The vanity remains a functional necessity in the bathroom, but it’s also an opportunity for designers to bring style to a space. We found eight introductions for 2021 that you have to see.
In recent years, vanities have been trending modern, and consumers are moving away from darker tones. The National Kitchen and Bath Association’s 2021 Design Trends Report found residential professionals and homeowners have been leaning toward lighter materials and medium-toned colors for their choices.
For vanity countertop materials, quartz remains a top choice. Professionals see full painted wood as a popular choice for facing vanity materials, followed by full-wood grain. More designers are interested in modern, sleek vanity designs, such as flat panel doors and floating vanities, though transitional remains a highly popular bathroom design style.
Rather than handless vanities or push-to-open drawers and doors, professionals still see a strong desire for decorative hardware.
When it comes to color, the most popular color schemes for bathrooms are by far whites and off-whites, though grays, blues, and beiges are chosen by at least 26% of surveyed professionals.
Here are the eight coolest new bathroom vanity releases we’ve found in 2021 (so far):
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The Adeline Collection vanity stands out with its bathroom farmhouse sink. Farmhouse sinks limit water runoff and provide more depth. Other standout features include the Carrara marble countertop and a four-inch wood backsplash. Adeline vanities are available with a satin paint finish in white, navy blue, or gray. Drawers feature dovetail construction, solid wood, and soft-close doors and drawers. Residential pros can choose from 36- or 48-inch single sinks or a 60-inch double sink size.
Sofi features a classic mid-century modern design with its tapered legs and simplistic silhouette. The floor-standing vanity measures 31 inches wide, 17⅝ inches long, and 24¼ inches high. Residential pros can choose from polished chrome, brushed nickel, matte black, or satin brass included hardware. Sofi vanities come in natural walnut, matte white, or ash gray. Vanity tops are sold separately. As part of LACAVA’s Quick Ship program, the Sofi vanity ships within 48 hours. LACAVA furniture is handmade in Chicago.
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James Martin’s Boston bathroom vanities pair stainless steel and solid surface tops for a modern addition. The collection features five different sizes with a variety of configurations. Vanities are available with or without a storage cabinet, and opting out of the cabinet offers an urban, industrial look. The 20-inch size of these bathroom vanities can work well in small areas because it hangs directly on the wall with no additional features other than the sink itself. Vanities are available in matte black, brushed nickel, or radiant gold. All vanities include a glossy white resin countertop, and storage cabinets are available in walnut, gray, or white.
Helst by Kohler
Kohler aimed for a mix of traditional and modern with its upcoming Helst bathroom vanity. The vanity features a traditional shiplap design with varied panel sizes, and Kohler calls it playful and contemporary. The vanity features drawers, doors, and shelving. Helst will be available in 24-, 30-, 36-, and 48-inch single vanity sizes, plus a 60-inch double vanity in either white or gray. Included with the vanity are brushed nickel hardware, countertop, and undermount rectangular bathroom sink.
Southerk by Kohler
Southerk, also to be released later this year, features ornate door and drawer details with tapered legs. Contrary to linear hardware in a horizontal position, Southerk’s hardware comes vertically. Kohler says Southerk can work in both traditional or modern bathrooms. This vanity features several interior organizational elements and comes with brass hardware. Southerk will be available in white or a new slate gray color, with a countertop and undermount rectangular bathroom sink. Southerk and Helst are just two of Kohler’s nine soon-to-be-released vanity collections.
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Foremost’s Bradley vanity was made for traditional farmhouse bathrooms. The vanity features an apron-front sink, natural walnut finish, and framed doors with beaded wood inlay. It includes six dovetail slow-close drawers and a large interior cabinet. Behind two soft-close doors is an adjustable shelf. Brantley comes with antique bronze hardware, a white farmhouse sink, and a white engineered stone countertop. The vanity arrives fully assembled.
Hardware Resources’ new vanity program offers products for tradespeople only. Currently, the program features 11 different vanity collections with completely customizable options. The Chatham vanity features Jeffrey Alexander Cordova hardware, soft-close hinges, dovetail drawers, and a four-inch backsplash. The vanity comes in white, navy blue, green, gray, brown, and black. Countertop materials offered are quartz, natural stone, and marble. Chatham vanities range from 24 inches up to 60 inches.
The Compton vanity is available in walnut or white in 30, 48, and 60-inch sizes. It features a glamorous and traditional aesthetic with a rounded exterior and slatted details on the doors. Tradespeople can order the Compton base on their own, or choose between black granite and white Carrara marble vanity tops.