Top 5 Tile Shapes of 2015
We've shared our top 5 tile colors of 2015, but now we're talking shapes. Of course, the usual suspects such as your classic 3x6 subway tiles were towards the top, but we also saw a lot more people gravitating towards slimmer field tile, larger format and our specialty shapes.
Below, we're listing the top 5 shapes of 2015. Want to see more? Head to our Pinterest board dedicated to this years' hits.
Slightly slimmer than the ever popular 3x6 Subway tile, a 2x6 looks sleek stacked, offset or in the more intricate herringbone pattern.
Tile Shown: Foggy Morning in 2x6
Our founder chose 2x6 tiles in Sea Foam (one of our top 5 tile colors) for his bathroom:
2. Ogee Drop
This Moroccan silouette of our Ogee Drop works beautifully on both wall and floor surfaces. This shape can create a few intricate patterns: two different straight set options (you can set it with the scallop side down for a fish-scale look or right side up for more of a fan appearance) or go for the Moroccan pattern.
Tile Shown: Ogee Drops in White Wash set in a Moroccan pattern.
Soma Eats, a San Francisco restaurant, chose Paseo tiles in Azurine (which was one of our popular colors this year).
Image: Patricia Chang Photography
You can also set Paseo tiles like this:
4. 3" Hexagon
Our 3" Hexagons were most definitely in the winner's circle this year. Just as compelling in a single color as they are in blend, this shape creates interest and the smaller size makes it ideal for flooring (more grout lines = more grip). However, don't rule this shape out for a kitchen backsplash, accent wall or fireplace surround, it can work there too!
The 3" Hex floor below illustrates how perfectly suited this shape is for flooring.
We're seeing a lot more people go for larger format tile, 3x12 was the most popular this year (3x9 and 6x12 were also favorites). This can be a fun size to play with because it feels a bit unexpected. Try it in a classic offset, 1/3 offset or a parquet for a kitchen backsplash, bathroom walls or on an extended fireplace surround.
Orlando Soria went with 3x12s in White Wash set in parquet pattern for his master bathroom:
Image: Orlando Soria
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