The subway tile. It’s of the most conventional, affordable and effective tile to use throughout the home. In the past three years, the subway tile has made a massive comeback into the forefront of interior design and styling. So how do you use this tile in a new and creative way in your home?
Take a new direction
The typical image that comes to mind with subway tiles is the horizontal layout used across a backsplash in a contemporary kitchen. Simply changing the layout of these tiles can elevate a surface from common trend to designer style.
Thinking outside the box when it comes to tiled areas can also help draw interest to your subway tiles. Rather than finishing a pattern directly at the end of a wall or in a straight line, use uneven edges to draw more attention to your simple tiles.
A splash(back) of colour
There’s plenty of colours available to choose from outside the traditional white subway tile. Try using a striking gloss black tile for a touch of luxury or a softer green for a more organic compliment to a kitchen design. If your home has very neutral coloured walls and flooring, a feature wall made of colourful subways tiles can be a cost effective focal point.
Colourful grout is a top trend in 2017 and by adding a splash of colour around your subway tiles, you can actually highlight them as a feature of a room. For simple white subway tiles, try a bolder black grout around them.
Love to add some subway tiles to your home?
Our tiles of choice include the Portobello Liverpool tile, which is available in 11 colours.