1. Timber treasure
The natural warmth of timber continues to feature strongly in bathroom designs. It’s versatile and textural and is particularly effective when paired with other earthy materials like marble and stone. Trends include bespoke furniture-like joinery, wooden vanities, open timber shelving, flooring and even sanitary ware, as people move away from artificial materials to create a more down-to-earth, organic space.
Staying with timber, duck wood flooring is also featuring in more and more bathroom designs as it looks and feels natural, gives the illusion of space, and is warm and comfortable underfoot.[caption id="attachment_6148" align="alignleft" width="690"] Shades of grey, whites and creams combine to create a chic finish. Image courtesy of WA Bathrooms.[/caption]
2. Fifty shades of grey
With many bathroom designs now focusing on simplicity and serenity, a more subdued colour palette has come to the fore. Shades of grey, whites, creams and muted greens offer a calm warmth, while clever accents of colour add interest and detail. Interestingly, with the growing popularity of the industrial look, black is featuring more prominently in the bathroom notably in tapware and accessories.[caption id="attachment_6147" align="alignleft" width="690"] Blush tones bring warmth and soften to materials like marble and wood. Image courtesy of WA Bathrooms.[/caption]
3. The rise of rose
Whilst last year was all about metallics, this year’s bathroom designs feature pink, blush and rose gold in many different formats including tapware, lighting, storage, wall art, and as embellishments in vanities. This sophisticated tone gives an elegant opulence and is becoming increasingly popular when balanced with natural materials like marble and wood.[caption id="attachment_6152" align="alignleft" width="690"] Bathroom lighting can satisfy both functional and aesthetic briefs. Image via www.homegoid.com.[/caption]
4. Mood lighting
Bathroom designers are continuing to focus on lighting, using innovative products and placement to create atmosphere and add drama. Hanging pendant lights, either as a single feature or clustered together, is a strong trend that has the added advantage of being easily replaced when a different aesthetic is required. You can always start by replacing harsh overhead lighting with dimmable downlights, which enable you to easily switch from functional to ambient lighting, and consider framing mirrors with more flattering lights.[caption id="attachment_6149" align="alignleft" width="690"] Good quality tiles will never go out of style and nor will quality workmanship. Image courtesy of WA Bathrooms.[/caption]
5. Timeless tiles
With the softer industrial look and focus on rustic authenticity, tiles are being used in more timeless colours and shapes to create artistic and decorative backdrops. Examples include classic subway tiles in a herringbone design, geometric patterns such as chevrons (V-shape) and hexagons, contrasting grout and three-dimensional visually tactile tiles.Trends come and go, which is why it’s so important to put a great deal of thought into designing your bathroom. Modern bathrooms are all about the user’s experience and it’s really worth spending time and effort creating a personal retreat where people can indulge, relax and recharge. At the end of the day, good quality materials will never go out of style and nor will quality workmanship. [caption id="attachment_6151" align="alignleft" width="690"] Follow WA Bathrooms on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest for design tips and inspiration. Image courtesy of WA Bathrooms.[/caption] Top image courtesy of WA Bathrooms.