If you want to upgrade your kitchen, marble subway way tile is the answer! While marble has traditionally been reserved for only high-end (and expensive) homes, using subway tile with the same look makes it much more affordable.
Traditional marble requires purchasing big slabs of stone, but with marble subway tile, you can purchase as much or as little as you need. This makes subway tile great for smaller spaces like bathrooms, showers or kitchen backsplash.
To create a bright farmhouse space, use a light marble tile that exudes white and light grey colors. To create a moody modern room, use dark grey marble tile that brings in natural tones. No matter your style, marble subway tile can add a beautiful look to any room.
For inspiration, see the gallery below of our 16 favorite marble subway tile ideas and designs (#12 is one of our favorites).
1. Contrast A Black Vanity with Marble Tile Bathroom Walls
Use marble subway tile backsplash to contrast dark cabinets like this bathroom with black vanity. The grey tones in the tile help bridge the color gap to the cabinets. The natural design of these tiles also adds more depth than traditional white subway tiles.
2. Use Dark Grey Marble Subway Tiles for a stunning shower
This shower uses dark grey marble tile to complement the black chevron floor tile. Bringing in darker colors gives this bathroom a modern feel, while the wood bench and plant help bring in warmth.
3. Add depth with a marble tile fireplace
Instead of using white or grey subway tile, try using marble for a more balanced look that adds depth. We love this living room’s fireplace with marble surround that helps create dimension against the white molding and accent wall.
4. Use Carrara Marble Subway Tile for a Luxurious Look
Carrara marble is one of the most beautiful types of natural stone thanks to its veining and color. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most expensive stones. But you can achieve the same high-end look at a fraction of the price using Carrara marble subway tile. This shower pairs penny tile flooring with marble tile to complete the look.
5. Balance natural hues with marble backsplash
This kitchen features grey cabinets and a natural wood range hood that is the focal point of the space. Decor around the room matches the white, black, and natural colors found in the space, while the marble tile backsplash helps tie the room together.
6. Add Gold Pendant Lights for a pop of color
This kitchen uses white and gold pendant lights to accent the white cabinets and range hood. The large stainless steel stove features a marble tile kitchen backsplash that extends to the ceiling. Taking your backsplash to the ceiling is a great way to add height to a room, though it does cost more.
7. Use open shelving to highlight Marble Subway Tile Backsplash
This kitchen emphasizes its marble countertops with a marble subway tile backsplash and open shelves. A large white hood over the wolf range lets the focus remain on the natural stones in this space.
8. Combine subway tile and half-wall paneling
Instead of using subway tile on your entire bathroom wall, try mixing half-wall paneling and tile. This is a great way to save money since tile is more expensive than wood paneling. This bathroom creates contrast with dark green wainscoting that is complemented by marble subway wall tiles around the room. Patterned floors accent the white and green tones around the room.
9. Add Gold Accents that pop against marble backsplash
The gold accents in this kitchen, including the large range hood jump out against the light cabinetry and marble tile backsplash. While grey subway tile would look great in this space, using marble adds depth while still letting the attention remain on the kitchen.
10. Mix Natural Woods with Gold Accents
This bathroom balances its natural wood floors and vanity by adding white and grey marble tile surrounding the bathtub. This tile helps give the bathroom a spa-like feel without breaking the budget. If you’re looking to upgrade a standard bathtub, try adding a full-tile surround.
11. Accent your kitchen with Honed Marble Backsplash
This kitchen uses simple cabinetry with gold accents and wood beams to create a rustic farmhouse style. The honed marble backsplash adds a luxurious touch that balances the down-home feel of the space. Honed marble skips polishing, leaving a matte finish that gives the tile a more natural appearance.
12. Create an Accent Wall in any Space
This butler’s pantry complements the shaker-style cabinetry with a marble subway tile accent wall that extends to the ceiling. A large window brings in natural light that highlights the clean look of the space. Gold hardware and high-end appliances complete this space.
13. Make a statement with Veiny Tile
This bathroom features a marble herringbone floor that is accented by the veiny marble subway tile on the walls. The white soaking tub breaks up all the natural stone that gives this bathroom a spa-like feel.
14. Upgrade your shower with Carrara marble
Carrara marble subway tile is used in this high-end shower that features a slab bench and gold hardware. Glass doors on the shower make this the focal point of the bathroom.
15. Go vertical to add height
For a unique marble subway tile idea, try installing a vertical pattern. This bathroom uses vertical subway tile made that instantly draws your gaze upward. Gray grout accents the natural colors found in the tiles and helps keep the grout lines subtle.
16. Accent white and grey colors with natural stone
This farmhouse laundry room accents the white cabinets and gray countertops with beautiful herringbone floor. Standard height marble backsplash matches the hues found in the floor adding to the luxurious feel of this space.