The classic beauty of subway tile backsplash in the kitchen

by Kremy


With the construction of the New York subway in the beginning of 1900s, the specially designed by stylists and artists typical rectangular ceramic tile with chamfered edges have not lost their popularity among architects and builders or fans of the Art Nouveau style. In many kitchen designs you will see a subway tile backsplash and there is a very good reason for that. Subway tiles are both functional and beautiful and they fit perfectly in various interiors. The special nature of their chamfered edges reflects the light in a special way, creating a very individual aesthetic.

  Subway tile backsplash – materials

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Generally, subway tiles are small to medium-sized and rectangular in shape. Today subway tiles can be found in a wide range of colors, a frost-proof design, with metallic glazes and multiple formats – from the original 7.5 x 15 format to miniature versions of 5 x 10 cm. Subway tile backsplash ideas combine tradition with modernity and offers the most diverse design options. Subway tiles can be made of ceramic, glass, natural stone, marble, even metal. The material for the backsplash will depend on the kitchen design style.

Subway tile backsplash design ideas


Classic white ceramic subway tile backsplash is the obvious first choice for many people. Such tiles look very good with traditional kitchen designs and furniture. Glass subway tile backsplashes are most popular in modern interiors. They add stunning decorative effects and you can choose from a whole spectrum of colors with either glossy or matte finish. Marble subway tiles add style and timeless elegance to the kitchen interior and capture the attention of everyone. Metal or stainless steel subway tiles will give your kitchen a contemporary sleek appearance.

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 Marble subway tiles contrast to the black countertop



 Classic white ceramic subway tiles

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 Colorful subway tile backsplash adds a vivid mood

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 Backsplash tiles as a decoration accent

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 Modern kitchen with dark cabinets and white subway tile backsplash

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 Marble backsplash tiles with a vintage flair


 Beautiful blue tile backsplash in a white kitchen

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 Glass backsplash tiles in a modern kitchen

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Stainless steel tiles complement the dark kitchen cabinets

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