Subway tile kitchen backsplashes, subway tile bathroom walls, subway tile EVERYWHERE. One of the most popular home improvement projects lately is adding subway tile to ANY wall or area in your home.
WHY is it called “subway tile”? Simple – because it resembles the tile used in the New York City Subway which was first opened in 1904. Talk about a “retro” home decor idea! But oddly, something retro like subway tile is ALSO simply stunning in a farmhouse kitchen as well – heck, I’ve even seen subway tile used in farmhouse-style living rooms, too!
Updated on September 7, 2023
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Subway tile comes in many colors and shades, but the most popular is WHITE subway tiles. When it comes to kitchen decor – subway tiling is IN right now!
Just look what a difference adding subway tile to a kitchen can make in this before and after kitchen remodel:
Especially if you get the peel n’ stick subway tiles like these!
Now granted, in that before and after kitchen makeover picture above, they added much more than just subway tile – they updated the cabinets, knocked out a wall, extended the counter space, etc. But the overall look of the kitchen is absolutely enhanced with the addition of the subway tile to the backsplash area, don’t you agree?
Here are some more GORGEOUS ideas of ways to use subway tile in your home.
This is a beautiful subway tile idea for a small kitchen. The bright white subway tiles really brighten up this small kitchen area!
White subway tiles behind open shelves really brighten up a kitchen and can make it look and feel bigger.
Subway tiles are also a great laundry room idea – these white subway tiles behind open shelves look gorgeous in a laundry room.
Here’s some beautiful gray subway tile in the kitchen above – this grey subway tile wall idea in this kitchen is just gorgeous and is an easy DIY kitchen idea!
This is a beautiful subway tile bathroom wall idea – love the look of this bathroom makeover project after using subway tile on the wall behind the mirrors.
I’d really like to add these bathroom shelves to my bathroom way that has subway tile – that would look fantastic!
This kitchen is just STUNNING with the use of subway tile, open shelving, open kitchen cabinets, big white farmhouse sink and updates everywhere.
What a great DIY kitchen makeover idea!
And wouldn’t a coffee bar set up look GREAT in THAT kitchen??!
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