THE BATHROOM TRENDS TO KEEP ON YOUR RADAR IN 2019

19/06/2019

Top designers reveal how to update your bathroom this year.

2019 bathroom trends

Courtesy of Meghan Beierle-O’Brien/Simon Upton

A great way to celebrate the start of the new year is with simple renovations that go the distance. Before you begin sprucing up your home, consider the spaces that you use the most. Yes, your bathroom is a functional spot, but that doesn’t mean it can’t make a statement with design. Take a look at these insights from some of our go-to designers on the bathroom trends that are worth your attention in 2019.
1BIG IMPRESSIONS IN SMALL SPACES

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Courtesy of Meghan Beierle-O’Brien

“Small spaces like powder rooms excel as a canvas for a singular, splashy statement. A high-contrast, large-scale wallpaper expands a small space and infuses it with an artful attitude.” – Patrick Ediger

2A NEUTRAL PALETTE

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Claire Esparros

“We love a classic bathroom and think it’s always on trend to have something that works for years to come. To keep it feeling modern we love using a monochromatic element throughout the whole space. For example, using all of one color or material (such as the color green or all marble tile) is a great way to achieve this, classic tile and motifs can be incorporated still but using all of one material creates a fun jewel box-like look to the space. You can still stay neutral and make it feel like something really special.” –Allison PettyADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

3BOLD BLACK BATHROOMS

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Julia Robbs

“The spa-inspired bathroom trend has officially returned–back to the spa, that is. These days it’s all about bold, dark, sultry bathroom designs that evoke an indulgent high-end experience.” — Kesha Franklin

4EXPOSED SHOWER PLUMBING

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Courtesy of The Design High

“In bathrooms, we’re incorporating more exposed shower plumbing. The industrial look pairs beautifully with a white, modern marble.” – Highlyann Krasnow

5PEWTER AND GUNMETAL HARDWARE

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Nicole Franzen/Sarah Elliott

“Pewter and gunmetal is the trend we are loving. It’s not as harsh as pure black or specific as brass or gold, but it gives fixtures some texture and depth.” – Highlyann KrasnowADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

6VANITIES IN FRONT OF WINDOWS

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William Abranowicz

“I’m seeing more vanities in front of windows. When there is a beautiful view, it’s great to stand by the sink and look out. I’ve suspended mirrors from the ceiling or used a mirror on the end wall of the sink. Another plus is that the lighting is great.” — Moises Esquenazi

7OPEN-CONCEPT DESIGNS

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Becky Shea Design

“Gone are the days where you hide behind a wall or door when getting ready for work or a big night out. It’s all about the open concept. The use of steel or privacy glass as a barrier is important, but ultimately, showering and getting ready in the open air is awesome. I see a lot of this happening in the residential interiors world.” — Becky Shea

8STATEMENT WALLS IN POWDER ROOMS

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Allyson Lubow Design: Carolyn Pressly Interiors

“Powder rooms have always been a place to add high drama to a small space, but now oversized floral wall prints and pattern-on-pattern are feeling very of-the-moment, particularly in bold, bright colors.” — Carolyn PresslyADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

9STATEMENT ART

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Virginia Macdonald

“The year 2019 is all about making an artistic statement; even in the bathroom. A sophisticated piece of fine art will provide your bathroom with a pretty focal point.” — Anne Hepfer

10WHITE AND GREY MARBLE

2019 bathroom trends

Photo: Simon Upton; Design: Jean-Louis Deniot

“White and grey marble continue to be strong, popular materials into 2019 for bathrooms and kitchens alike. They are classic and timeless, can go from traditional to modern in terms of aesthetics, and are also great for resale. Man-made materials, such as quartz and porcelain tiles that look like natural stones, are also workhorses from a durability perspective and will continue to be popular in the new year.” — Ariel Okin

11SPA-LIKE DESIGNS

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Young Huh Interiors

“We’re seeing that people no longer see the bath as a utilitarian space and more as an experiential space. They’re looking for spa-like experiences as well as a kind of theatrical beauty for what used to be a very interior and private space.” — Young Huh 
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12MARBLE SLABS & HIDDEN DRAINS

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Allyson Lubow Design: Carolyn Pressly Interiors

“No more tiled, grouted shower floors and visible drains! Beautiful plumbing fixtures still deserve to shine, but the pedestrian drain is becoming invisible: now walk-in-showers can feature a luxurious floor surface of large marble slab that acts to hide linear drainage lines beneath. Sandblasted for a non-slip surface, the full marble floor is a bespoke detail that feels so luxe beneath book-matched walls.” — Carolyn Pressly

13INFRARED SAUNAS

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“Infrared saunas can be attractive. They give you an instant high and health benefits without the clunkiness of a regular sauna.” — Young Huh

14CONCRETE

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Becky Shea Design

“We’ll see the use of concrete application in sink basins, countertops, floors and walls. It’s really exciting to see a brutalist material mixed with organic elements. Traditionally, concrete has been viewed as cold and non-welcoming, but I’m of the mindset that marrying this utilitarian medium with woods, steel, porcelain and resin is what you guys are going to see surface in 2019 across all design aesthetics.” — Becky Shea

15ART DECO INFLUENCES

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Waterworks

“I’m seeing a lot of Deco influences taking shape in gorgeous new bathtubs from Waterworks and Kohler. The Empire is a personal favorite. Nods to old-world craftsmanship are coming back in a big way!” — Ariel Okin

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