White Subway Tile Inspiration

Hi all! It’s Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers. Right now I’m in the middle of giving our kitchen a big facelift. I’m currently painting our kitchen cabinets and next comes countertops, new wall color, light fixtures, flooring and backsplash? And yes, that is a question because I’m not sure what I want to do yet!

I am loving the white subway tile trend that is currently taking kitchen design by storm. I have always wanted it in my kitchen BUT, I have a teeny tiny kitchen and now I’m starting to wonder if a backsplash is even necessary. So today I’m taking a look at several white subway tile trends and seeing how they can be applied to a small kitchen.

I love the white subway tile paired with a farmhouse chic kitchen. The tile stops half way up the wall and includes gorgeous floating shelves leaving room for artwork or additional storage.

 Via House and Home

This kitchen incorporates an entire subway tile wall with rustic shelving and stainless steel accents.  The wall creates such a statement space and I adore the shelving, it’s a must for me!


Now let’s talk grout. The darker grout picture above gives a real modern and contemporary look and feel. But is it too dark? Will it make a small space feel even smaller?

 via Decor Pad

I find myself drawn to the white grout paired with the crisp white kitchen cabinets. This is such a clean look yet comforting at the same time.

So what are your thoughts? I feel like if I go with the subway tile I either need to go big or go home. As in, I need to do an entire wall (thankfully my kitchen wall is really small). Or do I go with half a wall like the first picture? Hmm decisions!

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Jordan says:

    I love how bright and clean these kitchens look with white subway tiles! For a smaller space, I’d suggest going with the first look. Can’t wait to see the final result Taryn.

  2. Rachel says:

    Okay, I am seriously obsessed with subway tile. It’s all I can talk about, but my husband isn’t sold. I am definitely making him read your blog post. Ha! I’m not feeling the dark grout though… I think it’s a little too gritty for my taste. Excited to see what you end up doing!