Bathroom trends in 2019

We chat to some of the leading bathroom designers who share the key bathroom trends in 2019. So if you are renovating your bathroom in 2019, we have some amazing inspiration - from chrome taps to colourful bathtubs!

With thanks to Howard Birch, Director at Aston Matthews, Rachel Martin, Merchandising Director at C.P. Hart and Joanne Crane and Neil Curtis, Senior Designers Ripples.

The industrial trend continues in 2019

The industrial trend continues all over the home in 2019, and the bathroom is no exception.

"The trend is still very popular and surprisingly easy to introduce into the bathroom by simply replacing existing taps and shower fittings with industrial style designs such as our scuffed brass Acme range with cog style controls or the weathered black Soho range which includes a floor standing pipe shower," explains Howard Birch of Aston Matthews

"If you wish to make a greater commitment to the trend then a cast iron bath and concrete basin are the perfect choice. Focus on the stripped down, unassuming charm of the factory or warehouse by choosing pieces that combine practical materials, such as natural brass and cast iron, with rugged, handsome design."

Brunel cast iron roll top bath by Aston Matthews


"Natural materials and industrial fixtures and fittings continue to dominate in interiors but are now being paired with earthy colours to create a more sophisticated scheme." says Rachel Martin of C.P. Hart. "This trend is all about accentuating the warm tones of wood and subtle veining in natural stone with rich accent colours and brushed metallics."

Cielo Elle Oval basin by C.P. Hart

Think black teamed with white or gold

Black and gold is a key look that is emerging in 2019, says Joanne Crane of Ripples. "Black and gold are the glam combination on the interiors scene but think deco, not disco. Transformative textures and finishes such as brushed and polished gold are key to this striking look. Take this trend to the next level and accessorise with a pop of greenery and daringly dark floor tiles." 

Shower by Ripples

Choose brass or black for taps 

"For so long chrome was the popular option in the bathroom but now there are a wealth of exciting finishes that can completely change how a bathroom looks and feels. These include black, brass and bronze." explains Howard Birch of Aston Matthews.

Model Two concrete basin by Aston Matthews

Chrome teamed with a coloured basin is a key trend to look out for, says Rachel Martin of C.P. Hart. "Look out for powdery blue baths, basins and WCs teamed with polished chrome or gold taps".

Camden bath in Hague Blue by Farrow and Ball by C.P. Hart

Bold colours dominate

Bold finishes are making a statement this year in the bathroom, so be brave if you want your bathroom to be bang on trend.

"Forest green is reigning in interiors but it’s time to champion this colour in the bathroom with a stunning basin! Create a statement look with this piece by opting for brushed copper brassware - a must-have touch of luxe." explains Neil Curtis of Ripples.

Basin by Ripples


"Pastel tones have been infusing interior design schemes for over a decade but it’s only now that we’re seeing their influence in bathroom design. Sorbet shades are being seen increasingly on basins and furniture, with muted blues, yellows and greens the most prominent shades to look out for in 2019. Key to this trend is the subtle application of colour. Make an ice blue vanity unit or yellow basin the basis of your scheme and then embellish with a beautifully sculptured tap, intricate tiles and plants." says Rachel Martin of C.P. Hart.

Pastel tones by C.P. Hart

"Pantone has announced Living Coral as the colour of the year. This will work well in the bathroom as it is a warm, positive shade. Choose it for the walls combined with white tiles. You can even paint the outside of your cast iron bath if you have one." says Howard Birch at Aston Matthews.

What is popular in terms of tiles?

"Breaking through the sea of patterns are our six-sided friends, the hexagon. It’s a strong look for shower feature walls, putting a spin on the geometric, retro vibe and with added texture, hexagonal tiles can bring a whole new dimension to the bathroom." explains Joanne Crane of Ripples.

Hexagonal tiles by Ripples

Published: February 12, 2019

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