Current Colour Trends And Beyond

White bath with aqua tile wall feature

When it comes to colouring your life and your home, knowing what’s on trend can help you make big decisions, and small. We’re getting braver and bolder in our colour choices, and the results are absolutely stunning.

Colours trending for kitchens, bathrooms and laundries include:

  • White
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Green
  • Pink
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Brown

1. White

There’s something undeniably timeless about white. It’s an extremely versatile colour that creates a clean and bright look. White naturally reflects light and that can help to make a smaller room seem larger and more open. And it serves as a neutral canvas and pairs beautifully with almost any accent colour.

Combining black tapware and a black sink with your white colour scheme creates a modern, sleek look that’s perfect for contemporary-style kitchens, bathrooms, and laundries.

Black and White kitchen with black sink and tapware


Add an air of elegance and sophistication to your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry when you choose black. It can be paired with lots of different complementary colour combinations, however cream and white are amongst the most popular for those seeking bold contrast and a dramatic look.

Black can help make a large room with high ceilings and big windows feel more grounded. While adding elements such as brass, copper and brick to the space can add warmth.

Stainless steel sinks and chrome tapware are just one option that make a striking addition to a black backdrop.

Black themed laundry with wood accents and white appliances with chrome tapware

3. Grey

Grey brings a sense of calmness to any space. It’s also great for hiding the dirt, fingerprints, stains, and droplets that seem to find their way into the most unlikely of places in your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry. So grey makes a great base colour in any busy family home.

It’s versatile in that it comes in many different hues, from light to dark and green to navy, and is the perfect middle-ground between black and white.

Grey matches well with marble and engineered stone benchtops. Matte black tapware and brass tapware both pair perfectly with grey. When it comes to sinks, a white sink makes an ideal choice. Or you can go bold with a copper sink and copper taps.

Grey kitchen island with a copper sink and black tapware


Green is a refreshing and invigorating colour that also creates a sense of balance and harmony. And it’s never been easier to be green in your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry than in 2023. From deep forest to light eucalypt shades, there’s a huge palette to choose from.

The darker shades bring more moodiness and sophistication to your room, while lighter greens create a fresh and airy feel.

Green pairs perfectly with stainless steel appliances, tapware, and sinks.

green subway tile bathroom with stainless steel tapware


Romantic and feminine, pink is capturing the attention and imagination of more and more homeowners. Choose pink and you’ll have a room full of character and a space of creativity, fun and optimism.

Drench your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry in pink, or break it up with other shades. Selecting a splashback in a neutral colour will add visual interest. While a white marble benchtop will bring a luxe feel.

Both gold tapware or brass tapware add a sleek, sophisticated touch, while a white sink is a modern choice.

Pink tile bathroom with pink basin and gold tapware


Red radiates love and is finding its way into the heart of many homes. It’s a colour that naturally warms and enlivens a space and incites great conversation. It can be used as a centrepiece, such as in an island bench in a kitchen, or a laundry splashback or bathroom vanity. Or you can go big and bold and allow it to dominate.

Copper tapware makes a striking addition, especially when paired with a copper sink. Or if you want the red to sing, keep the tapware and sink more low key and opt for chrome tapware and a white sink.

Red bathroom with round white sink and chrome tapware


Whether used as a dominant colour or just as an accent, yellow is a lively colour that brings life and happiness to your kitchen, bathroom and laundry. It comes in a wide range of shades – from mellow mustard to spicy saffron – to suit your home and your personality.

It pairs well with primary blue, sky blue and even burnt orange. If you want your yellow to shine, opt for chrome tapware and a white sink.

White bathroom with yellow tones, white freestanding bath and chrome tapware

  • 8.Brown

Brown is cozy and welcoming. It brings a sense of calm to busy kitchen, bathroom and laundry spaces and invites the opportunity to introduce beautiful natural timbers. And that means it lets you bring the outside in.

From rich espresso to lighter shades of latte, you can introduce a tone of brown that suits your personal style. This includes going rustic or modern in style.

Keep things dark and moody with black tapware and a black sink, or go more traditional with stainless steel appliances, tapware, and sinks.

Wood bathroom with white vanity, inset bath and basin as well as chrome tapware

More top tips on what’s trending in colour

Get fresh and dramatic with high-contract colours

The differences in light and dark can help guide attention and tell your unique story. It’s also especially important for people with low vision who may struggle to distinguish between similar colour shades and tones. Examples of high contrast colours include black and white, blue and yellow, green and black.

Mix brights with woods

When looking for something to pair your brights with, don’t just look to other colours. Woods in all shades aren’t just proving they pair well with brights, they’re proving extremely popular. In fact, brights can magnify the grandeur and natural beauty of the wood – and who doesn’t love that?

Introduce colour through the beauty of handmade artisan details

Handmade tiles and handles. One-of-a-kind pottery. These artisan details can be alive with colour and bring a life of their own to your kitchen, bathroom and laundry. Don’t overlook the opportunity to introduce them, and with that to introduce their unique personality.

Need help to make your colour choice?

Before you paint the town (or kitchen, bathroom, and laundry) red, or any other colour for that matter, it pays to talk to an expert.

If you’ve settled on your colour choice, our Tradelink showroom consultants can help you to check out what taps, sinks and accessories will pair perfectly with it – regardless of whether you’re looking for something understated or something big and bold.

It’s the same if you’re still making your colour decision. Knowing what taps, sinks and accessories are available and suit you shortlist (or even your long list) can help make your colour decision easier.

So, find a store or contact us to book a virtual or in-store appointment today.

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