Metro tiles in your kitchen

5 ways to use Metro tiles in your kitchen

In this blog, we’ve put together 5 different ways to use subway tile in the kitchen so you can find the perfect way to display your style in your home.

What are subway tiles?

Subway tiles, or subway tiles, are brick-shaped tiles that come in a variety of colors and sizes. They are based on traditional tiles commonly found on the London Underground or tube stations.

It is one of the most popular tiles for kitchens and bathrooms as it suits different styles; traditional, contemporary and contemporary, to name a few. They never go out of style, are easy to clean and can be used in a variety of ways to create a unique look.

Ways to use subway tiles in your kitchen


When it comes to subway tile, there is no shame in choosing the classic brick style. Whether your tile is white, black, gray or a brighter color, the traditional offset look goes well with any style and gives your kitchen a look that will stand the test of time.

If you like a classic look but don’t want your kitchen to be completely plain, why not add a row of contrasting subway tiles? For example, a white tiled kitchen would look fantastic with a row of gray tiles to give it character.

The most popular way to give this classic look is white subway tile and dark grout to make it really stand out. Love a little color? Choose pink, blue, green, and red subway-style tiles and add some pop of color to your kitchen.

Vertical arrangement

If you prefer modern design, why not try a vertical layout? Placing subway tiles vertically instead of horizontally can give your kitchen a more unique look, as it deviates slightly from classic designs while still being modern and stylish.

Again, mixing colors can really create an interesting and unique look that will make your kitchen stand out from the crowd.

Oven environment

The oven is the center of the kitchen and many homeowners choose to create a special function out of it. Traditional style kitchens with stucco panels look beautiful with subway elements.

Looking for a more modern look? This subway-inspired green glossy tile creates a beautiful and welcoming effect. They are also very easy to clean – ideal for use in the kitchen.

kitchen apron

It’s no secret that subway tile is great for a backsplash, easy to clean and able to withstand a lot of spills, but it’s worth noting the premium look it can give your kitchen. By restricting subway tiles to a single area, you open up a range of style options. For example, you can add pops of color to a neutral kitchen by adding colored tiles as a backsplash, or vice versa!


Another great layout option is the chevron. Placing subway tiles in a chevron pattern makes your design a lot more interesting. Using different colors in a pattern can also add a unique touch to your kitchen, for example using monochrome colors in this type of layout creates a modern, smart and classy look.


As with the chevron, herringbone tile has a beautiful pattern that creates a unique and interesting style in your kitchen.

Herringbone is often used on floors, especially parquet and hardwood flooring, but is becoming increasingly popular on walls as well.

The herringbone effect is great for kitchen backsplashes because it draws attention and gives character to a small space.

Subway Kitchen Tile

As you can see, there are many ways to use subway tile in your kitchen, and they not only look stylish, but also have a number of advantages when using them:

  • They are durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Always in style
  • Wide range of options

Apart from our suggestions, you can also add color to your kitchen with brighter and more colorful subway style tiles, or pair tiles with patterned floor tiles to give the room some extra character. Metro tiles also come in a variety of shapes and sizes, which can further influence your design choices.

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