One of the most impactful ways to make a statement in your bathroom is with colour… and it is trending BIG STYLE. Whether it’s a splash of colour or a full drenching, this is one of the most versatile ways of reflecting your personality and setting the mood and ambience you desire.
The secret to using colour in your bathroom is simple – use the colours you love the most. They may not be topping the charts, but by choosing a colour that appeals most to you and sparks a sense of joy you can rest assured you will never grow tired of it. Think about which colours you are naturally drawn to, or what your wardrobe is full of, and opt for these in either bright and bold or pastel tones. Alternatively, think about the way you want your bathroom to make you feel and chose the colour accordingly – blues are said to increase relaxation levels, while yellows increase energy and purples emit a romantic and luxurious vibe. If you are looking to move with the times, bold dark colours, particularly navy blues and forest greens, will be huge in 2020, or, for a subtler option, blush pinks are toping the Pinterest boards and look fab contrasted with statement metal finishes and accessories (like towel rails, taps and traps).
Whichever colour scheme you opt for you can rest assured there are plenty of options for incorporating it into your design. Here are a few suggestions from us:
- Inject a pop of colour with a statement piece. Historically, coloured sanitary ware (that avocado suite!) was part of an over-arching colour scheme, whereas now colour tends to feature as a statement piece providing a visual accent which can really pull a room together. Feature coloured baths have been popular for a while now and with several companies offering beautiful options for a range of budgets in an array of bespoke colours and finishes, it’s easy to see why and we can’t get enough of them! More recently, coloured basins are appearing on the scene. For example, Kast, a booming international brand, create stunning concrete contemporary basins (pictured) in a range of 28 different beautiful tones and textures which offer the perfect statement piece for any bathroom or cloakroom. An alternative route is to opt for a feature radiator. Several companies, such as Vogue, can custom produce their radiators in any of over 190 RAL colours. Not swayed? Opt for a coloured WC. The Italian company, Ceramica Globo, have recently released a range of beautiful ceramic colours that will complement any scheme.
- Introduce a sense of style with tiles. Tiles are another fantastic way to add colour to a bathroom since they don’t take up any usable space but can transform a design with a subtle touch, or breath-taking streak, of colour and pattern. Indeed, when it comes to tiles, the colour and pattern options are almost endless. Geometric style tiles are currently very popular and come in a range of colours and finishes, including metal trims and inset detailing. Alternatively, Moroccan inspired handmade tiles, whether porcelain or concrete, add texture and pattern and will never go out of fashion. Or for those who love a bit of detail, mosaics are popular for splashbacks, insets and shower enclosures.
- Create a feature wall or ceiling with wallpaper. The introduction of wallpaper to bathrooms is seriously trending just now. You don’t need a ton of light to really make a wallpaper pop, so it can embolden even a low-lit bathroom. The use of wallpaper in cloakrooms is really popular – providing the perfect solution for completely transforming a small space. What’s more, a range of companies now supply bathroom-friendly wallpapers, so you don’t need to worry about any stray splashes! Oversized floral prints in bold, dark or bright colours are at the top of the charts, or why not chose a personal print that means something to you. Some companies, such as Heritage Bathrooms, will even wallpaper your bath for you!
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