As you probably already know, subway tiles got their name from the ceramic tiles that were used on the walls of New York subway stations in the early 20th century. Subway tiles are now used when you want to give the space a traditional mid-century feel. Such tiles are timeless. More and more homeowners are choosing subway tiles to decorate their kitchens and bathrooms.
Today I want to go into more detail about kitchens. Subway tiles are widely used in the kitchen for backsplashes and even to cover walls, as overall, tile is a very practical and popular solution, and subways are classics. Subway tile goes with many decor styles: rustic, mid-century modern, simple modern, farmhouse, industrial, art deco, and Scandinavian. They’re not boring at all: these are timeless classics that don’t have to change years later.
Subway tiles can be faced in a number of ways: hatch, stack bind, traditional herringbone, walkway, straight and diagonal herringbone, offset, diagonal offset, vertical stack bind, and vertical offset bind. The most popular are staggered and straight and diagonal herringbone patterns.
If you think subway tiles just mean white or ivory tiles, you are so wrong! Today you can find many colors of such tiles and easily find your perfect fit. It can be a slight accent: aqua or blue tiles for a white seaside kitchen indicating the decor theme, or marble subway tiles for a delicate decor. Contrasting and bold colors of subway tile will help you avoid dulling your backsplash, even if you don’t use a flashy pattern for the facing. Eye-catching and contrasting subway tiles will make your light-colored cabinets stand out, and white cabinets will look crispier. Such tiles can also add dimension to your kitchen look. If you don’t want contrast, keep the backsplash in the colors of your kitchen. Subway tiles can make your colors, decor, wood texture, and many other things stand out if used correctly.
Now enjoy different ideas for subway tiles in the kitchen and get inspired!