Tabarka Blog: Palette of the Month

Studio news, design trends, and thoughts from our creative director Meir Zenati.

November 2017 Palette of the Month

  What We’re Falling For A Lavish Assemblage of Autumn-Inspired Hues “The tints of autumn…a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost.” — John Greenleaf Whittierd We often think of spring as a time for new beginnings, but fall is also an opportunity to shed the old and start anew. The… Read more »

October 2016 Palette of the Month

  Bright, Bold & Beautiful: Green “I’ve got this absolute passion for green. It’s such a rich, vibrant, exciting color that seems to transcend all the trends, and it works equally well in modern or traditional environments. Like putting a plant in a room, it brings life to a space. Everything feels fresher and takes… Read more »

May 2016 Palette of the Month

In a complicated world, there’s something reassuring about black-and-white. It’s simple, modern, cool and clean. Whether you dress head to toe in this classic color palette or love the sophistication it brings into your home, black-and-white is the perfect partnership of classic design.

January 2016 Palette of the Month

We celebrate Pantone 2016 Color of the Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity These colors evoke a balance between a warm rose & tranquil blue. Their pastel hues give an enchanted touch to any ambiance: light, elegant & delicate. From subtle to full splash, the pairing of Rose Quartz & Serenity bring calmness & peace to… Read more »

April 2015 Palette of the Month

“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things  in a different way.” -Edward de Bono “Bold patterns are designed to ‘engage your senses’ and ‘ push boundaries.” Use them as a design tool to create a focal point, compensate for inadequate architecture or lackluster walls. I find patterns which repeat… Read more »

February 2015 Palette of the Month

 “Red is the first color of spring. It’s the real color of rebirth. Of beginning.” – Ally Condie “The most visually potent of all colors, red connotes passion and energy. Like a red lip, red nails or a red handbag, red is a timeless accent that draws attention right where you want it. When it comes to art… Read more »

January 2015 Palette of the Month

“How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun.” -Vincent Van Gogh “How can anyone feel gloomy when there is yellow in a room? It is the color of nature- sunshine, flowers, and fall leaves. No wonder it gives our spirits a lift! Yellow looks as good in traditional setting as in a guest bath… Read more »

A Black & White Story

  “It is wonderful how much depends upon the relations of black and white… A black and white, if properly balanced suggests color.” -Winslow Homer “Effortlessly chic and timeless, nothing transcends time periods or aesthetics quite like black & white. Pair with rough hewn woods and aged leathers for a relaxed elegance. Opt for gold fixtures and hardware… Read more »

Soothing Neurtrals

As much as well all crave color, there is something equally wonderful with a palette of soothing neutrals and abundant textures. These spaces exude timeless elegance.        

Ultramarine Blue

“Never has a pigment better named than the ultramarine blue. Fashionable, even today,  in its nomenclature. It is ultra in every way.” -Karen Fitgerald        

Welcome Home

September is the feeling of summer passing. From hues of chocolate browns and honey to burnt oranges and pinot, all these colors connote richness, peace, and bring new meaning to the words “welcome home.” Autumn is largely about nostalgia and the promise of change. It is a season imbued with warmth and comfort. We call… Read more »

Gray Today

The chameleon among colors, gray, a refined neutral. The new beige that simply works well in any aesthetic. Depending on the the shade, it can be cool and calming, while darker tones create a sultry mood. But most definitely all shades of gray will prevail. Life isn’t black or white, it’s a million gray beautiful… Read more »

Metallics of June

This collection of metallic glazes on terracotta tiles reflect the junction of natural elements and contemporary design. Each tile is handcrafted from gold, bronze, or silver leaf techniques that capture the tiles’ shimmering beauty, creating a transitional material to use for timeless design.      

Warm Hues for May

The color palette of May is all about warm hues. As the seasons change and summer begins, we are traveling abroad and finding inspiration for our hand made terracotta tiles through the cities we visit. We are taken by the colors and textures of new and old fabrics, the architecture of distant lands and lively bazaars. We… Read more »