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Colour me beautiful – why your bathroom colours matter

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Choosing the colour of your bathroom design in London can have more of an impact than you may think. Consider the mood that you’d like to conjure each time you step into your bathroom. Do you seek something energising to wake you up and inspire you in the morning or are you hoping to create a relaxing oasis for an evening bath? Each bathroom is different, so it’s essential to think about the aspect of the room. Is it sunny and warm or does it lack light? This will help you, perhaps in conjunction with specialist bathroom designers in London, to work out what would make it look bigger, warmer and more welcoming.


What’s the best colour for my bathroom?

Small bathrooms can benefit from white walls with lots of mirrors. White looks clean and modern and can be offset nicely with black for a contemporary style. Other neutral colours also achieve the bright, sophisticated look, for example cool grey and cream.


Blues, in particular cerulean, can achieve a nautical theme which is popular in bathrooms in London and looks great with white. Powder blue looks classy on cabinets and works well with cream walls and aqua is great with dark wood cabinets or flooring and a creamy white trim. Green is a fresh colour which can be vibrant in a bathroom, with shades ranging from pistachio to mint. Mint green is good at cooling a very sunny room.


How should I use my colours?

The first rule of 3 is a good guide for using colour – especially when it comes to bathroom design in London. Choose one neutral, one rich colour and one accent. The lightest should make up 70% of the room, the second lightest 20% and the boldest 10%. The second rule of 3 suggests using a colour at least 3 times in a room, for example in the furniture and accessories. If you plan to mix two neutrals, a 70% – 30% colour distribution works best for creating a feeling of calmness and serenity.


Bear in mind that bright colours are more energising than restful but benefit from being offset with a neutral. Soothing and calming colours include whites and greys.


People often stick to light colours for a small room but rich colours – used correctly – can provide a dramatic contrast which looks modern and contemporary. The only question is – which colour will you choose.