2022 Bathroom Design Trends

The Kitchen Master | January 31, 2022

Bathrooms were once considered functional spaces with the idea of getting in and out as quickly as possible. Today’s bathrooms are luxurious retreats that invite you to linger and enjoy a little extra pampering.

The key to creating this kind of bathroom in 2022 is to incorporate current design trends. At the same time, you don’t want your bathroom to go out of style in just a few years.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of bathroom design trends in 2022 that are sure to stay in style for the foreseeable future.

Wet Rooms & Walk-In Showers

A wet room is a new approach to bathing and showering. Are you tired of having a small, enclosed cubicle where your elbows practically bump the walls when you wash your hair?

If so, you’ll love what spacious wet rooms have to offer. Think of a walk-in shower but oversized, with optional dual showerheads, seating, and even a freestanding tub in the space.

Separate Showers & Tubs

Speaking of bathtubs, keep in mind that it is only a worthwhile feature if your bathroom has square footage to spare. After all, the beauty and elegance of a free-standing tub make it a forever favorite.

If you only have room for one or the other, opt for a large, walk-in shower with frameless glass doors. Most people these days don’t have time to soak in the tub for hours, so don’t feel obligated to include one in your bathroom renovation if you know you’ll never use it yourself.

Wood-Look Tiles & Vinyl

Wood and water don’t mix, so this is not a common material for bathroom floors and countertops. However, if you adore the look of wood, you can mimic the natural color and grain pattern with wood-look tiles and vinyl planks.

This fits with the 2022 design trend of bringing more natural elements inside, yet it allows you to avoid the risk of swelling and shrinking common in a damp environment.

Encaustic Shower & Floor Tiles

Tiles with charming decorative patterns that feed into the one next to it are called encaustic tiles. This 2022 bathroom trend creates a beautiful, cohesive look across your bathroom floor or shower walls.

With a limitless range of colors and patterns, encaustic tiles can meld with any style, from modern to cottage and more. The encaustic pattern is inlaid throughout the tile, so the design will never fade, even as the tile wears down.

Accent Lighting

Bathroom lighting is getting more creative in 2022. Instead of a single light fixture above the vanity, bathrooms now feature:

  • Sconces
  • Cove lighting
  • Flush-mount shower lights
  • Statement pendant lighting

These trends highlight how the bathroom is becoming a luxury living space, not just a functional room.

Matte Black Fixtures

All bathrooms should have a cohesive metal finish. Everything from the faucets and showerheads to the towel racks and light fixtures should be the same color, and chrome is no longer king in 2022.

This year, the trendiest finish available is matte black. This contrasting finish looks stunning against white porcelain sinks and tubs, light gray shower tiles, and veined marble countertops.

Renovate Your Bathroom With Help from The Kitchen Master

Do you feel inspired to start your bathroom renovation project? The award-winning team at The Kitchen Master is prepared to bring your vision to life.

Thanks to our streamlined design and remodeling process, you can rest assured that your home is in great hands with us.

Make an appointment to stop by our 4,000-square-foot showroom in Naperville to ask questions and see how high-quality materials and finishes can truly transform your bathroom.

Take the first step toward creating your dream bathroom — call us at (630) 369-0500 or contact us online today!

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