Be Bold with Colour – Bathroom Trends for 2020
Embracing colour in your bathroom is a must if you want to create a room that is on trend in 2020! Colour has a huge impact on mood, and yet bathrooms have a tendency to play it safe – favouring neutrals, greys and whites which are easy to live with. So the question is, are you brave enough to experiment, take on a bathroom project and add colour to your bathroom design?
Whether it’s your tiles, on your walls, your furniture, or even your sanitary ware, it is easy to introduce a splash of colour that will lift your mood and create the wow factor in your home!
Depending on how adventurous you are, you can go subtle and add hints of colour with small areas of tiles, wall panelling or even just accessories. If you want to up your colour game a little more, go all out and create floor to ceiling rooms full of colour! In this article we’ll offer ideas and inspiration for achieving both looks, plus highlighting the two most popular colour choices of the year!
Colour trend 1 – Hues of Blue
Blue bathrooms are everywhere at the moment, as they offer a fresh yet calming environment. There are so many shades of blue to choose from, each creating a very different look. Navy, teal, duck egg and cornflour are all popular, but it seems darker shades are the preferred choice at the moment. The dark blue wall in this setting contrasts beautifully with the light grey painted boat bath, and the patterned tiles pull it all together to create a stunning bathing area in this master bedroom.
Pic Credit: @oldfarmhouseproject
If you’re looking for maximum impact, tile all your walls in a block colour of your choice. A word of warning though: you will need to love this colour as you’ll likely be living with it for some time!
If you’re concerned you will tire of a strong colour, it might be safer to tile one feature wall instead. Go for a tile that is an interesting design, shape and texture that will pop out and create a statement in the room.
The safest option is to simply paint the walls – it’s easier, more cost effective, and definitely less permanent! This wall is painted in Stiffkey Blue by Farrow and Ball and provides a dramatic backdrop for sanitary ware and accessories.
Another way to add colour to a bathroom scheme is through your furniture and even your bath and sanitary ware. In the picture below, the boat bath has been custom painted to match the colour of the tiles. BC Designs offer a bath painting service on their traditional baths. They recommend Farrow and Ball and Little Greene Paint Company colours in an eggshell finish, but you can choose your own paint to match your scheme. They also provide a digital colour matching service to help you find the exact one you’re looking for.
Finally, your furniture can generate that pop of colour. There are many painted units on the market offering a wide range of colours, but we’re carrying on the blue theme and showing you the Kingsbury range in Henley Blue from HiB, which also comes in Dove grey and Classic White.
Colour Trend 2 – Pink and Green
You would think this colour combo wouldn’t work, but it does, and it’s all over Instagram and Pinterest! Pinks are overtly pretty and feminine, but they become balanced with the fresh and rejuvenating qualities of green.
Take great care with the tones of pink and green, and opt for soft subtle shades or vintage hues. Pair with brushed brass tapware and accessories for an edgier look, as gold accessories will make it look like a retro bathroom from the 70’s!
Equally, black tapware looks amazing with this colourway and gives a nod to the industrial movement that has taken the world of interiors by storm.
Coloured Sanitary Ware
Remember avocado baths and sweetie pink toilets which were all the rage in the late 60’s and 70’s? More and more suppliers are launching coloured sanitaryware onto the market, albeit in more up to date shades – and customers are increasingly asking for it! We have just recently installed a coffee coloured range from Roca into our BATHLINE showroom in Belfast.
Other suppliers like Aquabella, Victoria+Albert and Vitra have all responded to the market demand for colour and launched products in various shades of pinks, greens, browns and greys to help customers achieve their dream bathroom.
So there you have it, bathroom design is turning its back on neutrals and greys which have dominated bathrooms across Northern Ireland for years, and the bathroom trends 2020 is vibrant colour!
If you’d like us to help you with your bathroom project, big or small, call into any one of our BATHLINE Bathroom Showrooms and speak to one of our Design Consultants.