Countertop sinks offer an opportunity to experiment with materials, texture, shape and colour - check out the latest trends for your bathroom.
If there's one overarching trend forming modern bathroom design, it's a growing sense of confidence in experimenting with new materials and styles beyond traditional classics.
Countertop basins are one such style that has not only grown in popularity in design, but diversified hugely in what's available. We've pulled together a list of the trending materials, shapes and finishes that are emerging, each offering a truly contemporary take on the classic white sink bowl.
Image: Otto basin in Blush, Kast
Not only is concrete a durable material, it comes with an 'imperfect' beauty that can rival beautiful natural stone. What you may not know is that it's also incredibly versatile. It can be cast in a large variety of shapes and even be mixed with coloured pigments for a truly bespoke design.
There's a growing trend away from sterile, cold spaces, and towards bathrooms that are not only comfortable, but that connect back with nature. Basin trends follow suit, with organic shapes that look like they could have been formed naturally offer a softer, tactile element.
Image: Orion basin, Victoria Plum
Where bathrooms once were made up solely from gleaming white porcelain, a growing confidence in colour means that bright, design-forward bathroom pieces have become more accessible and affordable. From tiles and taps to baths and basins, you'll be able to find a whole spectrum of bathroom elements in a rainbow of colours.
Basins now have the opportunity to be the standout statement in a space and draw focus. This terrazzo-style basin is sure to be a conversation piece whenever you have guests visiting your home.
Whether gold brass or platinum silver, metallic effect basins are the go-to trend to create a luxurious look. This platinum style from Crosswater is a sleek, cool finish that doesn't read as gaudy in this pared back scheme.
Image: Bayswater house, Day True
Where surface space is limited for a countertop basin, deep and oversized basins are the preferred style to create a dramatic focal point that's more functional than shallow, narrow designs.
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