Every year, Wallpaper* searches for the coolest bathroom designs from the world’s best specialist manufacturers. Here, we select the best bathroom trends for 2022, from freestanding minimalist bathtubs to modernist taps, funky sinks and exceptional surfaces. Have a splash in our 1970s-inspired bathroom.
Bathroom trends 2022: the Wallpaper* edit
Oversized colourful tiles
Add a fun splash of colour to your bathroom and define the space with bold tiles in shiny hues. Villeroy & Boch’s ‘Pro Architectura 3.0’ collection combines form, function and colour throughout, and it’s designed with architecture in mind. Available in a variety of colours covering the full rainbow, these tiles are an invitation to play.
Minimalist freestanding bathtubs
A synthesis of organic and minimalist forms, these freestanding bathtubs are a sleek addition to a contemporary bathroom. Balancing the more colourful and decorative elements with their essential forms, these standout pieces are defined by generous volumes and practical elements. The ‘BetteEve Oval Silhouette’ bath is inspired by nature, with a two-seater capacity and enhanced comfort thanks to the oval-shaped, flowing interior.
Frequently collaborating with the likes of Piet Boon and John Pawson, Dutch bathroom brand Cocoon creates ranges that are both contemporary and timeless. Its ‘Purist’ range of baths and basins includes this freestanding tub, with recessed drain, available in a choice of nine natural stones and marbles. Perfect for those with an eye for industrial minimalism but a love of luxurious wallowing, its pure geometric form ticks a lot of visual boxes while the smoothness of the stone makes bath time a comforting treat.