Scandinavian design is having a moment, and we’ve recently witnessed one trend in particular make its way across the Atlantic: the square subway tile. A staple in Swedish homes for both bathroom walls and kitchen backsplashes, the look is very friendly on the wallet and is a minimalist’s dream tile. Paired with dark grout, pretty soap bottles, brass fixtures, and luxe bathrobes, these tiles will be all over Pinterest this year. Keep scrolling for our favourite square-tiled rooms.

 

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This bathroom features a half-tiled wall with an elegant double-black border. The black-and-white motif is repeated in the floors and in the chic hotel satin stitched bathrobe hanging by the door. We call this instant sophistication.

 

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The square subway tile pairs especially well with brass sconces and minimalist fixtures. We absolutely adore these timeless angled sconces.

 

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In this bathroom, another half wall is accented with a black border and paired with a black hexagonal tile floor. The styling is kept simple, with only a few yellow accents to add a pop of colour. Très chic.

 

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Square subway tiles pair great with open shelves. Antique silver platters and terra cotta pots bring warmth and history to this minimalist kitchen.

 

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Another bathroom combines the white square subway tile, with a black hexagonal tiled floor. We love that the walls have a certain glossiness but the floor is kept matte. Aesop soap bottles always make a bathroom look exponentially better, too.

 

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A floor-to-ceiling wall of white ceramic tile frames the views of the adjacent home office in this Scandinavian kitchen. The mix of vintage, antique, and modern accents gives the rooms a lived-in feel.

 

Do you prefer regular subway tiles or square ones? Sound off in the comments below.

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