Kitchen Design: Subway Tile Patterns
Subway tile. It’s the ultimate neutral and always looks clean, lovely and timeless. It looks great in almost every kitchen or bath. A classic in every way, we love to see subway tile used in new and different ways. While you can never go wrong with the traditional brick pattern as seen on these two Callier & Thompson projects, experimenting with new patterns is always fun and often yields some pretty chic results.
Read on to see some of the alternative patterns for subway tile, and whether they may work for your kitchen or bath . . .
The original subway tile pattern, offset is classic and looks great in any color tile. Achieve a vintage look with white subway tile and dark grout.
Visually intriguing and snappy, a herringbone or chevron pattern is very on trend. Run the pattern sideways or diagonal for an even more unique look.
Taking your subway tile straight up and down achieves a more modern aesthetic. Perfect for sleek glass tile.
Laying the tiles one on top of the other achieves a more retro look. This pattern adds height to a space and looks great in classic white or in bold colors for a contemporary pop.