Nov 14, 2023 Luxury Bathroom Materials and Finishes
Designing a luxury bathroom requires making a lot of decisions—not just about the features and styles of the furnishings, but also about the materials and finishes. Whether you’re going for a minimalist vibe, a transitional motif, or a spa-like oasis, the finishes you choose impact the overall effect.
When you’re exploring your options for luxury bathroom furnishings, don’t limit yourself to off-the-shelf products or rigid design systems that limit your vision. Craft your own design and look for solutions that empower you to personalize the materials and finishes around your design theme.
Luxury Bathroom Design Elements
When crafting your luxury bathroom design, set your aesthetic goals early in the process to ensure design continuity and create an immersive experience—an out-of-place piece can disrupt the effect you envision. Setting and staying true to the vision streamlines the design process. Use it as your compass as you make decisions about both specific details and the overall room dynamics.
When you do this effectively, it allows you to personalize every element around your aesthetic goal, including:
- Vanity cabinets and shelves
- Vanity countertops
- Basins and vessels
- Storage solutions
- Bathroom accessories
- Handles and accents
- Fixtures and faucets
- Wall and floor coverings
Colors and Patterns
Craft a design theme—from modern minimalism to beachy to eclectic—using colors and patterns throughout your design elements. Your color palette is tied to your aesthetic outlook and helps create the roadmap for the overall design theme. You can choose from rich hues in a broad range of colors—soft neutrals and pastels, bold and bright primary colors, jewel tones, and even neons. Think beyond solid colors and explore nature-inspired patterns that deliver a wood, marble, stone, or cement visual. You can also incorporate textures and effects such as 3D finishes that not only look like natural materials but also have the feel of wood grain or textured stone.
Whether you’re designing the vanity, countertop, storage solutions, or bathroom accessories, modern materials give you total design freedom. Depending on the design element, some of your options include:
- Brushed metal
With so many diverse materials and finishes, you have the flexibility to design around any theme. Some ideas include:
- Industrial chic: Pair subdued tones with matte metal accents and a richly opaque Fenix countertop.
- Coastal: Perch a translucent glass vessel basin on a rough-cut oak countertop and round out the theme with a pastel cabinet finish.
- Ultra-modern: Go tone-on-tone in any color of the rainbow for an exclusive monochrome effect.
- Bold and eclectic: Contrast neon glass with glossy dark lacquer for an eye-catching effect.
- Opulent transitional: Bring out the marble veining in a countertop or basin with cabinets and drawers that match; accent with gold to tie it all together.
Beyond achieving a high-end aesthetic, you also want any materials and finishes you choose to also be durable and enduring. Fortunately, modern materials rely on advanced technology to make them resistant to:
- Surface damage
- Changes in temperature or humidity
- Fading and discoloration
- Bacteria and mold
Luxury bathroom materials that look like natural wood, stone, or marble deliver the high-touch aesthetic effect without the maintenance and upkeep required to keep them pristine.
Propel Your Creativity with Hastings
When you design a bathroom with Hastings, you can be confident that no matter what materials you choose, they will be durable, luxurious, and stunning. Our exclusive relationships with Italian designers and manufacturers give us access to advanced materials and finishes so you can personalize a bathroom design around your aesthetic vision instead of a limited selection. With so many possibilities, you can unleash your creative potential and craft a design that is intrinsically yours.
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