Metals used in bathrooms during 2019 are mostly a brushed gold-tone. For the past 2 decades we have been seeing silver tone light fixtures, faucets, frames, towel bars and shower systems in most homes. A small percentage choose the oil rubbed bronze tones. Some of the very wealthy had gold plated fixtures and there has been some of the old left-over brass from the 90’s. 2019 brings us into a new space where the main stream will begin to have brushed gold tones in their bathroom metals.
This year Black is the new gray. You will see it in picture frames, lamp shades, black and white geometric fabric patterns on shower curtains and more. When the paint industry announced Black Flame as the paint color of the year; we saw a shift in interior paint colors. Black and darker color tones make us feel calm and comforted in the face of the stressful life we live. Is there a better place to de-stress other than our luxurious, comfortable bathroom?
For many years granite has dominated the counter-top scene. Countertops made of quartz rather than granite seems to have started taking over. The word is that Quartz counter-tops are stronger and less porous. Being less porous means that liquids such as water, wine, and oils cannot seep through the surface causing stains or a gathering place for bacteria (quartz does not need to be re-sealed often). The quartz industry has given us many beautiful stone look surfaces and bright whites which is rare in natural granite. But in 2019 we will see many more matte finishes in different colors in the quartz lines.
Many homeowners are opting for shower rooms or wet areas. These areas usually house a shower and a tub. This is a great way to save space and make your bathroom look larger. Putting a freestanding tub inside of a spacious shower is a great way to expand your space. Another way to design a wet area is to have the shower and tub side by side and this area separated from the rest of the bathroom with a glass “wall”. Many people believe that they have to keep a tub in their master bathroom for resale, this is a creative way to have a large shower and still meet the tub requirement.
As we move forward in 2019, we see some of the fashion trends of the 70s resurfacing in different ways. As we know, fashion is cyclical and will return but it usually does not return in the same exact way, for example, we saw lots of geometric wall coverings during the 70s now we’re seeing more geometric fabrics and texture in geometrical tiles. We are also seeing and insurgents or influx of black-and-white styles in tiles, fabric patterns on walls, and in furniture. Patterned tile in all over patterns is one way to bring a touch of vintage. Old dressers that we used to see in the bedroom are now used as vanities in powder rooms or smaller bathrooms.