10 Ways to Do Subway Tile

10 Ways to Do Subway Tile

Subway tile is an oldie but goody. It’s no wonder that subway tile has such staying power, as it’s affordable, stylish and incredibly versatile. We are spotlighting 10 Ways to Do Subway Tile, in both unique and traditional applications. Keep reading and decide which look you want to recreate in your home!

Oversized Tile

Put a modern spin on the classic look of traditional white subway tile by changing up the size. This transitional kitchen from Decor Pad features oversized white subway tile contrasted with blue cabinetry. White quartz countertops blend seamlessly with the white subway tile backsplash and white grout.

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Chic Black Shower

This luxurious subway tile shower featured on House Beautiful is a perfect example, with black tiles and white grout, of high contrast done right. The bathroom is bold, moody, and effortlessly chic.

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Metallic Subway Tile

This mirrored metallic subway tile backsplash is a dazzling alternative to traditional subway tile. Metallic subway tile is the perfect backdrop to stainless steel fixtures, lending a tone-on-tone aesthetic. Whether your space leans glam or industrial, this look could be right for your space. 

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Cornflower Subway Tile

Blue subway tile offers a welcome splash of color in this white kitchen. In what would be an otherwise completely traditional kitchen, the cornflower blue tiles give this space a unique and personalized touch. 

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Glazed Tile Backsplash

We are simply starry-eyed over this glossy glazed white subway tile backsplash. White matte subway tiles may be more mainstream, but if conventional isn’t your thing, consider incorporating a touch of glam with glazed tiles. We love this kitchen featured on House Beautiful. The all white color scheme is turned on its head with the gleam and glimmer radiating from the backsplash.

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Gray Subway Tile with Mosaic Tile Niche

Subway tile makes a great pairing with mosaic tile. In this unique yet simple design from Decor Pad, a blue mosaic tile shower niche is framed with gray subway tiles. A shower niche is a great way to elegantly organize your shower or bath with a tiled inset cubicle.

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Marble Tile Backsplash

A marble tile backsplash will transform your kitchen with its veining and natural patterns. This classic (albeit high maintenance stone) is a great choice for a backsplash because you don’t have to treat it quite as delicately as when it’s your countertop and you still get the wow factor!

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Vertical Tile Arrangement

Apartment Therapy states, “Subway tile is popular for a reason: It’s beautiful, it’s classic, it’s inexpensive, and it goes with pretty much anything. But as a design trend, it can also feel a little bit overplayed. If you’re drawn to subway tile but are looking for a bit of a change from the look that’s absolutely everywhere, we’ve found a way to make subway tile feel fresh again (and also, conveniently, a way to avoid associations with, well, the subway).

If you haven’t already guessed, here’s our brilliant subway tile hack: Turn it around. Typically subway tile is laid like bricks, with the long side horizontal. Just stand it up, and you have something completely different.”

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Classic White Subway Tile

Traditional white subway tile with white grout will never go out of style, but we are particularly drawn to this high contrast design of white subway tile with these dark gray, almost black cabinets. Light gray grout gives the subway tile just enough definition to stand out from the background.

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Beveled Tile

If you’re set on a monotone color scheme, consider getting creative with depth and texture to add visual interest. There are many ways to add depth and contrast in your kitchen, without utilizing color. This kitchen from Studio McGee features beveled edge white ceramic tiles to “add a bit more dimension to the standard subway tile look.”

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Are you feeling inspired from these stunning subway tile backsplash designs? Checkout more kitchen design inspiration for your renovation at MBS Interiors!

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