Are you wondering what direction your bathroom remodel should take?
The latest trend in bathroom design, which designers expect to continue well into 2017 and even beyond, is toward organic forms and materials. Think clay in all the natural, soothing colors of earth, from sandy loam to deep red, from muddy taupe to greenish grey. Bath and kitchen design is a dynamic field, but emerging trends point to a return to a natural orientation.
Forward-thinking designers embrace matte finishes rather than shine, and combine that touchable, smooth look with the glistening effects of dewy, mist-covered surfaces. Vanity sinks that allow water to trickle or stream across different levels represent a new direction, and the sound as well as the look of water is a design feature as well as a functional necessity in avant garde bathrooms.
Soothing tones and textures combine with dynamic shapes for fixtures and faucets, and we expect to see a return to more natural woods and stone in the bath. Rustic gives way to simple form and “honest” fabrication. Green design, in terms of energy savings and conservation, is a given in new baths, but green will play an increasingly important role, literally, with living walls, potted plants, new vanities that integrate growing space into the design, and enclosed gardens visible and accessible from the bath.
Metal finishes, too, reflect a return to older tones: Bronze, burnished brass and rubbed finishes are taking hold once again over polished chrome and bright enamels. It’s as if modern design has rediscovered the materials that ancient peoples found so appealing. It is at the same time a return to our roots and a giant step into the future.
The classy effect of new design is evident, but improved bath design is also focused on health aspects. Growing plants improve interior air quality; they also affect mood, and can even provide physical benefits, according to sociologists and psychologists.
Bathrooms with classic features have long been popular for remodeling ideas:
By embracing the time-tested formula with an eye to modern design, durability and appropriate layout, your remodel project is bound to be a hit, and should remain in style for many years to come.
As we mentioned above, the latest trends look to the earth for inspiration, and the forms and colors are not contrived, but are derived from the natural environment. That doesn’t spell dull at all. Instead, the smooth contours and pleasing shapes recall early forms of water vessels and catchment basins. In combination with modern function, it just doesn’t get much more appealing!
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