[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are seeing SO MUCH white subway tile these days! It seems like every kitchen or bathroom has it. There’s this very popular couple that lives in Waco, Texas, and remodel homes all day every day. You may have heard about them… They use subway tile in, oh, maybe 90% of their projects!? Looking at the white subway tile trend, we can certainly attribute a large part of the obsession to their show on HGTV.
We love subway tile. The other Renewal designers and I use it all the time in projects because it can be applied without a rift in anybody’s aesthetic vision. But we want to talk about NEW applications and ways to view subway tile that might inspire you to mix things up a bit. Sure, some of these ideas are a little gutsy. But they are totally attainable with just a quick turn of the wrist!
Let’s take a look…
This gorgeous shower has some of the most simply applied, classic white subway tiles. An upgrade from the standard horizontal laid tile, this is just as affordable. The vertical layout emphasizes the height of the wall, and provides a modern update. Bye-bye farmhouse. Hello modernist.
(Mim Design | Est Living)
Now we’re cooking with gas… Check this out! Such a simple layout. It could NOT get any more straightforward. What makes it interesting? The three colors, the modern basket weave pattern—it’s almost like the tile wall is doing a mic drop, then throwing its hands up like “BOOM!” You know what I’m saying.
(Sunset Idea House | CocoKelly)
This beveled, antique mirror subway tile is a local find, and the most glamorous we’ve seen in a long while. This particular application is used for a built-in bar. There are two details here that really make the tile shine: first, the antique mirror itself. It’s luxe and has an air of refinement and history. Second, the bevel of the tiles—the angles of the glass grabs the light from all sides and creates added depth; is three-dimensional and adds a complex and visual interest.
(Charleston Mirror | Oregon Tile & Marble)
Here’s another look we love! This tile was laid in a classic two-by-two basket weave pattern. With the white-on-white bathroom (yes, brass is back!), the tile adds just the right amount of texture. It’s another silly-simple application that will impress your friends. So standard, yet so custom. That’s a concept we can get behind!
(Caitlin Wilson | @CaitlinWisonDesign)
Are you seeing this? I mean, LOOK AT THAT. Yes, what you’re seeing is right! Turquoise grout. White tile. This is a trend we’re really excited about! The options really are endless. With colored grout, the emphasis is transformed and shifts your eye around the space. No longer is the tile the star; it’s the background that makes this look different and unexpected.
(Colored Grout | The Design Sheppard)
So what is your favorite new take on subway tile? Let us know your favorite in the comments below…we’re excited to see what our readers are drawn to![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]