Watch Out Subway Tile, Herringbone Might Be the Coolest New Tile Trend
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Watch Out Subway Tile, Herringbone Might Be the Coolest New Tile Trend

Sorry, subway tile, but we’re just not that into you anymore. Well, that’s not entirely true, but the herringbone tile trend is taking over Pinterest and it’s a completely awesome look for any bathroom or kitchen. Depending on scale, the tile design works in a variety of spaces — kitchen backsplashes, bathroom walls, even entire floors. So maybe it’s time to replace that subway or mosaic tile with something more graphic. Pair herringbone tiles with colorful cabinetry for a playful look, or go more modern with a mix of gray tiles in a luxe marble kitchen. The options are endless. Here are 17 stunning spaces that’ll show you how to bring style and pizzazz into your space with this trendy pattern.

1. Glam Bathroom Backsplash: Marble countertops in the bathroom can be magnets for stains (yes, like that purple hair dye), so it makes sense to keep your love of marble contained to the backsplash. Use a small marble tile to create a striking accent wall that really makes those green mirrors pop. (via HGTV)

2. Rustic Gray: Now that you know how gorg herringbone tile is, it’s obvious you need it in your life, like, yesterday. If you’re looking for a more rustic vibe, skip the grout altogether and use a rough gray tile to get a cleaner, more minimal look. (via Style at Home)

3. Modern Glam: This white tiled kitchen combines rustic open shelves with modern white cabinets, giving it an edgy urban look. If you’re feeling extra bold, cover the entire wall with tile for a visually stunning aesthetic. Are you sold yet? (via Adore Magazine)

4. Softly Sage: Give your kitchen major cool factor with a herringbone patterned tile wall. A tropical color like sage green goes great with light cabinets and open shelving full of white dishes. (via Bailey McCarthy)

5. Wall to Ceiling: Okay, this one might not be the most practical, but who doesn’t dream of a completely tiled, spa-like space? Here, the sparing use of coral pink and mustard yellow tiles create a stunning visual effect, while a marble sink and clawfoot tub keep the look fresh and feminine. (via Not a Paper House)

6. Black and Chic: Much like subway tile, the herringbone pattern looks downright stunning when paired with marble. These white tiles are both clean and slightly edgy, offering a great backdrop for all your Instgrammable #iwokeuplikethis mornings. (via Adore Magazine)

7. Industrial Accents: A glass enclosed shower is the perf way to show off a stunning herringbone tile wall. Add a little rustic-chic style with brass hardware, wood beams and some open plumbing to give your bathroom a totally unique vibe. (via Residence)

8. Mini Accent Wall: Not all accent tile has to be a huge statement. A walk-in shower featuring a large white herringbone tile pattern with gray grout is chic and modern, but far from boring.

9. Bold Contrast: Complement a bold black grout herringbone accent wall with rustic wooden shelves reinforced with brass brackets. This refreshing take maintains the elegance of a black and white color scheme, yet still manages to bring in a modern update. (via Hunted Interior)

10. Monochromatic Bliss: Who says a backsplash can’t take up an entire wall? If you’re looking for a way to really make a statement in your bathroom, a floor-to-ceiling herringbone tile pattern can make any space look and feel unique. (via Sarah Sherman Samuel)

11. Teeny Tiles: You’ll never go back to subway tiles after seeing this monochromatic beauty. The tiny gray tiles and minimal grout have a modern feel that gives this kitchen space a timeless beauty. It’s so gorg with white cabinetry and pastel blue dishware.

12. Pretty Preppy Powder Room: Balance out an extremely bold wallpaper pattern with a chic herringbone tile in the powder room. Seal the deal with matte gold hardware, a gold mirror and pops of pink for a *V* chic bathroom that will make you think you’ve been transported straight to Paris. (via The Decor Detective)

13. Subtle Pattern: Smaller kitchens will definitely benefit from an accent wall that takes advantage of higher ceilings. Pair light tiles with white cabinets and dark wood floors for a fresh and elegant vibe. Herringbone tiles are a great alternative to more traditional tile patterns and the shorter size like this one can really add some personality to any sized kitchen. (via Design Sponge)

14. Shades of Gray: Light gray looks stunning with a dark grout and white cabinets. Marble countertops, gold hardware and a farmhouse sink work together to create the kitchen of your Pinterest dreams. So crisp and clean, this kitchen feels like a breath of fresh air.

15. Gorgeous Greens: You’ll feel like you’re on vacay every day with a kitchen decked out in these lush green tiles. White floors and light wood cabinets give this kitchen a polished feel. This look is so pretty, there’s no doubt you’ll want to take a tip from this glam space and continue your backsplash right over onto the walls. (via Gabbe)

16. Pastel Pinks: Ooh la la — this tres chic pink color is Parisienne in *all* the right ways. Whether you’re going for a full accent wall or just a little backsplash, you’re guaranteed to come out with a smile after tiling your kitchen or bathroom in this showstopper shade. (via Topps Tiles)

17. Cheery Blue: If you’re working with a tiny kitchen backsplash, sometimes it pays to go bold. Give your space even more cool factor with a glossy blue tile wall. A bright color goes great with light wood cabinets and contemporary fixtures. (via Home Adore)

Looking for more creative ways to add more style to your home? Check us out on Pinterest for more decor inspo and trending ideas.