Monday, July 30, 2012

Blue Glass Subway Tile

One of the things I am so excited for in my life is to re-do a kitchen, honestly I think about it all the time  ! I hope the house we eventually buy has a horrid kitchen so I can rip it out and start fresh. I dream of carrara marble countertops, white cabinets, pendant lights, bamboo shades, open shelving, brizo faucets, and most recently, a turquoise blue glass subway tile backsplash. 

I love the freshness of an all white kitchen and always thought I would go for white subway tile, but I love the cool, turquoise pop in the backsplash - it reminds me of the ocean: 



it's dreamy in a bathroom as well:


I love this mix of shades, reminds me of seaglass:

And this kitchen makeover from Deep Thought by Cynthia nearly knocked me off my chair:


What do you think of blue glass subway tiles??

Happy Monday :) 

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  1. Love this too . . . we recently had to re-do our kitchen and I had used some of these photos as inspiration. My kitchen is all white with a pale grey counter. I REALLY wanted to do the sea glass blue subway tiles for my back splash - but just couldn't find the right ones (for the right price!) SO - I chose a Designers Guild vinyl called "Roumier" in Ocean - it turned out perfect - it is a wide stripe and has a couple shades of tourquoise blue with a thin line of silver-grey . . . turned the stripes horizontal, and voila! Very "Ocean" looking . . . the look I wanted, but just another option
    to tile : )

  2. I would re-think the carrara marble countertops and go with something more eco friendly like Silstone or even quartz. Carrara marble may be pretty but it is oh-so-porous and soft so every stain and every scratch will show. Not to mention it reminds me of a froo-froo ladies toilet just waiting for something pink and feathery to match.

    Go eco. Go friendly. And glass tiles would be a better choice than subway as the light bouncing off is just amazing. Also flooring - think cork, quaint linoleum for a retro look. Stone tiles from Mexico that have been hand created are cool but pricey.

    Get a good contractor, plan to spend three times more than you thought and at least twice the time to complete. Then sit back and plan your next project!

    My two cents. I have been there.

    Just remember - every kitchen remodel starts off with good intentions but it is, after all, just a place to store stuff.

    I work in real estate and lately, the trend I see in my high end resort town, are buyers saying they need to re-do the kitchen that was just redone in 2006. Tuscany is over and my buyers are pulling out the cheap everybody-has-it-now granite and donating their stainless steel appliances to Goodwill. Retro, cool colors, eco friendly sustainable living is in vogue. And who knows what the next 5 - 10 years will be?

  3. I think the blue looks terrific especially in the first picture! The subway tiles really add character! Good luck with your kitchen :) If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xo

  4. Couldn't agree with you more on this issue :) Blue subway tile is just a little bit of perfection.

  5. Gorgeous greens & blues subway tiles you showcased; and the redo is fabulous!!!

  6. The blue subway tiles are a great pop of color in a white kitchen. Great post.

  7. Absolutely LOVE blue subway tiles! I've got creamy white painted cabinets and pale yellow walls, but have been leaning towards painting my walls a soft aqua like these tiles.

  8. I love the second photo with the subway tile. That color is gorgeous.

  9. I love blue glass subway tile, too. I re-did my kitchen last year with white cabinets and a blue glass subway tile back splash. I did a lot of research and found the same pictures that you have in this blog. My countertops are a sandy colored granite. I love the look of my new kitchen!

  10. Love the beach blue/greens with the white. Very nice.

  11. These are gorgeous! Where did you find the picture of the kitchen with the red/white crab sign on the stove. Those tiles are stunning - almost a sea green mother of pearl? Would love to know where to find them!