The sky is the limit when it comes to shower designs available on the market today. As far as popular designs, Heather H. Johnson, Director of Marketing for Hamilton Parker Company, says they are seeing a lot of white and gray tones coming into play. “Carrara and Calacatta looks in either the real marble product or porcelain lookalikes are strong,” she says.
Simplicity seems to be the key design element. Johnson points to the linear, stone and wood looks that are popping up in bathrooms across the country. “Glass and stone mosaics are showing up in border form,” says Johnson.
“We’re seeing a lot more vertical applications, where homeowners are running mosaic tile from the floor to the ceiling, rather than on a horizontal line. Metallic accents can also make a nice statement.”
The size of the tile being used in showers has also gone quite large and linear, such as planking. 12×24-inch is a very popular size that can be laid in a brick pattern, stacked and done in a pinwheel pattern for interest.
“The goal is to create a clean, spa-inspired look in the bathroom,” says Johnson.