The Hottest Trends in Bathroom Design for 2018 

Whether you’re in the market to sell your home or you’re simply looking to update your bathroom for your own use and enjoyment, you’ll want to know the latest in bathroom design trends. Here are the top trends we are seeing for 2018:

Neutral and Organic with a Splash of Industrial 

A neutral bathroom featuring organic colors (natural greens, blues, and browns) feels more relaxing, especially when paired with touches like plants, natural stone, and bamboo flooring. Edgy industrial materials are also being integrated into bathrooms, such as raw brick, reclaimed wood, concrete, weathered tiles, and vintage plumbing fixtures.

Stone Sinks and Bold Tiles

Traditional porcelain is always a classic for sinks, but 2018 bathrooms are featuring beautiful hand-carved stone vessel sinks that offer an unpredictable organic touch. Bold accent tiles are nudging out basic tile shapes (look for hexagon and arabesque), patterns (fish scales and chevron), colors, and textures (three-dimensional) on floors, backsplashes, shower walls—even ceiling accents. Plus, with advances in ceramic tile manufacturing, ceramic can be made to look like slate, marble, granite, and wood grain at much more affordable price point.

Warm Metals and Multiple Mixed Lighting

Warm metal tones like brass, bronze, copper, and satin nickel are bringing a softer look to bathroom fixtures. These tones complement the currently popular cool gray paint colors. These warm gold toned fixtures also add depth, dimension, and luxury while hiding fingerprints and water spots. A mix of lighting options and fixtures (light bars, wall sconces, small pendants—even chandeliers) offers practical and decorative advantages, while creating a pleasant bathroom aesthetic. Statement industrial lighting is also nudging out soft, spa-like lighting.

Tech Takeover

High-tech appliances and fixtures are taking over bathrooms in both big and discreet ways. Small appliances such as beverage centers, under counter refrigerators, and warming drawers for linens and robes are being integrated into bathroom designs. Bluetooth devices with personalized presets as well as docking stations are being incorporated into bathroom mirrors, shower heads, and vanities. Now, you can simply touch your mirrors to control light and temperature, turn on and off your faucets by putting your hands under them, or start your shower with a voice-activated speaker. Toilets in a modern bathroom now feature a variety of options such as seat warmers, automatic lid openers, slow close features, adjustable air dryers, deodorizers, as well as touchless flush and self-cleaning options.

Trust the Best— 5th Generation Contracting

Call 5th Generation Contracting if you are ready to add a few (or all) of these trends into your bathroom. Building and renovating for over 150 years, we are more than just builders and remodelers—quality and craftsmanship is in our blood and we take pride in every aspect of each project we undertake.