What’s Hot & What’s Not: Bathroom Trends For 2016 Vs. 2017!

Dec 28, 2016

Releasing the Second Chapter of DezignGenie.com’s series on comparing the trends of 2016 and 2017, we bring to you the Bathroom issue! Because of course, the bed might be a king size, but your bathroom seat is your throne… Now that we’ve got your bedroom covered in vogue, it’s time to see what Mr. Abhishek Somany, Joint Managing Director, Somany Ceramics Ltd. has to share with us on the transition our bathrooms are going to experience this year!

Abhishek Somany - Somany Ceramics Ltd.

Abhishek Somany, Joint MD, Somany Ceramics Ltd. 

His first thoughts are the change from functionality to comfort in style, in terms of technology and trends. Furthermore, he comments upon the influence that online décor inspiration platforms such as Instagram are having on inspiring designs and concepts in the minds of the consumer. Elaborating on this combined notion, he lists out the differences in 2016 and 2017’s bathroom trends…


That is SO 2016!

“In 2016, we saw a shift in bathroom designs towards cool tones that helps in creating a tranquil environment. This year bathroom spaces became sleeker and stylish. It was all about minimalism for consumers to indulge privately, with an emphasis on comfort and personal statement. Contemporary and transitional style bathrooms were the reigning favorites among the affluent and trendy set of customers. Traditional bathrooms, while not as popular overall, still retained their fair share of interest”, states Mr. Somany, precisely pointing out the designs of 2016. Moreover, he also puts forth the functional trends of 2016 through bathroom faucets, hardware, fixtures and other elements that saw a major shift in finishes, with the most popular ones including brushed nickel, polished chrome, satin nickel, and rose gold, among others.

 Cool Tones - 2016 Trends Bathroom


Transitional Trends

Shedding light upon a few transitional and emerging trends of 2016, he speaks about the rise of an “interesting amalgamation of contemporary design with a rather homely atmosphere”, which will evolve from nascent to prevalent in 2017!

Transitional Trends - Bathroom Trends 2016 and 2017 


New Trends Of 2017!


2017 promises to be another year of innovative designs. The year will be marked by a sharp return to the organic, natural and functional. Natural materials like wood, natural stone and river rock will not only be seen on floors and walls, but also on vanity tops, sinks and baths, feature walls and bathroom furniture.

Natural Material - Wood - Bathroom Trends 2016 vs 2017

Wooden Walls 

Colours & Designs

A combination of super clean colors, seamless lines, practical and simple arrangement of spaces with a dash of organic coziness and elegance will rule bathroom trends in 2017. Minimalist clean lines, light varnished wood and neutral colours will also be in vogue as homeowners across the country transform their bathroom spaces.

 Neutral Tone & Clean Design - Bathroom Trends 2016 vs 2017

Neutral Tones & Clean Designs


Patterned and geometric tiles may have been hugely popular over the past few years, but now they will surpass the bathroom tile industry in 2017. Fast-dying trends, simple, timeless tiles will be laid in unusual patterns in order to create enduring appeal.

Timeless Tiles On Walls - Bathroom Trends 2016 vs 2017

Timeless Tiles 


Introducing living plants and even green walls into the decor arrangement will be a major influence in the upcoming year. Chic, seamless look that won’t add visual bulk to your design will be another trend to be looked out for in 2017.

Plants - Bathroom Decor - Trends 2016 vs 2017

Living Decor 


Technology will continue to play a key role as use of digital showers, wellness products like spa, steam cabin, water saving showers etc. will rise.

Due to increasing effects of global warming causing heightened impact on the need for sustainable living, there will be a tremendous rise in smart and intelligent toilet structures as the segment promotes sustainable development and efficient energy management. We will see more rimless, hands-free toilets that are hygienic, easy to maintain and promote healthy living.

 Smart Toilets - Bathroom Trends 2017 vs 2017

Smart Toilets

That was Mr. Somany’s valuable input on how you should be revamping your bathroom in 2017! Stay tuned for the next episode of this trend series, only on www.DezignGenie.com and our social media platforms!

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