From Kitchen & Bath Design News, October 2011 – comes this recent article on The Latest Trends in Vanities.
Bath design continues to focus on calm and soothing elements, with elegant simplicity the watchword of the day. For vanity design, that means clean lines, transitional styling, warmer, darker hues and flexible storage that minimizes clutter.
But while designs may be simple, that doesn’t mean cookie cutter, as consumers seek out personalized pieces that offer the look and feel of furniture, with scaled-down detailing that keeps the space looking clean, casual and comfortable.
Below are some of the latest trends in vanities:
- In the bath, vanities are sporting cleaner lines, and a more casual, transitional look that contributes to an uncluttered, streamlined appearance.
- Warmer, darker stains and painted finishes are gaining ground in the bath, while exotic veneers like bamboo, rosewood and birds eye maple are also seeing an uptick in interest.
- There remains a growing demand for vanities that make a personalized statement while offering flexible storage that can be configured to the needs of the user.
- Consumers seem to be particularly interested in stand-alone vanities that look and feel more like furniture, with stylized legs and elegant yet understated detailing.
- Quartz, granite and solid surface are popular choices for topping off vanities, as consumers seek out easy-care and durable surfaces in the bath.
The green trend is having some impact on vanities, however eco-friendly choices must also be value conscious as the economy continues to impact consumer spending habits.