The top bathroom trends we spotted at the KBB Show 2022

The KBB Show in Birmingham opened its doors to interior enthusiasts on Sunday 6th of March and it was THE source of inspiration for press, trades and renovators alike. I was so eager and ready to spot the latest kitchen and bathroom trends and innovations, so I put my comfiest shoes on, loaded up on coffee and inside I went… 

As you can imagine, there was SO much to see and explore, from the stunning kitchen stands (even outdoor kitchens, too!) filled with the latest appliances and cabinetry styles, chic and calming bedroom sets with clever storage solutions and – my personal favourite – dreamy bathroom displays.  

Think holiday-inspired stands with colourful basins and baths, natural textures and tropical motifs, sleek and modern sanitaryware, future-proof showers, illuminated mirrors and matt brassware to completely transform your space.

So, make sure you’ve got your screenshot button ready and let’s dive in the bathroom trends we spotted at the Show…  

Colourful basins 
Right from walking in, you were met by an array of bold designs in a mix of shapes and shades – zesty yellow, burnt terracotta, mossy green and jewel-toned blues and purples. So, if you’ve been searching for the perfect statement finishing touch to complete your new scheme, or are simply looking to add a dash of colour to your ensuite or cloakroom, check out these colourful basins set to brighten up your space and wow your guests. 
Victoria + Albert Baths collaborated with Wallpaper* for the second time for three new bold colour palettes – here we have the Napoli 57 basins in the Brazilian Modernism palette of rich reds, blues and greens.
Enhance the tactile experience in your bathroom with a pretty and colourful basin like this oval design from Acquabella‘s On-Top range which has a textured exterior.
Trendy light-up mirrors
Don’t you just love great lighting in bathrooms? Well, so do I – it just makes getting ready in the morning that much easier and it’s an effective way to take your space to the next level. The bathroom brands at the Show went all-out on illuminated mirrors, from matt black oval designs to state-of-the-art shapes. No matter your style, be it pared-back and minimalist or more maximalist and show-stopper, you can find a design to suit your taste here. Insta-worthy mirror selfies sorted. 
Why not use illuminated mirrors to open up a compact space, like a cloakroom? Laufen‘s VAL collection features sleek architectural shapes and lines.
Light-up mirrors work well in family bathrooms, too. Go for a large design to boost the practicality factor in your scheme, like in this bathroom set-up by Villeroy & Boch.
Green bathrooms
If you love green kitchens, this next trend is perfect for you. Enter: green bathrooms. From dark nature-inspired cabinetry and matt accessories for your vanity, to botanical tiles and mint green basins. To be honest, I couldn’t pick a favourite from Lindsays’s roundup of all the stunning green bathroom displays, so I’ll let you be the judge of that. See more here
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Green is definitely in – bring nature in through your choice of bathroom furniture, accessories and paint. The retro YOU Vintage range from Dansani caught our eyes.
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How gorgeous is the new Ona range from Roca? The furniture along with the matching accessories in matt green, ooze a sense of tranquility.
Matt black finishes
Black was everywhere at the Show – and when I say everywhere, I mean everywhere. Imagine modern lighting solutions, minimalist shower enclosures, matching black taps and basins, wall-hung toilets and anti-slip shower trays. You can create a seamless look in your bathroom by sticking with this matt black finish and matching all your fittings and fixtures to the tiniest details like handles and flush plates.  
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Is this one of your favourite bathroom trends so far? Then, why not go for this sleek and simple thermostatic shower from Cosmic and match it to your enclosure, too?
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Bath goals – the spacious Opal Quiz freestanding bathtub from Acquabella features geometric lines and is ideal for achieving that spa-like feeling and look at home.
Smart bathroom innovations
We could all do with a bit of tech in the bathroom, right? And if a shower toilet has been on your wishlist, know the latest designs are super-clever and space-savers. Plus, as part of the KBB Birmingham Innovation Awards, we spotted eco-friendly solutions that turn waste into incredible products like matt black handles from Furnipart, trendy hexagonal tiles and more. Click here to get inspired.
Roca innovations in-wash shower toilet
Roca‘s new In-Wash smart toilet with In-Tank integrates the cistern into the WC, which makes it incredibly space saving – no more mounting anything on the wall. Not only does it save space, it also gives you even more design freedom… and plenty of free wall space.
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Pretty and oh-so-elegant, Mermaid’s Garden is the latest tile offering from Ca’ Pietra. Inspired by underwater landscapes, the floral tiles in shades of blue and green are great for large-scale projects or if you want to create a feature wall.

So, do you have your eyes on one of these bathroom trends? Don’t forget to check out Georgina‘s roundup of the latest kitchen trends we spotted at the KBB Show.

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