The Sweet Shape of Hexagon

By Bedrosians Tile & Stone | 7/31/2018

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The hexagon is sometimes considered nature's perfect shape as it organically occurs in beehives, flowers and snowflakes. The honeycomb pattern lends fits perfectly into interior design, as it adds fresh geometric angles to any surface in any room. From little to large sizes to options in porcelain, glass or stone, the hexagon can be used in classic and unexpected designs.

Le Cafe porcelain hexagon tile in 2x2 matte whiteLe Cafe porcelain hexagon tile in 2x2 matte white
Timeless and Traditional

Classic black and white porcelain hexagons have been in homes since the early 20th century because they stand the test of time. They can be set as a solid color floor, or in different patterns, or as a contrast to each other in a border or design feature. Our Le Cafe porcelain collection work wells in bathrooms, lobbies and other entryways.

Le Cafe porcelain hexagon tile in 1x1 Deco 2 mixLe Cafe porcelain hexagon tile in 1x1 Deco 2 mix
Source: Instagram - Becki Owens, @beckiowens
Le Cafe porcelain hexagon tile in 1x1 matte white and 1x1 matte blackLe Cafe porcelain hexagon tile in 1x1 gloss white and 1x1 black matte
Source: Pinterest
Le Cafe porcelain hexagon tile in 2x2 matte blackLe Cafe porcelain hexagon tile in 2x2 matte black
Source: Pinterest

Bring the hexagon into your designs with the classic and elegant white marble. Small marble hexagon mosaics, in White Carrara or Calacatta Oro, are a common site in traditional Craftsman homes.

Calacatta Oro 2x2 honed marble mosaicCalacatta Oro 2x2 honed marble mosaic
Source: Instagram - Studio McGee, @studiomcgee
Carrara White 2x2 honed marble mosaicCarrara White 2x2 honed marble mosaic
Source: Mindy Gayner Design, @mindygaynordesign
Calacatta Oro 2x2 honed marble mosaicCalacatta Oro 2x2 honed marble mosaic
Source: Houzz - ScavulloDesign Interiors
Go Big or Go Home

The bigger, the better is the motto for large scale hexagon tiles. They allow you to be bold and emphasize the shape in large sizes like 8" or even 13". You can really zoom in on the detail and make a big statement.

Costa Allegra 8in porcelain hex tile in White SandCosta Allegra 8" porcelain hex tile in White Sand
Source: Instagram - Joanna Gaines, @joannagaines
Costa Allegra 8in porcelain hex tile in White SandCosta Allegra 8" porcelain hex tile in White Sand
Source: Instagram - @casadereid
Costa Allegra 8in porcelain hex tile in RiverwayCosta Allegra 8" porcelain hex tile in Riverway
Source: Instagram - Heidi Caillier, @heidicaillierdesign
Native 13in porcelain hex tile in IvoryNative 13" porcelain hex tile in Ivory
Cemented in Style

Try using cement brick tiles in the hexagon shape to evoke a rustic and gritty edge to your space. Our Avondale Collection, a thin-profile cement tile, can look contemporary or traditional depending on the colors and decor you choose to pair with it.

 

Contemporary

Avondale 8in thin brick cement hexagon in SidewalkAvondale 8" thin brick cement hexagon in Sidewalk
Source: Instagram - Arto, @artobrick
Avondale 8in thin brick cement hexagon in Sidewalk
Avondale 8in thin brick cement hexagon in Sidewalk
 

Rustic

Avondale 8in thin brick cement hexagon in Normandy CreamAvondale 8" thin brick cement hexagon in Normandy Cream
Source: Instagram - Kristin Dion Design, @kdiondesign
Avondale 8in thin brick cement hexagon in Normandy CreamSource: Instagram - Arto, @artobrick
Avondale 8in thin brick cement hexagon in Normandy CreamSource: Instagram - Arto, @artobrick
Glamorous Glass

Add a touch a shine and dazzle to your bathroom, kitchen or accent wall with glass hexagon tiles.

Verve 6in glass Charisma hex mosaic in Northern Lights Textured GlossVerve 6" glass Charisma hex mosaic in Northern Lights Textured Gloss
Kahakaiā„¢ glass hexagon mosaic in CoconutKahakai™ glass hexagon mosaic in Coconut
Mallorca glass hexagon tile in Arta pattern in Cliff colorMallorca glass hexagon tile in Arta pattern in Cliff color
Mix It Up

You don't have to stick with one material or color with your hexagons. Many options come in blends of glass and stone or different combinations of stone and surface textures.

Kismet stone and glass blend mosaic in SereneKismet stone and glass blend mosaic in Serene
Luxembourg stone mix mosaic in Palais in the Lily patternPanache Retro Hexagon Pattern Mosaic in Velvet
Luxembourg stone mix mosaic in Palais in the Lily patternLuxembourg stone mix mosaic in Palais in the Lily pattern

You can also mix it up by combining three diamond shapes into one hexagon.

 
Paseo 4x8 terra cotta tile in Ash, May Gray, and White Bread diamond shapePaseo 4x8 terra cotta tile in Ash, May Gray, and White Bread diamond shape
Stretch it Out

Elongated hex is a contemporary twist on the classic equilateral shape. The long shape can be placed vertically to make the space feel taller or horizontally to appear wider.

Costa Allegra 9x4 porcelain Long Hex Pacifico Deco in White SandCosta Allegra 9x4 porcelain Long Hex Pacifico Deco in White Sand
Source: Instagram - Lauren J Smyth, @laurenjsmyth
Costa Allegra 9x4 porcelain Long Hex Pacifico Deco in GulfCosta Allegra 9x4 porcelain Long Hex Pacifico Deco in Gulf
Source: Instagram - James Hernandez Interior Design, @jameshernandezinteriordesign
Verve Palisade Tall Hexagon Blend Mosaic in DashVerve Palisade Tall Hexagon Blend Mosaic in Dash

Start shaping up your designs with hexagon tiles. Browse our collection of honeycomb-shaped tile.

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