Subway Is Always Fresh

Subway tile is one of those current buzzwords in decorating, but yet it has always been a classic choice in bathroom design for generations. It is uncomplicated, clean, and universally appealing. When people go overboard in their pattern or color choice, then- like all tile- it becomes problamatic. I am a big proponent of subway tile in kitchens and bathrooms. I believe they are especially effective in large spaces, when completed in glass finishing, and perfectly horizontally placed.

Here are just a few examples of subway tiles that are flawlessly used in decor. It truly is a fresh choice!

Incredible marble subway tile in this kitchen by Caitlin Wilson

Marble subway and herringbone floors in this kitchen by Caitlin Wilson. Photo source: House Beautiul

Ann Sacks elongated subway tile via Frank Roop in Metropolitan Home

A more modern and glamorous take on subway tile. Notice how a simple switch in the tile drection can change the entire feel? Photo source: Metropolitan Home

Bathroom by Juniper Tedhams in House Beautiful

Juniper Tedhams created this stately shower with black bench top. Photo source: House Beautiful 

Black and White bathroom with Subway Tile via Elle Decor

Continuing with the black and white contrast. A fantasitc use of french doors accompanied by an incredible sphered light fixture. Photo source: Elle Decor

Blue subway in Cape Cod Summer House via Traditional Home

I love this glassy blue subway against the carrara marble trim and floors in this Cape Cod home. Flawlessly executed! Photo source: Traditional Home

Clean and refined subway tile in this kitchen via Traditional Home

A clean and high shine subway in this smart kitchen. Photo source: Traditional Home

Gray Cabinets with White subway in this San Fran home of Susan Greenleaf via Lonny

This white subway tile allows the cloudy gray cabinets to be front and center in this cool San Fran kitchen of Susan Greenleaf. Photo source: Lonny

Alfredo Paredes bathroom in NYC via AD

A darker approach to subway. I love nothing more than traditional elements in a modern setting. This chrome tub and chocolate subway tiled bathroom is by Alfredo Paredes. Photo source: Architectural Digest

Marble Subway in this bathroom via AD

Penny tiles and and subway marble tiles work together to make this bathroom stand out. Look, it even has a gallery wall! Photo source: Architectural Digest

Marble Subway TIle for the Floor via Elle Decor

Subway tiles from the floor to the walls. Photorsource: Elle Decor

Philadephia kitchen feautiured in Lonny Mag

That black stove is everything! It makes it more acceptable to use black hardware on the cabinets. They pop against all the white, yet everything ties in beautifully. Photo source: Lonny

Richard Lambertson and Hohn Truexs Apartment via AD

Richard Lambertson and John Truex know how to bring interesting elements to a bathroom. I’ll forgive them for the colored linen violation since they have the most beautiful marble siding to a tub I have ever seen. The subway tile is the perfect backdrop. Photo source: Architectural Digest

Stainless Subway by Thom Filicia via AD

A fresh take on subway tile with a stainless finishing. This is a huge trend I am seeing right now. I must say it is very effective in this kitchen by Thom Filicia. Photo source: Architectural Digest

Subway tile by Urban Archaeology in kitchen via Elle Decor

A classic kitchen with the backsplash of subway continuing across the walls. The tile in this photo is by Urban Archeology. Photo source: Elle Decor