I love white subway tile! I know, you’re shocked, right? After all, I have been posting about our white kitchen renovation for a couple of months now, so it probably doesn’t surprise you that I picked a white subway tile for our backsplash!
White Subway Tile
When deciding what changes to make in our kitchen, I knew that I wanted to have a clean, timeless look. So, white subway tile was an easy choice to make!
One thing I love about the white backsplash is that colors really pop against it. Also, if I want to change out my colors later, any color will go with the white tile.
Deciding on white subway tile was probably one of the easiest decisions we made during the renovation. But, I did have to look around a bit to get the tile that I wanted. Who knew there was such a difference in white subway tiles!
First I went to a big box store and brought home one of their “white” subway tiles. It had a lot of yellow in it, and was very shiny. The tile from the big box store is on the left/bottom in this photo.
I ended up ordering our subway tile from the store where we bought all of our flooring. They had this grayish white subway tile that has a soft sheen to it, it’s very similar to the sheen of our countertops. I love how well the tile goes with the countertops. (I just looked at the box our extra tile is in. The company that makes this tile is American Olean. There’s not a pattern name or color on the tile or the box)
Our contractor recommended that we use a medium gray grout for the tile. It would have been the practical choice, since it wouldn’t show the dirt or stains as much as a white grout would.
I’m not a big fan of white subway tile with a darker grout though, I think it makes the tile look busy. So, we went with a white grout instead.
I haven’t had a problem keeping it clean. Most of the time it’s just my husband and I using the kitchen though, so a family with children may want to go with a darker grout.
We didn’t have a tile backsplash before, so it’s been great to be able to easily clean the tile.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at our white subway tile today!
Here’s what we changed in the kitchen (and the posts with further details):
I’m joining these parties!