subway or Moroccan, kitchen tile is nothing new. Usually seen applied as a backsplash, or perhaps as a countertop, these three examples prove that having both creates an unfussy, streamlined look.
This look seems to be most common with white tiles, which makes sense. A darker or patterned tile could be too visually overwhelming, whereas white keeps the aesthetic very light and clean.
What do you think? Would you like to have a tiled countertop with a matching backsplash? Related: Encaustic Tile for the Kitchen Floor and Wall (Images: 1. Trine Thorsen for Elle Decoration via This Is; 2. House to Home; 3. Benita Larsson via The Kitchn)