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A more practical option is to only install subway tiles on the shower’s walls. This way it’s easier to line up the tiles to create a continuous pattern across the walls. Subway tiles give
Originally, the tiles used on the walls of the NY subway stations were white with a glossy glazed finish and thin grout lines and while the pattern and the overall style were preserved as such, there’s now a wide variety of colors to choose from. This shower, for instance, features dark green subway tiles which contrast with the wooden flooring and frame.
Subway tile shower designs are incredibly versatile and easy to adapt to a variety of styles. This is an eclectic bathroom with elements of modern, industrial and traditional design, The white subway tiles don’t only cover the walls of the shower enclosure but of the entire bathroom, establishing a very elegant contrast with the stained wood ceiling.
If you’re using subway tiles on the shower walls, consider a different style for the flooring. Perhaps mosaic tiles would look nice or maybe you’d enjoy this lovely honeycomb pattern featured here. It’s quirky and it has the same classic flair as the wall tiles but in a different package.
When working with subway tiles, it’s actually the pattern, more exactly the grout lines that stand out the most, not the tiles themselves. Given all that, consider the color combination that you want to define your shower. This dark shade of green is pretty cool and we can see how it would fit nicely in a traditional space or a historic home.
There are also subtle design differences between different types of subway tiles which you have to take into consideration. They may all look similar but they’re definitely not identical. These ones, for example, have beveled edges which highlight the pattern in a cool and interesting way.
As you can see, there are many different possible combinations and variations when it comes to subway tile shower designs. This bathroom is eclectic and combines several materials, colors and finishes in a very pleasant and welcoming manner. We’re particularly fond of the grey concrete surfaces and the way in which they interact with the warm wood elements.
Of course, there are also all the different types of shower enclosures to take into consideration. Each one comes with its own range of possible uses of subway tiles in their designs. If it’s a traditional bathroom design that you have in mind, consider installing a tile border in the shower, one that matches the floor.
A nice idea is to visually differentiate the shower from the rest of the bathroom space and you can do that with subway tile walls that contrast with plain walls painted in a contrasting color or left blank for cohesion. You can also add interest to a bathroom decor through little things like the vanity hardware, the wall mirror or the lighting fixtures.
Here’s an interesting twist: a subway tile shower enclosure with the tiles installed vertically instead of horizontally. This puts an emphasis on the height of the space plus the vertical lines of the tile pattern aligns with the window frame, the mirrors and other elements in the bathroom. It’s also nice that the shower fits in the corner of the bathroom and has a
In addition to the classical subway tile pattern, this shower also stands out thanks to other design elements such as the modern-industrial glass and metal doors and the small pattern on the floor tiles. We like the combination of patterns, finishes and colors and also the fact that the shower tiles get reflected into the wall mirror.
It can be interesting to pair a set of subway tile shower walls with an eye-catching and more graphical floor tile pattern as a way to make the enclosure stand out in the context of the bathroom. In this case, the shower design stays within the minimalism of the
When decorating with subway tiles, especially the white kind, there’s always the risk to make the space look cold and austere so it’s nice to introduce a warm color or a material or a texture able to balance out the ambiance. In this case, that color is brown and is repeated throughout the bathroom in various different forms. Of course, it’s more than that. Check out all the subtle details like