A bathroom whose style is deemed “Contemporary” is one that is modern and fashionable with the newest in materials – or traditional materials used in a new and surprising way. There is no set template – your imagination is your guide.

Here’s a breakdown of some popular elements that comprise the bathroom du jour:


  • Sleek, clean lines, simple drawers
  • Modern, sophisticated hardware
  • Floating cabinets, floor to ceiling storage
  • Espresso, chocolate, rich walnut – or light or eco-woods
  • Brushed nickel, chrome, bronze hardware

Sinks & Faucets – (hint: look at the newest lines manufacturers are offering)

  • Vessel sinks or basins with innovative wall-mounted faucets
  • All in one countertop/sinks for the sleekest line
  • Rectangular sinks

Tiles (mostly shown with stark white or cream porcelain). Many styles to choose from from slate, stonelike greys to pops of glassy, bright color depending on whether you’re looking for ultra-minimalist or designer chic.

  • Floor to ceiling tile makes a small room look larger (easy maintenance, too!)
  • Accents of mosaic or horizontal tile banding
  • Serene, earthy, large ceramic tile
  • Pebble or stone-textured, outdoor-feel tiles
  • Glass mosaics
  • “New” shapes of small squares, long horizontals
  • Just about any material (natural or man-made) for countertops but keep it streamlined

Shower & Tubs

  • Ultra clean-lines
  • Frameless glass shower enclosures
  • Matching bathtub platform and vanity
  • Showers with steam and body sprays
  • Tubs in minimalist shapes
  • Shower curtains in unexpected fabrics

Trending Themes & Elements

  • Asian spa accessories
  • Stainless Steel
  • Oversized molding
  • Eco-friendly materials & colors
  • Frameless mirrors, interesting shapes
  • Artistic sconces (always coupled with with good overhead lighting)

Fashionable Colors That Play Out Your Mood

  • White and naturals are always in style (often with a surprising accent color or accessories that are playful or contrast by being luxurious)
  • Calming colors: think water, citrus greens, tea, sunrise, earth, sand
  • Charcoals, greys, slate, cocoa, chocolate, wood
  • Dramatic powder room colors or graphic wallpaper against white porcelain
  • Black and White

Do you see your new bathroom taking shape in your mind? Is it a peaceful spa, a high-tech grooming space, a dramatic statement of light and form? The bathroom designers at Metropolitan Bath & Tile would love to make that bathroom dream materialize for you.  Visit one of our convenient showroom locations and our talented bathroom remodeling team can present to you the latest ideas, materials, styles and fine-tune them to your unique taste for the perfect contemporary bathroom remodeling. Be sure to visit our online gallery of bathroom ideas.