2020 Bathroom Trends: What to Expect

2020 Bathroom Trends: What to Expect

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2020 bathroom trends

The bathroom, just like the kitchen, is one of the rooms in a house that needs a facelift every decade or so to keep up with the times.

If you’re redesigning a bathroom in the coming year, you’ll want to adhere to the 2020 bathroom trends to give your clients the most up-to-date and contemporary look. But you also want to offer them a design that they’ll be able to enjoy for years to come, and choosing timeless elements that are made of high-quality materials is the way to go.

Here are the top 2020 bathroom trends you can incorporate in your upcoming projects.

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Statement tiles

Statement tiles bathroom trends

When shopping for tiles, there are two things that matter most: quality and detail. Whether you’ll be using tiles on the bathroom floor, in the walk-in shower, or as a backsplash, 2020 bathroom trends call for textured tiles in different shades.

There are now gorgeous 3D statement tiles available that will add visual interest to any bathroom without being obnoxious. Geometric forms and other shapes such as hexagonal tiles and triangular tiles will also be trendy in the coming year.

Metallic accents

Metallic accents

Although the 2020 trends are moving away from blush and copper accents, metal is still very much in. As there is a rise in earth tones in the design world, metals such as brass, black and white will dominate bathroom designs.

You can use metallic accents on cabinet doors, drawer pulls, sconces, and even plumbing such as faucets and showerheads. Metal provides great texture and a sophisticated feel to a space, and it even adds visual depth if properly contrasted.

Matte black fittings

Matte black fittings 2020 bathroom trends

Black matte fittings have been in style for quite some time now, and they’ll continue to be a popular choice for bathroom designs in 2020. When juxtaposed with clean tiling, black matte faucets, showerheads and other fittings will really stand out.

These black fittings are chic and are often associated with a minimalist design style. They’re a great way to add elegance to any bathroom, and it’s a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.

Biophilic design

Biophilic design bathroom

One of the biggest 2020 bathroom trends is biophilic design, which focuses mainly on adding touches of nature to a space. Incorporating elements of nature indoors is huge right now and will continue to be so for years to come.

An easy way to add touches of nature to your bathroom design is to include lots of plants (even fake ones will do if there are no windows), bamboo wall panels, wallpaper showcasing greenery, and soothing paint tones such as whites, greys and greens.

Coastal elements

Coastal elements bathroom

Coastal design doesn’t only have to be reserved for California homes. We’re going to see a lot of coastal elements in bathroom designs in 2020, catering to clients who prefer an airy and fresh look.

You don’t necessarily have to choose a fish-patterned wallpaper to achieve coastal design. You can opt for beige, white or even glass cabinetry, natural stone, pastel wall colors, white wood wall paneling, and light flooring. The airier the space feels, the better.

Industrial chic

Industrial chic bathroom trends

Industrial design is not likely to go out of style, and we’ll be seeing even more of it in 2020 bathroom trends. Brass accents, black matte plumbing, subway tiles, the works.

Exposed shower plumbing will also help you achieve an industrial look in the bathroom. Using black matte or brass plumbing pairs beautifully with white, modern marble.

Terrazzo tiles

Terrazzo tiles bathroom

Terrazzo was a major trend in 2019, and it will continue to be popular in 2020 and beyond. Terrazzo porcelain tiles are suitable for bathroom floors, walls, countertops, and walk-in showers.

Terrazzo is a mix of natural stones, cement and marble which contribute to its timeless and unique look. It’s a durable and high-quality material that will stand the test of time and will endure ever-changing trends.

Minimalist lighting

 Minimalist lighting

Light plays a major role in bathroom design. It’s practical and it also creates a certain type of atmosphere depending on where it’s placed and how strong the luminosity is.

Lighting in terms of 2020 bathroom trends is very minimalistic and linear, allowing other elements in the bathroom to stand out. Steer clear of big, statement lights and opt for smaller and simpler lighting such as linear sconces and integrated mirror lighting.


Technology in the bathroom

The introduction of technology in living spaces has exploded over the past couple of years, and the bathroom is catching up to this trend. We’re not talking about a wall-mounted telephone beside the toilet or a mini TV screen next to the vanity.

Integrating smart technology in the bathroom consists of smart toilets (integrated bidet, bum dryer, self-cleaning), electronic controls in the shower, voice-activated lighting, built-in fireplaces, and more. Offering your clients the latest in tech will really help them stay up to date with the newest bathroom design trends.

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