9 Bathroom Trends to Look for in 2016

Posted by Laine Smith on 11/14/15 9:20 AM

Topics: Home Ownership

Is a bathroom renovation on your wish list in 2016? Check out some of the upcoming trends for the new year from flooring and tubs to accent colors and fixtures.

2016 Bathroom Trends

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Focal Points

Focal Point

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There used to be a time when stand alone bath tubs were a nuisance because of the space they demanded. Now as homeowners create spa-like sanctuaries in their bathrooms, freestanding tubs are being used as focal points for bathrooms among transitional and contemporary designs.

Heated Flooring

Heated Flooring

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Ceramic and porcelain tiling are still the most popular flooring options for bathrooms, but according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, radiant-heated flooring is one of the most sought-after bathroom trends for 2016.

Shower Getaways

Shower Getaway

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Smart home innovations have made their way into bathrooms. If an entire bathroom renovation is in your future, consider the Kohler DTV+ shower system, which allows you to control water, sound, stream and light and create your own personalized multi-sensory shower experience.

Modern Metallics

Mixed Metals Bathroom

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2015 was the year of polished chrome fixtures and accents, but warm metals like brass, gold and copper are making their way back into kitchens and bathrooms in 2016.

Bold Lighting

Bold Bathroom Lighting

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Light fixtures for 2016 will be bold, large and full of personality. Ranging from crystal chandeliers to drum pendants, light fixtures are an easy way to bring glamour and sophistication to any bathroom.

Natural Materials

Natural Materials

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The use of natural materials will transcend from decorative to functional elements. Expect to see polished stone sinks, or even bath tubs, stone benches, etc.

Cue the Drama

Dark Bathroom Color

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Spa-like bathrooms cast in neutral colors were a big trend for bathrooms in 2015, but darker wall colors and flooring will be a hit for homeowners who want to add a touch of sophistication in 2016.

Embracing Pink

Pink Bathroom Accents

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Pink is going to be huge in 2016. In fact, practically every 2016 color palette released by Pantone, the world-renowned color authority, had at least one shade of pink. From blush and rose to magenta and carnation, pink is a great avenue to embrace femininity in your bathroom decor.

Florals

Floral Bathroom

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Nix your memories of kitschy florals in home decor, because they are back in 2016 home design trends. Big, small, bright, understated or dramatic flower prints are topping home decor trends for the year. Can't commit wallpaper? That's ok. Add in floral patterns with artwork, shower curtains, or towels.

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