White or black metro tiles, we love both!
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White or black metro tiles, we love both!

Stylish, decorative, the metro tiles are making a comeback in the kitchen and bathroom. White or black, placed in a splashback, in the shower here are some decor ideas to adopt the metro tiles on your walls.

Written by Nina Marini on 03/21/2016

Decorators and architects brought it out of the Paris underground, metro tiles are today THE trendy plain tiles. Simple in its rectangular shape, classy with its beveled angles compared to a simple white tile, the metro tile knows how to decorate in our kitchens and bathrooms whatever their style as much as it gives us the choice between black and white and sometimes gray to harmonize it with the other elements of the room. In a credenza in a black kitchen , on the walls of a designer Italian shower, or associated with vintage furniture in the bathroom, here are 8 decorative photos to inspire your decor. inside.

A kitchen splashback in shiny black metro tiles

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Available in several trendy colors, metro tiles in kitchen splashback above a black resin worktop is ultra chic. In black, the facets of the tiles reflect the light even more and a stainless steel or copper fitting is just as suitable.

White metro tiles in the Italian shower

White or black metro tiles, we love both!

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Usually, we lay offset metro tiles. Here, we have revisited the classic straight pose for an effect that is somewhat reminiscent of a white chocolate bar. The geometric effect of the installation goes well with the workshop-style canopy panels in this large walk-in shower. To add color, the adjacent wall was painted brick red. Decorative ideas to remember!

White metro tiles and wood in the bathroom

White or black metro tiles, we love both!

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Travel back in time, and go to the middle of the 19th century for the opening of the famous Paris metro! This is precisely the impression that emerges from this retro bathroom where wood and white subway tiles have been mixed. To complete this “old fashioned” look, we placed a large rectangular basin on a wooden piece of furniture reminiscent of the toilets of our childhood school. Old taps complete the decor of this white bathroom.

Matt black subway tiles in the bathroom

White or black metro tiles, we love both!

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Successful graphic atmosphere in this black and white bathroom, thanks to the black metro tiles in the Italian shower in matte finish which takes on an anthracite gray reflection under the effect of light. We retain the idea of ​​the coping made with the same tiles to retain water. The geometric decor is pushed to the limit with a floor made of very small hexagonal tiles that remind us of mini tiles.

Gray joints for subway tiles in the bathroom

White or black metro tiles, we love both!

© Leroy Merlin
For a bathroom white which avoids the hospital atmosphere, we can opt for colored joints. Be inspired by this gray which warms up a white subway tile all that is most classic! As with any tile, you don’t hesitate to drill to install a cabinet that will be used to store your creams and makeup. Earthenware white wall Metro, from € 12.90 / m², Leroy Merlin .

White or black metro tiles, we love both!

© Shoko Design
Gray / white shades also work the other way around! In this gray bathroom, we applied a clean white seal to the gray metro tiles on the walls. The same joint was used for the imitation parquet floor tiles on the floor and on the shower walls.

Tile frieze as in the metro

White or black metro tiles, we love both!

© Atelier Joseph
As with any room tile bathroom, metro style tiles lend themselves well to friezes. This black band breaks the monotony and echoes a hand shower and a mixer with ceramic handles.

Vintage decor in the bathroom thanks to metro tiles

White or black metro tiles, we love both!

© Pavonetti Architecture
This vintage bathroom operates subtle contrasts of white and black thanks to a few details such as the taps or the tiled floor with black plugs. The metro tiles are made here ultra discreet and are used to cover the walls. We retain the original idea of ​​the sewing machine table recovered to become a vanity top and incidentally towel holder.

White or black metro tiles, we love both!


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