The New Bathroom: Sink, Tub and Tile Trends for 2014 and Beyond

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A Bathroom is a scary room to update. With the exception of the kitchen, no room reno will cost more and hang around longer than the bathroom. It's important to stay on top of the trends, but to identify what's still going to look classic and current a few years down the road.

So, maybe that means passing on the glow-in-the-dark toilet and neon tiles, but that doesn't mean passing up all the most recent trends. (FYI, I'm exaggerating a little on the glowing toilet, it was just a toilet seat, but I did see it and it does exist. Crazy.) Here are a few trends of 2014 that have a timelessness that will see them through many years to come.

Leggy Sinks

I've certainly railed against sinks lacking storage in the past, but the airy sinks that are popping up are undeniably elegant and would be well worth finding another place to stash toiletries if it meant getting to add one of these beauties to the bathroom.

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Black Painted Bathtubs

In the past few years there's been a move away from the oversized, built-in jetted tubs of the 90s in favor of sleek, stand-alone soaking tubs. There's even been the interesting development of a free-standing bathtub inside of a shower enclosure trend this year. The black painted clawfoot tub is an interesting subset of the soaking tub trend, one which looks to be growing more and more popular and is a bit of a fun throwback to a traditional look.

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  3. Little Green Notebook
  4. Creative Homebody
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Black Tiles

That's right, more black! It has been taking over the decor sphere as the chic go-to color for stylish interiors and has finally moved out of the semi-safe arena of painted finishes into the more permanent world of tile. The best part about black tiles is that while they're enjoying a trendy moment they are a classic design choice that won't leave you wondering what was going through your head in years to come. (Check out Anna's thoughts on living with a black floor over at Door Sixteen.)

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  2. House to Home UK
  3. Apartment Therapy
  4. Design Sponge
  5. Little Green Notebook

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