Bathroom remodel ideas and industry trends

October 25, 2020

The bathroom may not be the largest room in your home, but as a frequently used space, its design can make a big impact on the overall look and feel of your home. Remodeling an outdated bathroom is a great way to breathe new life into the room, so you can enjoy a sophisticated, modern space every day. Need some bathroom remodel ideas? Here are some of the latest trends in the industry.

Dark tones

While the color gray is still a popular choice for bathrooms, the latest trends are taking it a step further: dark tones in bathrooms. Think dark blues, greens, and even black. Dark tones on the vanity or walls can give the space a sophisticated and somewhat moody feel. Black details such as fixtures, mirror frames, and other accent pieces add a bold look without making the whole room feel too dark. Matte black fixtures are becoming especially trendy.

Brass and gold

Add a metallic touch to your bathroom with brass or gold fixtures. These sleek faucets, cabinet handles and knobs, mirror frames and more add a shiny finishing touch to your space, but not so much that your bathroom looks like it belongs to King Midas. Brass and gold fixtures also bring an extra dash of elegance and warmth to your space, which looks great with gray or dark-tone bathrooms. Copper fixtures are also popular, as they add a metallic touch without a super shiny appearance.

Natural textures

For a spa-like experience in your own home, consider using natural textures. For example, wood accents like vanities or paneling can bring a sense of calm to your space as well as make the room look warmer. Polished concrete floors are another great way to experiment with the use of natural textures. These options are also visually appealing in bathrooms with darker tones.


Before you start envisioning your grandmother’s floral wallpaper, hear us out. The wallpaper trend of today includes large, bold designs, colorful prints and patterns, and even graphics that make the wall look like a mural. These designs can energize your space without overwhelming it, making it a fun addition.


Creative use of tile is another way to add intrigue and sophistication to your bathroom. From floors to shower walls to backsplashes and more, tile is a versatile addition available in a range of shapes and styles to fit the look you’re going for. Tile with fun patterns can also enliven the space.

Open showers

Bathrooms can be small rooms, and a trendy way of making them appear larger is through the use of open showers. This also increases the space of the shower itself, so you have more room to move around.

Pops of color

While white and neutral tones are still popular choices for bathrooms, we’re also seeing the increase in pops of color. Whether on the walls, vanity, fixtures or someplace else, adding colorful details helps brighten the bathroom.

About VIR Construction

VIR Construction is a boutique general contractor company that designs and builds high-end interiors for residential and commercial customers in New York City. We love refreshing the look of your space, and accomplish this through interior design, renovation, and custom construction. Our trained professionals work with you to create a new vision for your space, then use the latest techniques and best tools to bring that vision to life. Want to learn more about how VIR Construction can help with your bathroom remodel ideas and efforts? Click here to fill out our contact form for an estimate or call us at 1-866-596-9022.

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