Inspiration and DIY 2016 Bathroom Trends

Photo features Bee Hive™ in 24 x 20 hexagon field tile in White, Taupe, Ashtray, & Grey on the floor.

 
 

ON-TREND BATHROOM 2016

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When the bathroom is ready for an update and you don't know where to start, look to the year's trends to define your style. Start collecting some bathroom remodel ideas, then you can create a unique design you'll be happy with through the years.

Here are seven trends that will be hot in 2016.

#1 NATURAL STONE IN THE BATHROOM
Just because the bathroom takes a beating day in and day out doesn't mean it can't be a luxurious haven. Designers are seeing a big push for stone in the bathroom recently and they project the trend will only grow.

Bathroom Tile Ideas

Look for stone tile in shaped mosaics or even 3D mosaics to add some depth and interest to the bathroom. Consider marble-look tile and surfaces like River Marble, Stone Attaché, or ONE™ Quartz, which have the look of natural stone but the durability of porcelain and other materials that stand up to all the bathroom faces.

#2 SHAPES EVERYWHERE
Arabesque, teardrop, rounds, hexagon, and abstract. No matter the shape, it introduces freshness to bathroom design. Get creative with shape; it can do as much for your bathroom as a bright color or a pop-off-the-floor texture.

Bathroom Tile Ideas

Check out Daltile's latest addition, Bee Hive, a large-format hexagon in neutral colors that is a perfect fit for the bathroom. Look for mosaics that use two different shapes that fit together in a pattern.

Ion Metals tile in Antique Nickel 4-1/4 x 4-1/4 field tile with 1/2 x 6 and 1 x 6 Rope liners on the backsplash. Countertop features Calacatta Gold Marble

Photo features Ion Metals tile in Antique Nickel 4-1/4 x 4-1/4 field tile with 1/2 x 6 and 1 x 6 Rope liners on the backsplash. Countertop features Calacatta Gold Marble.


#3 COORDINATING DIFFERENT ELEMENTS
Mixing up the shapes, textures, and colors in the bathroom brings elegance and sophistication to your design. But it can be difficult to coordinate so many different elements to look like they belong together without showing the seams. Use materials that are built to work together to harmonize your space.

Bathroom Tile Ideas

Tile is easier to coordinate because it can be cut to fit whatever your vision is. Daltile is making it easier by providing several different options within a series that will help you put a shaped mosaic and subway tile in the same room without it feeling overwhelming.

#4 TINY MOSAICS
Another hot trend in 2016 is tiny mosaics in places you wouldn't expect them, like the floor. This is good news for powder room and small bathroom design where larger tiles might crowd the space.

Bathroom Tile Ideas

Penny rounds are smaller than an inch in diameter, but are becoming a big trend on the bathroom floor. Ovals in natural stone or 1 x 2 rectangles in a brick joint pattern look great. The retro classic one inch hex or octagon is coming back with a vengeance, especially in black and white schemes.

 


#5 GREY LOVE

Every shade of grey got lots of traction last year and it will continue into 2016. White and taupe will also still enjoy popularity alongside grey.

Bathroom Tile Ideas

Keep to classic favorites like white subway tile and white marble, or turn to something fresh and new like grey stone tile or a glazed ceramic in any number of shades of grey and taupe. The demand for these shades in tile is huge so the selection is better than ever.

Creamy whites may also start to make a slight comeback because of the popularity of warm gold tones in Calacatta Gold marble in 2016. It's the perfect way to introduce grey and white colors into existing cream and brown schemes.

#6 TRANSITIONAL DESIGN
Transiitional design takes a little of the classic and a little of the contemporary and mixes them together in a hybrid design. It's comfortable design with a little contemporary freshness added in.

Bathroom Tile Ideas

Ginga Guidroz, design consultant at the Daltile Design Studio in Dallas, explains, "Doing your octagon and dot or hex and mixing it with a long, thin wall tile in the bathroom mixes vintage and contemporary in the same space." Transitional tile has a lot of classic elements but a twist of edginess in the details makes a difference. Try longer, larger, skinnier tiles in combination with more traditional shapes for a transitional update.

Stone a La Mod Block Random Uptown Blend on walls. Vanity features Carrara White Marble

Photo features Stone a La Mod Block Random Uptown Blend on walls. Vanity features Carrara White Marble.

 
Autumn Mist Slate and Autumn Mist Tumbled Slate on the walls.

Photo features Autumn Mist Slate and Autumn Mist Tumbled Slate on the walls.


#7 VANITY FOCAL POINT
Giving extra attention to the bathroom vanity as the major focus of the design is an up-and-coming trend you should definitely pay attention to. Keep the shower basic and put all your wow-factor into the vanity for an on-trend bathroom that will look great for years.

Bathroom Tile Ideas

Use a floor-to-ceiling tile in the vanity area and install a coordinating countertop to make the vanity the center of attention. A simple subway tile in other areas of the bathroom won't detract from the drama of the vanity.

 

Now you're ready to start designing a bathroom that's perfect for you. Take a look at both cutting-edge and traditional tiles for your bathroom remodel today at Daltile.

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