Tile School: 4 Places You Will Love White Subway Tile
Versatile, timeless and clean, white subway tile just works. Depending on how you choose to install it, this 3x6 size in any of our white tile colors is well-suited for an array of styles from traditional to contemporary. We have a range of whites you can choose from, so depending on the tone of white you prefer and whether you want a matte, gloss or a heavy crackle finish--we've got you covered. You can also make a statement with your chosen pattern: the classic offset, the transitional herringbone, a modern straight set or try a more geometic parquet pattern.
Below we'll show you our 4 favorite places you can showcase white subway tile:
In Your Kitchen:
The kitchen is often where most associate this classic shape. Whichever way you choose to set it, you've got yourself a wonderful focal point to echo your space's style.
White Subway tile looks fresh and modern with open shelving:
You can really kick it up a notch and tile the whole kitchen in white subway tile. If you want to accentuate the shape and pattern (as they have done below), try grouting your bright white tile with a light to dark gray grout. For a softer look, match your grout to the white of your tile.
For a bright white look like the ones above you can try our White Wash:
Tile Shown: White Wash
Do you want to showcase high ceilings or give the illusion of more height? Try a vertical offset pattern with your subway tile:
Tile Shown: Subway tile in a vertical offset pattern
Short splashes can have a big impact too, as you can see below:
Using a white subway tile can also allow you explore colors in the other materials in your space, as they have done below with their rich green cabinetry:
White subway tiles look modern in a horizontal or vertical straight set as well:
Interested in a more matte finish? Try our Sugar:
Tile Shown: Sugar
In Your Bathroom:
Straight forward, but still soothing, white subway tile can work some serious magic in the bathroom. Whether you are tiling the backsplash of your bathroom or the entire shower surround, you'll have a good thing going with all white 3x6s.
Image: Paper Blog
You can always accent your white subway tile with a specialty shape:
We love how white subway tile looks paired with handpainted flooring, try any of our Handpainted Collections for a look like the one below:
Image: Style At Home
We're seeing a lot more parquet patterns in 3x6 lately. It works wonderfully in the shower, as an accent wall or as flooring:
Tile Shown: White Wash subway tile in a parquet pattern.
On Your Fireplace Surround:
You can go for a classic offset, modern straight set or the transitional herringbone, but really any pattern in subway tile is well suited for a hearth setting.
Interested in a white tile with a bit of texture? Try our Frost:
Tile Shown: Frost
How charming is this wood burning stove with white subway tile behind it?
Image: Blood and Champagne
As said before, a herringbone pattern looks fantasitc in a hearth setting:
Tile Shown: White Wash subway tile in a herringbone pattern
In Your Laundry Room:
We all have to do it, so we might as well make the space beautiful!
Tile Shown: Tusk
We love how the bright and calming laundry room below looks with subway tile as flooring:
Image: Liz Marie Blog
Are you loving all this white subway tile? Order samples online now. Need some help? Simply call, chat, or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.