Lainey Wilson's contemporary kitchen walls provide a unique alternative to subway tiles, experts say

Here's how the country singer makes her white kitchen walls more interesting

Lainey wilson at the country music awards
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Are you bored of seeing subway tiles in almost every kitchen? If yes, then Lainey Wilson, CMA entertainer of the year, might have an alternative for you. The country singer took to Instagram to share a video of her adorable dog, revealing her kitchen design in the process.

Lainey's kitchen has white cabinets, white countertops, and a stainless steel refrigerator with gold handles. Modern black light fixtures above the kitchen sink window provide ample brightness. However, the star of the show is the white chevron backsplash running along the kitchen walls. The white tile juxtaposed with gray grout creates a striking, textural look in the otherwise neutral kitchen decor.

Interior designers love Lainey's kitchen wall design. Alice Chiu, San Francisco-based designer at Miss Alice Designs says, 'White chevron tiles as a backsplash add texture, dimension, and visual interest, especially in an all-white kitchen.' 

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Alice Chiu

Alice Chiu – the principal designer and strategist behind Miss Alice Designs — creates modern, serene interiors tailored to each client’s functional needs and aesthetic taste. Alice and her team of trusted professionals creatively re-imagine new and existing spaces while integrating current architectural features to craft cohesive, custom final products that not only look beautiful but also feel like home.

Vivianne Chow, interior decorator and owner at Viv and Tim Home adds: 'Installing a white tile chevron backsplash creates visual interest through its unique pattern. It’s a great way to change up the look instead of the normal subway tile. Choosing a kitchen color like white adds a clean and minimalist feel and easily complements other design elements in the kitchen.'

Vivianne and Tim Chow, Viv and Tim Home
Vivianne Chow

Vivianne Chow is an interior decorator and the founder of the home decor blog Viv and Tim Home. Vivianne, along with her husband, Tim, recently built a dream custom home and are tackling decorating room by room and sharing design tips and everything they’ve learned along the way.

The experts say that Lainey's kitchen tile grout is aptly chosen. 'Since the grout is a shade darker than white or even dark gray and black, it adds contrast, allowing the chevron pattern to pop and become a natural feature and focal point of a space,' says Alice.

Furthermore, Alice adds that this kitchen wall tile design can work in any space. She says, 'Chevron patterns are more common in modern and contemporary spaces but can be incorporated into more traditional styles. If the tiles are not flat but have some movement to them, it can create a fun and edgy look, adding visual interest and depth to any space.'

If you are looking for ideas to spice up your white kitchen design, look no further than choosing chevron tiles. If it's good enough for Lainey Wilson, it works for us.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor 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.