2022’s top bathroom trends

2022’s top bathroom trends

This year’s bathroom trends focus on natural materials, interesting textures, and bold colour. Richard Ticehurst, Brand Expert at Crosswater, discusses the trends set to make the biggest impact in 2022.


Extreme Minimalism 

Minimalist bathrooms have risen in popularity over recent years; however, now is the time to strip back to the very basics. Sleek and uncluttered, an extreme minimalist bathroom goes a step further than its predecessor, paring back contemporary bathroom ideas to their bare essentials. Placing emphasis on brassware, authentic finishes are key, with colours such as Chrome, Brass, Brushed Nickel and Carbon Black creating a feature piece.

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Move over Scandi, here comes Japandi. Renowned for its simplicity, clean lines, and warmth, Scandi has been in vogue for the last few years. To evolve the trend, interiors have taken the very best of Scandi and integrated it with Japanese design. The result is Japandi – a contemporary bathroom idea that embraces richer colour palettes, sleek styling, and incredible functionality for newfound comfort and a sense of hygge in the home.

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Botanically Green 

Refreshing and revitalising, green botanicals are becoming a big feature of contemporary bathrooms. With more time spent outdoors, we’ve realised what we’ve been missing indoors – an abundance of nature. Think potted plants, natural materials, and flamboyant botanical wallpapers.

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With more time being spent at home than ever before, the spa-inspired bathroom trend is growing rapidly. The key to creating an indulgent spa-inspired bathroom is minimalist design, low lighting, luxurious baths, and high-performance showers. As the home spa trend focuses heavily on mood, neutral colours, clean lines, and natural materials are also essential.

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One of the biggest new trends in bathroom design is texture. From impressive feature walls to intricate bathroom taps, texture can add depth to any bathroom design with tactile, three-dimensional detail. As we continue to bring the outside in, naturally occurring textures are at the top of everyone’s bathroom wishlist, with stone, concrete, wood, and marble creating a unique focal point.

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