From concrete to brass and statement colour and mirrors, there’s a super luxe to feel to bathrooms at the minute and it’s something that Wesley Sinclair from Highgrove Bathrooms confirmed recently when he gave us the skinny on the hottest bathroom trends for summer 2019.
“Changing seasons bring along new trends in design and this summer Highgrove Bathrooms is seeing the rise of bold colours, remarkable mirrors, brushed brass finishes and concrete textures,” he says.
“With these emerging trends dominating the home scene in late 2018, now is the perfect time to give your bathroom the facelift you’ve been yearning for. Whether you’re looking to undertake a minor bathroom refresh or enact a full transformation, keep in mind your home’s overall colour palette and how to best utilise the framework of your space in terms of layout and design impact.”
“The embodiment of modern elegance, brushed brass finishes are undoubtedly making a comeback this year and will continue well into 2019. Suited to most colour schemes, but especially darker palettes, the warm, burnished tones and earthy industrial sheen of brushed brass gives a luxe appeal to your bathroom, instantly adding value and a no expense spared look and feel to your home,” says Wesley.
“It is a classic, timeless finish that will stand the test of time and the addition of matching brushed brass elements like a shower head, tap ware, robe hooks or vanity handles in your bathroom introduces subtle touches of luxury,” says Wesley.
Dark, bold colour
“Pastels and neutrals may have been all the rage in 2017, but for those looking to move with the times and make a bold statement, darker colours are an emerging trend not to be missed. In particular, bathroomware and accessories in a deep forest green and striking navy are on the rise and will soon dominate new bathroom interiors,” says Wesley.
“Whether you’re looking to splash some vivid colour in the form of a vanity, plush towels, cabinetry or statement wall, bold colours will deliver the atmosphere you’ve been craving for in your bathroom,” says Wesley.
“Introducing a new and unique texture to your bathroom will transform the look and feel of the space dramatically. A concrete finish has a bespoke look and is fast becoming an interior design favourite. This summer, the raw and industrial look of concrete is making its way into the bathroom. Consider bringing concrete textures into your bathroom by pairing a concrete basin with a timber vanity top or matte black tap ware for a contemporary look,” says Wesley.
“Bringing that five star feel to your home bathroom is a must, and what better way to do that than with LED mirrors. The streamlined look of an integrated LED mirror oozes a sense of luxury while significantly brightening up your bathroom with dedicated task lighting and creating the illusion of more space. Available in so many different shapes and sizes, there will be a variant to complement your style and decor,” says Wesley.
Round and oblong mirrors
“If the bright lights aren’t quite calling your name, opt for round or oblong mirrors instead. Unlike traditional square or rectangular mirrors with harsh and sharp edges, the curved profile of a round mirror can soften the overall look of your bathroom. With an elongated oblong mirror above the vanity, you’ll also be able to create the illusion of a higher ceiling, ultimately making your bathroom feel more spacious too,” says Wesley.