Reinventing bathrooms – 3 new trends for 2022

Ceramic Industries product and development manager Patrizia Cortese shares a few insights into emerging bathroomware trends.
Ceramic Industries’ freestanding Orbit bath is a great example of the natural forms that fit into the Re-Wild or Biophilia trend, while tiles that reproduce natural wood-grain or stone complement the look.

Where bathrooms were once utilitarian, private rooms, they’ve transformed into design spaces for relaxation, refuge and expressions of creativity. Patrizia Cortese, Product and Development Manager at innovative bathroomware manufacturer Ceramic Industries, shared a few insights into emerging trends. “We’ve identified three major trend groups that we’ve named Re-Wild, Timeless Classic and Simple Serenity,” she told us.

Re-Wild

Some call this trend Biophilia and, as the name suggests, it draws inspiration from nature, making use of greenery, tropical foliage and organic shapes.  Ceramic Industries’ freestanding Orbit bath is a great example of the natural forms that fit into the trend, while tiles that reproduce natural wood-grain or stone complement the look.
The Re-Wild trend is also finding expression in bathrooms that make use of glass walls and ceilings to bring in natural light, and connect the room to gardens and greenery. And this trend goes beyond the superficial – Ceramic Industries is committed to ecologically responsible production and water-saving sanitaryware. Water-saving and energy-efficient technology also shows up in tapware, like Tivoli’s Cold Start and Flow Reducer ranges.

Timeless Classic

“In a way, this is a trend that never went away – but it’s always reinventing itself,” says Patrizia. She points to the use of black and white in combination, and refers to two examples from Ceramic Industries’ Betta Baths range – Melissa, with its modern square edges, and Vogue with its luxurious curves.

Black bathroom taps, showers and other hardware is a trend that will continue throughout 2022. It makes for a striking look that works with both classic and contemporary design styles.

Simple Serenity

There’s been a shift in the way people see bathrooms. Like the other rooms in the house, they’re opening up: becoming more spacious, or opening into the bedroom. These bathrooms are no longer hidden away, and they aim to create peaceful sanctuaries. A centrepiece bath, like the Pura freestanding model with its contemporary, simple lines, creates a focal point in a spacious room.

This look pairs well with the clean lines of modern Tivoli Caserta taps, while neutral colours and clever furniture that conceals clutter adds to the serenity.

“I’m always intrigued by new bathroom trends,” says Patrizia. “Few rooms give you the opportunity to reimagine the space from so many aspects – from materials to colours to configuration to hygiene and sustainability.” And thanks to new products and technologies, the possibilities are ever-expanding.

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