Designing your home
Five Fixture Trends for 2022
Fixtures are a pivotal part of any new bathroom or design and can be the focal point of the room. Choosing the right fixture can elevate or even change the overall aesthetic of your home, so it’s essential to do your research and make considered choices when selecting fixtures.
With so many styles, colors and textures available on the market, it can be hard to know where to start, which is why we have outlined five of our favorite fixture trends to give you the best starting point possible.
Brass is one of the all-time favorite fixture materials and has never really gone out of style due to its versatile look and feel.
For those looking for a vintage organic feel, a rustic style or a beachy aesthetic, then brass is the style for you. Often we see brass fixtures paired with natural finishes like wood, marble and stone in both bathrooms and kitchens alike. Brass fixtures can help warm cool-toned bathrooms and can be especially striking in both white and dark bathrooms.
There are a few different finishes that are popular including polished, and satin brass.
Polished brass fixtures, while more expensive than other finishes, are easy to clean, easy to find, are durable and can easily be matched with other fixtures and accessories in your home to form a cohesive look.
Satin brass has a smooth matte finish that is subtle yet bold. Satin brass fixtures work great in modern and contemporary rooms and add a little bit of class to any room. The matt finish prevents fingerprints and water spots from showing, great for any high traffic kitchens or bathrooms. However, it can be challenging to match satin brass with other fixtures in the home.
- Brushed Metals
Brushed metal fixtures are one of the staple fixture trends for 2022. Brushed metal has a more handcrafted appearance, and the texture of the fixture allows more interplay of light and shadows.
With a timeless look and feel, brushed fixtures are a little bit glamorous while still having a contemporary feel depending on the style of your rooms. Popular brushed metal colors include brass, gold, nickel, copper, gum metal and more. The right color brushed metal fixture really depends on your desired aesthetic. Brush gold fixtures work great in a monochromatic bathroom, while nickel and brass work in almost every type of kitchen and bathroom design.
All brushed metal finishes hide fingerprints, water spots and smudges better than any other finish due to its textured nature, making it great for high traffic rooms.
One of the newest and perhaps the most exciting fixture trends emerging in 2022 is pastel fixtures. Pastels are changing the game when it comes to bathroom designs and twists away from the traditional metal and black fixture color schemes.
Pastel fixtures are versatile and come in a wide range of colors and finishes, which allows you to introduce soft pops of colors in your kitchen or bathroom. Dreamy blues, pinks and greens perfectly complement classic gray, white and black tones in your rooms and add some more character to any room.
Pastels are also the perfect tones to mix and match with other accessories in your bathrooms and kitchens and work well with chromes, brushed nickels, mattes and more.
- Matte Black
Black fixture is here to stay for good. Black fittings, especially matte black taps and fixtures, offer style as well as substance. This style of fixture is one of the most versatile choices on the market as it works well with a vast array of styles, color schemes and textures, enabling it to be a great foundation for a beautiful bathroom or kitchen.
Matte black fixtures can be used to achieve an industrial, modern and contemporary theme for your kitchen and bathroom design. In neutral color schemes, black fixtures become a key focal point of the room but still works well with natural materials like stone, marble and timber. Black fixtures also pair well with bolder bathroom designs, especially with teals, millennial pinks and pastel colors.
If you already have a hero point in the room, matte black fittings are more likely to complement rather than overpower it, making it the perfect supporting color.
Matte black is a wonderfully low-maintenance option as it does better than most colors at hiding watermarks, dust and stains.
- Textured fixture
Much like beachy, earthy colors are becoming popular for interior paint colors; textured fixtures are the newest trend hitting American shores. With a handcrafted look, textured fixtures work well in both rustic and modern bathroom and kitchen designs.
Serrated groves and knurled surfaces are becoming more and more popular, especially in chrome or gunmetal colors. Texture and patterns can add a playful and homely nature to any room and can create a point of difference in any neutral color scheme.
Still not sure what style of fixture to choose? Get in touch with your G.J. Gardner color consultant to help select the right type for you.