What’s trending this year in bathroom design — from tile and flooring to color schemes and more.
If you’re planning a bathroom redesign or remodel in 2017, there’s a whole new set of trends to pay attention to. This year, bathroom design is all about simplicity, says Joe Maykut, director of product management for Sears Home Improvement. Think clean lines, sleek finishes and muted colors.
Here, Maykut gives a sneak peek into the hottest bathroom design trends for 2017.
1. White and gray
Say goodbye to the yellows, greens and blues of yesteryear (or even last year). Say hello instead to the crisp cleanliness of the ultra-modern white and gray.
Try dark gray and white tile on the floor, brushed nickel fixtures, light gray walls and white tile in the bathtub or shower area for a sleek look.
If you’re longing for a splash of color, use it as an accent with towels, artwork and smaller items like toothbrush holders and candles.
2. Subway tile
This clean, classic look seems to always be on trend. You’ll even see subway tile popping up in restrooms in restaurants and other public spaces, Maykut says.
3. Removable handheld showerheads
If you have a tub/shower combo, a handheld showerhead is key to your relaxation experience. Imagine soaking the day away in the tub and being able to wash and rinse your hair at the same time.
4. Faux wood tile
Turn the bathroom into your own personal spa with faux wood tile paired with muted colors on your walls and accessories. Then take it up a notch with a showerhead that has a built-in Bluetooth speaker to play soothing music, and you’ve got yourself an escape from the outside world.
5. Water-saving fixtures
If you’re remodeling or replacing old fixtures, water-saving showerheads, faucets and toilets are a must, Maykut says. You’re not only saving this planet’s precious water, you’re saving money on your utility bill as well.
6. Targeted lighting
Instead of just one main overhead light or an array of lights above the mirror, the trend this year is targeted lighting that highlights specific areas of the bathroom. Light where you want it, when you want it.
7. Bring the outside in
The steaminess of the bathroom is a great environment for some plants, especially if there’s a window for natural light to shine through. Leafy green plants help cleanse the air and create that spa-like look as well.
8. Combining styles
The beauty of 2017 design trends is their flexibility. Do you like the idea of clean lines, glass and modern fixtures, but you’re also into creating an oasis in your bathroom? You can do both by combining looks to create something completely your own. Try gray and white on the floor, wood accents around the tub and deep blue tile in the shower. Anything goes — as long as it pairs well.