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Top 10 Bathroom Trends of 2016

Top 10 Bathroom Trends of 2016

Not quite decided on the look and feel of your new bathroom for 2016 yet? It's not always just about the bathroom fittings and we can help you by mentioning some top trends in bathroom design. Got an idea in mind but struggling to complete your plan? Pop in with your scribbles, room layout and mood board - if you have one!


Tiles remain a key feature. Glossy tiles are big news and large format tiles remain popular with fewer grout lines for a cleaner minimalistic look. Find a way to lay these out in more unusual patterns than simple rectangular placements.


New on the market  purpose-designed timber products mean that wood is big in the bathroom with natural warmth and tones to enhance the environment for the walls and sink areas and not just the  floors

Natural materials

Natural stone and river rock will appear on vanity unit tops, sinks and baths and also on feature walls. If your budget is big you can opt for a polished stone or kiln fired ceramic sink instead of standard porcelain.

Finishing touches

Remaining big in 2016 - a beautiful accessory such as an unusual tap or an ornate mirror or wall decoration can really provide the finishing touch.


Go off piste with a totally unusual  ‘wow' factor design and fit out from some of the most avant garde manufacturers.

Two of a kind!

The trend continues with double basins, mirrors and towel rails. And mirror image bathrooms will be strong due to their practicality.

Double showers

Oversized rain shower heads with a separate handset will continue to grow in popularity replacing dual shower heads mounted on the same rail or bar. This provides for a more luxurious, streamlined and chic look.

Cool colour schemes

Choose calming cool tones for a tranquil environment in the bathroom. Cool hues can be defined as blues and emerald green and they contrast brilliantly with white and wood finishes plus accessories.


Metals and metallics will continue to trend particularly as they contrast and emphasise woods and other natural materials in the scheme. You can get them in satin or matte finishes and we may see brushed stainless steel and brass instead of the bright, polished look.

It's all in the space planning

Spatial planning will be a key focus of bathroom design. Kick out the clutter and go for clean simple lines for a practical and streamlined look. 

Food for thought we hope! 

Contact Bathrooms Direct Yorkshire

If you're looking to create an exclusive bathroom for your home, we can help! Our specialist team are more than happy to talk through your design and functionality options. Contact us today and one of your representatives will be with you shortly, or call us on 01226 770383! We look forward to hearing from you!

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