Subway tiles in the kitchen are a design classic that will stand the test of time. No surprise, given that their classic brick-like shape allows them to blend seamlessly into traditional, modern, industrial, and even country decor. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that they're also affordable! But if you're interested in turning the luxe factor up a notch — and you can swing it — white marble subway tiles are just as timeless.
1. A symmetrical, all-white kitchen with marble-tiled stove backsplash. The Carrara marble tiles add depth and texture to the room that plain subway tiles just wouldn't provide. Style at Home via The Enchanted Home.
2. A Calacatta polished marble backsplash is the focal point in this modern kitchen. Croma Designs Inc via Cultivate.
3. This traditional white kitchen with simple black accents allows the tiled walls to take center stage. The open layout uses the adjoining room's paint color to bring out the beautiful colors and texture of the tile. Jessica Helgerson Interior Design via Danielle Oakey Interiors.
4. Sleek and modern. The stark concrete floors and counters are warmed up by the dramatic wall-to-wall marble tiling and wood flooring. Joshua Targownik for KCS Design Services via Houzz.
5. This transitional kitchen by Stephanie Bryant utilizes different sizes of Carrara marble tiles to create a herringbone design for the stove backsplash. It's a nice way to add interest to simple, horizontally-tiled subway walls. Normandy Remodeling via Houzz.
(Images: As linked above.)