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Are you thinking about renovating your bathroom in the coming months? Before undertaking the project, it is worth exploring some of the emerging colors, styles, and materials that are poised to trend in 2020.

While ultimately you should choose bathroom elements that appeal to your own taste and needs, incorporating trends into your newly renovated bathroom can keep the space modern and up to date and help protect the value of your Delaware home for future sale.

What Are the Bathroom Trends for 2020?

When it comes to remodeling your bathroom, several design elements combine to create the overall aesthetic, including the color palette, flooring, and the materials used for tubs, showers, and vanities. To stay current in 2020, here are some bathroom trends to consider during your remodel:

1. Biophilia-Inspired Designs

Plants on windowsill in bathroom

The biophilic bathroom design trend is a fancy way of describing the current craze for integrating vegetation into your bathroom. For many people, being surrounded by nature helps them become calmer. Considering how much time people spend in the bathroom engaging in self care and other personal activities, it’s important for this space to inspire those feelings. You can accomplish a biophilia-inspired design by installing a wall full of greenery, adding a skylight or large windows to bring in natural sunlight, incorporating multiple plants into the décor, and using tiles made of natural materials.

2. Simple Décor and Striking Fittings

In this design trend – which especially appeals to minimalists – unique and interesting fittings become the highlight among glass-walled open showers, simple tiling, and a neutral bathroom vanity. Choosing copper, black, gold, brushed or shined fittings brings them to the forefront of your design in a pleasingly understated way.

3. Incorporating Emerging Color Trends

What are the bathroom colors for 2020? According to the Milan Design Show, trending colors appear to be warmer hues, such as light yellow, champagne, and pumpkin red. Meanwhile, millennial pink – and associated colors, such as rose gold – are going out of style. Warm colors are stunning yet can be overwhelming if used abundantly, so it’s important to incorporate them into your bathroom design sparingly. Earth tonalities, such as forest green, ash charcoals, and beige, also are on the rise.

4. Open Showers

Contemporary bathroom in Delaware with plants and an open shower

When it comes to showers, open-concept Italian showers that are multi-functional and fully equipped are trending. Open showers with ambient lighting, misting systems and a linear drain can give your bathroom a distinctly upscale, luxury-spa feel, in addition to making it look more spacious. If you have windows in your bathroom overlooking beautiful vistas, an open-style showering space is even more advantageous.

5. Optimizing Small Spaces

Small spaces, including powder rooms, are the perfect place to make a bold statement or be adventurous with your design. Not only is it more affordable to include high-end, luxurious materials since they cover a smaller area, but it also optimizes the room and promotes an indulgent experience. You can use dark, sultry colors, eye-catching wallpaper, floor lamps, and sinks made of concrete or marble and featuring interesting shapes.

6. Refined Tiling

Extravagant and flashy tiling is no longer in style. It’s all about the details and neutral color palettes, such as matte black and grey-toned materials. You can also use textured tiles for an elegant look that will hold up over time. If you want to incorporate a color into your flooring, opt for subtle tones. It’s also important to keep in mind that hexagon tiles with intricate motifs and wood imitation tiles are not in vogue, so stay away from them when remodeling your bathroom.

7. Spa-Like Design Schemes

Spacious, spa-like bathroom with minimalist decor

Bathrooms are no longer just a utilitarian space. They are an experience area within your home, which is leading to the trend of creating spa-like atmospheres. To achieve this vibe, consider adding black floor tiles, dark walls, a large free-standing bathtub, luxurious linens, wood paneling, ambient lighting, opulent detailing, and rich textures.

Incorporating Trends in Your Bathroom Remodel

As you hone in on the purpose and cost of your bathroom renovation, take your project a step further by considering how you can integrate 2020 style trends and styles into the space, and take a moment to compare the costs of different bathroom materials. At Bromwell Construction, we are committed to remodeling your bathroom so it is not only functional, but also comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.

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