5 Latest Tile Trends for Swimming Pool Designs

Are you considering installing a swimming pool this year? Before you rush out and order a run-of-the-mill fibreglass, let’s examine some incredible tile trends for custom concrete pools in 2023. The first step is choosing the actual pool and its depth and shape. Once you’ve chosen something you’re happy with, you want to decide if you want to tile the entire pool or only tile the pool’s waterline. Investing in tiling your whole pool can breathe style and sophistication into your pool.

Why choose a concrete pool?

We are a little biased, but we love a beautifully tiled pool, and with the gorgeous swimming pool tiles available, why would you settle for boring when you can transform your backyard pool into something spectacular?

Are there unique tiles for pools?

Pool tiles are typically non-slip tiles designed for wet environments. Porcelain and glass tiles are the most popular choice for pool tiles due to their resistance to water, temperature changes, fading or cracking, and non-slip nature.

Pool tile characteristics:

  • They are non-porous and slip-resistant
  • Contain anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties
  • These characteristics make them the perfect choice for pool applications.

What is the most popular pool tile colour?

While we’ve seen plenty of exciting colours used in pools over the years, shades of blue and green are the most popular colour options for pool tiles. These ocean colours help create a tranquil atmosphere, perfect for relaxing by the pool. The goal is to ensure everything blends well together. For example, if you have a bright foliage surrounding your pool, you would choose lively pool tiles to match and a cool-coloured pool coping to draw everyone’s attention to the pool.

What is the most popular kind of pool tile?

We see a significant shift towards glass mosaic tiles for pool surfaces due to their incredible reflective qualities that create a beautiful shimmer effect. They are also highly durable and easy to clean. Classic Ceramics stock a range of beautiful mosaic tiles, including hexagon mosaic tiles, square and rectangular mosaic tiles, and triangular mosaic tiles.

  • Mix and match

This trend combines different tile finishes and sizes to create a unique look in your pool area. Mix tiles of the same colour with different textures or patterns for an eye-catching design.

  • Dark and stormy

Darker shades and tones create a bold, sleek look. Think black, dark grey, and dark blue for a chic, modern take on outdoor design. Dark pool tiles don’t just add dramatic aesthetic value to a pool’s design—they can also make your pool more sustainable. Pools lined with dark tiles absorb heat from the sun, naturally warming the water 5 -10 degrees more than light-coloured pools.

  • Retro

If you are feeling brave, this trend is for you. Combine colours like turquoise, mint, and pink in bold, geometric patterns for a modern vintage look that creates a classic yet trendsetting pool design. Pink tiles are trending, from kitchens to bathrooms to fireplaces, and pools aren’t any exception. Pink tiles are just stunning and give pools a definite boutique hotel vibe.

  • Cool and calm

This trend is about creating a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere. Combine soft blues and whites for an elegant pool design perfect for unwinding after a long day.

  • Mosaics

Their small size allows mosaics to display intricate colour blends. Mosaic tiles also offer added grip underfoot thanks to the increased proportion of grout lines per square foot compared to a larger tile. Consider using them on stairs, spa ledges, or the edges of pool decks.

  • Contrast

Striking colour contrasts are a massive trend in pool design in 2023, notably checkers and stripes. The stark contrast between colours captures the eye and intrigues the mind. Factor in refracting light from the pool water, and you have a genuinely captivating swimming pool design.

  • Natural stone

The subdued colour ways and intricate detail of natural stone tiles make them a sophisticated and stylish choice for outdoor anti-slip pool tiles.

Things to consider about pool tiles

When selecting pool tiles, there are a few things to consider:

  • Pool tiles come in various shapes, sizes, colours, and finishes. Make sure to choose pool tiles that complement the overall style of your pool.
  • As pool tiles experience constant exposure to pool chemicals, water, and accessories, ensure you choose high-quality, durable tiles that will withstand the wear and tear of pool use.
  • Select a non-porous and slip-resistant pool tile to ensure safety and easy maintenance.
  • Consider choosing a matte finish instead of a glossy one, as this will offer a better grip when wet.

Choose Classic Ceramics for all your pool tile needs

Our goal at Classic Ceramics is to provide the perfect product for every project, from residential to commercial, striving to achieve excellence in every aspect. And that doesn’t end with swimming pool tile trends!

With our understanding of your unique needs and requirements, we deliver pool tile solutions in Australia that will bring you joy for years. If you’re an Architect or Designer and want to discuss tiling options for a residential or commercial project, make an appointment with one of our in-house experts in SydneyMelbourne, or Brisbane.

Or, if you are looking for a bespoke option, our Classic Design Studio can help bring your vision to life. This service allows for making speci­fic items such as step nosing and skirting pieces where the small details make all the difference.

Contact us today at one of our SydneyMelbourne, or Brisbane tile stores.

Your vision, our expertise.

Our exclusive collection of ceramic tiles caters to diverse project needs, ensuring a blend of aesthetics and functionality. Whether it’s residential or large-scale commercial endeavours, Classic Ceramics is committed to excellence.

For architects and designers seeking tailored tiling solutions, our experts in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane are available for consultations. Contact us today to explore our extensive range and discover the ideal tiles for your vision.