Interested in this six-sided classic? Here are some of our favourite ways to use it
written on: 05-01-2018 08:15am
The hexagonal tile has been gracing the floors and walls of many a kitchen and bathroom for more than a century. Especially popular in Victorian-era homes, this classical pattern was traditionally used as a black and white combination. However, its recent rise in popularity has made it available in a plethora of sizes, colours and materials. Here's a list of our favourite looks.
Marble mosaics A white marble bathroom is a classic, but why not update the look with hexagon-shaped mosaics that conjure up notions of an opulent era. These ones by Fired Earth add a subtle sense of shimmer to the bathroom without going over board.
Three dimensional White doesn't mean boring – add depth to your bathroom with textured hex tiles like these. Here, the three dimensional feature wall creates the illusion of movement and depth when light hits the irregular surface.
Flower power A new take on the white-black combo, a tiny version of the hexagonal tile is used here to create petite flowers on the floor.
Unfinished splashback Thanks to their non-linear shape, these tiles give an unfinished splashback a striking appearance. The pop of colour in dark green breaks the monotony of white, while the thick white grouting creates a clear graphic pattern. Brass hardware and fittings further accentuate the space with a touch of bling.
Splash of colour Hexagonal tiles 'creep' all across the floor and walls of this room. As the tight space doesn't allow too much room for ornamentation, the tiles are arranged in a splash of green to bring in the drama.
In a row Laying hex tiles out in lines or in clusters creates interesting patterns which you would never see if they were the same colour. Here, the use of black, white and grey tiles gives the kitchen an extra bit of oomph without adding too much colour to the mix.
Almost all-white The white hexagons and grouting give this bathroom a more streamlined and expansive look. However, the pastel blue feature wall in the shower and the black and white flooring break up the all-white monotony without cutting down on the volume.