Coloured bathrooms thoughtfully designed to the tiniest detail: the latest bathroom décor trends.
How has the general perception of the bathroom changed over the last few years? How often do people’s preferences and habits with regards to the most private room in the house change? And does bathroom furniture itself have to change to adapt to these changes?
It’s been a year since we posted Interior design trends for your bathroom: 2022 and it’s time to update you with the latest trends and confirm what’s hot, and what’s not. Here are the five main trends we predict for bathroom décor in 2023:
Vibrant, intense and dominant: colour is one of the main elements that characterises and defines the style of a contemporary bathroom. Regardless of the wide fan base neutral colours evoke, colour breathes life into a room giving it its own vibe and personality. But how can you use colour in the bathroom? Should it be on the floor? On the walls? In the furniture? Or a sum of the accessories and towels?
…What if the response is: all of them
Let’s have a look at the photos from the Ideagroup stand during the last Cersaie (2022). Here, an intense yellow colour (Giallo Bikini) steals the show. The same colour is used for the vanity unit (Dogma collection), tall units, etched glass top, shower tray (Dual, in Tecnogel), the exterior of the Soul bathtub, and the shelf.
Opportunities for colour matching the bathroom are unlimited thanks to the new colours of the Ideagroup range, which now includes six new lacquer colours (Blu Rana, Gelatina, Neve, Porpora, Verde Foglia, Verde Glauco). Contrasting or tone-on-tone colour combinations create environments with a strong chromatic personality: don’t be scared to experiment, any trendy bathroom needs colour!
Not sold on the idea of too much colour? Here’s how to furnish a white bathroom.
2. Porcelain stoneware and natural marble
Although this aesthetic has traditionally been reserved for classically styled rooms, today marble is considered to be a key in contemporary and minimalism design thanks to the possibility to recreate marble veins on porcelain stoneware, a practical and easy to care for material. Washbasins, tops, cabinet fronts: stoneare can be used to create an elegant and trendy bathroom.
3. Glossy, reflective materials
After years of matt and extra-matt surfaces, glossy is making a comeback. Gloss lacquers, materials with a shiny finish, and mirror-finish drawer fronts and shower enclosures: transparent and reflective materials and finishes introduce space and light into the room, tricking the senses and giving it a feeling of airiness.
It’s a great trick for rooms that may have less than generous dimensions, while at the same time being a trendy, refined and overall aesthetically pleasing solution.
4. Bring back the bathtub
Another recent inversion of trends: decades of preference for a shower enclosure (and desire to replace old tubs) have seen a recent about-turn with more requests for bathtubs.
On the one hand there’s a desire to see the bathroom as an ambiance dedicated to well-being, often as a small personal spa, on the other there’s the fact that the dimensions of both solutions have changed.
Until a few years ago, it was a given that a shower enclosure would occupy less space than a bathtub, but today we can’t say the same. Showers as a whole have changed: larger, more spacious enclosures are often requested, even as walk-in solutions, and nowadays they often take up as much space as a bathtub.
Bathtubs, for their part have become smaller whilst still managing to guarantee both comfort and practicality. But how much space do you need to have to install a small freestanding tub?
It’s good to remember that, given you submerge yourself in a seated position, the length of a tub doesn’t necessarily impact its level of comfort. Even people of up to 1.90m can sit comfortably in a tub of 140cm length.
5. Colour-coordinated furniture and accessories: the total-look bathroom
A contemporary bathroom should be designed with even the smallest details in mind from the very start, which means also planning out the accessories. This means that the accessories naturally become an integral part of the bathroom itself, being coordinated with the rest of the décor in terms of colours and finishes.
To keep up with the latest trends, towel racks and shower trays can match the colour of the bathroom furnishings and shower fixings. This offers numerous options during the design process.
To recap on everything, current bathroom trends show a room full of colour and personality, in which all of the parts – thoughtfully designed to the last detail – are coordinated in a way that brings everything together in terms of finishes, colours and materials. The room can become a haven of well-being, even in the least well-endowed homes by using made-to-measure components that meet the requirements of the project.