Square Subway Tile Trend

It’s always fun to see what trends are on the horizon for interior design — what is popular now, what is coming back in style, etc.  Square subway tile is something that I have noticed is gaining ground in the trend department, but I love it because it’s not altogether trendy… Just a new take on an old classic.

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This tile shape and style is perfect because it will lend itself to any application — traditional, contemporary, and everywhere in between.  It adds just the right amount of modern to keep things feeling young and fresh.

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Do you see the interesting texture these tiles add, while still keeping a subtle vibe?  That’s talent!  😉  Using white grout will obviously keep things really soft, while darker grout will have a more impactful aesthetic.

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Keeping the tiles applied on a grid is one option if your goal is a more streamlined look, however offsetting the tiles like the above photo is a great way to add a little more visual pattern to your space.

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Use these neutral tiles to complement a focal point — like a really great and special inset on a kitchen backsplash, or floor tile with pizzazz.

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And these square tiles don’t only look awesome in white — neutrals look perfect, especially against white cabinetry, which is nothing new, but still!  I love the mix-and-match of the shapes in this kitchen backsplash, and how there are classic, industrial, and modern elements all in this one vignette photo.

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Don’t forget a small application, too — how cool does this look?  I feel like the smaller the tiles get, the more modern they look.  Especially all on a grid like this.  But I love it!

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Obviously a little color never hurt anyone, either.  🙂  Have fun with these glazed colored subway tiles as accents in your space.  A little goes a long way!

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