Tile Trends: Hexy with an Edge
Hexagon tile--we just can’t get enough. Whether they’re miniature or super-sized, hexagons never fail to feel on-point and on-trend. Today, we’ve decided to spotlight the very best part of this timeless pattern-- edge. Rather than cutting it straight or topping it off with trim, here are 3 ways that let this shape really shine through.
1. Organic Inspiration
Hexagons may resonate with us because it echoes various forms that are present in nature (honeycombs, for example). A wall or floor with a undulating and exposed hexagon tile edge feels both organic and artful, making a design statement all its own.
The hexagon peaks at the top of this tiled shower have an intriguing underwater effect. A yellow tile niche adds extra depth and a fresh pop of color.
Less is more. These striking large format tiles don’t need to cover this entire kitchen to make for an impactful focal point.
2. Palette Play
Hexagon tiles are the perfect canvas for mixing colors. Nowadays, we’re seeing blends of matte neutral hues in the same color family, like the contemporary grayscale bathroom above. The exposed edge wainscoting accentuates the effect.
Even just a few contrasting colors are just what an installation needs to go from elegant to eye-catching. This “tile rug” is all the more intriguing with its uneven edge.
This Escher-inspired tile floor’s zigzagged edge stops just at base of the wall, offering an eye-catching alternative to trim. Mix bright colors with matte neutrals for a chic yet understated palette.
3. Blank Slate
At the end of the day, you can never go wrong with a fresh white palette. This bathroom also gives us a side of the exposed edge we don't get to see all to often.
If you want to give your backsplash full coverage, smaller hexagon tiles can add a subtle graphic punch. If you don't want it to be pure white, choose a white tile with high color variation.
While these Picket tiles aren't technically hexagons, their shape offers fresh new take on this ever-evolving but always eye-catching design.