In terms of having new atmosphere in the bathroom without spending a lot of cash, installing new tiles is one of the best options. Go for the classic subway tiles which fit for almost all bathroom style. It is your greatest bet to have a wide range of designs and materials. The following lists below contain 15 ideas of subway tile bathroom which favored all the time.
Subway Tile Bathroom
1. White Subway Tile with Dark Grout
This mainly white bathroom uses traditional and classic white subway tile with contrasting dark grout. It features an almost full subway tile all around the walls up until the bathtub’s, only leaving some space before the ceiling. Choose darker grout if you want to evade the boring all-white.
As you can see, white colors the walls, vanity, toilet, towel, and bathtub. As it is of neutral tone, it blends well with black that comes from the flooring and little accessories. A combination of black and white is timeless. They know no eras and fit in any style and design.
2. Elegant Contemporary Design Featuring Arabescato Carrara Subway Tile
Look at the setting of this luxurious bathroom. The wet area is separated from the other areas by marble flooring and single glass door at where the shower is. It takes a form of massive open shower which only suitable to have in master bedroom, or if you live alone.
Subway tiles installed from floor to ceiling are the 4×12 Arabescato Carrara tiles which bigger than the usual types. Made of marble in white and gray colors, the tiles are set to be a perfect backdrop for this contemporary design bathroom. The whole look is completed by a stunning white tub in the middle.
3. Modern Magnificent Design Featuring Arctic Ice Subway Tile
To observe the whole arrangement of this shiny and modern bathroom is to pay attention to the gleaming subway tiles which resembles the sight of crystalline glass. It uses the Arctic Ice 3×6 tiles which easy to install because of the size. So, installing them start from the center all the way to the ceiling wouldn’t be of any problem.
Since the tiles are gleaming, they are able to reflect any object, including bouncing back the lighting light installed above the mirror. It is so calming to see the mix of white from the sinks and grey from the wall.
4. Trendy Twisted Design Featuring Gray Glossy Subway Tile
Bathroom is where you start and end your day. So it’s where your mood comes to begin the daily activities, and it’s also where you release all the stress at the end of the day. Because of those important functions, you need to increase your bathing and other private activities experiences within it.
In order to do that, one of the ways is by using only luxurious material as seen in the picture. This tidy bathroom uses the classic 3×6 size of misty gray subway tiles made of ceramic. They are arranged in unusual design and that’s appealing. No need to install them all the way up to the ceiling unless you take aesthetic aspect into consideration.
5. Gray Subway Tile Shower with Vintage Shower Head
It is no doubt that the main focus of this picture above is the vintage shower head. Finished in antique gold, it’s purposefully installed on a wall of sleek gray subway tiles in order to create some gorgeous silhouettes. You can see them right behind the shower and next to it. And, oh, since the tiles are installed all over the ceiling, you can see one there also.
Besides vintage, this kind of tiles suit any bathroom style and design as it has neutral tone and well blended with other colors. Do not miss to look at the inset mosaic that works not only as decoration but also as sturdy shelf. It helps you to keep your toiletries within reach.
6. Black and White Subway Tile Bathroom
It is important to keep your bathroom as minimal as possible. You wouldn’t want any clutter inside it, would you? The designer uses the classic white subway tiles on the bathroom wall and black on the floors to keep it simple and minimalist. However, it is highly interesting to see such minimalism takes on the design of modern. You can see the cause: it’s on the polished finish.
7. Vintage Design Featuring Black Subway Tiles
Black is always favored because it’s timeless and suitably blended with any other colors exist, as seen in this bathroom where it uses black subway tiles as its focal point. While the wall decorated with black tiles and white lamps, the floor is covered with ethnical rug in mainly red.
And to complete the set, a wooden stool as well as traditional basket to keep the clean towels are selected and put beneath the three-tap black and white sink.
8. Subway Tile on The Sink and Shower Area
The way to make something permanent out of the temporaries is exemplified in the picture. Can you see where it is? It’s on the permanent vanity made of portable table. Without the sink, you can freely move and remove the table.
But since a sink is stick permanently, the portable table becomes settled. And it’s brilliant. You see, you can scratch the budget of vanity now.
Okay, let’s take a few steps back to look at the whole portrait. It is a transitional design of bathroom with glass panel to separate the shower from the sink area. The interesting part is the subway tiles installation that goes to both areas.
9. Subway Tile for a Backsplash
You’ve seen examples of installing the subway tiles all over the walls. Some from the very bottom all the way up to the ceiling and some others leave only a little bit of space on top. And this is an example of using subway tiles as a backsplash. It means you only install the tiles from the bottom until the center line of the room.
It is, of course, a great work to have in a bathroom. But, it can only be applied in no-shower bathroom. And to have more secure feeling of getting splashed in places you don’t want, use only freestanding tub only. You can see one in the picture. For additional value, utilize hardwood floors and let them exposed naturally without any finishes.
10. Mirrored Subway Tile Bathroom
Now, this is an example of applying subway tiles in vanity and toilet area. It is also an instance of limited space matter. Tiny sink and narrow pedestal should be used in order to give enough space for the toilet. If the main elements are simple and you use them the way they are, then give bold move for the supporting accents as big speck tiles with diamond shape in the picture.
11. Masculine Bathroom Featuring Black Subway Tiles
This is another sample of using subway tiles for shower area. It uses the daring black tiles for the walls combined with hexagonal tiles for the flooring. It’s counted in an open shower plan which separated from the rest of the space by utilizing only the raised edge. For a bathroom that has uneven ceiling, this could be your best preference of how to take some benefit out of the matter.
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12. Light Grey Subway Tile Bathroom
For this bathroom you see in the picture above, it applies semi open concept with the usage of single glass door as partition to enter the shower area. The glass door works as separator to keep the other area dry. The exciting part is, to save some space, shower is installed right where the tub is. So, you do either quick bathing or long time of soaking at the same place. It’s so practical!
13. Mint-Colored Subway Tile Bathroom
Wow, look at this soothing tone from this mint-colored subway tile bathroom. It reminds you of being under the water at swimming pool, doesn’t it? Such tone certainly sets serenity in a pleasant bathroom. If it’s not easing your fatigue away after a hard day, we don’t know what is.
A bathtub, a shower setting, and a chair are the only elements you can see in this navy blue subway tile bathroom. It’s so simple and not demanding. And, it’s easy to maintain, too. Made of porcelain, the tiles are installed to cover all the walls and the outer side of the tub.
15. Diagonal Patterned Subway Tile Bathroom
Lastly, we have something we don’t have on previous examples: diagonal patterned subway tile bathroom! Usually, if they’re not arranged horizontally, they’re set vertically. So, having the tiles set sideways at slightly more or less than 45 degrees somehow creates an exceptional enthusiast.