7 bathroom trends to try in 2022, recommended by 4 experts | Architectural Summary
“My bathroom has a really cool vintage Murano sconce that I’ve bookmarked on Etsy. It’s the main source of light and unfortunately it puts out as much light as a single candle, but it’s so gorgeous.” —Susan alexandra
From chessboards to racing cars to jumpsuits, it looks like the plaid pattern is here to stay. Black and white is always classic, but exploring new color combinations will warm up your bathroom interior (and you, after stepping out of the tub).
“Towels are a simplistic way to change the aesthetic or feel. We’ve seen lots of bright, playful colors and patterns popping up in the textile space, but in 2022 we’ll explore deeper tones, rooted in the unisex, such as moss green and tobacco brown, which are discreetly accented by complementary shades such as butter, ivory and black.” -Anna Fahey, co-founder of Baina
Art Deco lines
Now that we’re well into the 2020s, the lush lines and sharp curves of the 1920s and 30s are back with a vengeance. Don’t be intimidated, though, there are plenty of ways to give your bathroom an Art Deco vibe.
“In the past, fixtures were these incredibly well-designed works of art: Art Deco and Streamline Moderne lines and a whole rainbow of colors. Somewhere along the way, these items were relegated to a more utilitarian design and a single color option. At the very least, give us color offerings besides white and bisque. I seriously hope [brands] feel this change in trend and get on board. — @vintagebathroomlove
Beautiful bathroom tiling has become increasingly important this decade, and we haven’t reached a crescendo yet. In 2022, tiling is a matter of personality. Cool blues or sage greens, hexagonal or square, today’s bathroom tiling expresses your idea of calm.
“As far as hardware is concerned, we gravitate towards brushed metals or muted tones, so as not to disturb the serenity. Tiles are softly incorporated into the landscape, to accent, but not scream, with low contrast grout to blend seamlessly into the space. -Anna Fahey, co-founder of Baina
A sanctuary of cleanliness
You may feel like you’re on top of the other people in your household, or maybe you just need a pristine place to escape from the outside world. The bathroom quickly becomes this refuge, and the designers infuse it with an irreproachable Scandinavian sensibility.
“You will see more and more people looking at the bathroom as a kind of sanctuary. Thanks in part to COVID, home for many of us is no longer the refuge it once was. We work from home and we work in almost any room, any time of the day. The bathroom provides – or can provide – a place of solitude, a little refuge from the rest of reality. Treating it that way and furnishing it accordingly – with beautiful candles, books, towels and even toilet roll holders – can transform a superficial space into something much more. – Lee Reitelman, co-founder of PlantPaper
“Cleanliness should be the ultimate vibe of any bathroom space. My goal is to use surfaces and materials that are easy to clean and look hygienic. I think that’s why I’m so drawn to by tiling; it is traditionally associated with sanitation and cleanliness.” — @vintagebathroomlove