The accent wall with subway tile backsplash adds dimension and visual interest. The section of the backsplash directly behind the range features a herringbone pattern, contrasting with the standard vertical placement of the adjacent tiles.
Vertical lights split the three sections of the mirror. A sleek, chocolate brown vanity is topped with white countertop that blends into the white wall. A marble tile backsplash features rich blue with a touch of beige.
Neutral floor tile and vertical gray half wall tile in the shower join the thin blue and green backsplash tile border and the gray and white countertop for a pleasing mix of texture and finish in this bathroom. A glass door separates the shower from the vanity, perfect for the light and airy look of the design.
Textured tile creates a feature wall behind the vanity in this transitional master bathroom, while a thin-framed mirror allows the wall treatment to steal the show. The Staccato Three Light Vertical sconce is by Hubbardton Forge.
Artist Erin Adams crafted the handmade, custom glass tile backplash in this transitional California kitchen. The unique vertical design and bright colors provide a strong focal point for the space and complement the homeowner's favorite art glass pieces.
This bathroom showcases a vintage feel with black and white tiles and accents. A rectangular, black-framed mirror hangs vertically above the wall mounted, brushed nickel faucet, with black pencil tile creating a backsplash above the single vanity.
Consider using stainless steel subway tiles in place of large sheets of steel for a cost-effective modern look. Designer Diane Foreman, of Neil Kelly Company wanted to carry the stainless steel she had used in the backsplash and sink of this kitchen to the bar area, but a curved sheet of stainless steel of that size would have been cost prohibitive in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winner. Instead, she saved money and created a sleek look using stainless steel subway tiles in a vertical pattern.
Walnut cabinetry pairs with streamlined white countertops in this Scandinavian-inspired kitchen. Open shelves keep glasses handy and allow for an airy, bright feel. Vertical rectangular white tiles make for a striking backsplash.
Long bars across the front of this vanity mimic the drawer pulls, but serve as handy towel rods. Vertical lines are a subtle design theme carried through in the backsplash, window shade and floor tiles.
Okay, how cool is this? Instead of traditional cupboards, this kitchen uses vertical plate racks to turn everyday storage into an eye-catching display. Notice, too, how well the blue shelves pair with the tile backsplash.
Because the rest of the home features mostly light shades, the designers chose dark wood finishes for the kitchen to add contrast. The marble backsplash was sourced from a local stone slab provider and cut into rectangular vertical tiles.
A large mirror covers the wall over the double vanity with neutral countertop, textured rock backsplash and white cabinetry. A sliding glass door leads into the spacious shower with vertical pattern, neutral tile interior. A stone shower floor brings additional texture to finish the design.
For this Walnut Creek, Calif. kitchen remodel, designer Yuko Matsumoto combines contemporary and Asian styles for a sophisticated and streamlined look. Matsumoto uses clean-lined wood cabinetry and a stunning counter-to-ceiling emerald-green backsplash as focal points in this stylish and eye-pleasing "Zen" kitchen. For the backsplash, smaller tiles are used around the hood and set vertically to mimic the look of bamboo.
Horizontal woodgrain cabinets compliment the long, horizontal backsplash tile in this midcentury modern kitchen. A vertical woodgrain finish over the refrigerator and on the blood orange accent wall creates a cool, perpendicular look accenting the sharp, clean lines of the design. Large amounts of white keep the room feeling spacious and open.