We recently participated in a webinar given by Kitchen & Bath Design News, Houzz and Delta on the bathroom trends for 2015 and 2016. Experts in the bath design field and from Houzz shared what they’re seeing in the industry. In short, homeowners are expanding their showers (sometimes in lieu of large tubs), color palates are neutral, natural elements are taking center stage and chrome finishes continue to reign supreme. We’ve expanded on these topics below, showcasing examples with images straight from Houzz.com.
- Bigger is Better in Showers: 2/3 are looking to increase the size of their showers. Homeowners are removing big, whirlpool tubs to gain space. Those tubs are being replaced with either free standing tubs, or no tub at all – giving more room for that BIG shower.
- Color palates are neutral as homeowners look to gain calm in the bathroom. Earth tones such as soft grays, creams and coastal blues are big. A quick snapshot from the first page of Houzz when searching bathrooms demonstrates the popularity of neutrals.
- Organics are trending in 2015. The idea of bringing the outside in and embracing nature can be seen with the increasing use of wood-like tile, wood grain mirrors, and rough cut stone used in the bathroom.
- Chrome finishes are still most popular for faucets, knobs and more. Satin nickel is a close second – and a new trend taking on steam is the use of antique brass in the bath.