Subway Tiles and Styles for 2020

Feb 11th, 2020

by Tile Wholesalers of Rochester

Subway tile never goes out of style. This year, we continue to see a revamping of the classic 3x6 brick shape, with new colors, textures, and patterns. With 2020 officially underway, if you’re looking for a fresh take on a classic trend check out some of our favorite looks below to try out in your kitchen or bathroom.

Add a Pop of Color:

This Stellar 2x6 tile in Azure by Sonoma Tilemakers is the perfect splash of blue against the white cabinetry. It provides a sleek look while maintaining the simplicity that everyone loves about the subway tile.


A unique take on the classic subway tile design, Herringbone design creates a diagonal shift in the tile. The tile featured above is City Bricks in Street Light Gloss Brick by Walker Zanger.

90 Degree Classic:

We love this vertical offset pattern we’re seeing more and more of! Turning subway tiles in a vertical fashion elongates the space and is different from the traditional subway tile design. Using a textured tile like Pratt and Larson’s W96 glazed subway tile will bring any bathroom to life. It’s a simple way to make a bold statement.

A Little Bit of Both:

Why pick just one subway tile trend? Mixing the classic horizontal style with a stacked vertical adds a fun flair to any room. This wall shows Crossville’s Color By Numbers collection, which includes color-infused ceramic like that fresh green!