Your new bathroom from Metropolitan Bath & Tile can have that contemporary look that you’ve been longing for if you consider some of the popular trends for this year that can transform your remodel from functional to fabulous.

Luxurious details. Quality goes a long way in the bathroom in both aesthetics and return on investment. Splurge on the newest in Fixtures. A good quality set of matching fixtures can take your design to an all new level. Our Metropolitan Bath & Tile designer’s are happy to research with you the interesting shapes and ways to mount your faucets to make your bathroom extraordinary.

Reach for hi-tech. Add Shower heads and sprays to your open or frameless glass shower and turn bathing into an invigorating spa experience.

Shine with Lighting. It’s is always at the top of the list for adding that special glow to your new bathroom. Depending on your ceiling height you can add a glistening chandelier – or try a multi-light fixture over your vanity in a bulb shade and finish that matches your mood.

Mosaic tile has captured the attention of Metropolitan Bath & Tile designers and design-savvy homeowners even though it’s been around for millenniums. Take a look at earliest architecture and you will see the beautiful pieced together bits of glass, ceramic and tiles embellishing ancient ruins, decorating walls and floors. Mosaic tiles are available from the softest muted tones in tumbled stone to jewel-like glass -for a glamorous touch.

Back to Nature. If you like to feel like you’re one with nature while taking a shower or bath then the natural look is for you. Honest materials of wood, stone tile, granite, bamboo, slate, neutrals, organically shaped sinks and faucets. Choose colors from nature like deep browns and beiges, greens, greys, and water blues – and make sure you have lots of natural sunlight bathing your room from windows or skylights.

Try a little Color – or not

Neutrals in the bathroom are always peaceful and relaxing but if you’re feeling adventurous and want to showcase your personality in the newest shades, it’s definitely a way to get a bathroom noticed. The nine palettes for 2012 are: Nonchalance, Subtleties, Resilience, Indigo Effects, and Transcending Time, Back to the Fuchsia, Reflections, Nouveau Neon and The Comics. You get the idea. Pantone Color of the Year? Tangerine Tango. For fun, check out what color matches your birthday month at Colorstrology.

Try Whites with: accent brights, biscuit, mixed glossy and softer matte, textured surfaces, colored tile (select depending on whether the white is yellow or blue base), retro black and white with subway tiles.

Ideas? Talk to your Metropolitan Bath & Tile designer at one of our four bathroom remodeling showrooms about your unique design goals. Creating the perfect bathroom design with the latest and greatest for your new bathroom is the only trend at Metropolitan Bath & Tile. Be sure to visit our Gallery for more bathroom ideas…