5 Beautiful Bathroom Tile Trends You’ll Love in 2023

Seeking inspiration for a bathroom update? If so, you’ll incorporate at least some tile into your design, whether for your bathroom flooring, shower tile, or even a vanity backsplash. Before you get started with your design, it can be helpful to explore some bathroom tile trends for 2023. This way, you can get a better feel for what’s currently “in” and discover some possible bathroom tile ideas for your project!

What are some of the top bathroom tile trends for this year? Let’s dive in with some expert insights from Connecticut Stone.

1. Larger Formats With Less Visible Grout Joints

Many homeowners are shifting towards larger format tile, defined as any tile over 12″ in size. Larger format tiles are great because the larger the tile, the more open the area will look since the grout joints aren’t breaking up the space as much. This is especially true when larger format tile is paired with thinner grout lines, which can create a seamless look that many homeowners love. As an added bonus, tiles with less visible grout lines are also easier to maintain, as there is less grout to absorb moisture and develop mold over time.

2. Herringbone and Hexagon Designs

Many homeowners are also shifting away from more “traditional” tile shapes in the bathroom and are becoming more adventurous with various shapes and sizes. Herringbones and hexagons are trending for laundry and powder rooms, and more fun can be had with these. Different tile shapes can easily be incorporated into any bathroom design, though geometric shapes and patterns (including chevrons) are popular in bathroom tile flooring and shower cut-outs.

If you want to get creative, consider mixing and matching a fun geometric tile with a more traditional square or rectangular one.

3. Subway Tile (and Unique Variations of Subway Tile)

Subway tile has been popular for use in bathrooms for a long time, but we’re seeing some new trends emerge to this classic design staple. For example, rather than the “traditional” subway tile size, many homeowners are now opting for a larger format option, especially to create a focal point in bathrooms and shower walls.

In addition to different subway tile sizes, we’re also seeing people install classic subway tile in new ways. For example, some bathroom designs incorporate tile that’s installed vertically, which can create a fun and unique look. Subway tile is now trending in new colors and patterns other than plain white.

4. Fun Pops of Color

A few years ago, most trending bathroom designs featured many bright white and other neutral colors. However, in 2023, homeowners and designers are having a little more fun experimenting with pops of bold color. For example, classic 4″x4″ tiles are being reinvented and used in fun colors with a more trendy and fun style. The Connecticut Stone team has also specifically noticed that deep colors like emerald green are becoming trendy for use as features and accents.

5. Natural Stone Walls, Flooring, and More

Perhaps more than ever, we’re also beginning to see more homeowners go for bathroom designs incorporating natural stone. This is true not just on walls and flooring (where you might expect to find natural stone tile) but even on bathroom vanities and in other applications. This may be because organic and earthy designs are a trend for bathrooms and kitchens. You can’t get more natural than real stone!

Refresh Any Bathroom With Help From Connecticut Stone

While bathroom trends change and evolve over the years, many of these bathroom tile trends for 2023 have the potential to stand up to the test of time. If you’re looking for fun ways to experiment with tile in your next bathroom design project, rest assured that Connecticut Stone has the supplies you need to turn your vision (or your clients’) into a reality. From ceramic and marble to porcelain and more, we offer quality tiles of various sizes and styles to meet your needs. Reach out to our team today to schedule your free project consultation or to find out more about what we have to offer!

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