Breathtaking bathroom ideas (will you make a colour splash?)

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

From left, ‘Rift Reverse’ radiator, from €652, by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba with Matteo Fiorini, for Tubes. ‘Delfo’ cabinet; ‘Tino’ washbasin; ‘Oval Box’ mirror, all price on request, by Andrea Parisio and Giuseppe Pezzano, for Ceramica Cielo. ‘Medameda’ mixer tap, from €345, by Alberto and Francesco Meda, for Zucchetti. ‘Anima’ soap dish, £160, by Yabu Pushelberg, for Salvatori. ‘Slanted’ cup, £35, by Justas Silkauskas, for Autotelic Objects. ‘Snoopy’ lamp, from £730, by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, for Flos. ‘Pro Architectura 3.0’ tiles, price on request, by Axel Buether, for Villeroy & Boch

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

From left, ‘BetteEve Oval Silhouette’ bath, from £5,598, by Dominik Tesseraux, for Bette. ‘Luxe Silk’ wall-mounted tap, £495, by Lusso Stone. ‘Working Tile’ coffee table, $15,000, by Max Lamb, for Tajimi Custom Tiles. ‘Waffle’ radiator, from €1,282, by Piero Lissoni, for Antrax IT. ‘Labyrinthe’ bath towel in Naturel, £235, by Hermès. ‘White Tulip’ freestanding washbasin, £2,833, by Philippe Starck, for Duravit. ‘111X’ wall-mounted tap, £1,187, by Arne Jacobsen, for Vola. ‘Grey Vavona’ wood flooring, price on request, by Alpi

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. 

‘Purist’ freestanding bath, from €18,000, by Cocoon

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.

Eclectic bathroom sinks

From left, ‘Diesis 40’ sofa, £21,207, by Antonio Citterio and Paolo Nava, for B&B Italia. ‘Trash’ bin, from £26, by Jasper Morrison, for Magis. ‘Arlo’ washbasin, price on request, by Mark Jankowski, for Formed Concrete Basins. ‘Axor One’ mixer tap, from £464, by Barber Osgerby, for Axor. ‘Ray’ wall light, from €300, by Decor Walther. ‘Amuleto’ shower tray, from £6,185, by

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