Colored Subway Tile Is A Fantastic Option
There are coatings that never go out of fashion but that, throughout its history, evolve and live times of more and less prominence in interior decoration. That is, for example, the case of hydraulic tiles, of which I spoke a few days ago in another article, but also of the tiles or colored subway tile. Maybe you did not know them by this name, but when you see them, I am sure that you will not only recognize them immediately, but also that you have seen them in a multitude of modern houses and shops. And at this point you may be wondering: why are they call with subway tiles?
Although his name already gives us a very clear clue. It is not superfluous to put us in antecedents. Here we go! The subway tiles are the new standard bearers of vintage and industrial interior decoration. As well as those spaces decorated from the fusion of both styles. We will see basically in kitchens and bathrooms, the two rooms where it makes more sense to put this type of coating, and mainly enameled white. Perhaps it is a fusion between the passions for the neat white of the Nordic style. And the warmth of the vintage style or the more masculine touch of the industrial style.
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In any case, the colored subway tile is a fantastic option if you want to renovate your kitchen. Or bathroom to give them a vintage, industrial and even Nordic touch. White is the protagonist! The original color, the most recognizable and requested of the subway tiles is the white in its enameled version. However, also we can be found in matte or beveled without chamfering and different sizes. It is still used basically in bathrooms and kitchens for the same reasons that the Americans integrate them in their homes.
They make it possible to highlight the cleanliness of the spaces and accentuate their luminosity. But recently we are also seeing them in all kinds of commercial establishments with vintage airs. Such as coffee shops, butchers, hairdressers, etc. It was to be expected that the white subway tile had its opposite side: black. Also in glossy and matt version, also with or without bevel. But with that advantage that allows to give a more masculine touch to the space. Colors have arrived with the latest evolution of subway tiles.
There are all types and with different effects on the finishes. Such as with or without enameling, with or without bevel, with crackle or smooth effect. After all, they are like any ceramic tile. Just that they maintain the shape and style of the tile that flooded the tunnels of the most urban transportation system: the subway. After the explosion of colors, another of the evolutions of the decoration with colored subway tile is to highlight its shape by marking the joints in black (when the tiles are white) to generate a visual contrast and break with the predominant white, as if outside a grid.