In 2020, people spent more time in their homes than ever before. As a result, the latest trends in bathroom design reflect a renewed desire to bring luxury, retreat, and escape into our everyday lives. The bathroom has always been a functional space in the home, but trending bathroom design shows how it can also be chic and stylish, evoking the atmosphere of a home spa. From dramatic stone countertops to bold color choices, here are some of the latest trends in bathroom design.

Quartz Countertops

When it comes to the latest bathroom design trends, quartz is king. 74% of interior designers chose it as their top choice for bathroom countertops, according to a 2021 report on bathroom trends from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. It’s easy to see why—quartz countertops are incredibly durable and low maintenance. Resistant to scratches and stains, Quartz is also nonporous, making it easy to keep clean and sanitized. Because it is a manufactured stone, it is also easy to customize and create a seamless look in your bathroom.

Marble Countertops, Marble Everything

Marble’s popularity isn’t going anywhere. It remains a classic way to create the sense of luxury and escape that makes a bathroom feel like a home spa. The latest trends in bathroom design highlight it not just for use in countertops, but also for floors and solid slab backsplashes (which are also trending in kitchen design!). Many designers are opting for a “book matching” look. Because marble is a naturally forming quarried stone, no two slabs will look alike. However, you can use side-by-side “slices” of marble to create a stunning mirrored or matching effect with the organic veining patterns.

Deep Soaking Tubs

Nothing conjures the feelings of a home spa more than a luxurious bathtub. 2021 bathroom design trends reflect an increased interest in having a deep soaking tub to unwind in after a long day. Simple, yet elegant flat-bottomed tubs with an asymmetrical shape are at the top of many people’s wish lists.

Black Is the New Black

Dark stone floors, countertops, and walls—many designers are opting for black marble or quartz to create dramatic, yet sophisticated effects in trending bathroom design. Black bathrooms allow for striking accents—a colorful bathroom accessory or decoration becomes a statement piece against a dark background. Not ready to go all black? You can also use a black stone countertop or wall backsplash as the accent piece in an otherwise light-colored bathroom, too.

Beyond Black and White

The latest trends in bathroom design also embrace color. Warm, earthy tones are front and center for those looking to bring the organic ambiance of the natural world into their bathrooms. Others are opting for richer shades of green and blue to make their bathrooms pop. Choose from any number of ways to incorporate this trend into your bathroom renovation.

Marble comes in many shades like ruby, rose, and jade, and manufactured quartz offers nearly countless options for using colored stone for your bathroom countertops. Or select a classic light or dark shade for your countertops and incorporate bold colors with a dramatic tiled backsplash or brightly painted walls. Metallic faucets in brass or copper are another way to add a bright tone to a light-colored sink.

Phoenix Stone and Laminate

Ready to take on your 2021 bathroom renovation? Phoenix Stone and Laminate can give you the bathroom countertops of your dreams in marble, quartz, or one of our other materials. All our countertops are custom made to fit your design. Contact us today for a free estimate.