The classic hexagon silhouette has long been a staple in interior design, but there’s more than meets the eye to this six-sided beauty. From monochrome elegance to playful polka dots, there’s a hexagon design for every taste and style, and today we’re highlighting ten of our favorite hexagonal patterns that will leave a lasting impression.
FAQs About Hexagon Tile Patterns
Do Hexagon Tile Patterns Make A Room Look Bigger?
Yes, hexagon tile patterns can create the illusion of a larger space, especially larger hexagon sizes. Their unique geometry and repeating pattern draw the eye, making a room feel more spacious and open.
Is Hexagon Tile Modern or Traditional?
Hexagon tiles can fit both modern and traditional design aesthetics. Their versatility allows them to adapt to various styles, making them a timeless choice.
What To Pair with Hexagon Tile?
Hexagon tiles pair well with a range of materials and colors. For a classic look, consider pairing them with subway tiles. For a modern twist, opt for contrasting colors or textures to create visual interest.
Are Hexagon Tiles Harder to Install?
Hexagon tiles can be slightly more challenging to install due to their unique shape. Proper planning and precision are essential for a seamless installation. Consider professional installation for the best results, especially with intricate patterns.
1. The Magic of Monochrome
Embrace this tile’s handmade honeycomb shape in the color of your choice–the beauty of monochrome hexagons lies in their simplicity and versatility. These tiles, all in one shade, create a sense of cohesion and tranquility that’s perfect for virtually any design aesthetic.
Take this look even further by matching the rest of your room with your hexagon tiles. This handsome bathroom feels like it was dipped in green, with the walls, vanity, and even ceiling matching the glossy green hexagons on the floor.
This timeless pattern also offers the opportunity to play with finish and texture. You can choose from glossy, matte, or satin finishes to create the exact look and feel you desire.
2. Forever Florals
The shape of hexagons allows you to easily incorporate a floral pattern into your floor, wall, or backsplash. Try a hexagon floral in a classic black and white colorway for fresh vintage vibes.
Play with colors, including adding a third shade in the middle of the floral pattern, to make this design completely your own.
Wildflowers bloom year-round in Claire Thomas’s Hollyhock Cabin. The intricate designs and stunning colors in the primary bathroom capture the essence of blooming flowers, making every shower feel like a garden retreat.
3. Ombre Opulence
There’s just something about the allure of color gradients paired with hexagonal tiles. From light to dark or vice versa, this pattern creates a stunning visual transition that adds depth and character to any space.
Think outside the box of a traditional ombre pattern–it doesn’t have to be backsplash or nothing. We love how the sunroom below uses ombre colors from our Desert Collection to echo the way light falls onto the sunroom floor.
4. Play with Polka Dots
If you’re looking for a touch of whimsy, consider polka-dotted hexagon patterns. These playful designs inject a sense of fun and spontaneity into your space, simply by placing one contrasting color in a repeating pattern.
With 120+ glazes to choose from, you can create any type of atmosphere you’d like from playful to sophisticated with the perfect color combination. If you prefer a dynamic look, try mixing in multiple polka-dot colors.
5. Make It Mosaic
Mosaic hexagon tiles offer endless creative possibilities. These intricate designs are like pieces of art for your wall or floor. Our 2” Hexagons, which is our smallest hexagon size, create a penny tile-like effect that’s extremely popular for bathroom floors like the one below.
Mosaic hexagons look just as stunning as a backsplash, hitting the right notes of classic and modern. Emphasize the handmade shape by outlining the tiles in contrasting grout.
Choose from a variety of colors and two hexagon sizes (2” and 3”) to create a mosaic that suits your style. We sheet your mosaics in-house in the pattern of your preference for ease of installation.
6. The Allure of Abstract Design
Let your imagination run wild with an abstract hexagon tile pattern. These unique designs are perfect for those who crave artistic expression in their spaces, whether you’re going for a precise look or a randomized mix of colors.
This gorgeous midcentury modern backsplash features a cascading blend of three colors that vibe with the home’s 1970s roots.
The sky’s the limit with abstract designs, so create a one-of-a-kind statement piece and/or something that speaks directly to your preferences and sense of self. The bathroom floor below showcases a blend of hexagons in an abstract coastal mountain configuration.
7. Embrace Color Variation
If you love the color variation inherent in our hand-mixed glazes, let your hexagon patterns show it off! High-variation shades like our bestselling Antique look downright mesmerizing when paired with a specialty shape like hexagon.
Keep in mind that our glazes are rated on a variation scale of 1–4, with level V1 having the least amount of variation and level V4 having the most. If you love the look of wide-ranging color variation, we recommend opting for level V3 or V4. Learn more about our handmade color variation here.
Whether you choose a larger hexagon size or even a small mosaic, using a high variation glaze creates a captivating visual effect on your floor or wall. The subtle shifts in color add depth and intrigue to your space, making it a true conversation starter.
8. Raw Edge Elegance
For an organic or geometric touch, consider finishing your hexagon install with a raw edge. Rather than using trim or hanging your tile to a corner or natural edge, let the honeycomb shape of the tile shine like the contemporary office kitchen below.
Because the sides of hexagon tiles aren’t glazed, this pattern might be better if the raw edge isn’t extremely visible (unless you like that unfinished look! We’re here to support your unique vision). That’s why this pattern is often chosen for backsplashes, where the unfinished edges are closer to the ceiling and not directly in anyone’s line of sight.
9. Stunning Hexagon Stripes
Hexagons may not be the first shape you think of when you hear “tile stripes,” but that’s part of the fun! Striped hexagon tile patterns create a bold and dynamic statement, like the playful rainbow-striped floor in the bathroom below.
Another way to incorporate stripes in a hexagon pattern is to lay rows of our standard field tile directly into the hexagons. This look combines two timeless patterns for a classic look harkening back to days past.
10. Use Multiple Sizes
Experiment with hexagon tile sizes (we have six!) to create a unique and eye-catching design. Whether you use one size on a wall and another on the floor, like the restaurant bathroom below, playing with scale can add a visually appealing element to your space.
We most frequently see this look with the combination of larger hexagons on the main floor of a bathroom with smaller hexagons in the same color installed in the shower pan. This allows a cohesive look by carrying the floor color throughout the room while providing more grip in the shower with the increased grout lines.
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By Blair Hagensen