The last place you want to complete the morning care and beauty regime in the cold AM is a dark and dingy bathroom. Whilst allowing extra natural light into the bathroom or expanding the dimensions of the room may be impossible, it is possible to add a little extra vibrancy and life with a clever colour and décor scheme. Here are 5 fabulous colour schemes for dark bathrooms:
Dutch artist Piet Mondrian is best known for his ‘Composition’ range of paintings, grid-based works which separate primary colours (red, blue and yellow). His works have inspired high fashion designers such as Yves Saint Laurent in the 70 years since his death and have been used as a central design in homes and public buildings.
Apply the style to your bathroom using bright flashes of primary colours throughout all square flourishes and finishes. Primary colour towels and bathmats atop a white base of flooring and tiling (sparse primary-coloured tiles can also be incorporated).
Toeing the line between creating a crisp white appearance and accidentally producing a clinical atmosphere in a bathroom can be quite difficult. Using stark white paint from Dulux can help create a clear, crisp base upon which to building without producing a ‘doctor’s waiting room’ appearance.
A simple pastel theme colour can be added on top of the stark white to create a consistency in the room and break up the tone which flows throughout the walls, floors and fittings. Opt for textured accessories and tiles to avoid the white looking to cold and flat.
Channel your inner Gatsby with an art deco style bathroom with simple but stylish flourishes. Building upon small, plain tiling, add flourishes of geometric shapes and patterns throughout the floor and walls in black.
Add 1920s-inspired posters in frames throughout the bathroom, depicting your favourite vintage movies and jazz performers or reflect the limited light around with a wall covered in vintage mirrors. Finish with vintage vase and accessories. If there is enough room, replace the standard fitted bath with one of these beautiful stand-alone baths from John Louis Bathrooms.
Create a soft, natural style throughout the bathroom with subtle green-white painted walls, marbled grey tiling and simple plant life. Large tiles can create a simple yet attractive appearance through the room.
Plants can help revitalise a room, giving off oxygen. Inhabitat.com offers a list of seven plants which give off the highest levels of oxygen throughout the day and night, helping to purify the room – perfect skin preparation during the morning beautify regime.
Teal and Oak
A slightly darker design which helps to create a warm, cosy feel within the bathroom. Thick teal paint on all the walls can help cultivate a welcoming atmosphere. Oak flourishes including mirror frames and towel racks can continue this warming theme throughout the bathroom and add a sense of timeless sophistication. A high quality light above the mirror is necessary to add clarity to your reflection when checking you’re suitable to show your face at work. Underfloor heating can perfectly complement this style, adding physical a toasty warm feeling underfoot.
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