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2019 Bathroom Remodeling Trends to Carry Over to 2020

Bathroom remodeling presents many rewards, but also challenges. One of these is choosing the design, and while it might be safer to go with the conventional, you can maximize your investment by choosing a more daring design. For that, you will need to know what is trending in bathroom design.
Fortunately, bathroom design trends do not change as often as for other rooms. Here are some 2019 bathroom remodeling trends we are confident will carry over to 2020.

Black Is in

One of the most popular colors for bathrooms in previous years has been grey. As a neutral color, it can adapt to any changes you might want to make. However, some people prefer a bolder color, so the fashion for darker colors for the bathroom, especially black is really taking off.
The trend is not particularly for using black as the dominant color, but in accents such as light fixtures and fixtures. However, we are seeing a number of black stone countertops in a matte finish for many bathrooms, which fits perfectly in any neutral color palette, including gray.
If you are thinking of remodeling your bathroom before the holidays, you might want to consider this trend to help you with your design. Black is a very striking color, so you might hesitate to use too much of it. You can always choose to keep the black inspiration to accents rather than countertops or cabinets.

Smart bathrooms

Chances are you are never without your smart phone or Internet, and perhaps you can already “talk” to some of the appliances in your home using Wi-Fi. It is inevitable that the bathroom will be the next place to put in smart technology. Aside from those rather fun toilets from Japan that gives you every conceivable comfort, including air dryers, seat warmers, and lid openers, you are likely to see improvements in other features.
Smart showers that start automatically with just the right temperature and water flow are one. Motion sensor low-flow faucets are another. Do you like a little music while taking a bath or shower? You can install audio systems that you can control with Bluetooth, and even adjust the lighting and ambient temperature using voice commands. Finish it off with smart mirrors that tells you the weather, temperature, and any news tidbits that might strike your fancy, and you have one smart bathroom.

While this all sounds a bit much, the trend is definitely picking up, especially with digital natives. Putting in some smart upgrades for your bathroom can make it much more comfortable for you, and typically more efficient with water and energy.

Gold fixtures

Some people find it tacky, but gold fixtures done tastefully can add some distinct pizzazz to your bathroom. You can consider gold or brass for your toilets, faucets, sinks, handrails, mirrors, and anything else that can be of metal or take on a metal veneer. They complement all styles of bathrooms, but they are particularly spectacular in white or black bathrooms.
Chrome or steel finishes are definitely still in play, but some find their shininess cold and off-putting. Gold tones are warm, which is why they are popular as accents. Too much can be overwhelming, however, so design your bathroom gold or brass with care. You can also balance out the opulence by choosing a matte, satin, or brushed finish, which are also excellent for hiding water spots and fingerprints.

Industrial style

Most people have a utilitarian bathroom because it is the most cost-effective. However, that is not necessarily a bad thing if you design it right.

The industrial theme is coming back in 2020, with metal finishes, colored ceramic tile, and industrial vanity. Exposed pipes are not a problem, as it ties in very well with the industrial style. IT gives your bathroom a modern, edgy, yet functional look that is particularly well suited to small bathrooms and bathrooms shared with others. It is urban living to the max!

Ceramic tiles

Ceramic tiles for the wall and floors are common, but usually in monochromatic patterns. The trend in 2019 and 2020 is to make use of the wide variety of colors and patterns available with ceramic tiles and to make something interesting and funky with it.
Use tiles in various shapes and combinations to make your bathroom unique. Aside from the usual square tiles, you have rectangles, hexagons, arabesque, and diamond shapes, and these come in all the colors of the rainbow. Fortunately, ceramic tiles are very affordable and relatively easy to install, so you can experiment with them. If you don’t like the look., you can always redo them. Take a chance with some daring design to find the winning combination. Crazy idea? Use ceramic tiles for the ceiling!


Bathroom remodeling tends to be expensive and time-consuming, so you want something that will look trendy for some years to come. We believe these 2019 trends will carry over to 2020, and most probably for some years to come. Following one or more of them will have a good return on your investment.

The most important thing next to design is execution. You want to make sure your remodeling contractor is up to the challenge, especially if you want your bathroom ready for the holidays. Fairfax Kitchen Bath services the DC, MD and Northern Virginia metropolitan areas. We are a Class A, licensed and insured contractor, registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have a showroom in Fairfax, Virginia, which houses all our products, including a large collection of countertops and cabinets for use in the bathroom and kitchen.

We sell only top quality products for all your remodeling needs, from natural and engineered stone slabs, cabinets, shelves, sinks, faucets tiles, backsplashes, knobs and pulls, and hardwood flooring. We carry only the top brands for these products, such as Schrock Cabinetry, Silestone, Blanco, Kohler, and Mosaic Décor.

Contact us today to get free in-home design consultation and quote for your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project.

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Sam Kazanci

Sam Kazanci is the owner of Fairfax Kitchen Bath Remodeling. He has experience to build and remodel the kitchen and baths with his team and the author of fkb blog: You can find Sam on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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