Statement colours are set to join warm neutrals, cool tones and marble finishes in comprising the most popular bathroom trends requested of retailers and installers in 2024, according to bathroom wall panel specialist, Mermaid Panels.

While a new year is expected to bring a variety of new trends to bathroom designs, true bathroom staples like marble finishes are expected to remain in demand. Viewed as the perfect natural base, marble pairs with a plethora of colour palettes, particularly when used across bathroom walls and floors.

Due to its typical association with a hefty price tag, in addition to the challenges of maintaining the finish, homeowners often rule out marble as a viable option for their design. However, marble-finish bathroom panels can put retailers and installers in a position to offer this type of luxurious look for those customers working to a budget. As they are easy to cut, size and install, bathroom wall panels are an obvious choice for 2024 designs.

Owing to their ability to create a multi-dimensional design inspired by the natural world, warm neutrals are set for popularity in the coming year. Accompanied by earthy hues, which can provide a neutral base to be built upon, both create an inviting bathroom space that moves away from traditional white, minimalist designs.

“As we look forward, offering on-trend products that retailers and installers are confident will sell will be crucial to navigating what could be a challenging market in the new year,” commented Elliott Fairlie, product lead at Mermaid. “Bathroom wall panels are a popular, cost-effective alternative that will no doubt appeal to those looking to upgrade their bathroom on a budget in 2024.”

Cool tones are similarly anticipated to remain in style throughout 2024. Bathroom wall panel finishes like slate, grey stone and Swedish cedar are great options for retailers and installers looking to offer a cool, calm and collected design.

Households wanting to create a vibrant bathroom design are expected to opt for bold and bright colours and patterns, in addition to panels that mimic the effect of tiles, such as Abruzzo. With the colder months going nowhere, bright hues like Aqua and Mist are perfect to combat dark and dreary days.

Elliott continued: “Following Dulux’s announcement of Sweet Embrace as its colour of the year, retailers and installers should expect a heightened demand for blush pinks across the entire home, including the bathroom, in 2024.

“Bathroom wall panels allow retailers to cater for those customers looking to achieve a daring design without long-term commitment. With that being said, it’s important to opt for panels that will stand the test of time, such as those offered by Mermaid, that provide peace of mind with a 15-year guarantee.”

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