Commercial washroom design trends for 2024.

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We’re excited to be looking into the new and emerging commercial washroom design trends that look set to be the norm this year. Whether you’re planning a school washroom refurbishment, office new build project or anything else in between in 2024, we hope the insights below will provide you with some design inspiration.

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1. Hotel and spa style.

Many of us now look to create environments that provide relaxation and encourage calmness, both at home and at work, helping to positively affect our moods. So, it’s no surprise that creating luxurious hotel and spa-style interiors in commercial washroom settings is top of our list of 2024 design trends.

When designing a spa-inspired commercial washroom, think natural colours, while adding hints of luxury through Granite and Quartz vanity tops. Minimalist washroom cubicle designs complemented by soft lighting, modest tones and homely finishing touches are guaranteed to make all the difference this year.

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2. Backlit mirrors.

Backlit washroom mirrors, such as our Mirror Box Units, provide clear and balanced lighting across their mounted surface and indirectly light the items in front of the mirrors. Traditional lighting in commercial washrooms can often create a yellow or blue tone, whereas our cool white LED backlit Mirror Box Units illuminate the vanity unit area in a modern way.

Our Mirror Box Units not only provide a real visual impact in any commercial washroom but are available in 2 sizes and can be fully customised to your brief. Not stopping there, they also provide handy storage space and remove the need for vanity top clutter and wall-hung accessories (that can often be an eye sore).

DID YOU KNOW? LED lighting can have a positive impact on mood, alertness, concentration and mental health. The quality of light produced by LED mirrors can help to reduce stress and anxiety, boost moods and increase feelings of well-being. This is particularly beneficial in busy commercial washroom areas to help create calming environments for end users.

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3. Revival of earthy tones.

The resurgence of earthy and subdued tones takes centre stage in 2024, with soft greens, warm browns, and mild greys elegantly contrasting with the brilliant whiteness of vanity unit tops. Combining earth tones with stone or stone-like surfaces evokes a sense of calm and a connection to nature. One of the advantages of embedding earthy tones into your commercial washroom designs is that they don't go out of style due to their predominately neutral colour scheme.

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4. Floating vanity units.

Wall-mounted washroom vanity units that appear to float are the very essence of minimalism, a much-loved design trend for commercial interiors. Floating vanity units look clean, sleek and stylish and given its classic design, you can be assured that such a vanity unit will never go out of style so will stand the test of time in any commercial washroom setting.

Our Solid Surface washtroughs plus extensive Granite, Quartz and Solid Surface vanity unit options enable you to get creative with wall-mounted designs to complement your modern washrooms.

Endless vanity unit design possibilities >

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5. Natural woods.

The beauty of wood is that it engages all our senses. Warm, rich and affecting, its surface has a tactile and sensuous strength, while the range of timber hues and the depth of individual grain delights the eye. The natural patterns and textures of wood can evoke a sense of warmth and comfort, which has the effect of lowering blood pressure and heart rates, reducing stress and anxiety and increasing positive social interactions, ideal for busy commercial washroom settings where calmness should be restored.

No matter your washroom project budget, you can easily achieve a high-end aesthetic with natural wood finishes. From our V1 and V2 cubicle ranges available in our stylish and hardwearing wood effect laminates (in MFC, HPL and SGL) to our premium V3 cubicles in luxurious real wood veneers, the design possibilities are endless.

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6. Moody, masculine colours.

Moody interiors are defined by dark colours such as blues, purples, and greys and depending on the hue, dark colour palettes can evoke distinct feelings and emotions. Other key elements for moody interiors are dramatic lighting, rich textures and statement pieces of furniture.

Our in-house Marketing team have seen a real increase in moody, masculine colour palettes when creating moodboards for clients in recent months. Some of the most popular colours we’re seeing being requested by Architects and end users are Teal, Indigo, Dark Walnut and Black Ash. We’re sure we’ll be sharing some exciting, completed projects with you in the case studies area of our website. Watch this space…

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What washroom projects are you working on this year?

Our dedicated Specification Managers have a deep understanding of commercial washroom design trends and can provide useful suggestions for your project and budget requirements. For advice and guidance on specifying a solution for your commercial washroom project our knowledgeable team is here to help.

In the meantime, you can visit our Technical Library to access brochures, CAD blocks, datasheets and more to help you plan your project.

Get in touch with a member of the team to discuss your ongoing or future washroom projects by calling 01474 353333, emailing to by completing this form.

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