Proof That Subway Tile Doesn’t Have to Be White
Our favorite classic subway tiles with a colorful twist.
Published May 26, 2017 6:30 AM
Statement tiles are having a major moment in every aspect of interiors. Floors, kitchen backsplashes, and bathrooms are all showcasing a variety of swoon-worthy patterns and colors, and we can’t get enough. While classic whitesubway tile
are always a design do, we love seeing this style in bold colors. Any kitchen or bathroom is instantly more interesting and unique when you incorporate these must-have tiles. Marble, metallic, and ultra glossy options all made this unique [%1417%] that are nailing this look.
While you can’t go wrong with a simple bathroom, this pink gem from Hearth Studio may inspire you to kick things up a notch. The floor-to-ceiling pink tiles transform this room into an envy-inducing space. Let the statement tiles be the main focus of the room by sticking to a minimal design approach for all other aspects. Simple, clean lines pair perfectly with this dainty pink color and glossy finish.
There are countless ways tiles can transform a space. One of the best? They can introduce subtle contrasts that will brighten any room. An all-white kitchen instantly becomes multi-dimensional with the addition of some colorful tiles. The style of this Andrew Howard kitchen backsplash has that subway tile look, but it’s been upgraded with some muted shades of blue. The tile is gorgeous, and it looks even better paired with white cabinetry and gold accents.
Create the best backdrop for any space with black subway tiles. These moody, glossy tiles will make any furniture or decor instantly stand out because of their ultra dark hue. Whether used in a bathroom or kitchen, they make a bold impact. And while they work well with most styles, we love the combination of dark tiles and boho elements in this Little Green Notebook bathroom.
While marble isn’t exactly a bright color, it’s a very chic option when it comes to subway tiles. A marble backsplash instantly turns any kitchen into a stylish space. This Studio McGee kitchen has a soft color palette that allows the marble to shine.
Mix and Match
One look at this Katrine Martensen-Larsen bathroom has us planning our next remodel. Pair a bold colored subway tile with a statement wall to make the aesthetic even more powerful. This watermelon-esque combination is an extra sweet and inspiring space.
This Godrich Interiors kitchen features glossy, gray tiles that already look amazing, but are made even better by the color of the grout. This gray-on-gray option is sleek, but feel free to experiment with any color combination that suits your style.
One of the easiest ways to add depth to just about any space is to use a darker color at one end of the room like in this Gia Renovations example. This trick even applies to bathrooms and is a great reason to mix up your subway tile color. The best part about choosing a gray-hued tile is that it will go perfectly with any other colors you want to introduce to the space. Blues, pinks, and everything in between will fit in seamlessly with the aesthetic of this room.
Green and Glossy
When The Jungalow revamps a kitchen, of course the result is vibrant green and seriously gorgeous. For those who aren’t sure they want to commit to a bold tile choice, look no further than this space. If you keep the rest of the room relatively laid back, the tile accents speak for themselves. Wood, copper, and marble all look perfect when styled against this backsplash.
Mixing and matching different types of tile will instantly create a dramatic, high style space. This bathroom by Three Birds Renovations highlights this approach where turquoise subway tiles stand out even more because of the black and white backdrop.
If you’re looking to make a statement, these metallic tiles will definitely do the trick. There’s no doubt that these reflective show stoppers create a major focal point in any room, and this ML Interior Designs kitchen is no exception. These tiles look perfect combined with dark-hued cabinetry and wood flooring but would also be flawless in a lighter space. Either way, we’re loving this design-forward look.