Originally, the tiles used on the walls of the NY subway stations were white with a glossy glazed finish and thin grout lines and while the pattern and the overall style were preserved as such, there is now a wide variety of colors to choose from. This shower, for instance, features dark green subway tiles which contrast with the wooden flooring and frame.
In addition to the classical subway tile pattern, this shower also stands out thanks to other design elements such as the modern-industrial glass and metal doors and the small pattern on the floor tiles. We like the combination of patterns, finishes and colors and also the fact that the shower tiles get reflected into the wall mirror.
It can be interesting to pair a set of subway tile shower walls with an eye-catching and more graphical floor tile pattern as a way to make the enclosure stand out in the context of the bathroom. In this case, the shower design stays within the minimalism of the timeless black and white combo which is beautifully balanced out by the warm wooden floor. The black ceiling is an interesting and pretty cool detail and so are the sconces and the round wall mirror.
Almost everything we have seen so far of wood tile in the shower has been laid horizontally. But that does not mean you can not lay your wood pattern vertically. What might have been rather boring and cliche will turn interesting and modern, just because your pattern goes an unexpected way.
If you are using subway tiles on the shower walls, consider a different style for the flooring. Perhaps mosaic tiles would look nice or maybe you would enjoy this lovely honeycomb pattern featured here. It is quirky and it has the same classic flair as the wall tiles but in a different package.
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