2023 Bathroom Trends Designers Have On Their Radar

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Today’s homeowners are seeking bathroom designs that make them feel perfectly pampered and reflect who they are. In response, industry pros have upped the ante with exceptional spaces that exude luxury and unique flair. Here’s what designers have on the radar for 2023 bathroom trends—from materials and top paint colors, to wellness touch-points and technology.

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freestanding tub with brass hardware

Mary Patton brought a sense of serenity and sophistication to this bathroom featuring a freestanding tub and brass hardware.

Be True to You

“For me, The New Statement Bathroom epitomizes bringing in elements that really speak to your personal style. Whether it’s a fun wallpaper or special hardware, it’s important to make YOUR statement in the bathroom.”

—Mary Patton, Mary Patton Design | Houston

PHOTO: MOLLY CULVER

bathroom vanity featuring natural stone

Rich marble veining brings movement and interest to a bathroom vanity area designed by Brittany Farinas.

Make a Statement with Stone

“Clients are requesting natural stones. I think the pandemic prompted many to value a space that feels unique, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. When we design anything custom, we look at it as an opportunity to express the client’s personality through different colors and materials. A beautiful stone can really set the tone for the space and say a lot about our client’s style.”

—Brittany Farinas, House of One Interior Design | Miami

PHOTO: KRIS TAMBURELLO

white vanity with chrome accents

Far Studio kept it classic with chrome accents and a herringbone floor in this chic bathroom.

Count on the Classics

“I think Carrara marble with chrome metal accents will always be timeless because it is a clean and simplistic look that still feels chic and luxurious. I also love a herringbone pattern and don’t see that going out of style.”

—Brittany Hakimfar, Far Studio | Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

PHOTO: BRIAN WETZEL PHOTOGRAPHER

black and white bathroom with freestanding tub

A tub and fixtures by Waterworks take center stage in this space by designer Jeff Andrews, which also showcases oversized marble wall tiles and Pierre Noire limestone tiles by Ann Sacks.

Black and White Delight

“Black, white and gray is the most tried-and-true color combination of all time. With that simple, reduced color palette, you can go in so many different directions and still have an abundance of drama. More black, more drama. More veiny marble, more drama. The gray is the palette cleanser.”

—Jeff Andrews, Jeff Andrews Design | Los Angeles

PHOTO: GREY CRAWFORD

bathroom featuring a wood vanity and colored tile shower

Jessica Nelson brought warmth and layers to this bathroom featuring wood accents and colored tile.

Layer, Layer, Layer

“Adding personality back into a client’s home is The New Statement Bathroom. Bringing back color and pattern, making the room feel layered, lived in and like a well-loved home is what’s next in bathroom design. This could also be defined by adding wallpaper, some sort of wainscoting, patterned window treatments or fun tile. Layering all of these elements into one space would be for the super bold client.”

—Jessica Nelson, Jessica Nelson Designs | Seattle

PHOTO: CARINA SKROBECKI

bathroom vanity with fluted cabinetry

Designer Kristen Pena added texture to this bathroom in the form of a fluted backsplash by Artistic Tile. Plumbing is Waterworks and lighting is Apparatus.

Let’s Talk About Texture

“Clients seem to be gravitating more toward texture than color, and a minimal palette that has depth and interest through the use of mixed materials and textures. I think texture provides the warmth in a room made up of hard surfaces that people are currently looking for in their homes.”

—Kristen Pena, K Interiors | San Francisco

PHOTO: BESS FRIDAY

luxurious bathroom with walk-in shower

Nary a detail was spared in this luxurious bathroom designed by Liz Caan.

Lean into Luxury

“Luxury defines The New Statement Bathroom, both in materials and technology. Look for natural marbles and stone, controlled and high-quality lighting, rich finishes, steam with aromatherapy, heated floors and toilets that do everything.”

—Liz Caan, Liz Caan & Co. | Newton, Massachusetts

PHOTO: TIM WILLIAMS (STYLED BY LUCY BAMMAN)

shower featuring statement zelilge tile

Maureen Ursino gave this bathroom top billing thanks to Zia Tile and Watermark hardware in the shower area.

Think Comprehensively

“The New Statement Bathroom is a bathroom that can hold its own in a home; it isn’t designed as an afterthought. Regardless of size, it’s full of texture, differing materials and thoughtful details that will contribute to the comprehensive whole of a homes’ design.”

—Maureen Ursino, Ursino Interiors | Colts Neck, New Jersey

PHOTO: TIM LENZ

freestanding bathroom tub with a view

A freestanding bathtub soaks in the views in this bathroom by Purple Cherry Architects.

Sink into Style

“The bathtub is naturally one of the centerpieces of a spa-like bath. For that reason, we have seen an increased desire for freestanding tubs, particularly ones with a view. More and more of our clients are requesting a functional bathroom space with a relaxing spa feel where they can unwind after a busy work day.”

—Annie Kersey, Purple Cherry Architects | Annapolis, Maryland

PHOTO: DURSTON SAYLOR

bathroom with large format tile and freestanding tub

SDH Studio Architecture + Design’s vision for this bathroom included Mia Cucina vanities and Grohe plumbing fixtures

Take it Away with Tile

“Clients have asked for larger size tiles, mainly natural stone or natural-looking ones. Warm tones and large marbles are some of the trends we’re predicting for 2023.”

—Stephanie Halfen, SDH Studio Architecture + Design | Miami Beach, Florida

PHOTO: KRIS TAMBURELLO

bathroom featuring a pedestal link and black sconces

Warm tones permeate this powder room by designer Wendy Labrum.

Marvel in Marble

“Statement marble is a trend. Clients want bold and beautiful natural materials that make an impact. These elements will continue to hold, as people become more and more adventurous with strong veining and colors. People have grown tired of boring white bathrooms with basic white marble and are looking to differentiate their homes to better fit their personalities and color sensibilities.”

—Wendy Labrum, Wendy Labrum Interiors | Chicago

PHOTO: HEATHER TALBERT

bathroom with marble walls and flooring

Gleaming stone encases this bathroom by The Turret Collaborative.

Fab Slabs

“For those with the budget, stone slabs are really having a moment, especially stones with color tones like lilac. The idea of taking marble and sculpting things from it, such as a matching sink and vanity, has been rising in popularity and can become the centerpiece of a breathtaking bathroom. A less expensive option that achieves a similar effect is slab-size travertine that looks almost exactly like stone. Whether it is marble or travertine, the trend seems to be using stone, and a lot of it, in multiple places in a bathroom.”

—Jessica Shaw, The Turett Collaborative | New York, New York

PHOTO: COSTAS PICADA

a freestanding tub in front of floor to ceilingTranquil, peaceful bathroom spaces remain a top ask from clients. Soft tones and natural materials help accomplish the look. windows in natural stone bathroom

Tranquil, peaceful bathroom spaces remain a top ask from Vertical Arts Architecture clients. Soft tones and natural materials help accomplish the look.

A Strategic ‘Wow’ Moment

“Focus more on one feature element that can shine while the rest of the room remains a bit subservient. We are huge proponents of architectural moves like light coves, integrated full height windows with views and sleek vanities that help create a unique space beyond just the finishes.”

—Sarah Tiedeken O’Brien, Vertical Arts Architecture | Steamboat Springs, Colorado

PHOTO: DAVID PATTERSON

powder blue bathroom vanity with scalloped edges

Never underestimate the power of a unique cabinet or cabinet color, says designer Bria Hammel. Mixed finishes and a custom vanity are also easy ways to add interest.

A Pop of Personality

“A blue and white color combination will always hold strong, but warm neutrals have also made a big comeback lately! Both of these color palettes are beautiful and timeless to keep around your home.”

—Bria Hammel, Bria Hammel Interiors | Mendota Heights, Minnesota

PHOTO: SPACECRAFTING PHOTOGRAPHY

luxury vanity station in corner of bathroom done in neutral palette

Two years after the start of the pandemic, “it’s often about the details that promote an enhanced bathing and dressing experience,” says Houson-based designer Courtnay Tartt Elias.

Play Up Personal Luxuries

“We’re seeing a focus on wellness and wellness technology in the bathroom, with requests for warming drawers for towels, steam showers with all the bells and whistles (including chroma-therapy lights and music speakers), luxurious natural stones, and infrared saunas. Well-designed organization is also big, with hair stations, specialty make-up mirrors and more.”

— Courtnay Tartt Elias, Creative Tonic | Houston

PHOTO: JULIE SOEFER PHOTOGRAPHY

black and white modern vanity in bathroom with marble slab walls

A custom-designed vanity, featuring Porcelanosa fixtures and tile, creates a modern moment with contrasting elements.

Opposites (Still) Attract

“You can’t go wrong with the contrast of a black and white bathroom. The use of contrasting marble gives it a subtle statement of opulence and timeless feel.”

—Alexander Purcell, Studio Purcell | Los Angeles

PHOTO: AVABLU PHOTOGRAPHY

rustic modern bathroom with cypress wood flooring, stone entry and freestanding tub

Cypress, which is durable and water- and rot-resistant, makes up the flooring in a lake house primary bathroom with a modern-rustic style.

High-Performance Wood Flooring

“With the desire for natural materials, or wonderful man-made materials that mimic the natural, there is interest in bringing wood into bathrooms, especially for the main floor area. It softens the space unlike tile or stone floors and gives a more organic look to the bathroom.”

—Christy Dillard Kratzer, CDK Interior Design | Atlanta

PHOTO: CHRIS LITTLE PHOTOGRAPHY

mixed patterns and tiles in a white bathroom by virginia toledo gellar

“As we see clients requesting more color in their living rooms and family rooms, they are also looking to change the direction of what has been a primarily neutral color story for bathrooms,” says designer Virginia Toledo.

Mix and Match

“We are having more clients request bathrooms with saturated colors and pattern play, and we think this will have us getting more and more creative with both into 2023.”

—Virginia Toledo, Toledo Geller | Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

PHOTO: JACOB SNAVELY

high contrast black and white primary bathroom with circle mirrors and statement stone countertops

“We love the drama we can create with high contrast materials,” says designer Amy Carman, whose recent bath project features elements from Kohler’s Components collection and Luxholdups hardware.

Bold Stone Choices

“Richly veined marble and quartzite have become the statement in many of our bathroom designs. It’s luxurious material and, unlike other fixtures and finishes, no two stones are alike. So it’s a way to elevate a room, provide a wow-factor, and make a space truly one-of-a-kind.”

—Amy Carman, Amy Carman Design | Milwaukee, WI

PHOTO: DUSTIN HALLECK

neutral spa-like bathroom with wood vanity

“The new statement bathroom of today is not a statement. It’s a refuge to recharge, refuel and reflect,” poses Brian Brown. This primary bath in San Diego features Caesarstone countertops, Porcelanosa tiles and Brizo fixtures.

Nods to Nature

“Neutrals and natural materials are tried and true. Taking inspiration from colors and elements that are part of the landscape will always reflect well in a bathroom.”

—Brian Brown, Brian Brown Studio | San Diego

PHOTO: COURTESY BRIAN BROWN

freestanding white tub in front of window and surrounded by serena and side table

In a Bridghampton project, designer Jennifer Hunter masters the clean, collected look with special touches from Serena & Lily.

Polished Palettes

“Clients are requesting a clean, crisp, and luxurious look. This means large format marble tiles, free-standing soaking tubs, and a cooler color palette.”

—Jennifer Hunter, Jennifer Hunter Design | New York, New York

PHOTO: PATRICK CLINE

steam shower with pink tile and black freestanding tuh

Bold color and patterns with tile are also big when it comes to the latest bathroom design trends, says designer Susie Novak.

A Place to Let off Steam

“My clients are requesting steam showers when renovating a bathroom. They want a wellness feature in their homes as they are spending more time in them.”

—Susie Novak, Susie Novak Interiors | Oakland, California

PHOTO: BRAD KNIPSTEIN

primary bathroom with center tub, wood beams and natural light

“In my mountain modern aesthetic, beautiful plastered white walls with natural woods and wood details are always a favorites in bathroom spaces,” says designer Kristin Dittmar.

An Extension of Living Areas

“By bringing some materials from their living spaces into the baths, like wood beams and wood ceilings the bathrooms feel more living spaces than a colder bathroom. Clients are loving a focal point in their master bath and situating a soaking tub in the middle of the room adds the wow factor. “

— Kristin Dittmar, Kristin Dittmar Design | Aspen, Colorado

PHOTO: BROOKE CASILLAS PHOTOGRAPHY

white primary bathroom with purple runner and cabinets for storage

Amy Storm notes architects and designers also have become more collaborative in recent years, allowing for more a wholistic design aesthetic from exterior to interior. This primary bathroom by the Illinois-based designer features Brizo fixtures, Silver Wave marble stone and a mirror by Renwil.

Stylish Storage Solutions

“Perhaps an effect of people spending more time at home over the last couple of years and likely moving forward, a desire for more creative and thoughtful storage solutions is in high demand.”

— Amy Storm, Amy Storm & Company | Glen Ellyn, Illinois

PHOTO: STOFFER PHOTOGRAPHY INTERIORS

 

A version of this article was originally published on October 17, 2022.