Subway Tiles for Kitchen Backsplash – Classic Pattern for Every Style

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Blue Cabinets with Space Blue Subway Glass Backsplash Tile

ID# 186108 – Product BA6202 – Space Blue Glass Subway Mosaic Backsplash Tile


Black and White Kitchen Cabinets with White Countertops

If you want to make a modern spin on the classic appeal of a subway pattern, try vertical placement! As you can see in this transitional kitchen, the vertical subway tile backsplash creates a visually striking backdrop making a strong design statement! The space blue color gives a metallic effect while the vertical layout enhances the modern aesthetic. For the remaining portion, basically, the black and white cabinets and white countertops offer a very classic appearance that is very attractive.

Black Countertop Green Unique Glass Subway Beveled Glass Backsplash Tile BA8013

ID# 186112 – Product BA8013 – Green Glass Beveled Subway Backsplash Tile


Green Glass Backsplash Tiles with Black Granite Countertops

With its gorgeous green color, this subway backsplash gives a luxurious sense of precious gems. The textural look of the tiles enhances the visual interest while the beveled edges bring depth and dimension to the space. Below, the black granite countertops flawlessly complement the luxurious appeal of the subways and the gray cabinets balance the busy patterns to create a cohesive overall look.

Subway Tiles for Kitchen Backsplash

If you are designing or renovating your kitchen, there is a lot to consider, from cabinets to the tiniest details like the hardware. Among all these features, backsplashes play a crucial role in the visual aesthetic and practicality of the space. That’s why you need to consider several factors when choosing a backsplash. In today’s market, these tiles come in a wide range of colors, materials, shapes, and textures. Among all these alternatives, there is one tile design that is a true classic: subway tiles. Subway tiles are a staple for kitchen backsplashes. Celebrated for its versatility, elegance, and functionality, using subway tiles for kitchen backsplash is an enduringly popular choice.

Stylish Subway Tile Ideas for A Variety of Kitchen Designs

Characterized by their clean, rectangular shape, subway tiles offer a straightforward design that allows them to complement a wide range of kitchen styles. Whether it is a traditional white subway tile or a more patterned one, these tiles provide an array of possibilities to enhance the overall look of the kitchens. Below you will find multiple design projects that include a variety of subway tiles for kitchen backsplash designs. Scroll down to discover some, and don’t forget at the end of the day it all comes down to you and what kind of narrative design you want to develop for your kitchen!

Two Tones Cabinet Multi Color Marble Backsplash Tile BA6330

ID# 186101 – Product BA6330 – Multicolored Marble Subway Backsplash Tile


Marble Subway Tiles for Kitchen Backsplash

Marble stone itself is a precious natural stone that is frequently used for interior design projects. When the luxurious sense of the marble meets the timeless appeal of a subway pattern, the result is just perfect! In this transitional kitchen, the marble subway tile backsplash directly draws attention, creating an eye-catching backdrop. The gold and gray veining of these tiles act as a piece of art. The plain and sleek appeal of the white shaker cabinets and white quartz countertops provide a blank canvas for the tiles. While the brass cabinet hardware complements the luxurious appeal of the marble tiles, the wood floor offers a warm foundation for the space!

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Add sophistication with our marble chevron tile in gray and white, perfect for a luxurious look with a modern flair.

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Our medium tone travertine subway mosaic tile combines elegance with natural beauty, ideal for any sophisticated decor.

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Elevate your space with our custom-made limestone tile, designed to bring a modern touch to any interior with its sophisticated gray tones.

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Experience the perfect blend of modern design and classic elegance with the white and gray marble subway tile, offering sophisticated and elegant finish.

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Our white glass and metal mosaic tile combines elegance with contemporary design, perfect for creating a refined look in your home.

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Add a touch of warmth and elegance to your decor with our light ivory travertine mosaic tile, perfect for creating a welcoming and stylish atmosphere.

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White Quartz Countertop Blue Subway Tile BA8002

ID# 186102 – Product BA8002 – Blue & Brown Glass Subway Backsplash Tile


Two-tone Kitchen Cabinets with White Quartz Countertops

Even though subway tiles give a classic feel with their staggered pattern, you can enhance this look by using multicolored tiles. Here, for example, the glass subway tiles are adorned with blue and brown shades, creating a visually pleasing backdrop. These shades evoke beachy vibes and provide a calm and relaxing atmosphere. The two-tone cabinets which consist of white and wood colors, complement the backsplash tiles flawlessly. The black cabinet hardware slightly punctuates the cabinets and adds a much needed contrast.

Is subway tile good for a kitchen backsplash?

With their timeless appeal and ease of maintenance, subway tiles are definitely a great addition to kitchen backsplashes. Ranging from ceramic to porcelain, marble, glass, and metal, these tiles come in a wide range of material and color options. This variety makes these tiles a versatile option for any kitchen design.

White Kitchen Blue Glass with Sparkle Design Subway Backsplash Tile BA8010

ID# 186103 – Product BA8010 – Blue Glass Subway Mosaic Backsplash Tile


Blue Subway Tiles for Kitchen Backsplash

Soft blue shades are great colors that can add a pop of color without overpowering the space. In this contemporary kitchen, the glass subway tile backsplash stands out with its blue color transitions. The white cabinets, countertops, and floating shelves provide a fresh and clean frame that allows the backsplash tiles to stand out even further. The glossy finish of the tiles perfectly complements the bright and airy appeal of the white surfaces.

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Experience the modern elegance of our dark gray slate subway tile. With its sleek and sophisticated look, it's perfect for creating a contemporary ambiance.

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Our black slate stone subway tile offers a sophisticated look that blends classic elegance with modern design for a timeless appeal.

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Experience the perfect blend of modern design and classic elegance with the white and gray marble subway tile, offering sophisticated and elegant finish.

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Offering a rustic flair, our rusty brown slate mosaic tile adds a rough and natural texture to any design.

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Gray Modern Cabinet Gray Beige Subway Glass Backsplash Tile BA8010

ID# 186104 – Product BA8009 – Multicolored Glass Subway Mosaic Backsplash Tile


Gray and White Kitchen with Black Countertops

For those looking for a timeless appeal, a gray-and-white color scheme is always a great choice! This contemporary kitchen, for example, is dominated by these shades offering a sleek and elegant appeal. The white and gray kitchen cabinets provide a sophisticated foundation while the black countertops bring a contrasting look. In between them, the multicolored glass subway tiles come out with better texture contrast to catch your eye.

What is the best-size subway tile for a kitchen?

The definition of the best size of a subway tile depends on personal preferences! Subway tile backsplash are usually arranged in a 3 X 6 inches format but it has evolved and there are now different sizes of this backsplash. This size is perfect for providing a classic look that will match most of the designed kitchen types. Smaller subway tiles generally tend to create more intricate patterns which is perfect for those looking for distinctive backsplash designs. Large format tiles offer more sleek and seamless designs which are ideal for modern and contemporary kitchens.

Shell Glass Elegant Backsplash Tile BA8023

ID# 186105 – Product BA8023 – Shimmery White Glass Modern Backsplash Tile


Glossy White Backsplash Tiles with Marble Countertops

The original dimensions of a subway tile are 3 by 6 inches. If you want a bit of a more contemporary look, you can go for bigger sizes of tiles. These white shell glass tiles provide a sleek and modern backdrop with their long and slim shapes. While the glossy finish of the tiles shines like a diamond, the vertical placement enhances the modern aesthetic. The white marble countertops create a cohesive look with the luxurious appeal of the tiles. The white shaker cabinets provide a sleek base and the wood floating shelf adds much needed warmth.

White Subway Tiles for Kitchen Backsplash

When it comes to kitchen backsplashes, white subway tiles are the most popular option due to their timeless elegance and versatility. This clean and elegant appeal can easily adapt to a wide range of design styles from modern to traditional. Also, white subway tiles promise a very calm and subtle background that can be combined with monochromatic, colorful, or contrasting schemes!

Although the traditional measurement of a white subway tile backsplash is 3×6 inches, one can choose from different sizes starting right from mosaics to large format. Smaller subway tiles tend to create more intricate patterns and larger tiles are perfect for creating seamless and straightforward designs. When it comes to material options, ceramic and porcelain are the most popular options. These materials are durable, versatile and easy to clean. The other two versatile materials glass and natural stone are capable of enhancing a statement-maker look with the classic subway pattern!

White Kitchen Glitter Design Backsplash Tile BA8001

ID# 186106 – Product BA8001 – White Glass Subway Mosaic Backsplash Tile


White Shaker Cabinets with Brass Hardware

Blessed with stark white surfaces, this transitional kitchen welcomes its users with a bright and airy ambiance. The white glass subway tile backsplash contributes to the timeless elegance of the white shaker-style cabinets and white quartz countertops. The slight textures of the subway tiles and countertops mimic the marble material and add a touch of opulence. The brass cabinet hardware breaks the white color scheme, adding a vintage flair.

Modern White Subway Marble Backsplash Mosaic Tile BA6306 1

ID# 186107 – Product BA6306 – Pure White Marble Subway Mosaic Backsplash Tile


White Subway Tiles with Gray Grout Lines

To give your backsplash a more intricate pattern, you can opt for smaller subway tiles. As you can see in this example, the small subway tiles create a nice textural backdrop that enhances the visual interest. The darker grout color highlights the classic subway pattern, enhancing its impact. The white quartz countertops complement the bright appeal of the subway tiles white the wood cabinets provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Glass Subway Tiles for Kitchen Backsplash

Environmentally-conscious and recyclable glass subway tile backsplashes have a high aesthetic value. Thanks to their translucent nature, they can engage with natural light effortlessly and give the space a brighter and more spacious atmosphere. Glass subway tiles come in a large plethora of colors, textures and patterns. This wide range of alternatives allows you to find the right tile for your kitchen. It is important to note that glass subway tiles are not only eye-catching and beautiful in appearance but also simple to scheme for cleaning. In most cases, the tile surfaces can be cleaned with a clean cloth and a mild soap only without the need for extensive scrubbing! And thanks to their pore-free nature, they don’t require sealing, unlike natural stones.

Blue White Kitchen Blue White Subway Glass Backsplash Tile BA8011

ID# 186109 – Product BA8011 – Blue & White Glossy Glass Subway Mosaic Tile


Glossy Glass Subway Tiles for Kitchen Backsplash

Even though subway tiles give a classic feel, you can make a strong design statement by using unique colors and textures. This glass subway tile is adorned with a combination of blue and white colors and a shimmery finish. These features make this mosaic a masterpiece. When using such a strong tile design, it is better to keep the rest simple. Here, the white and black cabinets and quartz countertops give this simple appeal and allow the backsplash tiles to be the star of the show.

Is subway tile trendy or classic?

Thanks to their timeless elegance, subway tiles can be considered both trendy and classic. The simple rectangular shape of these tiles offers a subtle appeal that can look stylish for many years. While 3×6-inch subway tiles give a more classic feel, you can make a modern twist on this classic layout by using large-format tiles. Also, thanks to their versatility, these tiles can easily work with any design aesthetic from modern to traditional. So, while trends come and go, subway tiles will definitely be at the top of the trends lists for many years to come!

White Quartz Top with Space Brown Subway Glass Backsplash Tile

ID# 186110 – Product BA6201 – Space Brown Glass Subway Backsplash Tile


Gray Cabinets with White Countertops and Full-height Backsplash

This is another perfect illustration of how careful selection of color can transform a typical subway tile backsplash into a space-saving feature! The space brown color of the subway tiles creates a metallic effect and gives the backdrop an eye-catching appeal. The shade of gray used in the kitchen cabinets and the Silestone quartz countertops are both both timeless and contemporary in their appeal. The handless design of the cabinets enhances the contemporary aesthetic.

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ID# 186111 – Product BA8005 – Blue & Gray Metallic Glass Subway Backsplash Tile


Blue Metallic Effet Subway Tiles with White Countertops

If you want to make your subway backsplash the star of your design, keep the rest simple. As you can see in this contemporary kitchen, the glass subway tiles stand out with their deep blue color and textures. These tiles give a metallic effect that adds an industrial flair. The modern white kitchen cabinets and white countertops provide a clean and fresh frame for the tiles while the stainless steel appliances complement the tiles.

Shimmery Textured Black and White Glass Backsplash Tile BA8024

ID# 186113 – Product BA8024 – Black & Gray Textured Glass Backsplash Tile


Vertical Subway Tiles for Kitchen Backsplash with Ceiling-height Layout

This soothing design bottles up enough character and interest despite its neutral color palette. Featuring natural wood cabinets with a textured glass tile backsplash, it boosts its confidence with a modern twist on a timeless subway tile pattern. Taken up to the ceiling, these black and gray glass tiles come with a beautiful sheen without feeling over the top. The black granite countertops support the dramatic appeal of the tiles. Together they develop a better sense of space to define the kitchen zone.

Natural Stone Subway Tiles for Kitchen Backsplash

When a timeless subway pattern comes together with the luxurious appeal of natural stone materials, it effortlessly turns into a fail-safe backsplash option. Adjustable to any kitchen design, natural stone subway tiles come in a wide range of material options from marble to slate, travertine, granite, limestone, and quartzite. Whether you prefer the luxurious appeal of marble or add a rustic flair with the organic charm of the slate, a natural stone subway tile backsplash can give any backdrop a classical finish.

Aside from the aesthetic benefits, natural stone tiles are also known for their durability. Even though these tiles require a little bit more maintenance due to their porous surfaces, they can last for many years with the proper care. To maintain their first-day appeal, they require regular sealing.

White Cabinet Multi Color Marble Backsplash Tile BA6330

ID# 186114 – Product BA6330 – Multicolored Marble Subway Mosaic Backsplash Tile


White Cabinets with Wood Range Hood and Multicolored Tiles

This farmhouse kitchen offers a perfect balance between the white surfaces and natural materials. To start with, the white shaker cabinets anchor the space, providing a sleek and timeless foundation. The pure white quartz countertops flawlessly complete this elegant look. The marble subway tile backsplash with its gorgeous veining adds a touch of opulence to the design. The wood range hood creates a focal point between the cabinets and complements the warm sense of the marble tiles. The black cabinet hardware makes a cohesive final touch that adds a dose of contrast.

Blue cabinets rusty brown slate backsplash tile BA1063

ID# 186115 – Product BA1063 – Rustic Slate Subway Mosaic Backsplash Tile


Navy Blue Kitchen Cabinets with Slate Backsplash and White Countertops

Boasting a sophisticated ambiance, this transitional kitchen offers a subtle hint of rustic flair with its slate mosaic backsplash tiles. Making an unexpected twist, these slate tiles offer a textural backdrop that enhances the visual interest. The natural texture of the wooden range hood complements the organic warmth of the tiles. The navy blue kitchen cabinets provide an elegant look as a backbone. Between the dark finishes, the white countertops stand out with their bright and fresh look and enlighten the atmosphere.

How do I choose a subway tile backsplash?

When it comes to choosing a subway tile, there are some key factors that you need to consider. First of all, you need to find the right backsplash material for your personal preferences. For example, ceramic and porcelain tiles generally are more budget-friendly options. While glass tiles can give your space a light and airy feel, natural stone tiles bring a touch of opulence. Compared to the other options, natural stone tiles require more maintenance but their luxurious appeal will definitely add value to your home.

The choice of color is the other important factor that has a significant impact on the overall look. If you are a fan of classic designs, a white subway tile will never let you down. Neutral shades like gray, brown, or beige are great alternatives that offer a timeless elegance. To give your backsplash a more cheerful vibe, you can also opt for colorful tiles. And finally, you need to choose the size of your subway tiles. While 3×6 inches subway tiles offer a classic staggered look, you can also consider the other alternatives. Smaller tiles will give your kitchen more intricate patterns while large format tiles are great to create a sleek and seamless backdrop.

When choosing a backsplash tile, you also need to consider the color and material of your cabinets and countertops. Whether you prefer complementary or contrasting colors, these three elements need to create a cohesive appeal.

white cabinet black granite countertop subway marble backsplash tile

ID# 186116 – Product BA1034 – Modern Marble Subway Mosaic Backsplash Tile


Vertical Marble Subway Tiles for Kitchen Backsplash

Even though subway tiles give a classic feel with their staggered pattern, you can enhance this look by using marble tiles. And opt for a vertical layout to give a more modern look! The marble subway tile backsplash laid in a vertical offset pattern gives the backdrop a solid and timeless look. The white cabinets give this space a feeling of spaciousness and brightness while the black countertops and oil-rubbed bronze hardware bring a contrasting look.

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ID# 186117 – Product BA1070 – Black Slate Subway Backsplash Tile


Black Subway Tiles for Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

For a true statement let’s just choose the right subway tile backsplash! As much as white subway tiles may not be out of trend because they’re classic, you can capture the spirit of this style using a bolder color like black! As you can see here, the black subway tile backsplash provides a bold and elegant backdrop. The white grout lines emphasize the classic staggered pattern. The use of white shaker cabinets and white marble countertops act as a perfect backdrop which enhances the visibility of the black tiles.

white cabinets black countertop with slate subway backsplash tile BA1045

ID# 186118 – Product BA1045 – Modern Black Slate Subway Backsplash Tile


Transitional Kitchen with Black Backsplash and Range Hood

This classic kitchen design celebrates the harmonious union between the black countertops, white shaker cabinets, and a black subway tile backsplash. All design elements come in muted shades, delivering a contrasting look. The black tiles and oversized range hood create a striking focal point between the white cabinets. The undercabinet lights emphasize the dramatic flair of the black surfaces. The wooden extension of the two-tiered kitchen island breaks the black and white color scheme and adds a dose of warmth.

Porcelain Subway Tiles for Kitchen Backsplash

Knowing for their durability and versatility, porcelain tiles are one of the most popular material options for subway backsplashes! Coming in a large plethora of colors, shapes, patterns and textures, these tiles are an excellent choice for a classic subway pattern. The other biggest advantage of these tiles is that they can mimic natural stone materials like marble or wood. These textured porcelain tiles allow you to use the organic charm of natural materials at much more affordable prices.

Aside from the visual benefits, porcelain tiles are extremely durable materials. They are made with higher-quality clay and fired at higher temperatures which makes them a more durable material than classic ceramic tiles. The non-porous skin of these tiles provides easy-to-clean and maintain surfaces, especially the glazed finished tiles.

Modern Beige Backsplash Tile with Light Brown Cabinet

ID# 186119 – Product BA4501 – Modern Long Beige Porcelain Backsplash Tile


Contemporary Kitchen with Two-tone Cabinets

Aside from the traditional size, porcelain subway tiles can also be found in larger formats! These large-format tiles provide a more sleek and modern appearance. In this contemporary kitchen, the large subway tiles are laid in a horizontally stacked pattern which gives the space a wider look. The natural wood wall cabinets create a cohesive look with the warm beige color of the tiles. The black cabinet hardware and stainless steel stove make a harmonious final touch that enhances the modern aesthetic with an elegant look!

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Blue Cabinet Blue Rustic Glass Backsplash Tile BA6204

ID# 186120 – Product BA6204 – Glass & Ceramic Blue Mosaic Backsplash Tile


Blue Stacked Subway Tiles for Kitchen Backsplash and Blue Cabinets

This transitional kitchen shows how small subway tiles can create intricate patterns. These deep blue subway tiles with their glossy finish provide a bold and dramatic backdrop. The brown shades on the tile surfaces give this mosaic a rustic flair. The same blue shade is used for the kitchen cabinets to create a continuous look. The gold-detailed black kitchen appliances add a vintage flair while the white countertops enlighten the atmosphere.

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