The trend for metro tiles, brick tiles, even subway tiles if you will, remains perennially popular. Obviously I prefer them in monochrome shades of grey and white, but these days they also come in bright jewel colours, made from glass or even with a crackle glaze finish. If you’re planning to retile anywhere soon, take a look at these and see if you feel inspired.
This rather lovely little kitchen is a snip at $7m in Hudson Street in New York’s west village.
Or what about these? One very popular look with white metro tiles is to use a grey grout. I have mixed feelings about this. It can look incredibly modern if, and it’s quite a big “if”, the rest of the room is styled really well and is really modern. Otherwise, it can look either dirty or municipal. So if you haven’t got the confidence to carry it off don’t try.
Still on the subject of grey grout; we were going to try it in one of the showers but it wasn’t until the builder started using it on the white tiles that we realised they were crackle-glazed and that the grout was being absorbed all over the while tile. Cue chipping off the tiles, re-ordering and starting again. So do check the finish on your tiles before you try anything fancy.
Of course, you don’t have to stick to kitchens. What about some of these lovely bathrooms? This grey one below is particularly lovely.
Or here, in a paler shade of grey?
Here is another example of grey grout with white tiles, which looks fantastic.
The clean lines of the bathroom below make this room stylishly functional rather than spa-like.
Another example of grey grout. This time I am not so sure. What do you think?
So, Mad About Metro Tiles…. are you?
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