Pastels in bathrooms might be a thing of the past, but there’s certainly a lot of white and chrome still finding its way into modern bathroom design. However, you don’t have to go stark white and blinding chromed stainless steel to achieve that modern look – here’s how to bring a pop of colour to your bathroom and keep it away from looking like it came from the 1990s.
In fact, you might not even have to change any fixtures at all to turn a neutral bathroom into one that sings with vibrant colour. Hanging some brilliant bits of artwork on your bathroom walls can revitalise the entire experience, and there are some fantastic prints you can purchase or even print yourself from images you find on the Internet. It’s best to have these prints framed, though if you have good ventilation in your bathroom you should be able to place them directly on your wall without danger.
If an entire wall of Renaissance frescoes isn’t your cup of tea, you can also go for the minimalist approach. Splashes of colour here and there throughout the bathroom, such as in a fixture, a towel set, or even a few candles; you don’t need to have a bright fire-engine red washbasin or toilet fitted to get the amount of colour you want. There is the possibility of too much of a good thing after all!
Want some modern fashion without risking a poor colour choice? Go with the old classic black-and-white look. There’s a reason it goes with everything – and since the white and chrome colour palette is so standard in the modern bathroom design, adding fixtures in black and white is a sure-fire way to add some instant sophistication to your bathroom.
Finally, consider how striking a feature wall might be. Such a major undertaking is best reserved for when you’re already renovating your bathroom and you’re considering tile for the walls – or at least for one wall. In fact, just one feature wall is likely the best way to add colour to an otherwise plain white bathroom, as tiling additional walls with bright colours could be overpowering. Instead, one feature wall will draw the eye and create visual interest at a single focal point in your bathroom.