Subway tiles have always been one of my favourite hard finishes. They originated in 1904 when the New York subways were in need of a durable, stain resistant and good-looking material. It’s fair to say the subway tile has earned icon status.

Such a beautiful wall in an otherwise dingy New York subway station!

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Classic and timeless, the faithful white subway tile is my kitchen splashback of choice.

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Gast Architects
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Fleming Homes

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The Design Co

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Benjamin Dhong

Not always in white, subway tiles can be a colourful feature.

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Fiorella Design

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L.Kae Interiors

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Phoebe Howard

Or by using a darker grout, the versatile subway tile takes on an industrial vibe.

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Taste Interior Design

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via Better Homes and Gardens

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B & C Novogratz

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