We show you a series of photos of current trends in modern bathroom designs and many ideas that can serve as inspiration to build or decorate your bathroom. A modern decoration is essential, in a house with a comfortable and contemporary design, so today we present some of the main trends for 2022 in these characteristics.
One of the main things to keep in mind when achieving a modern look in the bathroom is to play with soft tones, with natural materials and with decorative details typical of modern decoration.
Colors for modern bathrooms
Black and white
The bathroom doesn’t have to be big to have a modern look. In this case, using black and white, a very contemporary design has been achieved in a relatively small space.
The black color can only be used in some decorative details, as we see below.
The bathroom is a hub of activity in any home. The bathroom is the place to enjoy a little quiet as we get ready in the morning to start the day, and to end a hard day at night. Neutral colors, like gray, bring a lot of calm.
The color white in bathrooms achieves a timeless and classic design, but for those who are interested in achieving something with more character, gray tiles are the perfect choice.
If you’re looking for a striking contrast, rather than classic neutrals, dark gray is a good choice for a single wall, as a contrast to the rest of the white bathroom.
The dark gray color in the bathrooms also gives them a very modern and contemporary look. You can illuminate it with soft neutral colors, such as gray or white.
Shades of beige stand out, which look very elegant combined with wood, glass, stone and shiny metal.
Some of the colors that most impose a presence in these spaces are the earthy ones, which are combined aptly on occasions with the pure and versatile color white.
Pale shades of sand, gold, silver, ivory, brown, white and cream are undoubtedly the ones that best complement the decoration of modern bathrooms, as they bring softness and warmth to a space as intimate as the bathroom.
Pops of bold color
Adding touches of color to the bathrooms is one of the options to make them look modern and contemporary, in this case the color blue was used in the cabinet under the sink.
Another good idea is to color the wall behind the sink.
One of the colors that looks great in a bathroom is green. It provides a lot of freshness and a feeling of cleanliness.
Green is beautiful in all its shades, whether it’s emerald green or sage green. And as you can see in the images, both make up really elegant and welcoming environments.
Being one of the colors with the most shades and each one being especially flattering, you can use either a vibrant green or a pastel green. It lends itself well to combining with neutral colors such as white, gray or brown.
Orange can be combined with any neutral tone.
However, if you prefer to create accents with a more striking color, you can incorporate some notes of vibrant yellow, as they are shades full of energy and vitality.
Golden or plated
To add a more sophisticated and artistic touch, metal accessories can be used.
The support under the worktop can also be made of metal. This is one of the most interesting current offers.
The metallic sheen accentuates the sculptural surface of the fixtures, where lines, angles and curves are enhanced.
Materials in modern bathrooms
Wood, glass, metal and stone are the most used materials in modern spaces. The wooden and natural stone tubs stand out. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are popular for showers and floors. The new designs opt for various geometric, monochrome or multi-color patterns, and even patchwork patterns.
It provides a warm and natural atmosphere to the room by integrating it into custom-made storage units. Wood combined with white, gray or black can recreate a Scandinavian look with clean design and elegant contrast.
And why not a wooden floor? Combined with a modern bathroom, wood brings a more classic side to the decoration by balancing opposing styles. A multitude of types and finishes are available to satisfy everyone’s tastes.
Contrary to what one might think, this material breathes very well and naturally absorbs moisture, making it a very popular choice for the bathroom. However, it is necessary to eliminate the accumulation of water at the exit of the shower to avoid long-term deterioration.
Natural stone is also an element of today’s bathrooms, especially if it is used on the walls. You can break the monotony with large mirrors. And keep in mind that there are currently many cheap ceramics that imitate the veins and textures of stone very well.
In addition to ceramics, natural stones such as quartz and marble are also used.
You can see a clear commitment to natural elements.
One of the places where we most aspire to reach harmony and warmth is undoubtedly the bathroom, since this space is one of the main places when it comes to a well-deserved relaxing time, so it is very important to combine aesthetics and elegance of our bathroom with its functionality.
3D ceramic tiles
As the technology in materials evolved, the diversity of decoration was expanded and the materials, in addition to having higher quality, have more variety in terms of techniques and designs.
Today’s ceramics present different patterns, textures, shapes and colors, making them adaptable to all interiors. Tiles and ceramics with relief are one of the most interesting trends. It is very popular because they create a very attractive 3D effect on the walls.
Tiles with beautiful vintage prints is another trend in ceramics. In addition, digital printing allows you to create all kinds of images and they are really perfect. Bright colors add light to a room.
Imitation wood, stone or metal tiles
Another trend is to imitate other materials with ceramics, such as wood, stone, metal, bricks, etc.
There are ceramics on the market that imitate high-end materials such as wood, marble or even concrete.
They allow us to enjoy the presence of metal, rough stones and wood with a rustic appearance, on the floor or walls. Materials that are also very well combined with glass, an element that provides light and a greater sense of cleanliness in bathrooms.
It is very popular to decorate with different geometric shapes and for this reason there is a wide variety of ceramics in various shapes.
Nordic and Japanese mix
A style that is gaining strength in modern bathroom decoration is Asian, since it is a trend to incorporate motifs in this style with light tones and minimalist designs.
Minimalist styles are popular, but it’s all about making contemporary bathrooms a little warmer.
To create industrial-chic modern decor worthy of a New York loft, designers are using unique and imperfect pieces like metal sinks or bathtubs and adding brick walls, waxed concrete floors and rustic wood finishes.
A double sink has been installed in this bathroom, ideal for a bathroom to be used by two people at the same time.
Rustic modern bathrooms
You can create a modern look in a rustic space. Choose modern angular pieces and very striking accessories that contrast with a rustic environment.
The pieces in this bathroom are from Roca, and the right angles contrast and harmonize with rustic details such as the wall decorated with wood where the bathtub is located.
White, gray and earth colors are always present, but you can always be more daring with colorful patterns, especially on tiles.
The classic style with modern touches is also being widely used. For example, the English style is very elegant.
The Italian shower is always a popular option with its glass walls, which give it a minimalist look. In addition to being easy to maintain, it allows you to save space and adapts to all styles of decoration.
Generous and practical storage
We can multiply the storage space and try to optimize what is available. Compartments in drawers, cabinets and shelves are part of a well thought out bathroom.
The cleaner the space, the larger it will appear. Inspired by functional architecture, we opt for modular furniture with simple, straight shapes and restrained decorations.
One can play with patterns on the floor and walls, and be original by breaking the linearity in the furniture. Asymmetric shapes can be used in the arrangement of cabinets, drawers and shelves.
Large and antique pieces, inspired by the Victorian style, gain a lot of popularity.
Mid-century furniture with simple, clean lines is also on trend.
As a general rule, planning ahead for storage and practical use of the bathroom is essential. For 2022, designers are getting a little more creative in using every inch of space to make it functional, but also aesthetically pleasing.
Showers and bathtubs
Separate wall shower
One of the current trends in modern bathrooms is to divide the space to hide an open shower behind one wall, which can house a sink or toilet on the other side.
In this case the wall is made of concrete, which is also a trend.
For the shower, several options are being implemented, but there is more and more demand for the open and, above all, multifunctional shower: integration of a bench, a steam system, an environmental mirror, shower columns, etc.
We thought of storage by adding shelves or niches to keep shampoo, shower gel and soap close at hand. There are even soap and body wash dispensers, like the ones in hotel rooms, that can be wall-mounted to save space.
This bathroom is not as big as it seems, but the glass shower cubicle gives it a very spacious feeling, and it is certainly one of the current trends.
Bathtub and shower together
A new trend gains predominance in bathroom design: putting the bathtub inside the shower, creating a glass space where you can shower and bathe. This configuration is spa-like, and takes up less space than the design with separate tub and shower areas.
Often for smaller spaces, people have to choose between a bathtub or a shower. However, with this layout, you can often fit both in the same space.
It’s also a good family arrangement, kids can take long baths and play in the tub without the worry of water spilling all over the place, so cleaning is easier. We see some photos so you can see what the trend is about.
The island is gaining popularity with its sophisticated and architectural appearance. It is found in a multitude of shapes: square, oval, round, asymmetrical or rectangular.
To maximize its striking appearance, it is installed in the center of the room, which ideally requires a minimum dimension of 10m².
Technology in the bathroom
As technology advances, the bathroom does not escape. For example, more mirrors with LED lighting and taps with movement detectors or with a temperature regulator are included.
The integration of customizable touch screens with mirrors is gaining popularity. Whether to control lighting or to view the weather, new options are constantly being offered.
This slim wall panel adds a futuristic dimension to the bathroom. The new Ondus digital faucet includes temperature control and a touch pad for its operation. It also has a soap container included in the panel design.
The manufacturers assure that it is good for the environment, since it is not necessary to let the water run to achieve the desired temperature. Always ahead of its time, the world-renowned German company Grohe knows that technology and architecture go hand in hand.
Bathrooms in the bedroom
En-suite bathrooms are becoming more and more fashionable. A room next to the bedroom can be converted into a luxurious bathroom, as an extension of the master bedroom.
Nowadays, the bathroom is not only used for hygiene, but it is also a space for relaxation and beauty in which we want to feel comfortable and relaxed. We need space. If possible, the bathroom can be extended to another room. The washer and dryer are moved to another part of the house.
The bathroom is relocated to a larger room or expanded outside when possible. Otherwise, it is about expanding the space through an optical illusion, for example, using large tiles. In addition to giving the illusion of larger size, large tiles reduce the number of joints and collect less dirt.
Small modern bathrooms
To maximize space in a small bathroom, there are several things that can be done. To get rid of the cluttered feeling, start by replacing the old pedestal sink. Choose a sink with a countertop and storage space below.
You can install a small bathtub, now there are many very elegant models. You can also use a wall covering and large tiles, this will give a feeling of spaciousness.
For the walls, use light colors, since dark tones create a feeling of confinement. A dark color on the opposite wall helps create a sense of depth.
Use storage furniture that makes the most of the space.
Hiding storage is also a good tip to create a feeling of space.
The general trend is to keep the bathroom layout simple and practical. By eliminating the legs of the sinks, the sensation of more space is achieved. This option is also highly recommended in confined spaces.