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Let’s Talk Subway Tile

Subway tile is simple, elegant, modern and versatile. To sum up, subway tile is whatever you want it to be. Generally, subway tile are small to medium size and rectangular in shape but that’s where general ends. We’ve all seen how great white subway tile look as a backsplash in a kitchen. It is often that little extra something that brings the room together. You can literally pair any decor with white subway tile and have it look great. Now let’s talk about three ways that you can use subway tile to get a non-traditional look in your home.

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photo: Maletz Design

Metallic subway tile are making their way into kitchens across North America and for very good reason. Maybe your home is a little dated or you just like a modern look. Metallic subway tiles could be for you! When paired with a grey grout and brushed chrome fixtures these tiles really give your kitchen an edgy feel.

Look 1

Metallic subway tile are making their way into kitchens across North America and for very good reason. Maybe your home is a little dated or you just like a modern look. Metallic subway tiles could be for you! When paired with a grey grout and brushed chrome fixtures these tiles really give your kitchen an edgy feel.

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photo: Kipnis Architecture-Planning

Look 2

Don’t be afraid to experiment with patterns. Traditional subway tile look great but if you’re looking for a more unique style then don’t forget the word herringbone (fish bone shaped pattern). Herringbone pattern looks amazing as a feature wall in your kitchen. Think white tile with a light grey grout laid in a herringbone pattern on an open wall behind your stove. Eye catching!

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photo: Sarah Richardson Design / photo: Stacey Brantford Photography

Look 3

It’s okay to join the dark side. Sometimes white just isn’t enough. When white subway tile meets white grout combined with white cabinets often there can be too much white and nothing stands out. Try a role reversal to find some contrast. Think about dark subway tiles with a white or light colour grout. Or if white subway tiles are the look you want try a darker grout to really make them stand out.

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Photo: Anna Standish Interiors

While these looks go fantastic in kitchens don’t forget about your bathroom. Subway tile look great in showers, above vanities or on a feature wall behind a tub.

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Photo: Mia Karisson Interior Design subway-bathroom-photo-summer-thornton-design

Photo: Summer Thornton Design

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Guest Blogger: Shawn Vanderwal, Nufloors Kamloops

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