Since bathrooms are private and relatively small spaces, homeowners often embrace the freedom to indulge in eclectic materials and aesthetic flights of fancy during a remodel, taking reasoned chances on trendy colors, tiling, and fixtures that bring a unique style to the room without breaking the bank.
So before you settle for boring tiling patterns or last year’s color schemes, check out the latest trends in bathroom style.
Chic Terrazzo Floors And Tiles
Terrazzo tile is manufactured by mixing marble, glass, quartz or granite chips in a binder of cement, which, once set, is polished to perfect smoothness. The mix of the materials makes the unique mosaic design reminiscent of 1920s Art Deco, when Terrazzo flooring was most popular. One of the most walked-upon examples of Terrazzo flooring is the actual Hollywood Walk of Fame.
These days, Terrazzo design is also available in tiles.
Above and beyond the beauty of the material, Terrazzo tile and flooring is more durable than stone and ceramic tile, it’s impervious to stain and water damage once properly sealed, and it’s lighter than most tiles, making transport and installation easy.
Shifting To Neutral
Homeowners won’t see many designers recommending green, aqua, or yellow tiles these days, as the color palette for modern bathrooms has shifted most definitely to neutrals. This shift represents a consciousness among designers that a bathroom is a sanctuary, a place of calm and peace and relaxation. Among the most common color schemes for our contemporary private spas include slate-y gray, cashmere beige, and rich creams.
Note that neutral doesn’t have to mean boring. Variety and visual interest is introduced through matte or rough textures, varieties in hues or materials, and the creative use of different tile shapes or tiling patterns.
Stylish Subway Tiles
Those familiar, flat, elongated, porcelain white subway tiles may seem like the old standard, but new and exciting options gives this clean, classic favorite a structural new kick.
No longer bound by the usual 3-by-6 inches, subway tiles now come in larger sizes, different shapes, and are crafted in three dimensions. Imagine the mosaics you can create with a pack of domed, hexagonal tiles, still sporting the usual glossy porcelain gleam? Or 3-by-6 tiles that arch out from one end to the other, or are beveled on all sides? Subway tiles also come in a variety of colors, expanding the design possibilities considerably.
If you’re considering a bathroom renovation or remodel, take some time to peruse the many possibilities in design in order to create the bathroom of your dreams.