One of the most popular shapes in outdoor umbrellas, a Hexagon Umbrella is characterized by six fabric panels and six supporting ribs. They are available in aluminum, wood and fiberglass models and in both patio and market styles. Hexagon umbrellas are available in sizes from six to more than nine feet in diameter.
Hexagon umbrellas are good candidates for creative panel color choices. You can alternate two colors or three. Some manufacturers even allow you to choose six colors for a rainbow panel effect on your umbrella.