5 Brilliant Subway Tile Ideas You’ve Never Seen Before
Subway tiles are the white T-shirt of interiors: A timeless, well-loved basic that’s a classic for a reason…but can get really boring, really fast. Here, our five favorite—and totally unexpected!—things to do with them.
Mix YOUR MATERIALS
One easy way to step up your subway tile game? Easy: Pick a colorful variety—then mix with a luxe material, like this cool, veiny marble.
Try A Basket Weave Pattern
A small layout tweak, like arranging tiles in an alternating two-by-two grid, lends a lovely, luxe-looking texture.
Think Long and Tall
Stack extra-long subway tiles vertically for a modern backsplash in a laundry or bathroom.
Go For All Or Nothing
Too much of a good thing does not apply to subway-tiled bathrooms: Go ahead and cover every last nook and cranny.
Get Your Shine On
And for the glamazons among us—opt for a mirrored subway tile. (Chicest at-home wet bar around, eh?)