Using white subway tiles to create visual interest


When you think of white subway tiles, you can be forgiven for thinking that these are boring or dull. But that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, white subway tiles can be used effectively to create character and add visual interest to any space in any room. But how? Well, here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know to avoid boring white subway tiling.

What are the effective options for using white subway tiles to create visual interest?

So how can white subway tiles be used effectively to create visual interest? Well, there are several things you can consider. These include:

  • Using a contrasting grout colour- choosing a contrasting grout colour, in line with the colour scheme of the room, can allow your plain white subway tiles to stand out more visually, and this can also emphasize the tiling layout too. Choosing a black or dark grouting colour is one of the most effective options, as this creates the most contrast between the tiles and the grouting.
  • Using a more intricate tiling layout- the tiling layout you choose can have a big influence on the overall look and feel of the tiling. Intricate tiling layouts, like the basket weave or the herringbone layout for example, along with a contrasting grout colour, are sure to help your tiling stand out. Using subway tiles positioned vertically, or with a brick bond layout, is another option that can be effective for more contemporary spaces.
  • Using textured tiles- subway tiles are not only high gloss white tiles. In fact, they are now available in a variety of styles and designs, including those that have a matt, textured finish. This texture can help to create contrast with the rest of the tiling, and draw attention to any feature area you choose.

For more information or for high quality tiles for your tiling project, get in touch with the team today, here at Tiles 2 Go.