All About Subway Tile - From White Victorian Train Stops to Your Colorful Kitchen Backsplash

All About Subway Tile - From White Victorian Train Stops to Your Colorful Kitchen Backsplash

Since its debut in the New York City subway line in 1904, subway tile has been a popular choice across kitchens, restaurants and more thanks to its attractiveness and utility. There are more and more subway tile sizes and colors to pick from than ever before. If you’re looking to add a subway tile to your bathroom, fireplace, kitchen, or backsplash, keep in mind some of the following tips...

1. Color

Play with color! We love when clients get creative with color and our handmade tile is the perfect way to make a statement. There are plenty of colored subway tile options you can use in your space. Dreamy, sky-blue or green subway tiles add vibrancy to any room, while gray subway tiles can serve a dose of sophistication. 

To see our glazes colors, visit our full color palette.

 3"x8" Subway Tile - 23 Sapphire Blue3"x8" Subway Tile, - 23 Sapphire Blue. 
Photography and Interior Design - Pencil Shavings Studio.

2. Stacked vs. Staggered

Secondly, shake up how you stack your subway tile. Staggered subway tile is the most traditional option, but that’s just the start. Stacking your subway tile is a popular choice to draw the eye up, creating the illusion of a larger space. You can also never go wrong with a herringbone subway tile layout!

For more ways to layout your subway tile, visit our blog "6 Creative Patterns For Classic Subway Tile"

1"x3" Subway Tile - 11 Deco White, 130 White, 77E Grey. 1"x3" Small Bricks - 11 Deco White130 White77E Grey.
Photography and Interior Design - @creekwoodhill. 

3. Size

One of the reasons why subway tile is so popular is because of its versatility in size. The size of subway tiles has also evolved to include more dimensions beyond the standard 3”x6” subway tile sizes. For something a little more different, try long 3”x12” subway tiles or square 4”x4” tiles. 

For more on subway tile sizing visit our full Subway Tile Collection here!

4”x4” Subway Tile - 22E Blue Opal. 4”x4” Subway Tile - 22E Blue Opal
Interior Design - Emily Pueringer Design

4. Get Creative

Lastly, don’t be afraid to push the boundaries. We’re here to help you figure out the best tiles and patterns for whatever project you’re working on right now. Visit our blog on creative subway tile patterns to look at our handmade subway tile selection and reach out when you’re ready to add these timeless beauties to your own space.

To learn more about subway tile, visit our blog "A Little Subway Tile History Lesson"

Custom Subway Tile FloorCustom Subway Tile - Custom Colors.

5. Add Some Greenery

That's right! You can add custom ceramic planters to almost any of our tile shapes, including these 6"x6" square beauties. Can you imagine a more simple yet chic statement wall? Now is the perfect time to liven up your home by adding some of your favorite fall foliage. Plus, this dynamic look brings out the true beauty of our handmade tile, showing off the difference in texture, brushstroke, and glaze. 

For more ways to use our ceramic planters, visit our blog "Ceramic Wall Planters to Add to Your Tile"

6"x6" Subway Tile with Custom Tile Planters - 130 White.6"x6" Subway Tile with Custom Tile Planters - 130 White.
Photography - Weinstein Properties


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