While bathrooms have commonly sported the white and silver look, adding colour to this space doesn’t mean clutter takes over clean. With our colourful bathroom ideas, you can turn that boring, practical space that you spend little time in, into coloured bathroom suites that resemble spa-like sanctuaries you want to soak your troubles in for hours.
Bathrooms now are the new focus for interior designers and homeowners who seek to inject some much-needed colour, interior trends, personality, style and design into this once-forgotten-about space.
Colourful Bathroom Design Ideas
White is out, colour is in, so it’s time to splash that colour across the walls and sanitary ware, from a coloured bath to colourful bathroom accessories. And while we’re not suggesting to sink your bathroom into too much ‘pop’ of colour or palettes that scream bright and shiny rather than stylish and tonal, we’re suggesting to be a bit brave but classy. Earthy tones and pastels work well with a pop of colour and within a complementary colour theme, while vivid, vibrant tones are better used in smaller doses and on smaller-scale items and accessories.
Rachel Martin, C.P. Hart’s Merchandising Director said, “A coloured bath or basin can be a great way to add colour for those who aren’t as ‘colour confident’–and with a variety of shades available, it can easily be introduced into the room without having to change your existing scheme.”
For example, choosing the Winchester roll top bath from C.P. Hart allows you to paint it any colour you want, and this means matching other furniture in the room. Another pop of colour can be seen in C.P. Hart’s cloakroom. Bright but sophisticated @cole_and_son_wallpapers meets an Artelinea vanity unit which boasts Vola taps and a Catalano Zone loo.
Another beautiful example of how colour can be incorporated using wall tiles and consoles is @sophierobinsoninteriors who has paired C.P. Hart’s @duravit Luv console with Dornbracht Tara wall mounted basin mixer - an exquisite combination of bold blue and baby pink.
Martin said, “Bright coloured bathroom-friendly wallpaper or paint is a great way of using your walls to inject some tonal variation - and can be easily updated or removed when you like.” This idea works particularly well in a small cloakroom, as well as in a larger family bathroom.
Bold Bathroom Colours
Bold colour is a bold move and while you’re testing out the colourful waters, you can always include colour and vibrant patterns in different, stylish semi-permanent ways.
Even when you’ve been the owner of a white bathroom for years and find yourself reaching for that small can of paint or only wanting to focus on a minimal area to change from white to bright, your bathroom will still see a giant transformation. One small dip in that colour pool will mean one giant leap for your bathroom.
Rachel went on to say, “A coloured bath or basin can be a great way to add colour for those who aren’t as ‘colour confident’–and with a variety of shades available, it can easily be introduced into the room without having to change your existing scheme.”
Coloured bathroom accessories and colour bathroom furniture can also provide the temporary pop of colour, with furniture and accessories interchangeable according to the seasons or your personal preference.
A glossy mustard wash bowl against tones of grey is a dream, with yellow and grey being the @Pantone colours of 2021! The basin is @ceramica_cielo Le Acque di Cielo, and the wall mounted basin mixer is C.P. Hart's own, Spillo, in matt black. “We are seeing a lot of matt coloured ceramics paired with brushed metallics and predict this will remain a loved trend,” said Martin.
Before committing to a long-term, permanent purchase like a colourful bath or basin, why not think about coloured bathroom accessories like linens which make for an easy way to introduce colour and give your bathroom a whole new look and feel?
Bathroom chairs, tables and linens as well as other coloured bathroom accessories will allow you to try different colour schemes within your bathroom before having to commit. Martin said, “It also is worth thinking about your accessories, which make for another easy and instant way to update your space. Introducing colour with linens is an instant way to get a new look and feel, and can also allow you to try different colours in the room before committing to a more long-term purchase such as a bath or basin.”