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Break the Pattern with Hexagonal Patterns!

by Steffen Ploeger on Sep 15, 2015

When you think of hexagons, what’s the first thought that comes to your mind? Do you picture a honeycomb?

A lot of people associate the shape with bees and honeycombs. The interesting thing about the hexagonal structure in honeycombs is that it’s not just by chance—bees specifically build their nests with hexagons because this shape is the most efficient for construction and storing as much honey as possible. 

While hexagons literally help bees work and thrive every day, we could take this shape and beautify our homes in several ways with hexagonal tiles. They’re versatile in that they could modernize a room or add a vintage touch to it. Find out how you can use hexagonal tiles to break out of a design rut and completely elevate your home.

Use Hexagonal Tiles in Your Kitchen Backsplash

Instead of using subway tiles as your kitchen backsplash, why not experiment with hexagonal tiles? Even by selecting a solid, neutral color for the tile your backsplash would still pop because of the pattern and geometry. Pick glass tiles with a striking color to intensify the richness of the tiles.

Small Hexagonal Tiles for a Vintage Vibe

Smaller hexagonal tiles would provide a busier and more pixelated appearance, depending on what color the grout in between the lines is. This tiling is often chosen for bathroom floors. Some people want to recreate the aesthetic and vibe of a bathroom from the 1950s with small hexagonal tiles complete with a Clawfoot tub.

You can go all out and have hexagonal tiles for your floors and walls, or you could mix it up with hexagonal floor tiles and subway tiles for the walls. Either combination would evoke a charming, old-school bathroom.

Be Bold & Make a Statement with Larger Tiles

Large hexagonal tiles, on the other hand, add more of a modern flair to rooms. You could install hexagonal ceramic tile on one wall or column to highlight a specific area of a room. Take for example your powder room or a small bathroom. By installing ceramic tile on the wall of the sink area, you’ll brighten up a small space and add visual pop.

Mix Various Shades of a Color

Hexagonal tiles in different shades of a color not only look stunning, they add more texture. Create a collage of colors and shades as your backsplash. Mixing shades and colors in your tiles bring out the geometry of hexagons even more.   

The Color of Your Grout Can Make a Huge Difference

Grout is necessary to bond tiles. It also plays a big role in the aesthetics of the tiles and whole look of your design. If the grout is close to the color of your tiles, the tiles will look more seamless and subtle. But if the grout contrasts your tiles—think of white tiles and black grout—then the hexagons will be strongly emphasized.

Create Your Own Patterns & Designs with the Tiles

Feel like getting really creative? Position different colored tiles to create unique patterns on your floors. It could be as subtle as designing borders or motifs of flowers. Or you could be elaborate and create vibrant mosaics on your flooring for an intricate and rich appearance.

Take Hexagonal Tiles Outside

These tiles aren’t just ideal for kitchens and bathrooms—they work and look just as good on the patio. Create a rustic and cozy outdoor patio with large hexagonal tiles in warm colors. You’ll want to look for porcelain tiles as they’re durable, easy to clean and ideal for outside conditions.

It can be hard to settle on what materials to choose and how to design your home for looks and functionality. But you don’t have to resort to typical paint colors, tiles or design for your home.  Hexagonal tiles are versatile and have been well-loved for years by designers. Maybe the thought of tying in these tiles into your home didn’t cross your mind before. But now that you have ideas on how exactly these tiles can shake up your home, you can make a beeline to the nearest tile store.

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