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With summer right around the corner, we welcome different bathroom trends. This summers key bathroom interiors focus on our wellbeing and vibrancy. We discuss cost effective and easy ways to change up your bathroom, cloakroom and en-suite decor.
We anticipate to see a huge surge in people treating their bathroom as their own personal re-treat. Heavily influenced by mood boosting colours, patterns and accessories. Summer trends for 2023 are about pops of colour and injecting a new lease of life into your home space.
Your Homemade Bathroom Spa
Wellness spaces are hugely popular this year with personal wellbeing high on the agenda for many, bathrooms are set to focus on being a place of relaxation this summer.
A spa-like bathroom combines an aesthetic appeal, luxurious features, and a calming ambiance to create a place of tranquillity within your home. Think freestanding baths, soft pastels and neutrals – bathroom furniture that will offer comfort and a colour palette that will soothe and uplift.
Summer 2023 bathrooms are a space where you can retreat, pamper yourself, and find solace from the stresses of daily life. For a chilled-out set up, bring accessories into your bathroom that will help the unwinding process, like scented candles, books for the bath, your favourite body care products, and soothing music.
Mood-boosting Bathroom Plants
Tying in with the positive wellbeing theme, mood-boosting house plants will be a key feature, to improve the feng shui of the bathroom space. Aloe vera is a popular plant, known for its medicinal properties. Not only does Aloe vera look great, but it also has health benefits such as purifying the air and improving indoor air quality.
Spider plants are also excellent air purifiers, by removing toxins like formaldehyde and xylene, providing cleaner air for you to breathe.
For larger spaces, fill empty corners with oversized decorative pots and stools to elevate your plants and make a statement. For smaller bathrooms, opt for wall-mounted planters or shelve displays to save on space.
Stick On Bathroom Tiles
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Stick on vinyl tiles are having a huge moment on TikTok, with over 27,000 hashtag views in the last seven days alone and are a great option for anyone looking to give their bathroom a temporary re-vamp for summer without the hassle.
Retro terrazzo tiles are popular right now and perfect for adding interest to a room through vibrant patterns and colours, without overwhelming the space. The white background of the tile helps to maintain that bright and open feeling that people desire in a bathroom.
Another small change to make for a contemporary take on this trend is to pair with matt black fixtures and fittings such as taps and showerheads to show contrast and create a visually striking interior hybrid that combines newer and older styles.
Bathroom Feature Walls
Feature walls are always a good idea if you’re wanting to make a small change to a room that will have a big impact, and summer is set to be the season for experimentation as bold colours like pink, orange and green come to the forefront of bathroom interior ideas.
Whether you’re wanting to create your focal point with tiles or a lick of paint, you can go for a ceiling to floor or a half and half look when adding colour to your space. Surprisingly, a ceiling to floor feature wall or corner is actually a good trick for creating the illusion of more space in smaller bathrooms, it works beautifully by blurring the harsher lines and edges of the room.
Big ideas for small bathrooms – from clever use of light to mirrors and space saving fittings – here’s how to get the most out of your tiny bathroom.
Many of us have small bathrooms and need clever storage solutions to save space whilst keeping an aesthetically pleasing bathroom.
Did you know that Google searches for “bathroom storage for small spaces” up by 120% compared to last year? We reveal 6 solutions for keeping smaller bathrooms organised.
Our bathrooms are filled with essentials like toilet rolls and towels to a range of self-care products, and therefore can easily feel cluttered as cabinets and caddies appear bulky and space-consuming. So, how can those with smaller bathrooms keep things neat and tidy without compromising on space?
Well, we’re here to help with 6 simple ways to de-clutter, organise and maintain a small bathroom whilst making the most out of your space:
1. Start With a Clear-Out
First, you should determine how much of your bathroom clutter you really need to keep. It’s easy to leave neglected and unused products laying around in cupboards or the shower tray which takes up valuable space needed for the essentials.
For those who like to hoard, consider things like the use-by date of skincare products, whether you could decanter them into smaller bottles, and if there’s much product left worth hanging onto to make the elimination process easier.
2. Combine Your Sink and Storage Units
To maximise floor space, opt for multi-purpose units. Be clever and think about which bathroom features you can combine into one fixture to free up floor space.
For example, choose a vanity with a fixed basin and shelving or cupboard underneath where you can stack towels and toilet rolls or hide away cleaning products. There you have three key bathroom fittings rolled into one efficient unit that uses a lot less space.
3. Add Shelves, Hooks and Wall Hung Units
Another way to free up floor space whilst looking for storage options is to, add shelving, door hooks, and wall-hung units. Shelves are a great way of storing luxury products that you want to show off.
Instead of wasting cupboard space intended for uglier bathroom paraphernalia, create a spa-like display with a mix of candles, body lotions, reed diffusers, and plants, just ensure that everything is fit for purpose and keep on top of this.
Hooks on the back of a door can come in handy for towels and robes too but remember to place too much on them as this will make the room look crowded.
4. Opt for mirror cupboards For Extra Storage
Disguise your storage completely with a mirror cupboard. A mirror cupboard is a popular choice for smaller washrooms as it’s another way of combining storage with a key bathroom feature to use space efficiently. Here you can store sink essentials like toothbrushes, paste, floss and soap, consequently freeing your sink space up completely and making everything look much neater.
An added bonus of a mirror cupboard is that it will help to open up the space and create the illusion of a larger bathroom.
5. Invest In a Shower Caddy
Shower caddies may be old school but they work a treat. Shower caddies often make us think of some bulky, plastic container that sticks to a tiled splash back and ruins the whole shower aesthetic but a contemporary rail or box can actually add to the look.
For example, in a modern or industrial-styled bathroom, complement with a similarly styled caddy of matt black or brushed brass where you can store equipment like shower brushes, razors, and shampoos.
6. Utilise a Bath Rack To Save on Storage
If you have a combined shower and bath unit, you may prefer to add a bath tidy or tray as an extra storage solution. This is another opportunity to display your favourite relaxing self-care products and free up any side space around your bath which could be balancing several products at one time.
A tip is to stick to the rule of three when laying out items to avoid cluttering the tray and making it appear messy or unorganised, so tidies will have compartments laid out for you to make it even easier.
There we have it, 6 amazing storage solutions for small bathrooms, for a mindful clutter-free space!
As we head towards the last few months of 2023, ready for autumn/ winter. As the leaves turn colour and the landscape changes, so do the interior design trends. For the past year, interior trends have centred around bringing nature and tranquillity into the home, as most of us remote work.
This autumn the top trends centre around comfortable, affordable, and uplifting living. The focus is on small updates that can really enhance your bathroom space with confident tiles, retro vanity units and warm colour palettes.
Discover below, the 7-bathroom trends for Autumn, according to our bathroom experts:
- Mural Tiles
- Knotty Pine
- Concrete Walls
- Bathroom Rugs
- Finger Tiles
- Retro Vanity Units
When it comes to tiles, there are hundreds of designs and colour options out there, which is great, but how do you choose the right type for you? The most recent trending tiles coming through this autumn are creative mural tiles.
Mural tiles are versatile and can enhance all types of bathrooms no matter the size or shape. So, if you’re looking for tiles that take your bathroom décor to the next level, mural tiles could be the ones for you.
Mural tiles flow in patterns and detail to create a work of art in your bathroom. They work beautifully as a statement shower wall bath wall or as floor tiles.
A great cost-effective way to add personality and pops of colour to your space!
If you don’t know, it’s time to get to know. Pinterest trending and the latest go-to wood, knotty pine is fast becoming an interior favourite.
What is Knotty Pine Wood?
Knotty pine wood is a type of timber that is distinctive due to its dark and large knot pattern. Typically used for flooring, vanity units, tables and walls.
When it comes to the bathroom, knotty pine wall panels and floors are the most popular way people are introducing this natural material into their bathrooms, cloakrooms and en-suites. If you’re not a fan of its rich colour, painting and sanding is always an option to neutralise.
If you haven’t been introduced to the minimal and stylish look of concrete walls, we are here to help you meet their acquaintance.
Concrete is a popular trend due to its clean line aesthetic, cost-effectiveness and durability benefits. Not only that but it’s an extremely versatile material and compliments most textures, colours and interior styles.
Concrete effect or concrete style walls give a minimal backdrop for you to build on. Add depth and texture with a patterned floor, freestanding bath and rustic vanities for a beautifully eclectic space.
A rug in the bathroom might sound a bit strange but it’s the new favourite feature in bathroom décor. A rug can bring comfort and texture to hard, cold floors in either a minimal or dramatic way, depending on your style.
Bathrooms are moist areas and therefore opt for a water-resistant or washable material so the rug can be kept clean and hygienic.
If you love a neutral space but are eager to add colour, why not use a large Persian-inspired patterned rug to inject personality and warmth into the room?
Placing the rug under a stylish modern freestanding tub will help bathrooms feel comfy and cosy in the colder months, or place it in front of your vanity unit for added comfort for your feet whilst brushing and washing.
Finger tiles, kit-kat tiles, whatever you prefer to call them, are the latest slim line tile trend.
Roughly the size of the average finger, they have a simple look but an extraordinary design presence. Available in a variety of hues that suit minimal or maximum bathroom interiors.
A popular bathroom design idea for these tiles is to use them as a splashback. This will add impact to your space or, alternatively use an entire wall to create a simple yet effective neutral base for your bathroom to build on. Mixed with brushed brass taps and showers to add warmth and elegant touch.
Retro Vanity Units
The bathroom is one of the best spaces to experiment with and we are seeing more and more people do this with retro vanity units.
Homeowners are using these vintage finds to refresh their bathroom decor with a mid-century twist. Whether the vanity units are a flea market find, updating an existing cabinet unit or giving it a lick of paint and new lease of life, people are loving this retro touch.
Our favourite retro vanity trend has to be the aged oak ornamental style combined with a bowl countertop basin and wall-mounted faucet to finish off the antique look.
I think it’s fair to say that we would all love an ‘Insta-worthy’ bathroom, but with 1.2 million #bathroominspo hashtags out there, how do you filter down to the best trends? We’re here to help you get an Instagram-approved bathroom using the hottest Instagram trends.
You’ll be thrilled to learn that we have scaled the hashtag data and reviewed hundreds of Instagram trends to bring you the most popular and inspiring features that will transform your bathroom into a viral-worthy space.
Featuring everything from the top colour schemes to trending tiles and more!
So, let’s break down the five of the most popular bathroom trend hashtags currently on Instagram:
- #vanity 2.6m posts
- #freestandingbath 94.8k posts
- #cementtile 73.7k posts
- #brassware 34.7k posts
- #blackbathroom 33k posts
You can never have enough storage, especially in busy family homes and it’s crucial that your bathroom provides plenty of ways to hide things away. Looking for places to store less-than-pretty toiletries is easy when you have a stylish yet simplistic bathroom vanity cabinet. The vanity will help achieve more of a minimal look for your bathroom. Always remember to add personality and flare with eclectic ornaments such as quirky vases, candle holders, and larger floating mirrors – to really make it Instagrammable.
Freestanding baths are becoming a bathroom must-have. Think of them as a statement piece and remember that placement is everything. Placing a freestanding bath by the window will give the illusion of space and helps ventilation prevent mould or mildew. Alternatively, placing it just off the centre of the room will give it a hotel-inspired luxury look.
With over 94.8k #freestandingbath posts on Instagram, this style of tub is top of the trends. Freestanding tubs add a touch of timeless elegance to almost any bathroom interior style.
Cement tiles, what are they? – tiles are ever evolving and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the latest trends. According to Instagram hashtags over 73.7k people have posted about cement tiles, making them the hottest tile trend at present.
Cement tiles are a unique way to add texture to a bathroom and have been designed to be moisture resistant, ensuring the bathroom is easy to clean.
This budget-friendly option will help freshen and improve the feel of your bathroom. Placing cement tiles halfway up the wall can give a bold yet simple contrast to other colour schemes. Choose a colourful tile and a neutral wall to achieve a stylish Instagram-worthy finish.
If you’ve been on Instagram in the past few months, we are sure that you will have noticed that brassware is everywhere. Warm metallics, vibrant coppers, and silky matt blacks have taken over from chrome.
Using either brushed or polished brass accessories can instantly add warmth to a minimalist bathroom and works with almost any colour scheme.
Introducing a new finish to your bathroom is the perfect way to give it a re-fresh without spending a fortune.
White has always been a bathroom favourite but make way for a new timeless colour – black. Offering a slick aesthetic and perfect for Instagram shots, #blackbathrooms has gathered 33k posts.
Black bathrooms are an ever-increasing trend and slowly becoming the go-to bathroom colour. A moody black bathroom can create a cosy, yet contemporary feel. The neutral tones allow accessories to stand out.
If you’re not sold on an entire black bathroom, why not test the waters by painting one area black to see how it affects the lighting? If you’re happy with how it looks then you can commit to the full room.
There we have it, the official list of trends Instagram has deemed worthy of us including in our current bathroom schemes!
David and Josh are the proud pair behind the Instagram handle Justoffroselane. A place dedicated to sharing their beautiful first home just before covid hit.
Like the rest of us, back in 2020, they were queuing outside the DIY stores, 2m apart – remember those times? And decided to document the renovation progress.
Described as a period property, David and Josh own a lovely, terraced house in Northwest England. Mix a passion for Pinterest and a love for a vintage-inspired décor and you have the tools to create a magazine-worthy home just like Justoffroselane.
The couple has quickly built up a following with their love for interiors and warm personalities shining through every story and caption.
If any, how much of this bathroom renovation did you do yourselves?
We wish we were this brave… but unfortunately, our talents don’t lie in labouring. Anything involving electrics or plumbing we left to the professionals However, we ripped out a few of the tiles and decorated the space once it was complete. We would still be installing the bathroom if it was left to us!
How did you go about choosing your bathroom products and why did you go for traditional pieces?
We see a lot of inspiration online, and time and time again the Big Bathroom Shop was coming up when comparing products/reviews.
The quality of the products and wealth of information on the website really assured us that we were making the right choices throughout.
Our homestyle is all about embracing the period features with a blend of mid-century modern, so choosing traditional pieces to complement our home was an obvious choice. That’s why we opted for a brass finish because it brings such a luxurious feel to the space! And you know with traditional fixtures and fittings, you can never go wrong, it will always be in style. That’s another reason we chose traditional, for the longevity. We paired the traditional elements with an art deco feel. The graphic floor is bold, but not too overbearing. Everybody who has visited our home has loved the bathroom. It just feels surreal that we have this little space of luxury to unwind in each day.
Pinterest is also a really handy tool for linking products that look similar too, really helpful when it comes to budgeting.
Have you got any tips for those wanting to redecorate/ renovate on the budget?
Mood board your vision, save photos on Instagram, read reviews and shop around! Pinterest is really good for comparing similar products from different retailers. Look out for sales and note when these usually occur, then you know for future reference when a sale is due. We took advantage of the January sales
If any, are there any planning mistakes/ errors you made that you’d suggest people avoid?
Maybe not so much an error but really evaluate what material you’re using or speak to the bathroom fitter/tiler before purchasing. For example, originally we were going to use sheeted mosaic flooring thinking it was an easy choice, turned out the quality of the mosaic (from a big high street DIY store) wasn’t the best and ended up with us frantically running around trying to find an alternative before our tiler left for their next job.
How do you feel about your new bathroom and what is your favourite thing about it?
We love our bathroom. It feels like a boutique hotel bathroom. We originally had a bathtub which was way too big for the room. Now we have a walk-in shower which has given us a lot more space. This has got to be our favourite thing about it, it feels less crowded and carefully considered.
How much did your renovation cost? And knowing what you know now are there any money-saving tips you could suggest?
In all, our bathroom renovation cost £4,800. That’s everything! Electrical, plumbing, fit, rip-out, skip hire, tiles, and tiler. The one thing I would suggest to save money is to source the materials yourself and note when retailers usually hold sales i.e. bank holidays, mid-season sales, etc. The little 10-15% off here and there can soon add up. And don’t settle for the cheapest fitter, always go with the middle quote. The cheapest might actually cost you more in the long run if they do a shoddy job! You’re spending your hard-earned money on a bathroom, might as well make sure its installation and finish are spot on!
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Find David & Josh on Instagram for more home inspiration and plenty of laughs
Looking to spice your bathroom up this Summer? Get ready to find the most perfect 13 trending bathroom colours.
Colour has the power to change our psychological state. It can calm our nerves, help relieve our anxieties, give us energy, and help produce those important happy endorphins. So, when it comes to choosing the perfect colour for your bathroom, it should be a one of your most important decisions.
Enusring you opt for the right colour for your bathroom can be extremely overwhelming. With all the tones and hues out there, you could spend weeks and months trying to decipher which is your favourite.
Lucky for you we have been busy narrowing down the top and trending bathroom colours for summer!
What are the trending summer bathroom colours?
- Cool Blue
- Indigo Blue
- Hunter Green
- Peachy Pink
- Zesty Orange
- Mid- Brown Taupe
- Primary Brights
- Terrazzo Tiles
- Off White
1. Yellow Bathroom
Yellow is making a strong comeback in the bathroom interiors game. It’s a great way to add personality to your bathroom if you’re tired of the greys and neutrals.
As we hit peak spring and head into summer, what better time to add splashes of warm, sunshine yellow hues to your bathroom, cloakroom or en-suite.
Described as a cheerful and welcoming colour, yellow can be used delicately or boldy depending on your style.
2. Cool Blue Bathroom Colours
If you’re looking to inject a sense of healing, water and sky then we would suggest going for a cool blue.
It has been said that blue can have a positive effect on your mood and holds a healing element as it projects an element of nostalgia to nature that helps us relax and unwind.
Cool blue tiles used as a shower feature wall, or bathrooms painted in this stunning hue, can be a cost-effective way to add calm colour.
If introducing colour to your walls is too much, why not consider a blue vanity or bath for a sprinkle of character.
3. Indigo Blue Bathroom Ideas
If cool blues aren’t your thing, why not be a little more adventurous with an Indigo blue?
A richer hue with a slight violent undertone, this blue is on the darker side and works beautifully with a white subway tile for a stark contrast.
4. Tan Bathroom
Earth tones like tan are huge this summer, offering a calm and welcoming natural feel to your bathroom space.
Paired with crisp whites, browns, other earthy tones, and brass brassware, will keep your bathroom feeling wholesome with luxury twist.
5. Greige Bathrooms
What on earth is ‘Greige’ we hear you say? Introducing a new leading colour trend, a soft mixture of timeless beige and modern grey gives you greige.
It can do it all, be paired with almost any texture, colour, interior style and best of all, has a calming psychological affect on the brain. A colour masterpiece if you will, that looks picture-perfect in a bathroom setting.
6. Hunter Green Bathroom Colours
Bring the great outdoors into your home and provide your family with a refreshing splash of colour with hunter green.
This beautiful hue works effortlessly when accompanied with copper fixtures and fittings or add a vintage flair with traditional oil rubbed bronze brassware.
7. Peachy Pink
Inject happiness and femininity with a subtle peachy pink tone. Part of the pastel colour family and set to make statement this summer, it’s hard to deny that this hue looks anything but fabulous.
Use traditional farmhouse furniture and add a peachy pink accent wall to create the ultimate summer feel.
8. Zesty Orange
We’re not talking about an orange bathroom; we’re talking about a ‘zesty’ orange bathroom! What’s the difference? It’s the brightest form of orange, providing a joyful, spicy aesthetic.
Although this can sound like a bolshie, out their colour it looks truly beautiful and brings back an 80’s retro feels when paired with a bright basin and some groovy terrazzo tiles.
9. Mid-brown taupe
Moving back towards earth tones again, we are seeing more and more mid-brown taupes appear in people’s homes on Instagram as part of the bathroom trends.
An easy-going colour that fits rustic, minimal and traditional bathroom designs. Even better, you don’t have to tread lightly with this bathroom colour.
Discover taupe tiles, taupe furniture, flooring and so much more in this timeless tone. Incorporating a taupe feature wall works great as a focal point for your bathroom space.
10. Primary Brights
The minimal and neutral lovers may want to skip past this section as we introduce the primary brights!
As the name suggests, the aim with this summer colour trend is to include all the primary colour palette into one space.
Go wacky and wild with an art inspired wall, paired with matt black or brushed brass taps, showers and welcome bold colours into your home.
11. Terrazzo Tiles
Terrazzo tiles will create a beautiful modern bathroom with minimal colour, making it the perfect choice for those who only want to add a dash of colour.
These types of tiles have multicoloured chips on a white backdrop and add an exciting and eye-catching feature in the bathroom.
If you love layered texture, include sage green fluted tiles and natural stone tiles for the ultimate contemporary bathroom design.
12. Off-White Bathroom
Using off white can be the best option if you want to keep your space neutral but less sterile than crisp or pure white bathrooms.
It leaves a gentler impression and can be paired with almost any texture, colour and bathroom furniture making it one of the easier colour schemes to style.
13. Terracotta Bathroom Ideas
Terracotta is the name given to a natural brown/ orange hue and part of the earth tones. A shade created to provide a cosy and colourful warmth, even if used lightly.
This nurturing colour looks particularly gorgeous in tiles and set to soar this summer. We recommend styling your terracotta space with natural material, for a super sleek interior design.
We hope you found your go-to summer colour for your bathroom with our top 13 hues! Happy home decorating!
Learn how to style brushed brass in a bathroom with the latest trends.
As chrome, stainless steel and nickel fade into the background of brassware favourites, brushed gold, oil rubbed bronze and other more vibrant finishes lead the way in the bathroom industry.
Brushed brass is slowly dominating the fixtures and fittings games with its subtle gold finish and brushed stroke aesthetic for added texture.
Brushed brass adds warmth and a welcoming alternative to much cooler chrome finishes.
Brushed brass exudes style and wealth; unlike the yellow gaud, bling gold we saw during the 80’s!
This type of brass is called lacquered brass, which means that the finish will not change tone over time.
Should I get Lacquered or unlacquered brass?
If you’re looking for bathroom brushed brass, your best opting for lacquered brass.
This is because the fixtures and fittings have been treated in lacquer to ensure the finish will not alter over time.
Generally speaking, satin brass, brushed brass and polished brass tends to be lacquered.
Alternatively, unlacquered brass is untreated raw brass that darkens and can develop patina as it ages/ adapts to its environment.
What is Brushed Brass?
Brushed brass is a type of brass that has been cured to give it a duller finish than polished gold brass. Brushed brass has more of a matte aesthetic and has impressive durable qualities.
Here at Big Bathroom Shop, we love how much warmth and style brushed accents can bring to a bathroom.
Upgrading or swapping old chrome taps and showers for a unique finish can be a game changer for your bathroom, en-suite or cloakrooms.
If you’re interested in brushed brass but unsure on how to style it then we have plenty of interior design inspiration for you to fill your boots with. Thank us later!
Brushed Brass and Green Walls
Nothing quite compliments brushed brass fixtures and fittings like green.
Green tiles, green painted walls, in any shade of green, will help bring out the vibrancy of the brushed brass finish in the most dreamy of ways.
A small pop of colour with a white base palette is a great way to create on on-trend bathroom.
In 2022 we are seeing green as a staple bathroom colour and looking at the inspiration below, we aren’t surprised.
White will offer a clean, minimal feel. Whilst green tiles or walls add an element of nature and a restful feel to your space. Finished off with brushed brass fixtures add the contemporary warmth you need to complete the space.
Brushed Brass and Blue Tiles
Another great hue to pair with your brushed brass taps, showers and enclosure frames is blue and more specifically, blue herringbone tiles.
Blue is naturally associated with water and promotes a calm and relaxing atmosphere.
If you can ditch the bath and make your bathroom all about your shower, incorporate a blue herringbone shower wall with brushed brass frame.
The minimal gold frame will pop against the cooling tones of the blue, plus herringbone tiles exude a sense of luxury and style that we can’t get enough of.
Neutral Tones and Brushed Brass Fixtures
Bring in light and plenty of neutral tones and textures for a bathroom that screams a positive, relaxing space.
Of course, not forgetting brushed brass, you can create a real statement with your fitting and accessories when combined with neutral hues.
In fact, we’d say brushed brass is most affective when used alongside simple, minimalistic bathroom designs and a great option for those that love a subtle interior.
Take this image, nothing but a simple curved modern freestanding brushed brass tap design with a neutral lime-wash wall. The contrast between the two helps create a real, modern bathroom focal point.
Modern Rustic and Brushed Brassware
Like brushed brass, rustic bathroom interiors are becoming increasingly popular. This perfect blend of farmhouse and contemporary will leave your bathroom feeling cosy, calm with a luxury edge.
Brushed brass works effortlessly in bathroom settings like this. The brass works by bringing a modern charm to the space and provides a slice of opulence.
Not only does brushed brass look great, both showers and taps are high quality pieces made from hard-wearing and corrosion resistant brass construction.
Brushed Brass and Eccentric Prints
If your vibe is more on the eccentric side (accidental rhyming there), why not try something a little different?
Use your brass to add a splash of metallic to a darker space. We’re thinking, patterned wallpaper, dark tiles and a touch of greenery.
The darkness of your base will help bring out the subtle gold hues of the brushed bathroom taps, and we cannot be held responsible for how great this will look!
It’s a truly luxurious finish that looks great in shower heads, wall mounted taps, basin taps and so much more!
Choosing the right colour for your bathroom can have a great impact on your mood and general wellbeing.
We’ve enlisted the help of a colour psychologist to provide you with some top tips on the best colours to choose to improve your mood and how to incorporate them into your interiors.
Colours For The Perfect Bathroom Ambience
We’ve teamed up with colour psychologist and founder of Essentialise, Lee Chambers, to list the best colours to choose from when it comes to establishing the perfect ambience in your bathroom.
Blue and green are favoured for relations and stability, whereas orange and pink are best for positivity and playfulness.
“Blue can give us a feeling of stability and security, especially when we are anxious or unsettled.”Lee – Essentialise
Blue is a calming colour that helps you feel centred and relaxed.
A stylish way to introduce it to a bathroom is through the use of tiling.
High gloss tiles make for a beautiful feature wall or splash back and pair with brushed brass fixtures for the perfect luxurious combination.
“Because white brings in light, it can cause an uplift in mood and bring an element of serenity if we are overstimulated. It also can really open a space both physically and in our minds.”Lee – Essentialise
Painting a bathroom white can bring a real sense of purity and zen.
Not only this, but with smaller bathrooms it can make them appear more spacious, open, and inviting.
When working with white you have the freedom to pair with any other colours you like.
Our particular favourites are grey, blue and black – all of which could be applied to modern or more traditional bathroom styles.
A matt black countertop sink with matching fixtures would look truly striking against white.
“It also compels us to be more social and it can give us a boost in optimism and hope. It is a warm colour that is welcoming and can raise our heartbeat ”Lee – Essentialise
Orange encourages positivity and energy and is a great colour to bring into the home, especially at the start of a new year.
Terracotta is an up-and-coming shade for 2022 and is more of a subtle tone of orange to incorporate in a bathroom easily.
Try laying some terracotta cement tiles to re-create a Mediterranean style villa.
“Known as the colour of nature, and one that we have been surrounded by all through evolution, it can be beneficial for both our mood and our wellbeing.”Lee – Essentialise
Green is known to reduce anxiety and aid in clearing the mind.
It is very much on trend, especially with the ever-growing focus on bringing the outdoors in and using more natural materials and accessories in the home.
Introduce some sprawling houseplants to place on a shelf or vanity, paint the walls in sage or even use emerald green tiles to create a statement shower.
“Pink can boost our mood in a playful and soothing way.”Lee – Essentialise
Pink is another colour with calming effects but also has the ability to promote feelings of love and kindness.
The playful properties of pink make it a great colour for a cosy family bathroom.
Pale and muted pink wall panelling will bring depth and texture to the bathroom and styling with brass and brushed gold fixtures will create a warm and happy space.
Which Bathroom Colour Do You Love The Most?
Are you a fan of calming blue, or do you prefer the vibrancy of orange or the subtlety of white?
Let us know which bathroom colours are stealing your heart this year, in the comments below!