We’ve remodeled quite a few bathrooms over the past 30 years, and I can truly say that I’ve seen a variety of styles in our travels.
One of our favorite suppliers – Kohler – put out a blog post several years ago about bathroom trends. While the explanations were good, I think they seemed to miss a connection with the end consumer that would ultimately be buying these units and design styles.
In this article, I’ll identify six styles of bathrooms that have become trendy over the past several years, and which would work nicely within your particular living space.
Pure white – This style is exactly as it states: white walls, white porcelain, white floors. This style is known to bring a sense of calm, and is a good choice for people that have more of a minimalist approach to bringing things into their house. The emphasis is on simplicity.
Sultry – When you walk into a bathroom like this, the feeling is one of warmth, romance, and a touch of opulence. Earth tones dominate the sultry style, and also can provide more of an emphasis on either a masculine or feminine influence in the living environment.
Black and white – Artists tend to enjoy this type of bathroom style, in that it the sharp yet clear juxtaposition of neutral black and white colors stand out to anyone that walks in to freshen up. Kohler calls it the “pure black” bathroom, but as you can see from Kohler’s blog, the black can simply be in the form of the accessorization of the fixtures, such as the faucet handles, the doorknobs, and the shower handles.
Pale/neutral – For those that enjoy spas, bed and breakfasts, or Southern hospitality, this country-style approach to the bathroom space is emphasized with beige, pink, or otherwise muted pastel colors, that do not dominate the color spectrum of the human eye.
Patterns – This particular bathroom style is less focused on the colors that can be brought into the room, but rather the overall patterns within which the colors are contained. The floors can be made to show an angular chess-board style, while the tiles on the walls and tables can each build on each other’s nuanced complexities. One warning: This type of room requires a keen eye (such as that of our team at FJ DeToma Construction), that can assist you in selecting the perfect combination of patterns, ones that blend appropriately with each other.
Color Block – This style is a popular one with modern generations. Its emphasis on stark colors and clear, simple patterns combine multiple elements of the above mentioned 5 styles, while retaining a sense of playfulness for those that do not wish to take themselves too seriously. This style is good for those that are constantly on the go, and use their bathrooms as a staging area to prepare for the day’s work ahead.
As you can see from the list above, there are a variety of styles you can employ for your living space. If you need any help deciding on a style that would work best for you and your family, feel free to give FJ DeToma Construction a call, at