Color Selection von Pop up my Bathroom auf der ISH 2019

The Colour Selection trend book: a compendium of the latest colour trends in the bathroom

05/19
Color Selection von Pop up my Bathroom auf der ISH 2019

A good one and a half years ago, the German Sanitary Industry Association (Vereinigung Deutsche Sanitärwirtschaft e.V. [VDS]) went out on a limb by deciding to make colour in the bathroom the focus of the 2019 edition of Pop up my Bathroom.

But the VDS trend scouts were confident that the signs of an emerging desire for more colour in the home that were becoming apparent in the interiors sector would eventually make their way into the bathroom as well. The potential for a bathroom that adapts colour systems to reflect and enhance its users’ lifestyle is huge – reason enough for the VDS to make colour the focal point of its Pop up my Bathroom trend platform.


And the subject of the Pop up my Bathroom Colour Selection didn’t just have its finger firmly on the pulse, it struck a chord with the sector as well: rarely has a topic dominated communications before, during and after the ISH to such an extent as this year’s motto “Colour in the Bathroom”. Especially as a great many exhibitors picked up on the theme and brought it to life.

Trendbook Colour Selection: Pop up my Bathroom ISH 2019


Trendbook Pop up my Bathroom ISH 2019

Photo: Vereinigung Deutsche Sanitärwirtschaft (VDS) e.V.

Trendbook Pop up my Bathroom ISH 2019

Photo: Vereinigung Deutsche Sanitärwirtschaft (VDS) e.V.

Trendbook Pop up my Bathroom ISH 2019

Photo: Vereinigung Deutsche Sanitärwirtschaft (VDS) e.V.

Trendbook Pop up my Bathroom ISH 2019

Photo: Vereinigung Deutsche Sanitärwirtschaft (VDS) e.V.

Trendbook Pop up my Bathroom ISH 2019

Photo: Vereinigung Deutsche Sanitärwirtschaft (VDS) e.V.

Trendbook Pop up my Bathroom ISH 2019

Photo: Vereinigung Deutsche Sanitärwirtschaft (VDS) e.V.

Trendbook Pop up my Bathroom ISH 2019

Photo: Vereinigung Deutsche Sanitärwirtschaft (VDS) e.V.

Trendbook Pop up my Bathroom ISH 2019

Photo: Vereinigung Deutsche Sanitärwirtschaft (VDS) e.V.

As the bathroom increasingly evolves into a lifestyle space, more colour is finding its way into the bathroom again as well. Besides featuring up-to-the-minute product examples, the trend book also provides an introduction to the systems behind various design concepts that can be used to bring colour and life to the bathroom – some of them bold, others more restrained. Bathroom planners and the industry are responding to the desire for individually and boldly designed bathrooms with an ever-growing variety of finishes and unusual arrangements – a trend that now looks set to gain momentum rapidly.


And variety is the order of the day when it comes to materials too: besides wood, marble is also playing a prominent role, as are new kinds of metallic finishes for fittings, furniture surfaces and accessories. As a result, interior designers now have the scope they need not just to play with matt and gloss surfaces but to use totally new design elements as well. That’s why, in its Bathroom Experience segment, the ISH 2019 showcased a host of interior and colour trends that are encouraging the bathroom’s development into a lifestyle space. During the trade show event, the Pop up my Bathroom trend forum organised by Messe Frankfurt and the VDS used the Colour Selection installation to demonstrate the opportunities the current colour trends in interior design represent for the sanitary sector.


Along with additional interesting information, the12 colour trends featured in Colour Selection have now been compiled in a trend book. You can browse the trend book here.