Four New Bathroom Trends for 2010

Posted by Woodrow Aames ~ February 3, 2010

Earlier this week, I reported on the latest kitchen design trends for 2010 cited by The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). Now it's time to have a closer look at the bathroom remodeling trends that the NKBA listed for the New Year.

The trends were collected through interviews with residential designers and interior decorators. And, according to the NKBA, you can expect some flashbacks to yesteryear designs to lead the way in projects on new or remodeled bathrooms. The four new trends include:

In with the Old, Out with the New

That means contemporary bathroom designs may take a back seat to the traditional styles, with Shaker designs coming in again with a roar. Colors are anticipated to center around beige and bone, with shades of white and quiet colors.

Ceramic and Granite

Save the hardwood flooring for your kitchen renovations. For bathroom floors, the style of the year will feature tile work and complementary granite, quartz, and marble countertops.

Simple Bathroom Fixtures

Along with the flooring trend toward light colored tile, fixtures will follow suit in whites and off-white hues. Under-mount sinks will lead the way in decor, with drop-in sinks, integrated sink tops and countertops, and pedestal sinks bringing up the rear.

A Nickel for Every Finish

When it comes to fixtures, bathroom faucet finishes will look a lot like those that lead the kitchen trends for 2010: brushed nickel and polished chrome leading the parade. Satin nickel, popular in 2009, will remain a top choice this year. Bronze and stainless steel will finish the line of popular choices. Polished chrome rose to prominence last year, supplanting oil-rubbed bronze choices that had been popular for years.

Given these selections by the NKBA, which trends look like smart choices for your home?

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