How to add colour to your bathroom

How to add colour to your bathroom

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From statement tiles and coloured basins to striking finishes, nothing elevates a space like a pop of colour.

When it comes to bathrooms, many of us tend to play it safe, and while fresh neutrals or a classic monochrome have undeniably featured in many a beautiful bathroom, we’ve seen bold and beautiful colours start to trend.

Have we piqued your interest? Here are five ways to bring a splash of colour to your bathroom.

Opt for an accent wall

For a simple solution to introducing colour, opt for an accent wall. When it comes to making a statement here, the options are endless. From wallpaper to playing with brave paint colours or a textured tile, bold features are sure to take your space to the next level.

Bathrooms can be a retreat, a way of unwinding or a place to refresh and start the day revitalised, so consider the colours you use and the mood you want to create. The Block 2020 winners, Jimmy and Tam created a seriously striking main bath, opting for an epic splash of orange, coupled with Brushed Gold Mizu Drift tapware throughout.

Jimmy and Tam’s striking bathroom took colour to a whole new level

Coloured materials

For something a little less bold, but striking nonetheless, a coloured basin can make a statement. And when it comes to beautiful basins, look no further than the German innovators at Alape.

Renowned for their striking and ultra durable designs, Alape’s Sondo and Unisono ranges feature both single and bi-colour finishes, pressed individually from a seamless sheet of steel before being fired with their glass enamel glazing.

With a matte textured finish, the Alape Circa Terra basin heroes muted neutrals, available in Nordic, Oyster, and Gravel coloured finishes that make it ultra easy to introduce some subtle colour to your bathroom.

The thin edged Alape Circa Above Counter Basin featured in a neutral Oyster pink.

Fresh finishes

Whether it’s matte black, brushed gold or gunmetal, the right tapware finishes and matching accessories may be the perfect pop of colour for your space. Blending beautifully with the tones you’ve selected, or creating a standalone feature.

When it comes to finishes, we’re loving the Milli Pure range. Aussie made and sustainably produced, it’s available in six stylish finishes with three textures, offering complete personalisation.

Celebrating two decades of sustainable Australian tapware, the Sussex Scala collection takes personalisation to the next level. Available in 35 coloured finishes, alongside their new limited edition PVD finish — Midnight Merlot.

  • Three Birds Renovations have introduced additional colour with striking tapware finishes.

  • Three Birds Renovations have introduced additional colour with striking tapware finishes.

Don’t forget the decor

Why are towels such a great choice when it comes to adding color? Not only are they functional, but they’re colourful, diverse and oh so easy to swap out when the time comes to refresh your space. Similarly, a bath mat and some well-placed decor, from candles and baskets to decorative trinkets, work to infuse colour into your space while driving your design home.

Bring in some greenery

If all else fails (or you’re not in the position to make any permanent changes), try incorporating a little colour from nature. Whether they’re real or synthetic, a few plants can go a long way when it comes to adding a splash of colour to your bathroom, and there are plenty of varieties that will thrive in your bathroom’s steamy conditions.

Bringing in some greenery is a simple and effective way of incorporating colour