I was always wondering where the subway tile kitchen backsplash name comes from. Proud to be American, it was used in New York’s first metro station in 1904 and designed as a symbol of simplicity and cleanliness by two American designers: George C. Heins and Christoper Grant La Farge are the God Father of this invention.
Without controversy, it would be a serendipity supporter or an appealing art piece in design.
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The white kitchen is always refreshing. I would say a layer cake with white topping: Bottom layer is grey large format porcelain tile, white cabinets are the second layer of the cake, white countertop also complements white backsplash tiles is the topping with black sprinkles (black grout with white subway tiles).
Photo Credit | G.W. Smith Lumber Co
Traditional three-tone kitchens: Picking neutral colors always turns out satisfactory and soothes your mood. Black, white, and wood colors dance in this kitchen. Hickory hardwood flooring, leather bar stools, honed slate island top, black honed granite countertops, white shaker cabinets, and white glossy tile would not be shown that much attractive without having the two-tone kitchen chandeliers.
Photo Credit | The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn
Modern kitchen with two-tone color code: Cabinets have white and charcoal colors, countertops carry absolute black granite and granite look quartz countertops and backsplash selection goes for medley tan color and sand color. Inlet tile in herringbone style or aka mini herringbone finish. Kitchen island pendants are faced with opaque glass with dark frames which are the best pick for this room.
Photo Credit | Main Line Kitchen Design
The updated form of beautiful multicolored tile is a matchstick. The same rectangles are in miniature form but in a sliding pattern. Two-tone cabinetry two-tone countertops traditional design with matchstick style. Charcoal cabinetry is the best substitute for black.
Photo Credit | G.W. Smith Lumber Co
Eclectic kitchen design with white cabinet and white subway tile kitchen backsplash. The grout of the tile is picked as black. Since the design is inspired by industrial kitchens by adding open shelves with iron pipelines and wood combinations, everything comes in a wrapped package.
Photo Credit | Ryann Reed Design Build
Modern Mediterranean design with two-tone color code: Azure cabinetry and maple cabinetry, and Mediterranean ceramic decorative tile are the promises of the bold statement.
Photo Credit | Hamish Anderson Custom Homes
Gorgeous rustic design with a modern touch: The tree trunk support beam, maple high beam, travertine hardwood flooring with patterned tile design, travertine three-dimensional backsplash, open shelving, glass door cabinetry, oak cabinetry, natural look countertops, perforated glass raised breakfast bar over the natural stone, and hand-blown Murano pendants.
Subway Tile Kitchen Backsplash Layouts
There are some patterns for the layouts of 3″ by 6″ tiles. Tile sizes would vary from your expectations.
Strict rows: The rows and columns are seen like an Xcel spreadsheet. An example is white subway tile.
Sliding pattern rows: Rows have either following the center connection or 1/3 connection. (2-row or 3-row patterns)
Herringbone: The other name is fishbone. It brings a creative movement into your wall and can be the best decorative kitchen installation element.
Matchstick pattern rows: The rows are 4 and up to row patterns dividing the tile into 1/4 and 1/8 etc.
Subway Tiles Backsplash Materials
Subway backsplash tile materials are mostly ceramic but substitutes vary with your design. Marble, travertine, slate, brick, metal, and glass turn out admiring satisfactions.
White Subway Tile Backsplash Color And Beyond
White is a classic since it was introduced in 1904. Taupe is a very neutral color to match with almost anything. Dark green, dark blue, black, and dark brown is back since the cabinet’s color is getting lighter to make a contrast. Bathroom mosaic sign choose add make simple find come stores search
Subway Tile Kitchen Backsplash Grout Color Trend
Grout is the hidden backbone of artisan work. If the white subway backsplash tile is picked any color matching your cabinet can be used. As an opinion, I may add the name of the color: Bright white, snow white, antique white, alabaster, bone, linen, haystack, canvas, new taupe, oyster grey, natural grey, pewter, and black.
But those names would not frame your imagination. From red to purple or yellow you can pick any of the color matchings with your backsplash. Bathroom mosaic straight edge to choose from search with ideas.