Six key bathroom trends for autumn 2020, according to Victoria + Albert

From sage green to statement tiles...

With lockdown (hopefully) easing soon, many of us are turning our attention to the renovation projects we previously put on hold; none more so than the bathroom. So why not create a perfectly on-point suite for the season ahead by tapping into one of the key AW20 bathroom trends?

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British bath company Victoria + Albert are offering some early inspiration so you can give your bathroom a refresh with a directional look for the coming season.

Six top bathroom trends for autumn 2020:

Discover six of the hottest bathroom looks that are sure to make a splash in the season ahead – and stand the test of time too.

1. MARVELLOUS MARBLE

A recurring trend in interiors, marble has taken the world by storm over the past few years. Its crisp, clean and natural look with delicate pattern formations provide visual interest to our homes whilst still keeping it minimal, luxurious and tasteful.

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Image credit: Huit Laguna + Chad Mellon photography

Cover your walls in marble tiles for a stylish statement or simply use it on the floor for luxury underfoot.

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York bath in Stone Grey, V+A. Image credit: Novella Homes + East Cherry Photography

2. CLASSIC BLUE

Classic blue is the Pantone colour of the year for 2020, making it a firm favourite with design brands across the board. It is timeless and enduring whilst its simplicity brings an elegance to a space, especially the bathroom.

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Image credit: Simon Whitbread/Victoria + Albert Baths

3. SAGE GREEN

Sage is a chic green hue that adds a more mature spin on the pastel trend that comes back year on year.

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Amalfi 55 bathroom basin, Victoria + Albert Baths. Image credit: Designers Towne & Main + Lindsay Salazar Photography

Its muted tones are softer on the eye, but it still uplifts a room as much as a brighter more poignant shade would do.

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Eldon Bath, Victoria + Albert Baths. Image credit: Amazing Productions

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4. VINTAGE CHIC

Whether you want to ensure your interiors are in keeping with your period property, or jump on the trend for vintage, this timeless theme will always be here to stay.

Roxburgh Bath, Victoria + Albert Baths. Image credit: Annabelle Desfontaines + Greg Fox Photography

In the bathroom, think gold tones, curvy accents, antique art, statement chandeliers and a statement freestanding bath.

Hampshire Bath, Victoria + Albert Baths. Image credit: Miriam Barrio + José Hevia

5. STATEMENT TILES

Statement tiles can bring a new dimension to a bathroom and elevate the space. Whether you choose monochrome patterns for the floor or tile up the wall by your basin, it will add a point of visual interest.

Image credit: Liam Clarke

To elevate your design further, mix it up with different shaped tiles such as hexagons or a mixture of large and small squares joined together.

Image credit: Lindye Galloway + Ryan Garvin Photography

6. CRITTALL WINDOWS

First invented in the 1880s Crittall metal-framed windows were hugely popular in the Art Deco era. As with many design trends, it has come back around, but this time with a contemporary twist.

York Bath, Victoria + Albert Baths.Image credit: Kate Walker Design + Armelle Habib

Fitting well into the industrial style, these dark and rather striking windows add sharp angles and allow for plenty of light to flood into the room. But they don’t have to just be used as windows; Crittall shower screens are also proving ultra-popular and make a cool alternative to clear glass.

Cheshire Bath, Victoria + Albert Baths.Image credit: Ashe Leandro + Stephan Julliard

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