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May 15, 2012

Tile Tuesday: Subway Style

How do you like your tile? Subway tiles are a classic style of tile that are on trend for this year. Originally in a 3″ x 6″ size and white, you’ll now find them available in many sizes and colors. They got their name in the early 1900′s when New York used them to decorate the walls of their subway stations. Once only available in ceramic, they are now available in glass and natural stone. The color palette is endless and so are the sizes.

So how do you decide what color or size to use if you like the subway style? After you’ve picked your cabinets, floor and counter tops, it’s time to consider what to do with the back splash area. You can do the brick layered pattern, the lined up pattern or try them vertical. Let’s see some of the possibilities:

Here’s a traditional styled kitchen with the white subway tile in a brick layered pattern.


traditional kitchen design by minneapolis kitchen and bath Casa Verde Design

Here’s a contemporary style kitchen in white, but here the subway tiles pick up the color of the wall.


contemporary kitchen design by san francisco design-build Urrutia Design

Now we see a dark cabinet with a lightly colored glass tile.


modern kitchen design by other metros general contractor DAISIE

Here’s the classic white subway tile with a splash of contemporary mosaic tile at the base.


contemporary kitchen design by san francisco interior designer Amoroso Design

Below you see a natural stone in the subway style mixed with the diagonal square tiles.


traditional kitchen design by chicago kitchen and bath Mackey’s MPI Inc.

Subways here are in a brick pattern with a herringbone pattern above the stove.


traditional kitchen design by seattle tile stone and countertop Norberry Tile

The LARGER subway tile…..


kitchen design by Fire Clay Tile

The smaller subway tiles in the brick pattern with a metallic look….


eclectic kitchen design by dallas media and blogs Jamie Laubhan-Oliver

A splash of charcoal which goes with the grey in the marble and the stainless steel pans….


traditional kitchen design by new york kitchen and bath Susan Serra, CKD

Elegantly coordinated this subway tile goes with the marble counter tops and island.


traditional kitchen design by san francisco interior designer Fiorella Design

Mirrored subway tile gives a modern look….


modern kitchen design by denver architect Forum Phi

Oh now this is artful laying the subway tile vertically for a unique look…


modern kitchen design by san francisco architect Sharon Portnoy Design

How do you like your tile? Next week we’ll look at other current trends for tile in the kitchen.

Posted by Lesher
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