Hex tiles — those little bitty six-sided tiles that are so common in bathrooms and in older buildings — can be configured in almost infinite variations. Their tiny size makes them almost like little pixels, ready to be combined together into any pattern your heart desires. Here are some of our favorites.
Above: Intricate patterned hex tiles in a suite at The Hudson Milliner.
Here's a simpler pattern, in the entryway of a Brooklyn home by Elizabeth Roberts.
A sweet pattern from A Beautiful Mess.
A beautiful tile floor (it was a DIY!) from the Home Depot blog.
A cafe in Hong Kong from Petite Passport.
I love the idea of using hex tiles to spell out a street address, as seen in this DC home from The Everygirl.
These aren't hex tiles but teeny tiny square tiles — but the notion is the same. From The Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, spotted on The Blue Hour.
This black bathroom has a simple border pattern formed with contrasting hex tiles. From House and Home.
Above: An intricate tile pattern in the entry of a Brooklyn home from Old Brand New Blog.