From marble to metallic, this year’s hottest bathroom design trends include the return of some old favourites and the emergence of some chic new ideas. With exciting and innovative twists on retro themes, and a fresh edge on classic effects, we take a look at some of the latest must-haves in bathroom and wetroom design.
And, with our specialist bathroom design and bathroom installation services, we can help turn your dream bathroom into reality in 2017.
Magnificent marble bathroom tiles
Bathroom design and installation isn’t just about fixtures and fittings, it’s about creating a place of relaxation, a haven of tranquillity. So, it’s no wonder some of nature’s finest materials will be prominent considerations in bathroom design this year.
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Take marble, for example. For the intricate beauty and sophistication it brings to a bathroom, marble is the ‘material of the moment’. From vanity worktops to bathroom tiles, luxurious marble will feature strongly. Marble floor tiles and wall tiles bring an instant feel of luxury, like the stunning and unique shading of the Imperial Dark Polished marble tiles from our sister company UK Tiles Direct, and the subtle earthy tones and surface variation of the Imperial Light Polished marble.
Marble-effect porcelain tiles are a fabulous, cost-effective and low-maintenance alternative, with exceptional qualities making them hard to distinguish from the real thing. UK Tiles Direct offers a wonderful range of marble-effect tiles, in exquisite colours.
We’ll see natural materials being combined to create a new edge to bathroom and wetroom design. Marble will be used alongside wood and ceramic tiles, for a gorgeous combination of warmth and shine. The rich variety of timber, stone, metal and ceramics will be used a way not seen before, brought to life with plants for a delightful ambience.
Natural stone will retain its huge popularity, for the wonderful character and detail it brings to bathroom and wetroom design. Natural stone tiles will work perfectly alongside any theme, on both floors and walls, and with fantastically realistic stone-effect tiles, like the superb range from UK Tiles Direct, you can enjoy the wonder of Mother Nature’s finest at a fraction of the price.
Retro-inspired bathroom design
Think 1960’s and 1970’s trends, with herringbone flooring, brick, and pale woods. And not just reserved for the bathroom, this is a key interior design trend for any room in the home.
The Pattaya collection of Porcel-Thin tiles offers fantastic large-format wood-effect tiles in five elegant tones of timber, which can be used as both floor tiles and wall tiles. Patterned and coloured tiles are also set to be big, like the magnificent Lagos mosaic tile collection, with super retro colours including lime green, spectacular bright red and purple – perfect for creating a feature wall or using contrasting colours to divide ‘zones’ in a bathroom, for an amazing effect.
Bathroom design that sparkles
Colour-wise, warm tones will overtake pale, with fiery terracotta bringing a touch of the Med to the most stylish bathroom and shower room designs, and matt finishes creating character and warmth.
Taking inspiration from metal, space, stars and the cosmos, jewel tones are set to be a massive hit this year. Bright metallic fixtures and fittings are right on-trend, like the stunning selection from Crosswater that can be seen at our Wareham showroom. Dazzling jewel tones can be easily integrated into your bathroom design with the fabulous Planet Gold Circle or Cosmos Grey mosaic tiles, or the beautifully deep Galaxy Black. And you can create sparkle and interest with the Kerakoll Fuga Tile Glitter Grout in silver or gold.
For more inspirational ideas, and to find out more about our bathroom design and bathroom installation services, please visit our showroom in Wareham, Dorset.