As for people passionate about the looks and feel of their home interior, subway tiles have not stopped to fascinate them. Meanwhile, recent years have seen many adapt to stay more at home than ever before after the 2020 pandemic. The same is applicable for designers and craftsmen who pay close attention to the designs and use of tiles.
On the other hand, the homeowners have begun to conceive fascinating ideas about creating a stunning look within the home. While the trend of subway tiles continues to wax more robust in recent years. We can also consider some more traditional styles, whether through deliberate art or playing around with some of the elements.
Meanwhile, as we see the trends grow, you can also find more colorful subway tiles against the initial set of white subway tiles. It can also work for different features apart from the floor to include the walls and splashback. Below are the three most crucial focus trends in this New Year 2022 that designers and builders should look out for.
As we address the color and pattern trends in using subway tiles in 2022, we quickly think of the “Bohemian richness.” This combination involves using deep navy blue and emerald green colors while adding a glossy finish to the final surface. It also combines perfectly with the top trends of brass tapware, particularly in the bathroom and other decorative elements in the home.
The rectangular shape of subway tiles can also work for bathrooms with limited spaces as the form appears bigger. Adding a stunning color within the right texture further enhances this possibility, culminating in a modern design. You can also choose the perfect color to fit your overall style and look. If it seems complicated, you just need to follow the standard pattern of laying traditional tiles while using the subway tiles.
The size of the subway tiles is also another essential feature to note when working on them. When you have a good grasp on the standard size, you can now upscale these sizes when there is more room for it. At first, the traditional tiles have a standard size of 75 x 150 mm, which is a perfect rectangle. However, the recent trends have made us see other varieties of sizes.
For example, the standard large format of subway tiles includes 100 x 200 mm or 100 x 300 mm. This large-format size is most suitable for backsplash in kitchens, depending on the size. But it is more ideal for kitchens with small spaces. Moreover, they can help you create the feeling of continuity significantly if you extend them to reach the kitchen ceiling.
Regarding the new styles we have started seeing when using subway tiles for interior decorations, anyone will agree that there is more to come. Instead of seeing the standard uniform blend, we now witness drawn-like patterns, particularly for bathrooms. This trend may also continue for some time to come. In addition, since it is not advisable to paint on subway tiles, designers have resorted to splashing in some picked tiles of different colors to the rest.
Placing in some of these other tiles at random has become a new style on its own. Overall, you can still use subway tiles to create your home interior’s uniqueness and vibrant outlook. And it is not limited to the bathroom; you can also apply it to other areas in the home. More so, using subway tiles this way has influenced the human connection with your designs and attracts one’s mind home rather than travel to new places.
Unique Application of Subway Tiles for Bathrooms
Now, I observed that we have been relating these trends to the interior applications of subway tiles. Can we zero in on the specific application of these subway tiles to the bathrooms to create these uncommon effects? Below are some of the top ways of using subway tiles for your bathroom.
Create a uniformity with subway tiles
So far, all we are conversant with is the use of subway tiles on the part of a room. We can mention the floor, the wall, or a kitchen backsplash. But have you considered using subway tiles for the entire room? Even if you do not use the exact tile size all through, you can still create a design of subway tiles for the bathroom.
You may be amazed that this style brings a modern feel, especially if you try white tiles with dark grout. You can never have too many tiles for a place like a bathroom. On the other hand, lacing the entire area up with subway tiles may not work for the different parts of the home. But, hey, we are talking about your bathroom here. Try it, and you will enjoy seeing it.
Try out a new arrangement
At times, what makes the bathroom design look boring is that your designer has simply used one of the styles in the book. Meanwhile, our system abhors such repetition because it gets boring in no time. To prevent that boredom from setting in, we recommend that our designers try out styles not written in the book.
For instance, the herringbone style is not the only alternative to offsetting subway tiles. Actually, you can diversify simply by changing the angles to something no one has thought of before now. But you must be smart with it. And if you are not willing to take the immediate risk on the surface, start with a sample board to see what it will look like. You can then repeat the same process on the desired surface when you are satisfied.
Blend the Modern with the Rustic style
Some designers have tried to combine metallic accents with regular pairings. But when you hold the subway tiles as the modern element in your design, you can complement it with some rustic material ideal for the bathroom. This combination may create a ‘clash,’ leading to a unique atmosphere for more options and styles.