The modern bathroom is no longer a chilly and functional space. Nowadays, bathroom refurbishment is design-led, with bold colour choices, heritage tiles and feature vanities and bathtubs all in the mix. Moreover, bathroom design is increasingly influenced by our lifestyle choices as self-care becomes increasingly important to our daily lives. As a result, these are the bathroom trends to look out for in the coming year.
Cottagecore is a huge design trend as we all seek to make our lives cosier and more comfortable. In the bathroom, that translates to the use of pastels and saturated colours, from Nordic pink to duck egg blue and British Racing Green. Bold geometric tiles and extravagant florals meet vintage finds and traditional Victorian-style fixtures and furniture.
Cottagecore’s idealised pastoral look is perfect for a maximalist en-suite where you can luxuriate in style.
Similarly, Heritage Nostalgia style harks back to classic interiors with chequerboard floors and panelling on the walls. Mix it up by using paler pastels for your tiling, replacing black with a soft dove grey or pastel pink. And chequerboard or herringbone tiling brings old-fashioned glamour to walls and splashbacks for a fresh take on this nostalgic style.
Pair with a heritage claw-footed bathtub for a classic look or a modern freestanding bath and vanity to refresh your bathroom design.
If you’re looking for a strong statement for your bathroom refurbishment, embrace the Gothcore trend for moody black offset by nickel and brass. A gothic-style wallpaper is a perfect backdrop for a bold statement bathtub, while black tiling creates a surprisingly contemporary and intimate feel for a smaller bathroom or en-suite. If you don’t want to embrace black walls, a black marble splashback or dark-toned vanity nods to the trend and gives it timeless appeal.
Our bathrooms have rapidly evolved into sanctuaries where we can escape the stresses of the day and relax. For the ultimate in spa-style luxury, a contemporary freestanding bathtub is a crucial feature, offset with natural textures on walls, floors and textiles.
Marble is a perennial favourite, but wooden floors, limewash walls and tone-on-tone tiles can all create the sanctuary feel. Add natural fibre accessories and a large neutral rug to complete the look.
The ultimate blend of rustic and modern, French provincial is an enduring style trend that works brilliantly in your bathroom. Elegant yet relaxed, this look combines tones from trees, sky and fields with retro finds and aged stone and metal. Anchor the look with a vintage vanity painted in shades from pewter grey to sage green and linen white. Then style it up with stripped wooden floorboards, rough plaster walls and brushed metal taps.
Pared-back minimalism not your style? Embrace the colour-drenching bathroom design trend. Try saturating every surface with colour, using tiles and paint to layer up your tones for an intense effect. Look for bathroom ceramics and heated towel rails in bold hues to inject some personality, or embrace the trend with ice-cream sorbet pastels and whimsically shaped tiles. Customised terrazzo in your signature colours gives a unique finish, or inject playfulness with different coloured grouts and other bright finishes.
Mid-century modern has had a massive impact on interior design, so it’s no surprise that the trend influences bathroom design. The use of warm wood tones for your vanity nods to the trend, while pale pink, mint and mustard are style-appropriate accent colours for wallpaper, wall tiles and accessories. A muted geometric floor and contemporary vessel sink, tub and shower anchor the look in the 21st century.
Bathroom Refurbishment from The Cambridge Bath Company
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