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8 Best Bathroom Trends for 2018

From colors to tiles, use this photo guide for redesign inspiration in the New Year. 

If bathroom remodeling is on your to-do list in the New Year, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled eight of the best bathroom trends for 2018 to inspire you to transform your space into an updated and relaxing oasis to begin and end each day. From the latest in bathroom colors and tiles to trends in bathroom fixtures, these ideas will quickly top your design wish list.

Bathroom Color Trends

1. Black

One of the best bathroom trends for 2018 uses the color black.
Black Bathroom | Architectural Digest

2018. A black floor, black bathtub, and black vanity are sure to make a dramatic statement in your home. Be sure to amp up your lighting and reflective materials to balance the dark tones. If you choose to adopt this bathroom color trend, accent the space with monotone towels and a pop of color using fresh stems.

2. Navy and White


Navy and White Bathroom | HGTV

An updated twist on the all-white bathrooms includes incorporating navy accents in the upcoming year. To achieve this look, go for white materials on the floor, tub and shower, vanity, and half of the wall. Paint the wall above the white wall paneling in a dramatic shade of blue. Any of these six Farmhouse Blue tones from Magnolia will give your room a modern rustic look or find a shade you love from your favorite brand of paint.

Find out how to choose paint colors using a color wheel here.

Bathroom Tile Trends

3. Patterned Tiles


Patterned Tiles | Better Homes & Gardens

Patterned tiles will come alive in 2018. If you’d like to add some spark with this bathroom tile trend, pair neutral color tones and simple decor with delicately patterned tiles in either a bold or subdued hue, depending on your taste. The idea pictured uses cement tiles to create a timeless and vintage look for a farmhouse-inspired design.

You’ve heard of “farmhouse” as a design trend, but is it a style or something else? Discover the real definition here.

4. Vertical Tiles


Vertical Tiles | Elle Decor

If you’re looking for something different than the standard horizontal tile layout in your shower, mix it up and go vertical! Install long, narrow tiles in either a straight or staggered pattern – both techniques will make the space feel larger. Coordinate the color and style with the other hard surfaces in your bathroom for a cohesive feel.

Discover 17 more stunning and functional bathroom tile ideas here.

Trends in Bathroom Fixtures

5. Brass Fixtures


Brass Fixtures | Simplified Bee

Brass will be back next year! Whether you choose a brass faucet, showerhead, or light fixture, this throwback finish can add interest, dimension, and a modern take on a vintage-inspired design. The versatility of this finish is one of its greatest appeals to homeowners. From contemporary to traditional and everything in between, brass fixtures are a bathroom trend in 2018 that will instantly update your home’s style.

Love the look of brass, but afraid you’ll overdo it? Find out how to mix both silver and gold & brass finishes in the same room here.

6. Stone Sinks


Stone Sinks | Houzz

A stone sink is a bathroom trend you can expect to see in 2018. The material can be comprised of marble, granite, limestone, or onyx, depending on your preference and design style. Stone sinks offer a natural yet modern vibe, along with peace of mind in its durability – it’s very unlikely to ever dent or rust. Be sure to seal yours properly to prevent any staining so you can enjoy your stone sink for years to come!

Learn how to care for your stone bathroom sink here.

7. Supersized Showers


Supersized Showers | Houzz

With a supersized shower, you can add beauty and function to your bathroom. If you have enough space, embrace this bathroom trend by adding multiple shower heads, long benches, and shampoo niches, for an elegant experience every time you step foot into your luxurious shower.

Get inspired by these three shower ideas that will rev up your morning routine on any budget.

8. Freestanding Tubs


Freestanding Tubs | The Spruce

If you prefer baths over showers or have room in your bathroom for both a stand-up shower and a tub, consider a freestanding tub. It’s a beautiful focal point, easy to clean, and allows you to enjoy a spa-like soak right at home.

Check out more ways to turn your bathroom into a spa here.

Wondering how 2018 bathroom trends measure up to the last year’s predictions? Peek at our Bathroom Design Trends for 2017 infographic.

Now that you have an idea of the best bathroom trends for 2018, you can start planning your dream bathroom remodeling project. For more bathroom design inspiration, visit our remodeling showroom in Waunakee or give us a call at 608.709.7517.