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Brothers Design Experts’ Favorite Bathroom Trends for 2021

If you’re thinking about making a change this year, why not start with the room you use every morning and night, the bathroom! To help you get started, our design experts have pulled together their favorite trends in bathroom design for the upcoming year.

Warm and Neutral Colors

When we think of colorful bathrooms, outdated 1970s tiles often come to mind. But in 2021, we expect more warm colors used in the room to set the tone for our day. But these colors aren’t the overwhelming yellows and pinks of the past. These updated palates include soft pinks, lilac purples, and lively greens mixed with neutral colors like taupe and matte black to create an uplifting space without sacrificing a sense of calm.

soaking tubSoaking Tubs

With an emphasis on relaxation in 2020, soaking tubs are coming back into style. Homeowners can find less expensive models starting around $600, and luxury models that hold in heat for hours upwards of $2,000. Smaller designs can measure 47 inches long, and larger tubs with more room to stretch out can reach well over 60 inches. With such a range in price and size, there seems to be standing tubs to fit just about every bathroom. 

Large Wall Tiles

Though they have been in style for a few years, 12×24 wall tiles are here to stay. Some homeowners will continue choosing a glossy finish, but we expect to see matte finishes becoming more popular for a more modern design.

Marbled Quartz Countertops

There are few things as timeless as marble countertops, but with a porous surface that stains easily (not to mention a high price tag), this material is not a typical choice for homeowners. However, with many marbled options to choose from and durability that is hard to beat, quartz countertops will be in high demand in the coming year.

Wood-Like Flooring

A natural aesthetic is something we expect to see more of in 2021, but hardwood is not usually a good option for bathroom flooring. On the other hand, due to its durability, moisture resistance, and easy maintenance, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring is becoming more popular. Many homeowners will choose this material in smokey greys to light and dark hardwood imitations to fit a variety of designs.

Matte-Black Fixtures

Matte black creates an ultra-modern feel in the bathroom that has taken off in the last few months. We’re expecting even more homeowners to choose this option in the coming year while combining it with another metal for a two-toned effect—for example, a matte black faucet and light fixture with a brushed nickel shower. In addition to matte black, warmer brass and gold finishes are increasing in popularity as well.

smart showerSmart Home Integrations

With convenience being essential nowadays, smart devices are popping up all over the home, and having a smart bathroom is on the top of many homeowner’s list. Consider the U by Moen Smart Shower, which allows you to control the shower with your voice and even start your shower at a specific temperature. Other options by Kohler include the DTV shower system that enables voice commands and the Verdera mirrors and medicine cabinets that connect to a smart home device to control lighting with your voice, provide entertainment, and keep you up-to-date on traffic, weather, and sports.

If you’re not sure where to start with your bathroom update or full remodel, we can help! Our remodeling experts will properly scope your project and make recommendations to help keep you on budget. Our design experts will even guide you through materials selections to create the beautiful bathroom you’ve been dreaming of. Get started by scheduling a consultation now.