If you've always loved subway tile, rejoice! It’s still going strong! Let’s check out some great ways to add these gorgeous tiles to your kitchen and bathroom.

Hello again, wonderful readers! When I was looking at decor trends that have been popular for this year, I came across one we should all be familiar with: subway tiles. Yes! Subway tiles are still in style, and to be honest I kind of love them. So, in the spirit of going over some cool trends for you guys, I’m going to show you how you can add subway tile to your kitchen and bathroom. These are the most popular areas for these tiles, and boy do they look phenomenal! Today, let’s look at a mix of traditional and newer subway tile designs!

Subway Tile Kitchen Classic White Shelving Pasta Jars Plants Cooking Utensils

c/o hd on Unsplash

One of my favorite ways to add subway tile to your home is on the kitchen backsplash. I don’t know about you guys, but I think it looks so awesome. I really love when the grout lines are very prominent, like in this one. It’s a classic white subway tile look, very homey and clean.

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Subway Tile Design in Classic White Kitchen Chevron Backsplash Wall Art Chrome Oven Hood

c/o Stacey Brandford on HGTV

Then, you have designs like this. I think if I was to actually add a white subway tile backsplash to my kitchen, I would have to do a cool design like this. It’s fun, unique, and really gives life to this kitchen. Plus, pairing it with open shelving, sleek counters, and those awesome art prints nails the fun, yet clean vibe. I also like the containers full of spices, snacks, and treats on the counter. They add to the eclectic, farmhouse nature of this space. There are tons of other ways you can design subway backsplash tile; this one just happens to be modern and my favorite!

Subway Tile Blue Tiles Kitchen Design Backsplash Lemons White Countertops and Island Stand Mixer

One fun style I am loving is the addition of colored subway tile in home decor. I do love a blue kitchen, and this blue subway tile is even better! I like how the designers added blue stool cushions to bring the bright blue into more of the kitchen, yet it’s not overwhelming. 

They did great using this bright color in the perfect way for this kitchen backsplash tile. It works well with the crisp white appliances and cabinets. And, the shiny nature of the subway tiles reflects the light from those windows. If they had used white tiles, it would have made this space too bright, but by using the blue, this space is gorgeous. You can use other colors, of course. Greens, darker shades, and even reds would be fun for a tile backsplash in the kitchen.

Subway Tiles Dark Tiles in Kitchen White Cabinets Breakfast Nook Sunflowers Wood Flooring


These dark brown tiles are perfect for the kitchen! They remind me of chocolate bars and what could be better? They do add a warm vibe to this white kitchen, and work well with the softer creamy colored granite. I love it! The farmhouse look that they went for here, with the sink and sunflowers, has a touch of modernity, showcased with the cabinet style and the subway tile. It looks great, and would be an awesome way to incorporate dark tiles. I bet you could even go black or dark gray if you wanted a sleeker, modern kitchen.

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Subway Tile Green Tile Bathroom Freestanding Bathtub Wash Typography Flowers

Now onto the bathroom, a room we all spend a lot of time in, but don’t often think about in terms of interior design. I really love this soft sage green subway tile in the bathroom. So soothing! I just want to fill up that tub and soak in a nice bubble bath. Green is not as commonly used in bathroom decor, but it’s so soothing, I think it should make a comeback! Especially greens like these. 

Other colors that would be great would be lavenders, soft blues, and even pale grays. I also love the style of this subway tile bathroom. I love that they have large tiles on the floor, and didn’t take the subway tiles all the way to the ceiling. Excellent design choices here!

Subway Tile Dark Tile in Bathroom White Sink and Bathtub Modern Design Wall Art

If you've seen some of my other posts, you’ll know that I am a sucker for a dark room. I love dark walls, and the dark gray subway tile in this bathroom is just amazing! I love that they chose dark gray instead of black. Black would be cool, don’t get me wrong, but this space here does not have the lighting for a black bathroom. Nope, the gray subway tile gives the perfect amount of darkness without it being too much. Plus, that tub design is pretty cool. They did right by this space by adding in lots of white with the wall paint color, the tub and sink, and the towels. It’s perfectly balanced between dark and light.

Subway Tile Pearlized Tiles in Bathroom Freestanding Bathtub Light Fixture Wall Heater Arched Mirror with Freestanding Sink

This was one of the first examples of subway tile I saw when looking for images for this post, and I had to save it for last! How perfect are these tiles for a bathroom?! These pearlized subway tiles look like mother of pearl, and would even be great in a coastal themed bathroom. There are so many ways you can go with this, and it looks sleek but still has that air of fun because of the colors that reflect off the tiles.

If I was to go with white subway tiles, I would want some like this. I can picture it now: these subway tiles, some coral and shell decor, and some pops of greens and blues in glass jars and bottles around the room. Yep, that is what I would do. Simple, yet gorgeous!

There you have it, folks! Some awesome ways to add subway tiles into your kitchen or bathroom. I’m really partial to dark subway tile, or even the pearlized ones! Which one is your favorite? How would you incorporate subway tiles into your home? Let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share this with your friends and family. And, as always, stay creative, my friends.

**Featured image via The Tile Curator