Subway tiles

Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2012 by KiM

Stuart McIntyre

I love subway tiles. Always have, always will. Classic, inexpensive and graphic (and can be made even more graphic with contrasting grout colour). I thought I’d do a post today on what has to be my favourite type of tile. I have one another favourite that is a close second but I’ll save that for Sunday.

Light Locations



Rue Magazine




Jeff Andrews


Angus Fergusson

Dane Tashima


Mark Bolton

Hello House



Tim Street-Porter

Domus Nova


Tanya says:

LOVE the Incorporated one. Makes the room look massive.


siobhan says:

Love these – and this post is aptly timed as we're currently picking out subway tiles for a bathroom renovation …

Nomadic D says:

Love these! Especially in white, especially in the kitchen, looks so clean and simple. Beautiful!

Wow, what a beautiful type of green. Black ones look great too.

great collection…thanks.

oregonbird says:

I like them with a twist — deep beveled edges, gigantic or long and thin, a smoking color, used in an unexpected way. But they can be so dull, when used as the stolid, traditional choice! For me, it's lantern tile. Eternal. They call back to a period past and are unique enough to modernize for the future.

I love them too! We have white bevel-edge ones as our kitchen splashback with a dark grey grout, awesome. We're planning our bathroom at the moment and I'm thinking we might need to have some in there too…

I like it although it becomes all a bit too much when the tiles go up to the ceiling. A panel is much nicer.

We've been obsessing about subway tiles for our new house. Awesome post!

I fully appreciate this post on subway tiles – love them.

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