When it comes to backsplash design, there is perhaps no look as classic as the white subway tile. It's clean, stylish, and looks good in any space. And as an avid cook as well as actress, Florence Pugh seems well aware of this. The actress's kitchen features a white subway tile backsplash against subtle gray countertops. Open-concept shelves store her many herbs, spices, and sauces, which are grounded by the simpler look of the kitchen.
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Interior designers say this kitchen tile choice is completely trend-resistant. 'If you are looking to bypass a short-term kitchen trend, choosing subway tiles in a pleasing format will always be a smart design option for a stove backsplash. The application is classic and iconic,' says Nancy Gracia, interior designer at Bare Root Design Studio.
Nancy Gracia has been in the design business for over 20 years. She oversees extensive design projects in Pennsylvania and beyond. In 2007, she earned a degree from New York School of Interior Design.
Ladina Schöpf, architect, and interior designer, adds 'Subway tiles are a great choice for a stove backsplash due to their timeless and versatile nature. They add a classic and clean look to the kitchen, and their sleek design complements various styles.'
Ladina is an experienced Swiss architect with educational credentials from ETH Zurich. She believes design should be innovative and efficient, and this philosophy shows up in all of her projects.
Furthermore, the experts say, that subway tiles are an easy choice for a kitchen backsplash because they are extremely convenient to maintain. Interior designer Nancy Graia says, 'Most likely, the backsplash in this area will be the focus of your feature stove wall, but will also be the recipient of splattered oils, food and require a certain amount of maintenance. It's easy to clean and if you are doing a natural stone in subway format, the added movement can help hide the daily grime of cooking.'
'The tiles are easy to clean and maintain, making them a practical option for a busy kitchen.' says Ladina.
Florence has furthered the timeless nature of her look by pairing the white subway tiles with a marble kitchen idea. Ladina states, 'Gray marble countertops paired with white subway tiles create a beautiful and sophisticated contrast in a kitchen design. The combination of gray and white brings a sense of elegance and modernity to the space. The subtle veining in the gray marble adds visual interest, while the white subway tiles provide a clean backdrop that highlights the countertop as a focal point.'
This simple tile elevates any kitchen from tired to timeless in seconds. Florence Pugh's kitchen wall decor is a classic, and it's not going anywhere anytime soon.
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I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.
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