Appearing both timeless and modern, “the clean lines and geometric angles of hexagon tile can be accentuated by mixing colors in a creative layout,” reports Why Tile in their report on the rising tile trends from Coverings 2021. The article goes on to suggest, “or, the hex shape can play a secondary, understated role by keeping to one pattern.” Given the versatility of hexagon porcelain tiles, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing homeowners employ them across walls and floors to add a fresh, contemporary twist and dimension to an otherwise unvaried surface.
Here are a few ways to pair the geometric elegance of hexes with porcelain’s impervious qualities to bring high design and enduring style into a home.
Hexagon tile in neutral colors create high impact on a kitchen accent wall
Infusing a kitchen with sophistication and a touch of self expression can be accomplished by employing hexagon tile in a suite of neutral colors, from ivory to taupe to smoky gray, across a feature wall. For maximum design impact, the hexagon tiles can span from the kitchen countertops to the ceiling. For a textural aesthetic, hexagon tiles in soft, muted colors can be paired with dark grout – similar to accentuating eyes with eyeliner.
Classic honeycomb effect brings sought-after aesthetic to bathroom shower surrounds
In application, hexagon tiles form an eye-catching honeycomb effect – a classic pattern that has become a mainstay in bathrooms. Even a shower surround can serve as a vessel for saturating a bathroom with timeless style. Employing a honeycomb pattern comprised of pocket-sized hexagon tiles in a cream or white color will help the bathroom assume a feminine aesthetic. Oversized hexagon tiles, dubbed one of the year’s top tile trends, will deliver a clean and simple Scandinavian look.
Not to sacrifice performance for great design, hexagon porcelain tiles are less subject to scratching, staining, chipping and damaging effects caused by moisture, making them an excellent choice for moisture-prone areas such as a bathroom shower.
Playful hexagon tiles help create effortless transitions across an open floor plan
Bold, colorful hexagon tiles configured in eye-catching starburst patterns can serve as visual transitions across an open floor plan. A high-impact look, this creative design solution meets the need for flexible, multi-purpose spaces throughout a home, while maintaining a sense of design continuity.
For more hexagon tile design ideas and inspiration, check out the thoughtfully curated styles in our MOOD collections.