Ask people around you what they think is the perfect bathroom colour and most of them will just say white, and that’s no coincidence. White has always represented the cleanness desirable in the bathroom, plus most of the bathroom furniture and fixtures come only in white. However, if you’re tired of having a sterile bathroom and want to introduce a splash of colour, you’re in luck! One of the new interior design trends is to colour-up your bathroom and make it come alive. Don’t know where to start? Here’s a helping hand.
Relaxing traditional or bold contemporary?
First things first: what is the interior style of your bathroom? Is it more traditional, retro and relaxing, or more contemporary, cutting-edge and bold? For the first style, you want to evoke the feeling of peace and relaxation so think about monochromatic and analogous colour schemes. Soft greens and blues present in nature should be your first choice. Think about a tropical island, its colour palette and how tranquil it makes you feel. On the other side of the spectrum, we have a contemporary design bathroom that’s bold and elegant. If you want to add colour to such a bathroom, you might want to turn to complementary and triadic colours that have more energy, intensity and interest. However, always be moderate with colours that carry a lot of energy since they can become a bit overwhelming, especially in a place that requires you to relax.
Create an accent wall
If the idea of adding colour and texture to your bathroom appeals to you, but you don’t want to go crazy painting all four walls, you can opt for creating an accent wall. They draw attention and allow you to experiment with colour and patterns. You can even choose vinyl-coated wallpaper for intricate patterns.
Use tiles as accents
Even though the trend of covering the entire bathroom with bold coloured tiles is passé, you can still rely on tiles to provide you with a splash of colour. You can clad your shower wall in interesting tiles of your choice or use them as an attractive backsplash.
Add colour with fixtures
Sinks, toilets and tubs once used to be exclusively white. However, that time is over, and many manufacturers have whole lines of colourful fixtures. One quite popular style today is industrial, and it can be perfectly highlighted with faucets, hardware, lighting, mirror frames and even bathtubs in matt black. You can also add character to your bathroom by mixing styles, and not just colours. For instance, a vintage armchair will look amazing next to a minimalist and contemporary bathtub.
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Paint your furniture for a pop of colour
Aside from fixtures and walls, you can add colour to your bathroom with furniture. Repaint your vanity and cabinets or invest some money in new furniture that will automatically bring your space to life. Most people choose to colour-up either the base or the top of the vanity, so make a choice that fits your needs the best. If you opt for a top, it’s best to go with a coloured marble or granite that’s quite popular now.
Add colour and texture with a rug
Area rugs are a great way to add texture, colour, pattern and character to your bathroom, while also providing your feet with a bit of a protection from cold floors. You can opt for all sorts of colours and designs, but pay extra attention to the materials. Your safest choice for the bathroom would be wool since it contains natural oils that resist water.
Give it character
If you really want to enjoy a room and achieve ultimate relaxation, you might want to make it personal. You can incorporate cheap art (you don’t want to invest in expensive pieces only to find them ruined by humidity), photographs, decorative towels or indoor plants. All in all, follow your style and avoid creating too much clutter with accessories.
Forget about boring and sterile white bathrooms, and jump on the colour trend. Let your bathroom say who you are and make it vibrant and stylish with these tips.