Let's just say...the hunt is on. What seemed like a painstakingly simple design selection on a current kitchen renovation project has turned into something quite challenging! I love the look of subway tile -- but I wanted to source something with a little bit more a New York flair for this project. Subway tile with a twist...
Because I've spent a shameful amount of time sourcing the best mini subway tile, I'm passing along my favorites to spare you the search! (Tip #1 - "mosaic subway tile" is a more fruitful google search term than mini subway tile...Disclaimer: I may earn a small commission for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial, and/or link to any products or services from this website.)
I would define "mini subway tile" as any ceramic piece no larger than a 1"x2" or 1"x3". A 2"x4" tile doesn't cut it for me -- I wanted something itty bitty!!
1. Mini Subway Tile
In it's purest form, this mini subway tile is exactly what I had in mind for this kitchen project! Putting it here first to cut to the chase. Still too simple? See some of my favorite "twists" below.
2. Beveled Mini Subway Tile
Subway goes retro with a beveled edge. This can be a nice detail if you need a bit of dimension!
3. Mini Herringbone Subway Tile
A twist on a twist -- you can't go wrong with a herringbone accent. Beautiful Parisian apartment vibes everywhere. Pair with white walls, intricate trim work, and warm woods for all the chicness.
4. Grey Stone Mini Tile
I'm imagining this in a fabulous modern, concrete look kitchen or bath. Warm woods, cool concrete, juicy fluffy Moroccan rugs...
5. Honed Marble Mini Tile
Buyer beware!! This looks like plain white subway tile but alas...it is marble! But let's be honest...definitely not an unwelcome surprise. This is GORGEOUS!! Beautifully honed for a matte finish.