Strong trends often arise from a basic human need: for instance, the desire to live in harmony with yourself and your environment. With regards to 2020, this means: natural living, Scandi look and urban jungle will continue to be a part of our lives. They look their best with new natural materials and the latest shades of green.
Living spaces of the future pose many challenges. Housing is limited, open spaces are becoming rare. People in towns have to move closer together. This increases our desire for nature, freedom and authentic originality. Fortunately, there are ways to bring nature indoors. So a modest bathroom can be turned into an oasis of natural living.
Fifty shades of green
Green is the ultimate natural colour. And there is practically no other colour that can create so many different effects. No matter whether a deep fir green, lush moss green or the avantgarde Neo Mint: the palette of different greens ranges from warm to cool, relaxing to refreshing, natural to futuristic. This is what makes green so perfect for individual bathroom designs.
A panel in your favourite green will turn your bath into a proper wellness lagoon.
And an Artis washbasin in the on-trend colour of Neo Mint provides a bridge between nature and civilisation: no other shade of green is such a skilled player in a high-tech world when it comes to satisfying our desire for authentic originality.
Natural materials provide warmth and cosiness
Nature will set the tone in 2020, and that not only with colours, but also with materials. One ongoing trend is furniture with an authentic wood look. New surfaces with an oak, walnut and elm look are available for bathroom furniture in the Legato, Avento and Collaro ranges. The colour scheme includes authentically light and dark wood shades as well as trendy white and grey wood looks. Supreme elegance: Finion furniture with real wood veneer or the Antheus bathroom mirror in walnut or ash.
Just like wood, earthy matt surfaces convey a feeling of natural cosiness: for instance, the new Truffle Grey in the Collaro collection or Olive and Sand Matt for Finion. They go perfectly with bathroom accessories in wood, stone, basket or the new on-trend material jute.
The urban jungle trend proves that nature does not only have to stand for peace and serenity. This is where nature gets to show her wild side. Striking wallpapers with a jungle look or exotic indoor plants implement this trend beautifully – neither are a taboo in the bathroom anymore! Furniture in wood or earth tones and classic white ceramics are a perfect match. Even bold contrasts are allowed: in colour or a cool black and white look. The perfect natural trend for adventurers!
Anyone who has always thought that nature and technology can’t go hand in hand will be put right in 2020. It’s becoming more and more common to integrate smart features into bathrooms. However, technology is no longer an end in itself – it serves people and their needs. For instance, by flooding the bathroom with the perfect light at any time of the day. Light, cooler lighting energises you in the morning and gets you ready for the day. But then in the evenings a warm, subtle light has a relaxing effect. It's not unusual for a smartphone to be charged in the inductive charging station while ViSound transforms the entire bath into a mood-setting sound box.
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Villeroy & Boch is one of the world's leading premium brands for ceramic products. The family business, which was founded in 1748 and is headquartered in Mettlach/Germany, stands for innovation, tradition and exceptional style. As a renowned lifestyle brand, Villeroy & Boch offers products from the sectors Bathroom and Wellness and Tableware, and is active in 125 countries.