tile counter.
Image 60 - Detail inside the box made with Portuguese tile.
Image 61 - Clean, soft and richly decorated environment.
Picture 62 - Black granite makes an elegant contrast with the blue and white of the Portuguese tile.
Image 63 - Discreet but nevertheless remarkable presence of the Portuguese tile.
Picture 64 - Portuguese tile has an incredible capacity to make environments more cozy and comfortable.
Picture 65 - "Carpet" giant Portuguese tiles on the floor of this gourmet balcony.
Image 66 - Integrated kitchen and service area count on the beauty and tradition of Portuguese tiles.
Picture 67 - A cozy kitchen thanks to the presence of classic woodwork furniture and Portuguese tiles.
Image 68 - Two different ways of inserting Portuguese tiles in the same environment.
Picture 69 - On the table and on the wall: Portuguese tiles are versatile and can be used in a varied way.
Picture 70 - Marriage of Portuguese influence counted, obviously, with the presence of Portuguese tiles on the walls.
Image 71 - Delicacy of the Portuguese tiles continues in the crockery on the table.
Picture 72 - Portuguese tile in an "upgraded" version to cover the pool area.
Image 73 - Setting a limit for the use of Portuguese tiles helps when decorating the environment.
Picture 74 - Charming detail of this kitchen is the wall covered with Portuguese tile that serves as the background panel for the kitchen utensils.