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The new bathroom trends of 2018 provide perfect for inspiration if you’re renovating or updating your bathroom this year and looking for ideas.
From beautiful blues to bold accents, or a nod to the past through heritage style features, there are lots of ways to inject your bathroom with a fresh feel and exciting new look.
Here Cashlady provides the ultimate guide to beautiful bathroom trends.
Bathroom Trends: Beautiful Blue
Calming blue, reminiscent of the sea, is always a suitable colour for bathrooms.
In 2018 indigo is the colour on everyone’s lips, with Rich Store, head of design at Utopia Bathrooms stating that “indigo is the new black” and “hints of rich turquoise and texture will deliver a sophisticated combination.”
Indigo towels, accessories, tiles or a lick of paint are perfect for bringing your bathroom bang up to date.
Bold accents for your bathroom
Neutrals always work in a bathroom but don’t be afraid of injecting a pop of colour, through feature wallpaper or accessories.
In 2018 we’re seeing the reintroduction of vibrant and colourful baths and sinks – perfect against a neutral backdrop, such as a white tile.
Be brave with your colour choices and select a fiery red or retro yellow.
Achieve the heritage-style shower room trend
Classic period style features are perennially popular as bathroom trends and for good reason.
If you don’t have space (or the budget) for a dramatic roll top bath, however, then inject a simple shower with a heritage style through ceramic handled brassware.
Compliment the look with budget-friendly traditional bathroom fittings. A towel rail and a soap dispenser will provide a little more character, while a black and white tile on the floor rounds off the look in style.
Narrow fit furniture for your bathroom
If your bathroom is short on space or light, then the trend for narrow fit furniture is well worth investigating.
Adding a light and spacious look, high-gloss modular furniture is also super modern and very of the moment.
Slimline cabinets are ideal for a narrow room, while a compact vanity unit provides ample storage for your cosmetics, keeping clutter out of the way to free up more precious space.
Wall-hung units achieve a feeling of openness because more of the floor is visible, cleverly tricking the eye into seeing the space as bigger and lighter.
More practical than a gloss finish, which looks fabulous but shows up pesky fingerprints, a matt finish is perhaps more suitable for a family bathroom.
Muted tones in grey and blue are stylish, and on point with this year’s bathroom trends, providing a perfect partner for natural materials, such as wood and stone.
Standalone baths in 2018
A freestanding or roll top bath never goes out of style and the good news is that there are now lots of options that work in smaller spaces too.
From compact slipper baths to luxurious roll tops, 2018 just might be the year that you get the bath of your dreams – whatever size of bathroom you have.
Lifestyle bathroom trends
Bathroom designers agree that the bathroom has evolved from a purely functional space to somewhere that you can relax beyond washing and brushing your teeth.
The space has evolved to meet these needs too, incorporating soft furnishings, storage that resembles furniture and chic lighting fixtures, which enhance the room, making it somewhere you want to relax and recline.
Indulgent rainfall showers, recessed mirrors and open shelving also add a super luxe feel.
His and her bathrooms
If you have space, and the budget, then tap into one of the current bathroom trends for ‘his and hers’ bathrooms – helping to save time for busy couples who both need a shower in the morning before work.
A large walk-in space with separate showers, controls and screens means that you’ll never fight over who gets in the bathroom first ever again.
Prefer a romantic bath? Opt for a lovely large tub that comfortably accommodates two. Make it the focal point of the room by selecting a sunken bathtub or pop it on a raised platform, standing proudly in the middle of the room.