Colour scheme:

Fall for a new bathroom colour scheme

Discover the great-looking bathroom colours you might not have thought about…

Planning a new bathroom – or a new look for your existing space? Try these colour scheming ideas to create style and impact.

Make it dark

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Chambers freestanding bath, Bathrooms.com

To make a contemporary statement, consider going for black in your bathroom.
If you’re wondering if using it will make the space too dark, remember that your white suite is a major part of the room, so even with a large dose of black, there will still be large light-reflecting areas.

Do use black tiles or paint to create a fabulous backdrop to a freestanding bath, focusing attention on its shape.

Do go for storage furniture in a high gloss black finish for a city chic look.

Don’t only consider solid colour. A black slate or marble tile featuring paler colours in its natural pattern will add interest.

Don’t neglect your bathroom lighting if you’re using black – you’re after sophisticated rather than shady.

 
Go for not-so-mellow yellow

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Citron paint, Farrow & Ball 

Never considered yellow for your bathroom? You’re missing out on a hit of sunshine to accompany your morning ablutions whatever the weather outside.
We’re not talking pale barely-there yellows, either. The latest and greatest yellow schemes feature golden and canary shades.

Do opt for walls or even furniture in a yellow finish, but don’t fit yellow storage against a yellow backdrop to avoid overdose.

Do create bold blocks of yellow – think a yellow-tiled showering space or paint one wall in yellow.

Do combine yellow with bright white for a crisp finish.

Don’t go for canary yellow on all four walls – donning your sunglasses every time you go into the bathroom is a tad impractical.

 

Team black and white

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Davis collection, Bathrooms.com

 

The combination of black and white might be something you’ve thought about for a hallway or dining room, but it’s super-smart for a bathroom, too.
Distinctly different from a a scheme that majors on black, the crisp combination works with both contemporary and traditional suites.

Do consider chequerboard-style black and white flooring – a timeless classic.

Do balance black and white within the scheme. Consider the suite, the floor and the walls and look for a roughly half and half divide of the areas covered.

Do pretty up the look by choosing patterned wall tiles or even floor tiles in black and white.

Don’t forget to consider wallpaper in black and white for an indulgent, adults-only bathing space.

 

Brighten up with green

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Quick drying Geo towel, Best Bed Linen

 

You’ve probably considered green if you’re after a country-style bathroom – it’s perfect to create a soothing, naturally inspired room.

We reckon you might not have mulled over using acid-bright shades, though – and you really should because of their punch and on-trend appearance.

 

Do try painting a classic freestanding bath in lime to create eye-catching contrast of traditional shape and modern colour.

Do go for towels, storage accessories and a bathroom chair in acid green if you’re not doing a bathroom refit, or don’t have time to paint or tile.

Do combine brilliant green with white or black – the former will create a fresh effect, while the latter is confidently contemporary.

Don’t reject this brilliant shade for a cloakroom or small en-suite bathroom. It’ll give the smallest space personality.

 

 

 

 

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