This wall to wall subway tiles design with no upper cabinets is absolutely to die for. I have to admit that, in all my years of decorating and of looking through magazines and photo galleries, I have never seen a kitchen design like this on here and I find myself smitten with it because of its simplicity. The kitchen can be kind of an overwhelming space in general because of all of the elements that you have to fit in there. Cabinetry, lighting, appliances, countertop gadgets, and decor can all combine to look very cluttered if you are not careful. I would have thought that having no upper cabinets would result in a lot of this countertop clutter but it actually gives a much cleaner look than I would have expected.
I think that the tiles design that this designer used here really set the kitchen apart from just about any other home that I have seen. The room would have been quite average -- the cabinets are nice but nothing special and the paint color is just a neutral shade. The kitchen tiles design single handedly brings in all of the style as well as the accent colors (if you don't count the purple LED lighting effect above the cabinets). I actually think that this was a really smart move because kitchen backsplash ideas are one of those less expensive projects that can be fairly easily swapped out every so often if you want to change things up.
I have heard that tiles design can make or break a kitchen and, in this case, unfortunately I think that it "breaks" it. I love a grey color palette and I think that the soft dove shade that they used on the cabinets was a fantastic choice. However, I believe that the kitchen floor tiles combined with the countertops and backsplash is just too much for my liking. It completely takes away from the lovely neutral cabinetry and I find it to be quite distracting overall. If they replaced the kitchen wall tiles with simple white subway tile and used wood planks on the floor instead (whether real or engineered), I think that you would have a much better overall look.
I imagine that this is probably a controversial tiles design because it is so bold and filled with color, but I actually really love how it looks especially within the context of the rest of their design. In my opinion, backsplash tile ideas these days are so boring and devoid of personality. This is an area that should be played around with to bring pattern and color to all of the other understated elements in the room. Ad opposed to expensive cabinetry, appliances, or flooring, a backsplash is relatively cheap and not that hard to swap out on a more frequent basis. That is why I like to have fun with kitchen backsplash tile and experiment with edgier designs that I may not necessarily want to keep for the next decade like I would cabinetry.
This tiles design is a minimalist decorators absolute dream because it is so simple and clean. I find that too many people choose extremely bold backsplash ideas that end up overwhelming the space and really taking away from the overall look of the kitchen. In all of my designs, I try to make the backsplash fade into the background while still giving it a little element of style so that it is not a wasted space. My go to material is definitely subway kitchen tiles because it is clean, inexpensive, and utterly timeless. This classic material has been used for decades in everything from elegant traditional homes to ultra modern dream houses.
I really adore our kitchen, but I have been feeling lately that the tiles design that we chose for the back of our range as well as the rest of our backsplash could really use some work. I cannot imagine changing out our cabinetry because it was very expensive custom work (and I like the way it looks), but I have been told that replacing backsplash designs can actually have a huge impact on the overall look of your kitchen. I really want ours to feel more updated and trendy, but I have absolutely no clue what trendsetters and designers consider to be hot kitchen tile ideas these days.