Now more than ever before, the bathroom is a place of sanctuary. A spa-like retreat away from the cares of the world, the bathroom of 2022 is likely to be big on comfort and all-out luxury. Here we take a look at some of the trends coming through, to inspire anyone contemplating a revamp of their bathroom over the coming months.
Back to nature
With sustainability and eco-conscious design being front of mind, it’s perhaps not surprising that nature-inspired materials and finishes are as popular as they have ever been in bathroom design. Creating a sense of calm and wellbeing, materials such as wood and stone remain very much in the spotlight. A point to note here though is to opt for materials that are bathroom-friendly. Surfaces that are non-porous, stain resistant and that will withstand wear and tear, and that replicate natural materials, such as Ceralsio, offer the best of all worlds.
Big on marble patterning
Marble is enjoying more than just a moment in the bathroom design spotlight with bolder patterning now really coming to the fore. Ceralsio Statuario is an excellent example of a statement, marble-inspired surface that combines several key trends in one elegant surface.
In the frame with showering
Black-framed shower screens, inspired by the Art Deco look, are very popular for bringing high style to the bathroom. At the opposite end of the scale, frameless enclosures are also on-trend for those who prefer their bathroom design to steer more along minimal lines. Just like the kitchen before it, the bathroom is now steering towards a more open-plan format in terms of layout, and a frameless glass screen coupled with low level tray and statement brassware ties creates a wet room effect and allows light to flow while maintaining a dry area too.
Pops of colour
Have all-white bathrooms had their moment? It’s hard to say with certainty, but what we are seeing is a shift towards more use of colour in the bathroom of 2022. Coloured sanitary ware, for example, is ideal for injecting personality without overloading the space. Similarly, a coloured tile splashback can add real character to a bathroom while combining brilliantly with a white suite. Bold colours tend to go out of fashion quite quickly, so if you are considering colours as part of a bathroom revamp, opting for pastel and soft shades will be a cautious yet effective approach. Not to mention they will combine seamlessly with those nature-inspired surfaces mentioned above.
Traditionally, design advice has been to steer clear of anything too dark in small space, but where natural light allows the look for 2022 is to outfit the bathroom in navy, grey, green and even black tones to add drama and sophistication. These rich colours, whether used on the walls or countertops, perhaps with Ceralsio Marquina combine brilliantly with another of this year’s big trends, for brass and metallic finishes on brassware. There is nothing quite so luxurious.
A sanctuary of calm and relaxation
Far from a purely practical space, though they are still this too, the bathroom of 2022 takes its design inspiration from the spa and high-end hotel. With wellness in mind, create a soothing, relaxing environment that will be a pleasure to spend time in. Add a house plant, a candle or two, sit back and unwind.
Are you planning a bathroom redesign in 2022? Why not check out the latest Ceralsio surfaces for inspiration.