I'll start off by saying that I LOVE subway tile as backsplash - it's so classic and you absolutely can't go wrong with it.  There are different ways to lay it, and it comes in different sizes - I'm currently loving the look of longer tiles stacked on top of each other - so modern & fun!  However, if you were looking to experiment with your backsplash and wanted to choose something more out of the box - while still being neutral - I have found some amazing alternatives!!  Each of these will look different depending on the grout color you choose.  White or off white grout is more classic and great for smaller spaces, while darker grout will really show off the pattern of the tile and can be great for concealing any dirt.  I could probably do an entire post on grout colors and different ways to lay subway tile but for now I'll just leave you with these gorgeous tiles!