With its evolution into a lifestyle space, the bathroom is experiencing the return of colour as well. 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. Diversity 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, you cannot only combine matt and glossy surfaces in the bathroom, you can also use totally new design elements as well. In his lecture Jens J. Wischmann, CEO of the German sanitary association, will be showing what opportunities the current colour trends in interior design are opening up for the sanitary sector. Also the twelve colour trends determined by VDS will play an important role in this lecture.