Members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association specify modern design, built-in storage and hand showers among top bathroom trends of 2016
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (JAN. 25, 2016) — Clean, modern style and neutral colors dominate North American bathroom design, according to the 2016 Design Trends Survey conducted by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). Here are the top 10 overall bathroom trends NKBA expects for 2016:
1. Clean, modern, transitional designs.
2. Universal design features.
3. Neutral colors.
4. Open shelving, floating vanities and wall-hung toilets.
5. Built-in storage.
6. Undermount sinks.
7. Freestanding tubs.
8. Shower amenities like hand showers and shower lighting.
9. Polished chrome faucet finish.
10. Other popular bathroom amenities, specified by at least 25% of respondents in 2015 include:a. Electric radiant floor heating b. Easy maintenance features c. One-piece toilet d. Electric towel-warmer e. Humidity-sensing fans f. Steam showers g. Smart toilet seats with integrated bidet features h. WaterSense® listed toilets and faucets
Neutral colors dominate the bathroom, with white being the most popular fixture color and whites and grays being the most popular overall color schemes. Seventy-nine percent of members surveyed indicated grays as the most popular color scheme, with whites/off-whites trailing close behind at 77 percent. Keeping with the popular neutral-tone theme, beiges/bones were specified by 65 percent of NKBA members surveyed.
Increasingly popular are bathroom amenities including electric heated floors, easy maintenance features, one-piece toilets, towel warmers, humidity-sensing fans, steam showers, smart toilets/bidets and WaterSense® toilets and faucets.
“More steam showers, more radiant heat in bathroom floors,” said Jeanette Coulter, AKBD, a kitchen and bath designer from New Jersey.
“Clients want easy-to-clean and use,” said Skyler Donaldson, a kitchen and bath designer from Alabama.
Other survey respondents mentioned roll-out shelves for storage, frameless glass enclosures for the shower, and an increased use of aging-in-place or universal design elements. Over half of respondents reported having installed accessible and/or universal design features, with
82 percent installing comfort-height toilets and 75 percent installing comfort-height vanities.
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