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Light wood tones and textural doors for bathrooms are all the rage, says Morton.

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2023 Bathroom & Kitchen Trends Revealed

Interior Designer Patty Morton Weds Beauty & Function for Kitchens, Bathrooms & More

An increasing priority for today’s homeowners is to transform frequently used spaces, like bathrooms, kitchens, and utility areas, into attractive, user-friendly, space-saving, storage-rich spaces. 

That makes practicality one of 2023’s biggest trends, says Interior Designer Patty Morton, CID. And, as the founder of Pretty Places in Paradise (, Patty excels at making functional design beautiful. Here are more of her right-now kitchen and bathroom design trends: 

Kitchens: Convenience and easy access to appliances take precedence in kitchen design. Incorporating space-saving measures such as rollouts for drawers, kitchenware, spices, and efficient recycling systems is a must. Pantry buildouts are also favored to enhance food and small appliance storage. 

Aesthetically, homeowners are selecting wood mid-tones, combinations of wood and whites, coastal two-tone themes, slab front sinks, striking stone elements, stone ledges, and glass-front cabinets. There’s also a growing preference for more dramatic and natural statement stones in features like waterfall islands, sink apron fronts, ledges, and full-height backsplashes. Handcrafted textured tiles in a 4x4 size are gaining popularity, as well as wallpaper accent walls.

Bathrooms: Cultivating a spa-like environment and promoting wellness for homeowners as they age in place is trending this year. This can mean removing bathtubs to accommodate larger, zero-entry or wheel-in showers and/or choosing bath fixtures that are designed for ease of entering and exiting.

Aesthetically, rustic wood tones ranging from light to medium hues dominate bathroom design. Vanities feature light wood tones, including white oak, while also incorporating textural cane doors and drawers paired with marble countertops. Coastal colors, spanning from light powder blue to aqua blue, and dark teal to navy, are prevalent. Countertops are adorned with quartzite natural stone or dramatic quartz vanity tops. Handcrafted, textured tiles in a 4x4 size, along with hand-painted square accent tiles, are favored choices.

  • Gorgeous stone backsplashes and added shelving are on-trend for kitchens.
  • Light wood tones and textural doors for bathrooms are all the rage, says Morton.
  • Spa-like, larger showers are ideal for aging in place.
  • Handcrafted textured tiles add fun and colorful accents to any bathroom or kitchen remodel.
  • Interior Designer Patty Morton
  • Coastal-themed wCoastal-themed wallpaper and wood-toned flooring from a bathroom remodel by Patty Morton.