Most Popular Bath Trends in North America

Transitional Style Bathroom with Open Shelves, Double Undermounted Sinks, Jean Laretts
Transitional Style Bathroom with Open Shelves, Double Undermounted Sinks, Jean Laretts

Bathroom remodeling projects topped the list for home remodeling projects for the fifth time since 2010 according to NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) with kitchens following close behind. As for the design of choice for these new bathrooms, homeowners have established their desire for clean, modern styles finished in neutral colors based on a recent survey conducted by NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association).

Gray and White Color Scheme, Daleet Spector
Gray and White Color Scheme, Daleet Spector

Transitional style bathrooms have taken the lead over contemporary, neutral color schemes (white, warm whites and grays) are the most popular. Specifically, top trends overall include the following:

Glamorous Gray Spa-Like Oasis Master Bathroom with Waterworks Cast-Iron Tub, Marshall Watson
Glamorous Gray Spa-Like Oasis Master Bathroom with Waterworks Cast-Iron Tub, Marshall Watson
Elegant Universal Design Bathroom by Custom Home
Elegant Universal Design Bathroom by Custom Home

Universal Design Features that keep aging gracefully in mind and everyone else at some point in their lives. These bathrooms are accessible and barrier-free.

Transitional Bathroom with Cast Concrete Tub by Clodagh, Vincente Wolf
Transitional Bathroom with Cast Concrete Tub by Clodagh, Vincente Wolf

Open Shelving, Floating Vanities and Wall-Hung Toilets provide additional transitional aesthetics, ease of use and maintenance.

Spa-Like Bathroom with Calacatta Gold Marble Tile, David Jimenez
Spa-Like Bathroom with Calacatta Gold Marble Tile, David Jimenez

Built-in Storage supports the function and efficiency of the bathroom. Under-mount Sinks, Freestanding Tubs, and Shower Amenities like hand showers, steam showers and lighting also made the most popular bathroom trends.

Elegant Mural Embraces Undermounted Sinks, Polished Chrome Faucets, Caroline Beaupere
Elegant Mural Embraces Undermounted Sinks, Polished Chrome Faucets, Caroline Beaupere

Polished Chrome Faucet finish lends itself to the transitional bathroom style.

Other popular bathroom amenities include electric radiant floor heating, one-piece toilets, electric towel-warmer, humidity-sensing fans, smart toilet seats with integrated bidet features and WaterSense listed toilets and faucets.

Bathroom trends are definitely moving in the right direction. Keep this list handy for your next remodel!

Please visit NKBA to view the full survey.

Gray Bathroom with Washstand by Waterworks, Barry Dixon
Gray Bathroom with Washstand by Waterworks, Barry Dixon
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