The 1980s. They were a different time. Think back with nostalgia, and remember the creation of the Commodore 64, the hit movie E.T, and those olive green baths found in every bathroom of every home, all over the country.
Time moved on, and estate agents were quick to recommend that those green baths were ripped out and replaced. They didn’t look good, they didn’t sell a house and they often had that distinct look of ‘old people’ about them. Nowadays, they’re rarely seen anywhere. People took the advice of those in the know, and in order to play it safe they selected white bathroom suites for that timeless look.
But what’s wrong with a little colour? Are we so afraid of being a little different that we shy from a potential rainbow of much more attractive colours, in favour of the ‘safe’ option? When did we become so boring? White’s fine. In fact, white bathroom suites are great – they’re popular, they look fantastic and they add a real touch of class. They can be classic, contemporary or plain and simple, but what if they’re not…you?
Don’t feel that you can’t be a little creative in your bathroom. Don’t feel like you’re limited to white if you’re looking for something more. You need only look at coloured shower trays to get an idea of what you could achieve with deep, romantic reds or refreshing ocean blue.
Be a little unique with a silver toilet seat for that slightly space-age touch, or choose a sand-coloured shower for that contemporary spa feeling. You’ve got a choice of paint from thousands, even millions of colours. Your possibilities are endless, limited only by your imagination. Add colourful murals, choose a brightly coloured theme and add the right bathroom accessories to bring the room to life.
Of course, when you’re not looking to make a huge statement, you’ll still have excellent options. Black’s the in colour for furnishings and fittings these days, and you’ll be able to kit your bathroom out with black storage units, black taps, a black designer radiator, a black shower, black sink or even an impressive black mirror.
Take some time today to reconsider the colour of your bathroom. Feel free to break the mould and go for something new, something different, and something your next-door neighbours certainly won’t be able to keep up with in a hurry. Here are some great ideas for using colour to bring your bathroom to life:
- Go for the quirky approach with black fittings, the mirror you see above and a black and white checked floor. Add a few decorations in the style of Alice in Wonderland, and every day will be an adventure.
- Break out the blues for a relaxing bathroom that fits with the typical water theme. Beach pictures, fish ornaments and shells can all give your bathroom that nautical theme. Add a life-ring or porthole to go one step further!
- There’s nothing wrong with green, if it’s used tastefully. The right green, with a shiny mosaic and a few rich scents can take you to the days of Roman spas, all without leaving your home.
- Or, try a rich purple and silver combination to make your bathroom look like a top hotel en-suite. Don’t forget the soft bathrobes and the fluffy towels!