Then in the 1980s we suddenly got sick of bathrooms that had something to say. Ever since then we’ve been covering our bathrooms in safe quiet choices such as beige gray and plain white. A neutral bathroom isn’t all bad. But these gorgeous graphic tile treatments make us want to kiss quiet bathrooms goodbye.
If a monochromatic look seems a little too intense for your home there’s an easy way to brighten up the space while adding more visual interest: Just add natural materials such as wood stone or metal. Choose one or incorporate a variety.
We all know that design trends come and go but the next big thing is warm metal fixtures in bathrooms. Gone are the days of cold chrome and stainless steel. These days it’s about creating inviting spaces with the likes of copper bronze brass and gold.
While these three may be the most common other natural elements can also help round out your bathroom design. Try to let as much natural light into the room as possible; if you have control over the home’s layout consider making the bathroom a room with a view. On a smaller scale try incorporating greenery into the space.
In you follow design trends closely you’ll have noticed that copper has been popping its head up left right and center. In the bathroom industrial copper based designs are in where extravagant copper pipes are showcased as features. Copper baths featured in a more traditional setting are making wider inroads in 2014 closely embraced by the dauntless and audacious designers amongst us.
Lay not-quite-square tiles in three or four complementary colors for a quirky pattern that goes great with organic finishes. Turn classic subway tiles on their side by choosing them in dark green glass and laying them lengthwise.