Villeroy & Boch Bathroom Trends - The aesthetic directions of bathroom themes

Villeroy & Boch have strong roots in European culture and shaped the development of a premium brand that is now a household name all over the world, from its foundation in 1748 to the present day.

The stellar reputation that is held for Villeroy & Boch kitchen sinks, bathroom taps, toilets, basins and more around the world is something that is not only well-deserved but continuously maintained through the introduction of new and improved product ranges on a regular basis. Innovation is what has driven this manufacturer to be one of the best in the world for quality bathroom products that are known for their durability as well as their industry-leading designs to transform the bathroom into a stylish and functional oasis of well-being. 

Villeroy & Boch research into the market to follow the direction of lifestyle, environment, technology, fashion and markets to plan and design for future trends, demands and aesthetics for our ever changing society and produce exceptional design bathroom products that are ‒ modern, unmistakable and timelessly elegant.

On our visit to ISH Frankfurt, Germany earlier this year we attended a Villeroy & Boch presentation on Trends & Kinds Of Trends, which was extremly interesting and thought we would share their insights on this Blog.


Villeroy & Boch bathroom trends

Villeroy & Boch discuss five overarching trend themes:

Maximalist Minimalism, Light Industrial, Playful Retro Touch and Eclectic Nostalgia all overarching Living with Nature.


Living with Nature

Top bathroom trends often arise from a basic human need: for instance, the desire to live in harmony with yourself and your environment. 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.

villeroy & Boch living with nature


Maximalist Minimalism

Minimalism relies on simple shapes, a neutral colour palette, clean lines and no clutter. Maximalism leans into pattern, texture, bold form and shapes. Maximalist minimalism is a combining of the two aesthetics each stimulates and defines the other.

maximalist minimalism bathroom trends


Light Industrial

Industrial interior design is a popular trend, a stripped back architecture with raw elements such as exposed bricks, stone and concrete, iron pipes, weathered timbers or industrial windows. Featuring the building materials and surfaces previously removed or concealed. Industrial design trend has evolved over time, creating a softer look - Light industrial. Light industrial can be acheived by adding softer elements and nature such as, the addition of pot plants and greenery, leather accent chairs and accents more in the popular Scandinavian style as well as soft and textured materials, such as rattan or velvet.

Light industrial bathroom design


Playful Retro Touch

Retro design is inspired from past eras, from the 1950's to 1970's. Playful Retro designs are all about looking fun and bright. The design textures are bold, colorful, and fun. Creating an uplifting space that people will enjoy. 

You can add a playful Retro touch to your bathroom through colours, choose from a wide choice of  coloured basins, baths, tapware and toilets. Add a classic pendent light and patterned accessories or decor pieces. In a small bathroom you can add more elements and textures by using coloured and textured wall and floor tiles, wall paper or Terrazzo. Larger bathroom can use bright coloured vanities or counter tops,  these elements lift the playful retro mood in the bathroom.

Playful Retro bathroom design style


 Eclectic Nostalgia 

Eclectic Nostalgia is a design trend that is a combination of pieces from different styles and eras to create a unique, modern vintage look. This could be achieved by using a combination of bold colours and different patterns and textures. The brave mixing of patterns, wall papers, framed prints, old vintage pieces and brand new pieces together create a bespoke bathroom space with your individual personality shining through.

eclectic nosatgia bathroom design


Get the complete wellness experience with our expansive collection of bathroom sinks, toilets, whirlpool systems and bathroom furniture, as well as our large range of Villeroy & Boch taps, basins, baths, and toilets to elevate your bathroom and wellness areas.

Superior quality and stylish design

Villeroy & Boch offers high-quality products designed to transform the bathroom into a stylish and functional oasis of well being. Be inspired by the wide range of products and fall in love with the perfect combination of shape, function, colour and different materials. Our huge selection of collections is constantly evolving, helping you create your bathroom or kitchen from the latest releases.


Shop online or visit our showrooms

For the finest collection of Villeroy & Boch products visit one of our Sydney showrooms or contact our team at our Crows Nest or Drummoyne locations for expert bathroom advice. The team will be more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have.