We have been in love with hexagon tiles for a little while now. When we first noticed the revival of these geometric shaped tiles, it was only available in simple plain colours but now tile designers have embraced this interesting shape and elevated the design options by applying different finishes, patterns and textures.
Here are our top 5 tips for using hexagon tiles:
1. Keep it simple.
Hexagon tiles are so charismatic that just using this shaped tile in an interior setting will have a huge impact on the look and feel of that space. That said the colour of tile you choose is not the only thing you need to consider, the colour of grout you select will also have quite an impact. If you want the finished area to look quite subtle, grout it in the same colour as the tile. Using a contrasting grout will highlight the shape of the tile and make the whole scheme more dramatic. White hexagon tiles look particularly good with grey or black grout…ideal for kitchen splash backs and showers where discoloured grout can be a problem.
2. Get creative with layout.
The hexagon shaped tile is perfect for creating various designs within a floor or wall. Just by combining a few colours and getting imaginative you can create a wide variety of designs.
It is possible to create simple geometric floral patterns as seen here using our Hexagon Studio range.
Alternatively use a few tonal colours to create a wonderful shaded effect, working from darkest to lightest along the floor or up the wall.
Here our Baked Perspectives range have been used to create a really interesting feature wall.
3. Embrace patterned hexagonal tiles.
So by now we all know how to use plain hexagon tiles and how wonderful they can look, but add pattern to the equation and we can have some real fun. There has been a huge revival in patterned tiles over the last year and the team at Baked Tiles really have a soft spot for them. This season we have introduced a number of patterned hexagon tiles, some embracing the random pattern vibe that has been so popular and some having a simple pattern ideal for more traditional, yet retro interiors.
There is another version of the patterned hexagon tile and that is the wood effect hexagon tile. We are totally besotted by our Hexagon Wood range, it has so many uses, every thing from large floor areas, feature walls in a living room, to creating a retro spa life feel in a shower room.
4. Using plain and patterned Hexagon tiles.
Our Hexagon Studio range can be combined with both our Hexagon Random and Hexagon Leaf tiles. The finished effect you can create very much depends on the contrast of colours selected, the proportion of pattern included and the layout on the floor.
A flowing random design can be achieved when the colours selected are quite similar such as soft grey, white and a combination of black, white and grey decors. An example of this can be seen in the fab kitchen design using Hexagon Random and Hexagon Studio tiles and a soft grey grout.
Patterned hexagon tiles can also be used as a central ‘rug’ pattern surrounded by plain tiles. If you have a really big room, this is a great idea for drawing in the space making it more intimate, or use it to highlight a dining table in a kitchen for example.
5. Blurred lines.
The interesting shape of a hexagon tile means it can be really shown of by using it next to more linear shaped products . This could be as simple as using a hexagon on the floor with brick effect tiles on the wall, or using hexagon tiles on one feature wall in your bathroom with large square tiles on all other walls. Another idea would be to put a panel of hexagon tiles on the floor around your bath with a wood effect tile on the rest of the floor.
If you are going to combine two different shaped tiles I would suggest you push the boundaries further and blur the line between both finishes, by cutting the secondary finish into the hexagons. This will take a lot of skill on behalf of your tiler, but the effect is simply stunning.