THE GROUT GUY 3 Bathroom Trends the Grout Guy Loves for 2023

The Grout Guy has been elbow-deep in bathroom trends for over 20 years, and we’ve seen many fads come and go, but there are a few looks we’re loving in 2023 that we hope stick around! Whether you’re doing a full reno or just want to freshen up your old, tired bathroom, these on-trend updates will make your bathroom the envy of all your guests. Plus, you always have the option to call our team of grout experts to freshen any discoloured or cracking grout while you’re at it so that any upgrades you make aren’t overshadowed by grubby grout, or worse, damaged by a leaking shower!

1. Neutral Tones Create a Spa-Like Bathroom

corner shot of a bathroom with neutral colour tones showing a bath, sink, window and a mirror

Neutral tones like grey, white, and beige are perfect for creating a spa-like bathroom. These muted colours make small bathrooms appear more open and airy. They also provide a calming vibe, ideal for a space meant for relaxation and rejuvenation.

  • Soothing Gray

Charcoal, slate, and dove grey are popular neutral grey tones for bathrooms. Pair grey walls or tiles with white trim and accents for a crisp, clean look. Add warmth with wood tones in the flooring, cabinetry, or accessories.

  • Crisp White

An all-white bathroom feels bright, fresh, and hygienic. Choose white tiles, cabinets, and walls – even the tub and sinks can be white. Then layer in texture with waffle weave towels, a jute rug, rattan baskets or a linen shower curtain. Pops of colour from towels, rugs or accessories will make an all-white bathroom anything but boring.

  • Natural Beige

For a nature-inspired spa bathroom, warm beige tones are perfect. Beige travertine tiles, stone sinks, and bamboo accents create an earthy yet luxurious look. Copper fixtures or lighting provide an artisanal touch. Large leafy plants, woven baskets and linen fabrics complete the organic vibe.

Keep in mind, neutral tones show dirt and stains more easily, so choose materials that are low-maintenance and easy to clean. With the right mix of textures and a few vibrant accents, a neutral-toned bathroom can be a stylish and rejuvenating space. Your own mini spa, right at home!

Statement Geometric Tile Patterns

a bathroom with white bath a green plant and small tiles in the background

Geometric tile patterns are making a major splash in bathrooms this year.

  • Hexagon tiles

Hexagon tiles have a subtle shape that creates an intricate pattern. Their six-sided shape combines to make a seamless pattern that gives floors and walls visual depth. Hex tile comes in a variety of sizes, colours and materials like marble, porcelain, and ceramic to suit any style.

  • Triangle tiles

For a bolder look, triangle tiles create a dramatic zig-zag pattern. While triangle tiles may seem tricky to install, many come pre-spaced on mesh backing for an easy DIY project. Triangle tiles work well for an accent wall or are used in combination with square tiles for floors.

  • Diamond tiles

Diamond tiles, with their angled edges, create a glamorous pattern reminiscent of Art Deco design. Diamond tiles require careful installation to achieve their signature shape, so they are best used selectively for a statement wall or backsplash. However, when installed well, diamond tiles make a lavish impression.

Outdoor-Inspired Bathrooms Bring Nature Indoors

a bathroom with an outdoor view to a wooden deck

Outdoor-inspired bathrooms are a hot trend for 2023, bringing natural elements indoors for a spa-like oasis.

  • Materials

Using natural stone, wood, and greenery helps create an outdoor feel. Stone tiles, wooden vanities, and live plants are perfect for this look. For walls, consider stone veneer panels or reclaimed wood planks. A freestanding tub surrounded by plants transports you to a secluded garden.

  • Colours

Earthy colours like sage green, terra cotta, and sand complement natural materials. Paint walls in a neutral shade and add pops of colour with accessories like towels, rugs, and artwork. For a bright outdoor-inspired space, use a leafy tropical print wallpaper.

  • Lighting

Maximize natural light with large windows or a skylight. Add task lighting at the vanity and ambient lighting for the tub and shower. Outdoor-style fixtures like lanterns or string lights enhance the natural vibe.

  • Ventilation

Proper ventilation is key for an outdoor-inspired bath. Use an exhaust fan to reduce excess moisture and prevent mildew. For a spa-like experience, install ceiling fans to keep air circulating.

An outdoor-inspired bathroom blends natural elements with comfort for a peaceful retreat, and opening the space to natural light and improving ventilation allows you to enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of your home.

Whether you incorporate one of these trends or all three, your bathroom is sure to become the envy of all your friends and family. And remember, if you simply need your grubby grout banished to allow your new bathroom style to really shine through, give The Grout Guy a call! You can trust our leaking shower repair and grout replacement specialists to solve your gross grout and leaking shower woes quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively in Perth, Sydney (Metro Area), Melbourne, Geelong, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.

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