Mid week greetings friends! Today I bring you a topic we all love to chat about, home improvement that beautifies spaces! I’ve invited contributing writer Liz from It’s Great to Be Home back to share her insight on spicing up a design classic: subway tile. You all know Liz as a talented home remodeler, and she’s a wealth of information on everything from structural changes to cosmetic upgrades. Please welcome back Liz!
“Hey there, peeps. Let’s talk tile today! It seems that you can hardly look at a kitchen or bathroom in a design magazine or on without seeing subway tile. That little 3 x 6 inch white tile has a well-earned reputation for being the “little black dress” of tile – it goes with everything, never goes out of style, and can be dressed up or down. Sounds pretty great to me!
Traditionally, subway tile is installed in an offset brick pattern, end on end in staggered rows.
While this is a timeless look, what do you do if you want to spice up your space with a fresh twist? Here are six options!
1. Changing the color of the grout that surrounds your subway tile is one option which makes a graphic statement.
Tip: Use a shade of gray for the grout – darker gray will have a more dramatic impact but will also highlight any imperfections in your tile job. Avoid grout in shades of tan when working with subway tile – it will just look dirty. (I may have learned this one the hard way!)