Talking Trends: Celebrating Neo Classic Bathroom Design

Talking Trends: Celebrating Neo Classic Bathroom Design

Neo Classic design is, in essence, a celebration of the individual character of a space. The trend merges traditional features with modern design in a playful blend of past and present.

This trend is achieved by balancing modern shapes against a backdrop of traditional elements, and is really successful when the old and new are balanced. We’ve rounded up the key insights to achieving this trend in your own space.

Building the look

The Neo Classic bathroom definitely involves some careful selection. Start with the period features of your property that you’d like to celebrate. For example, if your home has a lot of brass, use brass gold finishes. Use the contrast from more modern tiles, patterns and products to highlight your home’s unique character.

  • Neo Classic Bathroom by GIA Renovations

Balancing drama with function

The perfect example of Neo Classic in products is the striking New Classic freestanding bath by LAUFEN. This is a reimagined classic. The playful claw feet add a heritage style charm against the modern shape of the bath. In a similar blending of form and function, Kado’s Classic Exposed Telephone Shower Lever is a versatile two shower set that’s reminiscent of times past.

For refined elegance, you can’t go past shaker-style cabinetry. The Kado Lux All Door Vanity has plenty of storage and is a charming inclusion in this trend’s look book, as is matching the New Classic bath with basins from the same range by LAUFEN.

"A great place to start is by accentuating the existing architectural features, such as a window or cornice detailing."
Olivia Cirocco, GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens

Neo Classic perfection in this bathroom from The Block 2020 contestants, Harry & Tash.

Creating cohesion

There is a chance that the end result could veer too much towards either new or classic. Our takeaway advice to achieve balance between the two is simple.

Focus on a single pattern, colour or heritage detail to champion. For example, it might be black grout or brass finishes. This will help you figure out what balances against it, rather than overpower the unique character that already exists.

Keen to get started with your own Neo Classic-inspired bathroom? Our Bathroom Kit is full of advice, trend insight and products to help you kick start your next bathroom project.