2022 Bathroom Trends That You Don’t Want to Miss Out On
The new year brings with it tons of new trends. What was in vogue in 2021 might not be so fashionable in 2022. And while trying to stay on top of the latest fads and fashions can feel kind of like a bad game of “keeping up with the Joneses”, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as the feeling of something new and fresh. Especially when that new and fresh thing is a stunning freestanding tub that you can luxuriate in for hours on end.
If you’re planning a bathroom remodel this year—we recommend a winter bathroom renovation—then there are a bunch of new bathroom design trends that you won’t want to miss out on. Even if a brand-new bathroom interior isn’t on your 2022 calendar, then there are still tons of design ideas that you can implement without tearing down any walls or ripping out any subway tiles. Unless, of course, you really enjoy demolition. Then have at it. We’re not judging. We like it too.
Whether it’s something as simple as a new colour scheme or something more complicated like a floor-to-ceiling master bathroom remodel, these are 2022’s bathroom trends that will have you singing in the shower.
The bathroom is the only room in the house where most people feel comfortable going… au naturel. It’s a little hard to believe then that it took so long for the “natural” trend to catch on. But catch on it has. Interior designers and architects have taken note of the changing environmental priorities of homeowners and incorporated more natural elements into their plans.
Whether it’s the use of sunlight or natural stone tiles, going green has never looked so good. You can even order porcelain tiles that resemble real wood—you get all of the warm feelings without any of the added maintenance.
Get in touch with nature this year by bringing the outdoors into your bathroom. And speaking of green things…
Bathrooms tend to be warmer and more humid than any other room in your home, making them the ideal location for countless varieties of house plants. From showstoppers like orchids and peace lilies to subtle accents like English ivy and lucky bamboo, your bathroom has the potential to put any botanical garden to shame. Even small bathrooms can take advantage of this trend with the use of small pots and any bare ledges or windowsills.
And humidity-loving houseplants are good for more than just aesthetics. These water-wicking plants can pull the moisture out of the air, thus decreasing the amount of damage to your walls and paint. No mold or mildew here, just flowers and foliage.
Once your bathroom remodel is all done, you’re going to want to spend as much time in there as you can—and sitting on the “can” won’t be very comfortable.
Benches and bathroom vanity stools aren’t just for filling empty space or decoration. They provide a comfortable place to get ready in the morning and unwind in the evening. Forget the living room, you’ll want to watch Netflix reclined on your new ottoman.
Vintage and Modern Meet
It’s a trope in fashion and design: everything that is old will once again be new. Just give it a couple of seasons. Bathrooms are the same. Vintage design elements such as brass and nickel faucets or Victorian-inspired wallpapers are making a comeback. But that doesn’t mean that modern bathrooms are out.
Combining the intricate design features of vintage bathrooms with the minimalist approach of the modern is one of 2022’s hottest design trends. Whether it’s a feature wall with a scenic mural or an intricate tile motif for the floor, the contrast of something “busy” with something sleek is sure to elevate your bathroom to a work of art.
One of the biggest shifts in bathroom design trends over the last couple of years has been the inclusion of more and more spa-like features into residential spaces. While you may not have the space for a fully-functioning sauna and steam room, walk-in showers and wet rooms are luxurious space-saving design alternatives.
Wet rooms create an airy and spacious atmosphere by removing the barriers between your shower and the other elements in your bathroom. You can walk around freely and go about your morning routine as if you had an entire spa all to yourself.
If you still crave the separation of spaces but don’t want shower curtains, you’re still in luck. Walk-in showers provide much of the same benefits as wet rooms but retain some barriers.
Sometimes, all you really need is a little paint and a lot of elbow grease. If you’re not planning a major bathroom remodel this year but you still need to spruce up your powder room or master bathroom, you can implement a trendy new colour scheme. And these palettes won’t go out of style anytime soon.
- Feeling Blue. Blue is always a great bathroom colour choice. Darker shades such as navy or indigo invoke more feelings of luxury while lighter shades such as baby blue are a lot more casual. Blend different shades of blue into paint or tile patterns such as chevron for an easy eye-popper bathroom.
- Black is Back. Black and different shades of grey work particularly well for modern and minimalist bathrooms. If your bathroom has tons of natural light or well-placed light fixtures, you’ll be surprised at how dark you can go without turning your bathroom into a cave. The best part of the black and grey colour scheme is that it’s always in. Always.
There you have it: 2022’s most irresistible bathroom trends. And we didn’t even get to talking about twin showerheads or beautiful basins. Whatever craziness 2022 has in store for us, it’s nothing that a hot shower in a stunning wet room can’t solve. And whether you implement one of 2022’s hottest trends or a bathroom designs idea that is all your own, at Plumbing Medic we’ll be happy to help. Reach out to us today and ask us about installing that all-in-one shower and bath you’ve been dreaming of.