Subway Tiles

Classic, traditional and completely on trend - the subway tile.  There are so many versions from bevelled to flat, hand-finished, smooth and shiny to matt and tumbled not to mention the variety of colours.

Marble subways such as the ones above look great in either a kitchen or bathroom and the darker grout colour accentuates the veins within the marble.

The addition of timber to a room clad in subway tiles adds textural interest and warmth.

There are a variety of interiors that suit the subway look such as country, industrial, scandi, eco and traditional.  The bathroom below is a favourite, the strong contrast of line and colour gives it a cool industrial vibe that is softened with clever accessorising and the brass shower head and taps give it a touch of colour. The palette is simple yet sophisticated.

Now this kitchen also has a touch of colour added simply by blue china urns with contrasting yellow metal stools, lemons and flowers.  So easy to change the feel and look of this room by changing these accessories and adding florals in different colours.  And that light fitting - divine!

And a final favourite, this stunning bathroom.  The floor looks amazing and is a feature in itself, the pattern works so well in the room due to the cohesive colour palette, the cabinetry anchors the space well.  I really love how the outdoors has been brought in with the use of large windows and vases of foliage and flowers on the vanity.  I'm all for subway tiles, it's hard to go wrong - you can bet they will be making an appearance in my new bathroom soon!!

all images via Houzz

all images via Houzz