According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, Traditional designs for bathrooms continue to hold the top spot for 2010. Sleek contemporary and simple Shaker styles are the distant runners up. Colors are bland with beige and bone beating out white as the most popular hues. Ivory and brown will also be featured making earth tones a prevailing theme for this year.
Fixtures are still predominantly white with off-white and bisque as the secondary choices. In keeping with the Traditional concept, undermount sinks will continue leading the pack. Pedestal, vessel, and other sink styles will also have a place in modern bathroom designs.
Faucets will continue to boast a brushed nickel finish that can be cleaned with delicate agents such as a vinegar/water mixture. Shiny chrome and rich bronze are other popular 2010 choices. Tile and stone will provide the foundation for bathroom décor as flooring while granite tops off most new vanities.
The folks at Signature Contractors have compiled a different list of bathroom trends for this year. They point to luxury items like flat screen TVs and filtered shower heads as prime picks. Radiant floor heating, low flow toilets, and other environmentally friendly upgrades are also heading the list of remodeling projects.