To underestimate the power and the importance of the colour you choose for your bathroom is to make a very big mistake indeed.
It’s hardly a secret that certain colours create certain moods, but at the same time it’s crucial not to just go ahead and pick something just because it seems like the conventional or obvious thing to do. And at the same time, it’s also sensible not to go 100% against convention just for the sake of it.
Are there really any ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ bathroom colour choices in the strictest sense?
In a sense, it comes down to personal preference for the most part, but for those that don’t already have their hearts set on a specific theme of style, knowing where to start can be tricky.
Clean or Cosy.
It’s easy to narrow down your options pretty quickly by asking yourself whether you’d prefer to have a bathroom that’s clean and refreshing or cosy and relaxing. In the case of the former, you’re immediately heading more toward brighter and fresher colours like white, blue, green or yellow. By contrast, if you’d like a relaxing, cosy and romantic bathroom you may be better-suited to rich reds, purples, chocolate browns and so on. The moment you decide what you want from your bathroom, you’ll be in a better position to make it happen.
Something interesting to bear in mind is that the less empty wall space there is available, the more daring you can be with the colours you choose. Why? Well, quite simply because if there’s little to no open wall space to speak of, the colours you choose will serve more as frames to the fixtures and fittings than anything else. A huge wall of deep emerald green may be a little on the loud side, but when used to frame a door or vanity it can look quite spectacular.
It’s important to avoid colour clashes, but at the same time it’s just as crucial to ensure a good divide between the floor and the walls. Black floors and white walls go together a treat for example as do cream coloured floors with brown walls. And the same also goes for the general furniture and fixtures in your bathroom – try not to have every last thing in there the exact same colour.
If entirely unsure of which colours may or may not work together, there are certain classic bathroom combos that never fail to set the room alight. For example, green and white with a few hints of black can look incredibly chic and retro. Brown, white and pink can bring together the classic with the modern quite impressively. Turquoise and yellow colour schemes look bold, clean and modern. Black and silver is also a time-old combination that never fails to look sophisticated. If unsure, don’t be afraid to ask for a few additional colour combo tips.
And finally, never forget that it’s perfectly possible to create a gorgeous bathroom colour scheme by keeping everything in the room extremely stripped back and simple, only to then bring the whole thing to life with brighter, bolder towels, floor coverings and other final touches.