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Wild About Hexagon Tile

white and hot pink hexagon tile

Note: This post was updated May 2024

After finishing the sunroom, I took a little break on the house project so that my family could live like real human beings for awhile and enjoy the holidays. However, there’s still a lot to do: I still have to finish the new hallways, the new bathroom, the pantry and linen closet, and then the kitchen. But, one thing I did do since completing the sunroom was lay down the tile in the new bathroom.

I chose the classic hexagon tile in black with black grout. It’s beautiful, simple, classic, bold, and yes, like subway tile, it is trendy. I really love it. I’m pretty sure this will be my favorite element in the space. We got it for around $5 a square foot from a local tile supplier, which was about half the price than anywhere else I looked.

Hexagon Tile

If the room was larger, I would definitely consider working in a pattern. With hexagon tile, there are infinite possibilities. It’s a timeless material that can go from retro to bold to modern to traditional just by switching the colors and patterns.

I’ll be honest, porcelain geometric tiles are quite inexpensive compared to other materials, but the results can be very dramatic. If you don’t want to go the custom sheet route, and if your motif or pattern is simple enough, you could buy sheets of solid color stock hex tile and just replace the necessary tiles in your design yourself to achieve a custom look. Also, just the grout color selection alone can make a surprise impact. White tiles with black grout, for example, is a really easy way to play up a simple material.

Even going solid black on black like I did for my bathroom makes a great statement. I’m going to pair it with white fixtures and maybe a brassy tone wall sconce, so the contrast is going to be really nice.

Hexagon Tile Inspiration

Mercury Mosaic


Fireclay Tile

Tile and Mosaic Depot

Also, check out my Pinterest board for more ideas.

Hexagon Tile Patterns

Proof that I’m obsessed, I wanted to see what patterns I could come up with. I created a basic template and came up with these 10 patterns, and I seriously could have kept going and going.

My first pattern was inspired by Moroccan rugs. So simple and pretty! And wouldn’t charcoal gray tile with brass accents like the last design be gorgeous?10 bold hexagon tile patterns

Make your own hexagon tile patterns!

Make your own! Print my simple layout template and see what you can come up with. And…American Restoration Tile can make it for you, though I have no idea how much it would cost!

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    December 8, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    […] shape. If this were a larger bathroom, I would have experimented with a pattern (maybe one of these), but for this bathroom I easily landed on black with black grout. It contrasts with the white […]

  • Jessie Youtz
    November 20, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    I feel like I’ve searched everywhere for different color hex tile. I can’t find any in order to make my own. Other than Tile Direct on which shipping is as much as the tile. Any tips?

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