It’s a new year and home design forecasters are earning their street cred by identifying trends to expect in 2017. Before colorizing your home in the latest color (greenery) or tiling your backsplash (mirrored), take a moment to consider what works in your lifestyle. Altering the home is not as simple as dying a strand of your hair blue. In creating a transitional bathroom, Jean-Jacques L’Henaff, vice president of design, faucets and fixtures of American Standard, maintains that clean looks will always be welcomed.
“We see a continued emphasis on minimalistic design lines, highlighted by softer geometric forms, dominating faucet and lavatory styling,” says L’Henaff. Look to detailed, quality effects through hardware and finishes. Accents should work with the room without commanding the finished look. Bill Darcy, CEO of the National Kitchen & Bath Association also advocates the simple appeal of a modern transitional space. “We’re hearing from NKBA members that simple, clean lines and more transitional and contemporary styles are on trend for kitchens and baths right now,” he says.
For those who have an itch for more high impact style add glamour touches. Says L’Henaff “Luxurious faucet finishes that make a dramatic statement–such as copper, gold and matte black–are on the rise. More compact size sinks–better suited to smaller settings like powder rooms and urban bathrooms–are more in demand, along with freestanding tubs occupying a smaller footprint, again to provide high style in optimum space.”
3 simple must-have additions to an updated bath:
- Walk in shower with open door.
- Hardware finished in quality materials like copper, matte black and metallic.
- Natural elements such as wood and slate.