7 Modern Ways to Mix and Match Tile Shapes

7 Modern Ways to Mix and Match Tile Shapes

Mixed, matched, yet perfectly coordinated. One of our favorite ways to create a modern mosaic look is by mixing our tile shapes. This technique creates stunning geometric looks that range from bold to sophisticated. Whether you're getting tile ideas for your kitchen backsplash, a statement floor, or a shower, this blog will inspire you to have fun with your tile shape choices. 

Here are 7 Modern Ways to Mix and Match Tile Shapes:

1. Hexagons Mosaic + Subway Mix Tile

Your bathroom is a fun place to mix and match tile shapes because there are multiple surfaces to contrast shapes- the floor, walls, backsplash, and niches! In this project, we contrasted bright blue Subway Tile shower walls with a retro Hexagon Flower Pattern floor. This look will add interest and space to a small area, while keeping the general style classic. 

Read all about this project with our blog "Stunning Sapphire Blue Tile Design for a Small Bathroom"

Subway Tile Mixed with Hexagon Floor Tile

 3"x8" Subway Tile - 23 Sapphire Blue. Small Hexagons -  45R My Blue Heaven, 130 White, 23 Sapphire Blue

Photo: Pencil Shavings Studio

2. Triangles + Square Mix Tile

Get the look of trendy cement tile with the durability of ceramic tile by mixing and matching triangles and squares. Cement tiles are typically intricate geometric patterns that can look either Southwestern or Moroccan depending on how you style the space. Our triangles are a custom shape with endless possibilities. Ask someone from our sales team to help create your own brilliant pattern.

Triangle and Square Tile Mosaic

2"x2" Subway Tile & Triangles - 366 Satin Black, 301 Marshmallow, 39 London Fog, 1013 Denim.

3. Diamonds + Hexagon Mix Tile

We adore this mix tile pattern because of how our Medium Diamonds fit perfectly within our Large Hexagons when laid out. It's a pleasing geometric design that's extremely popular with our clients right now. Best part? There's no customization charge for this design, it will be priced out as standard tile. (Puppy not included).

Get more pattern ideas with our blog "Simple Ways to Create Patterns with Standard Tile"

Diamond and Hexagon Tile Pattern

Medium Diamonds and Large Hexagons - 61 Navy

4. Mosaic Diamonds + Subway Tile

This stunning kitchen backsplash almost breaks our Instagram account every time we post about it. This unique tile shape is inspiring and not as difficult to achieve as it may look. We started by designing a custom ombre mosaic using Subway Tile that transitions into Diamonds. The tile was then laid out in our studio and cut down  into easy-to-install mesh sheets. The sheets are numbered and a map is made, making install a breeze.

Read all about this project with our blog "Construction2style Before & After: Kitchen Backsplash"

Diamond Tile to Subway Tile

2”x6” Subway Tile - 130 White. Medium Diamonds - 130 White, 77E Grey, 60 Silver Lining, 815W Light Grey, 155 Steel, 912W Cloudy Sky, 366 Satin Black, 613 Black. 

5. Bubble Tile Mosaic + Subway Mix Tile

Nothing is quite as fun as an organic transition of Bubbles into Subway Tile. We call them Bubble rivers because of their flowing effect. Go simple with one color, or create a rainbow of glazes for a brilliant design.

Read all about this project with our blog "Cocoon Salon's Bubbly Statement Backsplash"

Bubble and Subway Tile Backsplash

Bubbles3"x8" Subway Tile - 11 Deco White.

6. Large Hexagons + Small Hexagons

Add interest to your backsplash by custom-cutting Small Hexagons into our Large Hexagons. This futuristic look is perfect for a modern home or for someone looking to make a statement with their tile. 

Mixing Tile Sizes Idea

7. Moroccan Fish Scale Niche + Subway Mix Tile

Sometimes the simplest contrasts make the biggest impacts. We encourage all of our clients to consider the possibility of adding a niche to their shower. Using a contrasting shape in your niche brings a stylish and curated aesthetic that will radiate throughout your entire bathroom. This is also a great way to integrate our pricier shapes that you love but may not be in budget. Most niches only require 2.5 sq. ft. of tile.

Get more shower niche ideas with our blog "How to Plan for Your Bathroom Niche"

Contrasting Tile Shape Shower Niche

Large Moroccan Fish Scales - 1017E Sea Mist. 

Photo: Construction2style 


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