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Our bathroom trend predictions for 2016

Our bathroom trend predictions for 2016

Posted by Adam Chard in Inspiration | 8 years ago 2 min read

As Auld Lang's Syne rang out on New Year's Eve 2015, here at, we were already busy looking to the year ahead, predicting the next big trends in bathroom design.

Using our own knowledge and expertise, we decided the following 3 things would be big in bathrooms in 2016:

Prediction 1: Geometric-shaped tiles

Decorative tiles are going to stay a strong favourite throughout 2016 and will be showcased a lot in the bathroom. Be it on a splashback, a wall or even the floor textured tiles can be used all over your bathroom.

Tiles with unusual shapes represent a great opportunity to really stamp your style on your room. What is great with this trend, is that you can take it as far as you dare—all out for some and only a little for others.

[British Ceramic Tile Hex tiles]

Our Hex tile range would work perfectly with this trend, with a range of different colours to choose from there is bound to be something to suit your taste.

Prediction 2: Metallic colours will shine this summer

There are many colours that will hit the popular list this year, but metallics will really come into their own both in fashion and interiors.

Again this is a trend that can be tailored to suit your style—it would look amazing as a feature wall but equally as effective as a small accent colour. Using flashes of metallics to compliment your room is such a simple yet effective method of introducing this style to your room.

Mode Spencer gold basin mixer tap

With gold taps, like this one from the Spencer collection, your bathroom can be turned into one that's on-trend this year

Highlights of copper, brass, dusty pink or rose gold will add an element of warmth to any room and will work really well with any style of bathroom. Not only that they can add a feminine touch without being overpowering.

Dulux have named Cherished Gold as their colour of the year, which we feel is a true sign of what is to come in 2016.

Prediction 3: Earthy neutrals

Our third and final trend prediction for 2016 is earthy neutrals. This trend for us includes both colours and materials.

Earthy neutral bathroom

We predict that terracottas and chalky hues will be hitting our bathrooms throughout 2016, be that on the walls, through accessories or even the bath itself, neutrals will be slowing but surely making their stamp on bathrooms.

With this trend, we also predict a lot of natural materials being used, for example, concrete tiles or wood effect. This trend is all about using materials in their natural form and embracing their colours and features.

Tell us your trends

We would love to hear what your trend predictions for 2016 are and if you agree with ours. Join our growing communities on Facebook and Twitter.

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Inspiration | 8 years ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 10 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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