Inspiring colour combos for bathrooms

Dec 16, 2021

The Bathroom is often mistakenly overlooked when it comes to adding personality and flair during a renovation However, a splash of colour or a change in tiling can make a huge difference and shouldn’t go without consideration.

So in this blog, we’ll take a look at how something as simple as adding a few colour combinations can completely transform your bathroom.

Whether you are starting from scratch or renovating a tired and dated room, we’ll give you a few inspiring ideas to get you started, and the good news is that there are so many bathroom ideas and colours to choose from you will be spoilt for choice!

Incorporating bold wallpaper, vibrant accessories or patterned flooring, we will look at how to use these areas to add a bit of colour and personality to your pamper zone.

Wallpaper for your bathroom

So let’s look at the use of wallpaper. You can add a lot of interest to your bathroom by mixing and matching your use of wallpaper. Wallpaper that is used as a feature wall in the bathroom can have a remarkable effect and depending on how you use it, can really make a difference!

Take a look at some design ideas and come into our store if you would like some help designing your bathroom with a feature wall.

Use colour to your advantage

Another tip is to simply go with different tones of grey. Using different tones can add a lot more depth to your bathroom area and make it feel grander.

Consider pale greys for creating a serene atmosphere and darker grey tones if you’re aiming for a more industrial urban feel. If you like the darker shades but want to add warmth, adding an accent of timber can set this look off beautifully.

Blue as the sky, blue as the sea. The colour blue evokes a soothing, relaxing feel which is perfect for a bathroom, where we often relax and soothe the day’s stresses away. For this reason, blue has stood the test of time, with darker tones of blue emerging as vastly more popular in recent times. These darker tones can also look amazing when teamed with gold or black accessories.

When using blues in your bathroom, consider its use on all aspects of the bathroom. For example, using blue paneling on the sink wall can add a delicate feel that is both modern and stylish.

Alternatively, if you are looking to make more of a statement, midnight blue in matte can create a bold effect, and the use of a glossy wall tile in the same tone will create a bold contrast.

Colours that help set a mood

Lead the scene and keep it green. You either love it or you don’t. But we think green is a great choice for a bathroom as it is known to be a calm, centring colour of rejuvenation.

Green is incredibly versatile and, like blue, it can look fantastic with gold or black accessories; as well as being a great match when used with grey or white. With so many different shades of green, it is easy to find a tone that suits your overall space.

But how do you incorporate it into your bathroom? Consider painting the whole bathroom and teaming this look with a patterned floor tile. Alternatively, use the powerful effect of the greens to paint a feature wall in your bathroom to create a real visual space!

Another fantastic use for greens is in the vanity. Investing in a custom-made vanity in a rich green tone can make your bathroom design one of confidence, teamed with beautiful gold tap ware, you can’t go wrong!

If you would like to stick with white on the walls then we would suggest adding a splash of colour in other ways!

Accent colours and bringing the bathroom to life!

Add some greenery by bringing a bit of nature into your bathroom. In doing this, you will not only add pops of green, but you will also add to the overall aesthetics of your space and give it a sense of enlightenment.

Add contrast to your white bathroom with black accessories. Simple things like a black rug or a black framed mirror, with matching accessories, like black towels and toothbrush holders, can instantly add a bit of glam and interest.

Art it up. Adding art pieces to your bathroom walls is one of the easiest ways to bring in a bit of colour and personality. Doing this will also give you something to ponder while soaking away in the bathtub!

So whether you are trying to piece it all together, or you are searching for some inspiration, we recommend dropping by the West Hobart Plumbing showroom where bathrooms, colours, and styles are our specialty!