The name – subway tiles – comes from the white glazed ceramic tiles used on walls of the NYC subway stations in the early 20th century. Today it is used for kitchen designs to create a more traditional look. Overall, it momentarily gives a feel of spotlessness and tidiness through its very simple yet visually effective design. The simplicity of the subway tiles comes in so grateful since it can easily be combined with any styles of kitchen elements and its array of colors. From white to black and every color in-between, from the vintage looks to the most modern kitchens, the subway tiles are always a perfect match up. As far as tiles themselves go, you can place them horizontally or boldly vertically and choose their dimensions of yours likings. You can use them to fill almost every part of wall and kitchen element or use them very subtly just to add that extra classic touch you need. Either way, they always bring a note of sophistication and good taste.