Unique Tile Shapes & Patterns: Go Geometric

Posted 09/11/2020 by Arizona Tile

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Paros Navy and Black Hex Porcelain Tile Floor from Arizona Tile
Image: Paros Navy and Black Hex Porcelain Tile Floor from Arizona Tile

Whether you’re looking for the perfect tile for your bathroom, kitchen or other space, one of the easiest ways to make an impact is to venture beyond square and rectangular tiles.

Unique tile shapes, patterns and unexpected arrangements can instantly transform the entire room into something fresh, contemporary and on-trend. Whether mixed with more traditional tiles or used on its own, geometric tile is a rising trend we can’t get enough of. Here’s a look at some of our favorite ideas for geometric tile shapes and patterns that will modernize your space.

New Shibusa Crema Hex Color Body Porcelain Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: New Shibusa Crema Hex Color Body Porcelain Tile from Arizona Tile

1. Hex

Hex tile is a popular way to bring geometric style to your space. It’s perfect for adding personality and a unique shape to everything from backsplashes and walls to showers and floors. Take your tile design up a notch with white hexagon tile that has the classic appeal of subway tile but with a geometric twist. Try a white marble-look hex such as Tru Marmi, a chic solid like Paros or a concrete-look variety such as Lagos or the large-format Icon.

Bare Gray and White Glossy Chevron Patterned Body Ceramic Tile Kitchen Wall from Arizona Tile
Image: Bare Gray and White Glossy Chevron Patterned Body Ceramic Tile Kitchen Wall from Arizona Tile

2. Chevron

Add personality and visual interest to simple subway tile by arranging two different colors in a chevron pattern. Trendy, charming and stylish, this is a good way to spice up a kitchen backsplash or create a fun accent wall in the bathroom. Try this two-toned sleek look of Bare ceramic tile.

Reverie 10 Rectified Glazed Porcelain Tile Living Room Accent Wall from Arizona Tile
Image: Reverie 10 Rectified Glazed Porcelain Tile Living Room Accent Wall from Arizona Tile

3. Patterned

Aside from geometric-shaped tiles, you can also add a bold style to your design with geometric patterned tile. The contrasting, graphic look of Reverie porcelain offers the timeless style of white porcelain tile paired with a pattern of modern shapes in bold black. We particularly love pattern options 1 and 5 for their angular, geometric character.

Paloma Glossy Steel, Cotton Glossy, & Paloma Pumice Glossy Rhomboid Ceramic Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Paloma Glossy Steel, Cotton Glossy, & Paloma Pumice Glossy Rhomboid Ceramic Wall Tile from Arizona Tile

4. Rhomboid

Similar to hex tile with an elongated and more pointed look, rhomboid shaped tiles are another way to add a geometric element to your walls. These diamond-style tiles are unique and fresh, perfect for bringing visual texture and a contemporary aesthetic. Look for rhomboid shapes of your favorite porcelain tiles, such as Paloma and the striking bamboo-look Shibusa.

Geometric Amiens Classic Blend Hex Geometro Glass Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Geometric Amiens Classic Blend Hex Geometro Glass Wall Tile from Arizona Tile

5. Mosaics

Geometric hex mosaics like Geometro or Themar or our special order Geometric Series give an intricate touch to your bathroom walls, showers and more. If you’re drawn to natural stone, there are plenty of options with CS-Bianco Venatino, which could bring the classic look of marble to your space in the form of a hex, herringbone, chevron, lotus or picket mesh mosaic.

These geometric tile design ideas are just the tip of the iceberg! From octagons to leaves to basketweave, there’s no shortage of ways to add unique shapes to your next tile design. Create a geometric look that’s sure to be a conversation starter!

To compare your favorite tile options and get inspired from the comfort of your home, try out our Just Imagine Visualizer tool. You can also contact one of our tile experts to help guide you through which geometric style is right for your home or business.