Are you planning to redesign your bathroom or to add a wet room or ensuite shower room to your home? The world of bathroom design is full of wonderful choices, so why not take some inspiration from the hottest new trends to see what’s possible in your bathroom? We’ve highlighted seven bathroom interiors trends to help you get the bathroom of your dreams.
1. Grey bathroom schemes
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One of the biggest bathroom trends in recent years that just keeps on growing, grey bathrooms are huge in 2018. It’s a fresh twist on a neutral room scheme, offering an elegant aesthetic that has virtually unlimited appeal. Grey bathroom designs look wonderful in traditional settings but are flexible enough to add understated sophistication to contemporary schemes too. Why not incorporate grey into your bathroom scheme with wall paint, ceramic tiles or by adding a piece of vintage furniture?
2. Cosy, dark interiors
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For a more dramatic look that’s very now, dark interiors are a surprising but increasingly popular choice for modern bathrooms. While interior designers would traditionally shy away from using darker hues in the smallest rooms of the house because they make the space look smaller, the cosiness and intimacy of the bathroom as a sanctuary is now being embraced through the use of colour. Use dark blues, greys or even dark reds on feature walls, in wall and floor tiles, and contrast with natural wood for an even bigger impact.
3. Sleek black radiators
One of this year’s ‘must have’ bathroom features is a sleek black radiator. This is a novel and imaginative way to add practicality and style to your bathroom, while making a contemporary design statement that works in both classic bathroom settings and more modern schemes. Black radiators are now widely available from specialist suppliers such as The Designer Radiator Company who have an enviable collection of black vertical radiators (see their full range) as well as many horizontal designs to choose from.
4. Pretty patterned tiles
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Patterned tiles are back! Whether you prefer the intricate patterns of Victorian encaustic tiles or the eclectic beauty of Spanish or Moroccan tiles, there’s no denying that the trend for patterned wall and floor tiles is here to stay. Go plain on the walls and make a feature of your bathroom floor, or use matching tiles all through the room for a fuller effect. The popularity of this particular bathroom trends means that you’ll find no shortage of choice in terms of colour, design, size or budget.
5. Rose gold hardware
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Rose gold seems to have shot to popularity in the last couple of years ever since the arrival of the iPhone of the same colour started to make waves. This unashamedly feminine metallic hue is a bold choice that has the power to give any bathroom a major glamour makeover. Choose rose gold bathroom fixtures for taps, light fittings, accessories, radiators and much more.
6. Favourite hues of blue
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Blue, the colour of water and the sea, is the perfect colour for a bathroom. In 2018, the most popular shades for bathroom design are indigo, rich turquoise and aqua, either on their own or in combination. Let the rich blue/green jewel colours sparkle against the clean lines of chic chrome accessories and hardware for a totally contemporary look that won’t date in a hurry. Whether on walls and floor, fixtures and accessories, why not add a dramatic splash of marine chic?
7. Matt finishes
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Gloss has been ruling the bathroom waves for a long time, but teamed with simpler on-trend minimalist looks it can look a bit brash. Especially in larger bathrooms where gloss white isn’t needed to make the space look bigger, a matt finish looks less fussy and altogether more modern. Opt for muted tones in grey or pale blue which will contrast beautifully with modern bathroom materials such as wood and natural stone.2