Bathroom Trends You Need to Know for 2022

Post by Stacey Walker. Stacey mostly works behind the scenes for Greenbrook Design, managing day to day operations, marketing, sourcing product and keeping the showroom beautifully designed. Stacey also does interior design & home styling for a select number of clients. Find out more about Stacey here.

The bathroom is a critical part of the home, while we don’t gather for meals and conversation it is the place we get ready for the day and one of the last places we go before bed. This means that it should be designed to function in such a way that is beneficial to everyone who uses it. While a bathroom’s primary purpose is to be functional that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. There are many ways to create a look that represents your particular style and personality such as tile and color. If you are thinking about renovating your bathroom space, giving it some much needed upgrades and updates but lacking some inspiration, let us help you. There are several fun and beautiful trends for bathroom spaces in 2022, let’s explore a few of them today.

Vintage elements

Vintage has been trending for some time in the design world and its charming elements have been making its appearance into every area of the home. From retro to grand millennial, homeowners and interior designers alike have enjoyed finding creative ways to blend some of the past with the new. If you enjoy having a touch of class mixed with your modern conveniences think about adding a few of these elements into your new bathroom space:

  • Lighting
  • Tile
  • Facets
  • Bathtub
  • Hardware

Turning your bathroom into a classic isn’t as hard as you think. With more companies realizing how much people enjoy a vintage vibe in their spaces there are more options available than ever before. Lighting is an especially beautiful way to add some elegance to your bathroom no matter its size, from wall sconces that have a classic feel or a 1950s chandelier with shimmering crystals, you can grab a little of the past with just the right choice of light. Varying finishes such as brass, bronze, copper, and nickel are a few options for your bathroom faucet that can immediately bring in that classic vibe. Hardware is also a great way to incorporate the past with not just a classic finish but in authentic styles such as porcelain or ornate designs. There are also a few fun ways to add a hint of vintage to your bathroom space as well through a nice gold-rimmed mirror that is either round or square and a nice claw-foot tub! 

Bold color choices

Color is an important element in any interior design project including the bathroom. It plays a key role in setting the mood for the space which is why traditional colors such as white and gray have dominated in bathroom design for decades but now that is changing. Bold color choices are trending for 2022 and that is not just restricted to the kitchen cabinets. Homeowners are enjoying exploring other options for their vanity colors such as vibrant greens and blues over the usual selections. These bold choices can create a unique look and feel for a bathroom space that traditional shades never could. They can give a contrast that looks absolutely stunning though this tends to work best when paired with white. Beauty and elegance can be achieved when using brighter hues in the bathroom and can it a fun space to be in. Bright pops of color can also create a spa-like feeling such as blues especially when combined with neutrals such as gray and white. There are a few cautions that should be mentioned when considering bold color choices such as limiting how much is used and what kinds of colors. Just because a color is bold doesn’t make it the perfect candidate, orange is a wonderful color but can be hard to pair with other colors. Often the bathroom vanity is the main source of color and should be accented by the rest of the bathroom elements like tile and countertops. If this is not your forever home, it might be wise to go with a more traditional color scheme for resale value. Bold colors are beautiful when used correctly, your designer can be of great help in this area.

A touch of nature

Incorporating nature into your home design is a popular trend that is not going away anytime soon. As we tend to spend so much time inside rather than out, bringing a bit of nature inside has become a priority for many designers. There is beauty as well as benefits to doing it and your bathroom can reap both. Some ways to do that include:

  • Pattern
  • Texture
  • Color
  • Material
  • Natural light
  • Plants 

Materials tend to be on the top of the list since a bit of wood or even natural stone not only makes a beautiful statement, it can create a soothing environment which is the perfect tone for a bathroom. Pattern and texture often work together to remind us of nature such as backsplash with bumps or dips and mats made from woven fibers. Whether rough or smooth, whimsical or classic in pattern, this is a great way to weave a bit of nature into your bathroom. Natural light is another essential part, think about a skylight or even a frosted window that allows the light in but still maintains privacy for you. Plants are also an option and as the bathroom tends to be a more humid room select ones that do well in that environment and may not need as much sunlight as traditional plants do. Color is, of course, another element of nature, one of its most prominent, so selecting shades such as greens and blues are perfect for giving it an inviting touch. 

Spa like bathroom design

The bathroom, especially the master bath, is meant to be a retreat for the homeowners, a place to relax and unwind after a difficult day which means the design should reflect this by the element used. Opting to have both a walk-in shower and soaker tub is often the first step taken when redoing a master bathroom but it is not the only thing you can do to make your very own spa retreat. Nature is again one of the key ingredients either through calm colors or organic materials such as natural stone. Consider mixing smooth stones in with your regular tile for the walk-in shower to create texture and a calm aesthetic. Details should also not be overlooked and maybe even exaggerated slightly such as a chandelier with glass and metal materials and wall art with soft patterns or short sayings. These add beauty and are inviting plus it can amaze the senses providing you with a wonderful experience. Color will also be a vital part of the design with pairings of blues with soft grays and whites. Placing these elements together will ensure that you have a bathroom that not only meets your everyday needs but is a place you love going to when you need to just breathe. Read a few helpful tips to creating a spa like bathroom in this article by Better Homes and Gardens.

Bathroom trends for 2022

Your bathroom is so much more than just a place to freshen up, it is one of the first places you go and often the last place you see yourself before heading out to face the day. This makes it an important part of your home and should be given a good bit of thought when renovating or redesigning it. Our experienced design team can help you achieve the space you need and deserve, connect with us today and let’s get started.