So what’s hot, new and still fashionable in bathroom design trends for 2017.

Home Renovations Shows are still very popular. Programs such as ‘The Block’, ‘House Rules’ and ‘Selling Houses Australia’ offer plenty of inspiration and ideas for bathroom renovations. However, with so many different opinions and bathroom reveals flying off our television screens it can be confusing working out what is hot and what is not. Therefore, we examined the opinions of a number of interior design experts to determine the current bathroom trends for 2017.

OVERALL TREND

Bathrooms are evolving from mundane functional necessities to gorgeous main features in our homes. Creating a comfortable spa-like atmosphere is top of the list. No matter what style you choose the ultimate goal is to create a bathroom space that allows you to relax and melt away the stresses of the day. A huge trend to help create the spa feel is to add some greenery. Living plants are the key here, artificial a big no. When choosing a house plant make sure it can handle low light and steam.

COLOURS & FINISHES

brown white contemporary bathroom vanity wash basin and cabinet

Make a fashion statement with WHO’s sleek Hannaford ‘Elite’ wall hung vanity with woodgrain look drawers, bench top mount wash basins, and quartz stone benchtop.

There is a big shift away from light and bright bathrooms towards darker colours, pastels, or muted colours. Basically, colour trends in 2017 are about creating a mood. Contrast is also a key factor particularly for adding a warm touch to cooler colours and vice versa. White is not off the list and is more commonly used to give an uplifting quality to darker colours. Black is bigger than ever. Matte surfaces are big news for 2017. The trick is to balance shine with matte to create fashionable, up-to-date finishes.

Earthy tones and natural finishes are rapidly emerging into popularity and are often used to add some natural warmth to crisp tiled surroundings. WHO has a terrific range of vanity cabinets with woodgrain, timber like finishes that are right on trend as well as beautiful quartz stone benchtops.

THE HERO BATH

Organic shaped bath - copyright WHO Bathroom Warehouse

Freestanding baths, the big hero in the bathroom, especially in organic shapes like ‘Hampshire’ from Who Bathroom Warehouse.

The bath has become the big hero and focal point in many bathroom remodelling stories. For a spa-like feel, a luxurious soak in a comfortable tub ticks all the boxes.

Freestanding is still hot, hot, hot! Just make sure there is enough space around it for easy cleaning. If space is an issue, then don’t forget a drop-in style bath. It will also give you a sense of indulgence.

TAPWARE

Black bathroom tapware

Black bathroom tapware is still a headliner and WHO has a whole range of black bathroom basin mixers, bath mixers, spouts and fillers, even black shower heads.

Black tapware is still topping the hit parade for 2017. Black tapware looks stunning and definitely makes a dramatic statement. To stay on trend, a matte finish is essential. If black tapware is a little too dramatic for you, Who Bathroom Warehouse has some snazzy chrome finished tapware in the ‘Damien’, ‘Elle’, and ‘Lennox’ ranges.

VANITY WASH BASINS

Bench top mount was basin

Add some panache and pizazz to your bathroom with the fun geometric pattern on this fabulous bench top mount wash basin from WHO.

Raised or bench top mount wash basins (also called ‘vessels’) are still riding the wave of popularity. They look great and help to add a sculptural detail to your bathroom. Bold patterns and geometric shapes are top choices in bathroom tiles right now. A bench top mount wash basin with a geometric pattern easily adds a fashionable element without the need to re-tile.