2019 Bathroom Trends

Renovating a bathroom presents you with literally hundreds of tough decisions. Tiles, fixtures, function, fashion, finishes – the list goes on and on. At the same time, these choices can be expensive and permanent ones, so you want to be sure to get them right.

To make this a bit easier on you, we’ve put together a list of current trends you can follow to create a bathroom that looks great, feels great, and is sure to impress.

Modernism: Monochrome Themes with Pops of Colour

Your ideas for overall colour and theme will to some extent determine the materials and fixtures used, so this is a good place to start.

In 2019 and for the past few years, the sleek ‘modern’ approach to colour and material has been quite popular. White, black, slate or marble often dominate the room while bits of wood, metal or bright colour pop out and give character.

Because this style is relatively monochrome and the colours used are pretty timeless, the modern look can be a very safe option in terms of visual style.

Large Tiles

Clean, smooth and inviting, larger format tiles are becoming a popular choice for both walls and floors in the bathroom.

Rectified tiles are rising along with this trend. Rectified tiles have a straight edge that is machine-processed to ensure all tiles are the same size. They also have a seamless finish when laid, eliminating grout lines.

Tapware in Matte Finishes

Sleek and often straight-edged tapware in a matte finish is cropping up in modern bathrooms across the country. Matte black tapware is one of the biggest and most noticeable results of this movement, but other finishes like graphite and weathered gold or copper are popular as well.

Style Tip: Don’t mix curved and straight-edged tapware. Stick with one theme throughout the bathroom.

Reclaimed Wood

Incorporating reclaimed wood is a unique way to add colour and plenty of character to your design.

Some savvy renovators take on the challenge of a DIY reclaimed wood project like this one. Whether it’s a mirror frame, vanity, or freestanding shelf, a bit of woodwork can look gorgeous, also working to soften and balance other modern trends.


Setting fashion aside, bathroom designers in 2019 are also focusing on creating spaces that are pleasant to use.

Easy to clean surfaces and elements like floor-to-ceiling tile that make the bathroom appear larger and stand up to years of use are becoming popular not just because they look good, but because they work.

As you embark on your bathroom renovation, this is a good reminder to keep function at the front of your mind!

Happy Renovating!

Good luck with your styling and tiling! We hope the project goes well, however big or small.

Bonus Tip: One thing that never goes out of style is a bathroom that is waterproof. For all your waterproofing needs, look up our Gripset Betta range of waterproofing solutions. We’ve got over three decades of popularity and proven use, so you – and your new bathroom – can depend on us.