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6 bathroom trends to look out for in 2020

6 bathroom trends to look out for in 2020

Posted by Nicky Kingston in Inspiration | 4 years ago 6 min read

With a new year and new decade just around the corner, it’s time to gaze into our crystal ball and predict the top bathroom trends for 2020.

Whether you’re a dedicated follower of fashion or not, you can take inspiration from the latest upcoming trends and product designs. Who knows, you may see something you really love and plan your next bathroom renovation around that one particular item. So, without further ado, let’s take a look our predictions for the top bathroom trends of 2020.

New Industrial

In 2020, we’re predicting a whole new industrial revolution! Over the last few years, we’ve seen the industrial look develop quite rapidly and it’s a theme that’s still staying strong. Check out our soft industrial bathroom to see what we mean.

Industrial interiors originally cranked into life as a vintage look, with classic shapes and traditional features in blacks and gun metal greys. Now, we have seen it mould into a more contemporary state. Simple and minimalistic shapes are the foundations of this look and by adding textures and colours, we think a whole new industrial movement will set those creative cogs whirring this coming year.

New Industrial bathroom mood board

Black accents are key to this trend and it certainly wouldn’t be industrial without a classic metal framed shower enclosure. Black taps have seen a huge rise in popularity and there’s simply no question as to why; they look sleek and make a bold style statement.

If you want to tie your look together with a solid nod to the industrial style, consider a more classic bevelled edge metro tile. For a refined and contemporary look, opt for a flat format instead.

Look out for:

  • Black frames
  • Minimal designs and simple forms
  • Black, grey and concrete finishes
  • A slight geometric edge

Calmer Spaces

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Are you the type of person who prefers a relaxing bubble bath over a quick shower? Do you see the bathroom as a place to unwind after a busy day? If so, this trend might be one for you.

Calmer Spaces focus on the mind and create a look which will help you relax, refresh and recharge those batteries. Combinations of light woods against soft tones in shades of blues, greens and blush pinks will create the subtle back drop for this look. All colours are carefully selected as they create a tranquil atmosphere.

Calmer Spaces bathroom mood board

Subtle, organic accessories lend themselves well to this trend, like Macramé where organic cotton gives a nod to nature. Why not make your own macramé plant hanger?

Look out for:

  • Natural woods
  • Soft hues of colour
  • Organic forms and shapes
  • Calming accessories
  • Crafted items

Colour Clash

Has grey finally had its day? In 2020, we predict that interiors designers will take colour to another level entirely. We’re already beginning to see wonderful combinations of rich hues and bold saturations working closely together to create statement bathrooms.

You’ll find new accessory, basin and wall panel ranges containing colourful products, so, it’s easier than ever to achieve this trend.

Colour Clash bathroom mood board

Key colour combinations will be blues and purples, burnt oranges with dark moody greens and bright sunflower yellows with sky blues.

Discover the best colours for bathrooms in our latest blog post.

Look out for:

  • Bold, statement bathrooms
  • Feature walls
  • Product focused bathroom
  • Bright colour combinations
  • Fun, playful and energetic designs
  • Mix and match accessories

Dark Luxe

This look is a stand-alone trend. By this, I mean, it isn’t a development on a previous look or trend. Dark Luxe will likely become most apparent later on in 2020, during the autumn and winter months.

The key to this look is grandeur, which centres around simple splendour and the ability to impress at first glance.

Dark Luxe bathroom mood board

As you can tell, this trend heavily focuses on statement pieces. A whole bathroom could be designed around one key product such as a stunning freestanding bath or a feature floor. Whilst one item may take centre stage that doesn’t mean the rest has to shy away into the background. Each item is carefully considered to replicate a similar look of splendour.

You’ll often find this look in darker shades of grey, deep blues or rich greens. This helps to create just the right ambience and a moody look overall.

Look out for:

  • Mysterious products
  • Majestic baths
  • Bold, rich and dark surfaces
  • Touches of traditional products

True Minimalist

Next up in our top bathroom trends for 2020 is True Minimalist. This look really speaks for itself and is similar in many ways to our other trend, Calmer Spaces.

What differentiates this look is that it works around the concept of minimalism. This one is all about decluttering and furnishing your room with just the bare essentials.

True Minimalist bathroom mood board

The products in this look are high in quality and offer longevity. Their shapes are simple and furniture is formed with minimal accessorising. This look doesn’t accommodate for colour, so minks, ivory, whites and soft greys will work better here.

Accessorise this space sparingly using only essential items you require on a daily basis, such as hand towels and soaps.

Have you heard of the new Scandinavian trend “Lagom”? We explain how you can get a bathroom that helps you live the Lagom lifestyle in our latest blog post.

Look out for:

  • Light tones
  • Crisp whites
  • Simple minimal shapes
  • Easy to clean items
  • Basic design in high quality finishes

Metallic Magic

And last but certainly not least on our trend list, we have Metallic Magic. Metallic finishes have been around for a few years and it all started with rose gold. Everyone had to have it! This year, we’ve seen gold climb the podium and claim top spot, and it won’t be giving up its winning position any time soon!

Metallic Magic bathroom mood board

This look is all about adding metallic touches to your bathroom any way possible. From taps to basins and baskets to wallpaper. There’re so many metallic products available to help you create the perfect cohesive finish.

In my opinion, this look is brilliant for a guest bathroom or even a hotel style ensuite. It’ll make a genuine statement with a luxurious edge.

Look out for:

  • Gold accents and accessories
  • Classy shapes and bold finishes

More bathroom ideas for 2020

For fresh inspiration, check out all our latest bathroom ideas or read one of the blog posts below.

Author, Nicky Kingston

Posted by Nicky Kingston in Inspiration | 4 years ago

Nicky is our resident Stylist and loves bringing new and exciting bathroom trends to life. Nicky’s passion for design led to a 1st class degree in Surface Design & Textiles, before earning a reputation as a home stylist in London.

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