Rethinking the Today Show Kitchen Tile

October 26, 2010 at 2:13 pm 3 comments

Is it just me or could the today show kitchen set do with a tile makeover?  Don’t get me wrong,  it is a beautiful shade of  pale green, but the frosted finish reads a bit bathroom tile to me, and the 4″ uber traditional shape doesn’t seem to fit the  modern “Ikea” style of the cabinets and drawer pulls.  Moreover  the square shape and that particular shade of green glass tile does little  to enhance the modern horizontal stacked  stone detail which has mossy green and grey tones.

soft frosted green tile behind Nigella and Ann

The color of the glass  tile is similar to our Lush shade called Surf.  When used in a kitchen, I think that this watery green color is  better suited to either a beachy aesthetic, or a more traditional kitchen design style such as this “cottagey” kitchen backsplash  which is outfitted with our Surf 3×6 glass subway tile .

A more appropriate kitchen style for this pale green glass tile

So what would look better with the current cabinets and stonework in the Today Show kitchen? In my humble opinion, any one of these options from our modwalls eye candy gallery of customer’s installations would be a better look for the  space.  I’ve chosen most with an overall  white and grey cabinet scheme to show what is possible.

Our Lush Mendocino glass mini subway tile would be a stunning compliment to the modern white of the cabinets as well as the countertop color  and stainless appliances. It also echos the horizontal lines of the stonework.

modwalls Lush Mini Glass Subway Tile Blend Mendocino

Too busy for television perhaps? Then what about Lush 1×2 Fog Bank in an offset brick mount?

Lush 1x2 Small Glass Subway Tile in Fog Bank

For a brighter pop of color in the morning, how about our green Bamboo 3×6 glass subway tile, which brings out the green tone in the stonework?  This one’s shown in an offset brick joint but could also be laid in straight joint for  a more modern look.

modwalls 3x6 standard glass subway tile in Bamboo green

Or for the clean and pure look which is so popular now, how about one of  our  many options of white tile?  We have recycled Viridian Pearl Moonlight, Lush 1×4 Skinny Glass Subway Tile in Cloud, poppy ModDotz Glazed Porcelain Penny Tile in Marshmallow, or the economical and classically modern Brio Glass Mosaic Tile Blend White Linen.

Viridian Pearl Moonlight Recycled Glass Tile

Lush 1x4 Cloud Skinny Glass Subway Tile

ModDotz Marshmallow Glazed Porcelain Penny Tile

Brio Glass Mosaic White Linen Blend


I think that any of these options will fit the bill, but  there’s one more idea of yet-to-be-installed loveliness.  It’s  our brand new Lush “Major” Glass Subway Tile in the massive and modern 4×12 size. It’s now available in four colors and works well with a straight joint installation or  with a brick joint in either 1/2 or 1/3 offset.

modwalls Lush 4x12 Major Glass Subway Tile

Well what do you think?  Would one or more of these designs be an improvement over the current  Today Show kitchen backsplash tile?
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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sabjimata  |  October 27, 2010 at 4:38 am

    They should ditch their set kitch and move into the second picture kitchen you posted!

  • 2. pat  |  October 27, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    anybody know name of tile around ovens i want it for my home cannot find it anywhere

    thx pat

    • 3. modwallsdesignernotes  |  October 27, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      Hi Pat,
      It looks like a stone tile and we’re not sure which one as we don’t carry that type of tile. Best of luck in your hunt!


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Rebecca Lonergan

Founder and Creative Director of Modwalls Tile Company. Since 2005 Rebecca has been designing Fresh Tile in Colors You Crave. Shop Online at

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