Working together with its Interior Design Consultant Charlotte Conway, Heritage's trends forecast combines a varied palette of colours, statement designs and artistic influences. Looking to inspire homeowners, the predictions are coupled with a series of 'get the look' design tips.
Blush and opulent tones
Heritage predicts the key colours for bathrooms will take their cue from existing soft furnishing trends, with blush tones predicted to be the biggest. Charlotte says; "this soft colour palette lends itself perfectly to creating a truly relaxing, feminine and elegant bathroom."
Next in the palette, and in a drastic departure from the stark white and chrome colour scheme that has dominated bathroom design for the last decade, are the warm opulent tones. In particular rose gold, brushed metal and brass are the shades which Charlotte predicts will "become a stand out trend, particularly across brassware, accessories and lighting."
As consumers begin to get braver with their bathrooms designs, Heritage predicts that moody, darker shades of blue will begin to be used more confidently, edging out 'safer' colour schemes.
Charlotte says; "2016 will see us straying from traditional duck egg shades and more towards a blue synonymous with the colour you'd see in the depths of the sea. It is these rich deep midnight blue hues that will take our bathrooms from drab to fab."
For homeowners craving a historical revival in their rooms, another key trend set to continue is adding subtle nods to bygone eras.
Charlotte says: "This look is all about striking a delicate balance between Gatsby-inspired luxury and classic sophistication. Other historical influences can also be brought through in antique-inspired accessories, like Heritage's Chesham Grand mirror, which features beautiful and opulent metallic gold and silver finishes."
Observing that the bolder shades predicted might not suit all spaces, homeowners can continue to stay on-trend by introducing big patterns brought through in flooring or wallpaper. Charlotte comments: "Patterns featuring neon accents and botanical designs are particularly on trend and are already key focuses in wallpaper collections from Designers Guild, House of Hackney and Ellie Cashman."
Finishing off every aspect of the bathroom design in its trends predictions, the final trend to watch is mixed materials. Charlotte says: "This trend is all about mixing high gloss finishes such as glass and porcelain with matt materials like untreated woods, brick and metals."
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