The Top Home Renovation Trends You'll See in 2023

2023 promises to look brighter and bolder, with vibrant colors and statement-making design ideas in home renovation trends. Say farewell to white kitchens and bathrooms, white tiles and white walls, and get ready to welcome colors that will delight you!

Color of the year, “Viva Magenta”, has stepped out with its crimson-red personality – far from a shrinking violet – to inspire brilliant days ahead.

In 2023 there is continued demand for sustainable building methods and materials, both inside and outside the home, as homeowners renovate responsibly for the long-term health of the planet and future generations.

The pandemic taught us we can enjoy our home environment for work, study and entertainment. This lesson has led to innovations in multifunctional room design, combining the sanctuary of home with our working space.

Emerge2 has gathered a few of the more noteworthy and imaginative trends for 2023.


Accent colors in new renovations are bolder and showing up in works of art, wallpaper and backsplashes.

Nature features strongly in many home renovations this year, with earthy colors, and blues and greens. Metallics are adding a touch of class to spaces throughout the home.


2023 is the year to insert your personal style with exotic colors and a range of textures. Some kitchen renovators are seeing a growing trend away from open concept kitchens. Smart technology appliances continue to gain in popularity.


Darker stained, warm wood cabinets or two-tone cabinets in striking shades of blue, mauve or green are setting the tone in kitchens this year. Moving away from simple Shaker-style, you will see more intricate detail in woodwork.

Bright white cabinets will move to warmer white cabinets, popular for home renovators who prefer a white kitchen with a softer tone. Custom hardware will be seen more often in kitchen cabinetry.


Countertops are also moving away from simpler granite patterns to more dramatic patterns and other types of stone. Picture the beauty of smooth, understated soapstone on your island contrasted with granite that has interesting veining on your countertops.


The timeless white tile backsplash is stepping aside for graphic backsplashes and even bold wallpaper. If you want to splurge, a stone slab backsplash from countertop to ceiling will be a stunning feature in your kitchen.

Islands are featuring waterfall edge countertops of granite that cover the entire side of each end of the island, right to the floor.

Mosaic tiles, colorful stone tiles and even stained glass are appearing in kitchens for added character.

Textiles in the kitchen

Cheerful fabrics usually found in European country homes are now being added to kitchen cupboard doors and as curtains in place of a door below the sink, providing a warm and inviting feel to kitchens.

Invisible and smart appliances

If you walk into a kitchen and don’t see any appliances, it’s most likely because they’re hiding behind cabinetry, another popular and attractive look for 2023 kitchens. Bulky microwaves are moving behind cabinets as well. Also exciting is the spice rack hidden in the kitchen wall!

Kitchen cabinets will have push-touch openings instead of handles for a smooth, finished look.

A must-have appliance this year is the refrigerator drawer, handy and discreet, for kids’ snacks, food prep and when entertaining.

In 2023, smart appliances are gaining more fans, from the avid to novice cook. Manage your grocery shopping, recipes, cooking, and coffee brewing all from your phone. There is a smart appliance for every purpose, designed to make your life easier.

Powder rooms

Powder rooms have always been the little room with big impact, and in 2023 this means a colorful sink in a floating stone or marble vanity with a background of bright, patterned wallpaper.


2023 will see more interest in curbless showers and wet rooms to provide accessibility through the years, along with a built-in shower bench and grab bars. Bathroom design is also moving away from traditional white tiles and fixtures to vibrantly colored patterned tiles, and colored toilets and sinks.

Stone bathroom sinks and vintage-style free-standing tubs will continue to be sought after for bathroom renovations in 2023.


The bidet is very much in vogue for 2023. You can install a separate bidet or purchase the type you can add to your toilet.


The repurposing trend continues in 2023 for bathrooms, with custom vanities made from vintage dressers. Glamour and beauty reign with natural marble-top vanities, and warm-toned wood finishes.

Plumbing fixtures

Nickel hardware is no longer the go-to finish as renovators have discovered bronze and marble handles. Gold-finished fixtures will give your bathroom a luxury feel, especially if you are creating a relaxing spa atmosphere.


Vibrant, glazed Moroccan or Zellige tile will make you want to linger in your bathroom a little longer. They come in a variety of colors, patterns and designs that will add warmth and character even on the coldest winter day.

Listening room

A big trend for 2023 is the listening or music room. Find a quiet corner in a room, or transform your family or living room so you can enjoy listening to your old LP collection or playing your own instrument.

Living room and dining room

2023 is bound to be warmer and cozier with curvier furniture and accessories: sofas, chairs, coffee tables, dining tables, lamps and vases.

Larger windows and double doors will replace smaller windows and single doors to let the sunshine in.

Homes will be transformed with arched doorways rather than traditional square openings, for a softer and inviting design.


Natural fabrics and materials, plants, large windows and neutral colors are setting the stage for a peaceful escape in bedrooms this year. Designers are creating a closer connection to natural beauty with cork, sisal and bamboo. White walls and accessories are being replaced with warm terra cottas and vibrant corals.

Laundry room

2023 is not the year to ignore your laundry room. Imagine how much happier you and your family will be doing laundry when it’s freshly painted and maybe even tiled!

Hobby room

Many people started new hobbies in the pandemic and are now creating their own work space in the basement, attic, a shed or coach house. It’s therapeutic and fun to work with your hands, and designing a dedicated work area away from the household gives you a place to concentrate and store all your materials. The hobby room can double as an office if you are tight on space.

Kitchen garden 

Spring is around the corner, so start planning your own kitchen garden to grow healthy, fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits. It’s fun, and with rising food prices, will help keep your grocery costs down. 

Outdoor kitchen

The outdoor kitchen trend continues to grow in popularity. This positive outcome from the pandemic has homeowners relishing their time in their outdoor kitchens, cooking for family and friends and enjoying summer days and nights eating al fresco. Outdoor kitchens can be as simple or as involved as you like, with a variety of natural materials available and outdoor kitchen appliances to choose from.

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