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15 Jan 2022

White minimal bathrooms have been the accepted, if tired, norm for an age, but the trends for 2022 all point to a sudden injection of colour, as retro trends are making a serious comeback in modern bathroom designs, as homeowners incorporate pops of colour and patterned surfaces.

If you’re looking to renovate your bathroom this year, and want to get on board the retro trend, whether it’s for the family bathroom or your private ensuite, we have a look at some ways to use tiles for a stylish throwback to the 70s and 80s.

The term ‘retro’ in interior design refers to reviving trends from the 1950s to the 1980s eras by incorporating them into modern spaces, through colour, accessories, furniture or geometric shapes and patterns. embracing a modern look with a refreshed retro sentiment that transmits a certain nostalgia.

 

Colourful ceramic tiles

Bold colours are key to the retro look, whether they’re on flooring, walls, sanitaryware, or fixtures and fittings.

Lively pastel hues like dusty blue, mint, peach, and salmon all made their appearances throughout 80s bathrooms, providing a fun ambience by combining seemingly incompatible tones.

While this shade fell out of favour in the 90s, it looks set to make a comeback, but instead of saturating bathroom spaces with colour, more modern bathrooms are integrating pops of colour with ceramic tiles.

The versatility and timelessness of ceramic tiles mean that they have been used in bathrooms for decades.

Apart from being durable, low-maintenance, and lightweight, these come in a wide array of colours, sizes, finishes, and patterns, offering high design flexibility for various layouts and applications.

They can be easily customised according to the decor of the room, which can help make modern-retro style easily achievable.

If you’re looking for bathroom tiles in Hertfordshire, visit our online store today.