What are the new trends in bathroom design? Are there any special features? As in any other part of the house, the bathrooms are sensitive to fashion and design trends. It’s just that the novelties there slow down and are considered more carefully, because the investments in the renovation of the bathroom are more substantial and need an excellent thought. If the reconstruction of space is not carried out as regularly as in 15-20 years, much care and diligence will be required in approaching this task.
Often, the concept of bathroom design is linked to the overall home design, and its style is determined by the overall visual idea. There are also a variety of design trends in the bathroom when it comes to the design of the minimalist bathroom for small urban dwellings and the luxurious large houses with bathtubs, Jacuzzi and large walk-in showers.
Modern bathroom designs
Despite the diversity of the subject, they are certain that the big names in the international design scene are working on bathroom collections, inventing with manufacturers and working together to create a variety of shower and bathroom appliances. This shows how important the topic is – the trends in bathroom design are strong and influenced by global developments like any other aspect of interior design trends.
To Werner Aisslinger : “Housing is hybrid. Private residences move more or less towards the studio loft. Separate rooms with very different functions are no longer viable. Functions overlap. We combine work and private life. Everything melts, and it affects both the residential and the hospitality scene. It is a collage world.”
One of the key questions that designers face today is how to accommodate small scale living without compromising on luxury and style. The unprecedented increase in urbanization in the world and the constraints on housing pose the question and offer fascinating creative possibilities.
The Danish furniture design studio Norm Architects offers a stylish modular system of consoles and furniture as well as an elegant daybed and pouf suitable for the bathroom and other rooms of the house called Frame & Rest. Inspired by mid-century industrial interiors and embodies the Nordic attitude to simplicity and elegance in combination with creative Italian craftsmanship, this collection successfully satisfies the market search for versatile bathroom furniture.
This inspired project by Kengo Kuma, of course, is inspired by the notoriously fine Japanese woodworking and exquisite craftsmanship to create a private oasis from the bathroom premise. Wood replaces the cold ceramics, and the smart fusion of bathroom and bedroom creates a warm and cozy atmosphere. The wood panels that radiate from wall to ceiling create a unique expression for the clean, modern design.
Recently, in the international design scene, we are seeing an increasing adoption of technologies in the bathroom designs – not just the high-tech Japanese toilets or occasionally wall-mounted telephone and TV screens in hotel bathrooms, but the implementation of new technologies, materials, and approaches to the creation of innovative and expressive bathroom decor.
Simplified shapes and a wealth of wood as a material provide a visual calm and serine emanation for the open bathroom concept. The idea of integrating the bathroom design into the rest of the house (no longer in the darkest corner) is very trendy and offers many creative solutions and examples.
In this exquisite creation by Alfredo Häberli, the marble forms a dramatic contrast to the dominant wood and the interweaving of the two materials creates a clean and elegant décor composition. The layers of differences, not only visually, but also tangible and sensual, provide an experience that enriches the decor purpose of the bathroom. The combination of oak parquet and flush-mounted oak sliding doors with gray and beige strokes in creamy white marble gives the designer an elegant and serene expression.
And when you talk about marble – the beauty of the freestanding bathtub is back in bloom. As a freestanding piece of jewelry in bathroom design, the bathtub is no longer just a functional element. It has its trendy statement – bearing the clear, elegant lines of the Nordic style, or offering the contemporary dynamic mottled presence, the marble bathtub is not the only luxury and artistic statement.
Combining the brick structure, reminiscent of secret chambers, with a transparent dome that allows natural light to enter and literally opens the architecture to the recurring rhythm of day and night, the designers created a rich and trendy experience for the bathroom. The juxtaposition between the rich tactile expression of the sweeping brickwork and the straight lines of the monolithic Vaia fittings in Dark Platinum Matt is a very engaging design touch.
Bathroom color trends for 2021
When researching and researching color trends for bathroom design, we need to keep in mind that the color palette is not separate from the color choices for the rest of the home, and very often is an integral part of the overall concept for decorating the home. What are the trend colors when it comes to bathroom design?
Withdrawal of the millennial pink from the hot design scene is affecting and reducing the use of copper and other pinks and the rise in earth tones – beige and blond, forest green and ash coal. It’s not as if the copper disappears completely from the trendy design details, but instead we see stronger tastes over brass, black and white.
The delicate pink tonality of the inbani – Bowl collection gives the bathroom interior an elegant and soft atmosphere, in which a fine contour line is drawn around the objects. Inspired by the harmony and contrasting dialogue between shapes, volumes and materials, the collection conveys purity and lightness to the thin metal parts and the exquisite marble details.
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Stylishly located halfway between Venetian floors and Sottsass Memphis style patterns in Milan in the 1980s, this tile collection offers a light contemporary expression of past inspired materials and shapes.
Another material that encourages a trendy color and structure expression is the concrete used by Marazzi to create the porcelain stoneware powder collection. A beautiful contemporary expression of an urban concert, in its soft form, which gives the bathroom a new, dynamic expression in a trendy shade of gray thanks to the full diversity of sizes and shapes: hexagons and mosaics, or herringbone patterns.
In a rich cluster of sixteen color variations of earthly tonalities, Ceramica Cielo’s Infinito presents an expressive, contemporary shower tray solution. The rectangular ceramic offers an elegant style, an exceptional possibility of adaptation and stylish application of sophisticated technologies in a rich variation of trendy colors.
Another bathroom appliance by Ceramica Globo in an inspired and contemporary color scheme – the colored washbasins with elegant shapes. The designers had studied a palette of beautiful new colors that would not normally be found in bathrooms, mainly warm autumn tones in brown, yellow and white with a touch of gray, and then developed a new matte-glaze technique to add to this exquisite collection create.
Designers A. Parisio, G. Pezzano, have designed this elegant, modern and innovative Narciso washbasin, which offers a clean and streamlined appearance of the innovative product – the frame is made of steel and available in matt black or brushed bronze.
For the Stockholm Swoon brand, Swedish designer Fredrik Wallner has created more customizable bathroom furniture in dark, expressive colors. With trendy nuances such as Seaweed Green, Saddle Brown and Seal Gray, the designer created expressive and unique bathroom ambience. Ceramic washbasins with fascinating yet simple shapes provide a colorful accent for your bathroom composition.
In this creation by Swoon, we not only see the modern dark expression of deep blue, but also the trendy hexagonal shapes of the tiles, which together form expressive and artistic bathrooms.
Bathroom Tiles trends and ideas
What can we say about the trends in the ceramic tile? Well, aside from the fact that all the big names of interior design seem to be creating their collection of ceramic art, there are some visible trends in bathroom tile selection.
First of all, the graphic patterns and 3D expressions of the tiles are slightly delicate with delicate contours and in the same colors of the main tile there is also a visible play of geometric shapes as well as between matte glazed surfaces which, for example, created a striking triangular contrasting of the mainfl As far as the blue patterned earth is concerned, these new collections seem to be hot trendy.
This is Rombini’s creation of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Mutina. The designers compose 3D diamonds, rhombuses and triangular shaped ceramics and play a game between the wall and floor tiles. Wall tiles adapt to the pattern of the floor tiles and create a dream combination for the architect. With specially selected and trendy colors, geometries and patterns, these tiles can make every room refined and artistic.
Mutina, in collaboration with designer Konstantin Grcic, has designed an innovative and inspired collection called Numi. Here we can clearly observe the play of partially glazed geometric shapes in subdued color choices. The smaller Numi ceramic tiles are characterized by a muted pattern on a smooth surface. In the rooms, the pattern enlarges the architectural space and emphasizes the light and shadow circulation.
The six dusty shades create a light three-dimensional effect that creates a flowing and linear motion. The geometry of the shapes, which are alternately carved in matt or glass surfaces, gives this trendy collection a dynamic expression.
The band begins with black and white standard tiles, which have eight patterns in five different shades. The small, colorful patterns that lay on top of the raw tiles are difficult to decipher until you come closer. Tape can be used indoors and outdoors and for floors and walls with an endless array of possible combinations.
Cava Collection by LucidiPevere for Living Ceramics – present us with clean, contemporary tiles engraved in decorative mathematical sequences. Expressive and pure aesthetics, strong and deep colors, a juxtaposition of tile and fugue, intertwining of functionality and artistic expression create a beautiful and intoxicating surface composition.
Beyond functionality, in the sense that this tile composition provides an easy-to-clean surface for walls and floors, the patterns that can emerge between the color and geometry diversity of the collection take on a modern artistic element that is found on most tiles does not see collections these days.
This project of the Doherty design studios in rural Victoria was inspired by the laundry room in Japanese style and is characterized by clear aesthetics and trendy color and tile compositions. The fashionable Denim Blue is combined in a lighter color Duo garb and creates a sumptuously elegant ambience with a dynamic, modern touch.
Modern bathtub designs
As we mentioned earlier, the freestanding sink has been hot and trendy in the international design scene lately. The creative forms vary from traditionally inspired to imaginatively modern. The textures, materials and expressions of this bathroom are rich and varied. It’s interesting to see which creations are made up of renowned and creative designers from all over the world – so we’ll explore them in detail. But one thing is certain, that the bathtub is no longer just a functional addition, but an expressive ornament, an integral part of modern bathroom design that invites pleasure and aesthetic enjoyment.
In recent years, there are many manufacturers and designers who also like to present the bathroom design in the bedrooms – uniting or separating two spaces without visual boundaries; In this way, the oyster oasis for relaxation, health and pleasure and an artistic bathtub create a strong visual accent in such a unique space arrangement.
We observe that there are strong bathtub design trends in the international design scene, resulting in a significant variety of models – the bathtubs are no longer available in pure whites, they can be multicolored or two-tone, or darker tones and in all types of organic-uterine, round or rectangular shapes.
The designer of this craftsmanship Seung-Yong Song weaves the strong ties of Eastern culture into the pure expression of origin. The clean lines of the washbasin silhouette, the ceramics covered with rural woodwork, the attention to detail and the precision of craftsmanship make these bathroom elements into works of art that present Asian style and tradition in a contemporary style.
Inspired by the time and featuring elegant cast iron details, typical of the 1920s and 1930s interiors, (which stylistically characterized the Victorian era and subsequent Art Nouveau and Art Deco decades), Standard Architects stand is a fascinating addition to any bathroom decor. The bathtub interprets the classic lion’s feet in a clear style. The sink is reminiscent of plants that were used in winter gardens at that time, only in simpler lines. With an elegant combination of pure shapes and expressive materials, this collection is designed for lovers of bohemian style and refined interpretations of the past.
The stand is made with the innovative Living Tech material, whose hi-tech features match perfectly with contemporary decors or elegant black metal structures that give the entire collection a sense of lightness.
German designer Sebastian Herkner experiments with forms and colors in his first bathroom collection – the Plateau. A sidetracking platform (which gives the name of the collection and the stylistic leitmotiv for all its versatile elements) not only represents a stylish signature element, but also offers specific functionality and contemporary comfort.
Hammam is the new collection of Rexa, designed by Monica Graffeo, inspired by the Japanese bathrooms, where the functional aspects have a deeper aesthetic meaning. Warm colors reminiscent of earth, desert and nature merge with rich tactile materials and the clean lines of the elements of the collection – bathtubs, sinks, wall and floor coverings, Wardrobes and shower trays in Corian. Inspired modern oasis of well-being and pure lines.
Solid surfaces and stainless steel, inspiration from the natural beauty of the wood and simple contemporary appeal, that is the Blonde crazy bathtub by Blu Bleu. The freestanding oval bath features elegant white ceramic and matt lacquered wood details in clean lines and simple contemporary expression.
“The ultimate luxury” – this is how the designers describe it. The Bette Lux Oval Couture features a refined version of elegant bath and vanity elements. Wrapped in a pure white, water-repellent fabric, the pieces of this stylish design collection have the simple, self-contained architecture of contemporary art.
Another elegant and simple creation by Bette is a new Bette Loft ornament series with a 3D geometric pattern. The straightness of the inner fountain is reflected in the geometric ornamentation of the exterior décor, which deftly demonstrates the flexible adaptability of the unique material of a glazed titanium steel. The fascinating play of light and shadow gives these luxurious bathing elements outstanding luminosity and sculptural elegance.
Matte Black Bathroom Fixtures are trendy
Vaia’s characteristic Monolith presence for Dornbracht introduces the new trend – matte black bathroom fittings with dashboard. The eclectic inspiration for this collection adds an elegant and progressive touch to any bathroom décor – the dark style element can be used in classic designs or innovative combinations, always providing an expressive statement.
The new dark platinum matte finish lends this contemporary creation of Vaia a unique structural presence – smooth, warm and elegant, the dark liquidity of the bright lines is not only trendy, but also carries expressive character and a strong sculptural architecture.
Play with contrasts
The designer and architect of this Vaia collection by Rafael de Cárdenas was inspired to create a dynamic contrast play. Combines the simple geometric shapes with rich tactile elements, the rectangular monolith of the base with the round arc of the tubes. The design set of the bathroom collection also offers a juxtaposition between the wavy shapes of the raw brick construct and the smooth surface of the bathroom elements. This fascinating dialogue can be wonderfully reproduced in any contemporary environment.
The trendy bathroom architecture by Monica Graffeo also offers dynamic dialogue, elegant juxtaposition and sensual interplay of light and shadow. And of course, the minimal matte black metal. The bathroom decor created by the designers offers a combination between the pure materiality of bricks and the modern, light lines of bathroom fixtures. Dark, satined fittings made of matt, dark platinum and the smooth surface of the washbasin merge in an elegant composition.
The bathroom collection offers a rich yet carefully selected selection of materials, such as trendy matt dark platinum complemented by acrylic stone, tinted glass, marble, bog oak, cognac leather and purple rugs – all combined in an exquisite and elegant bathroom range.
2021 Bathroom Trends to Avoid
And now, to conclude, we will introduce you to some examples of bathroom decor that could have been great, if not a few minor flaws that are easy to avoid if you are planning informative. First, what colors and patterns of bathroom tiles are best avoided.
As the millennium pink loses its position in the design scene, it is the metal that harmonizes with it. We advise you not to invest in copper accessories for your bathroom – this trend is being replaced by darker metals and innovative solutions in the modern de-icing scene.
The hexagonal tiles, yes, they are still trendy, and you can find some great examples of bathroom decors with this tile form. But they are also difficult and demanding – if you choose a complicated shape, a simple color is a “must”! In this example we have too many graphic patterns and different chaotically mixed colors, which is close to a patchwork trend, and we advise you to avoid it if you are not a master at it.
Here we have a great example of “exaggerated” – this decor composition, seemingly inspired by classic and unconventional style, using beautiful and trendy elements – the exquisite Marrakech tile collection, the classic subway geometry of the white tiles and the glitter of the yellow metal creates overexposure. The contrasting joints do not help! Too many elements, graphic expressions and contradictions. Take it easy, less sparkle and softer expressions and combinations are advisable.
Here is the beautiful tile collection of the Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune overused! Please look for balance and elegant proportions when decorating your bathroom – covering the floor, walls and even the ceiling with graphically expressive tiles can become claustrophobic!