How To Choose Bathroom Colours

Posted by BedfordBrooks in Colour Psychology on Apr 2nd, 2015

Selecting colours to add to your bathroom can be done quite easily. It’s all about evoking the feeling you desire. Certain colours evoke certain feelings, so it’s important to consider what type of feeling you are longing to create for the small room.

Choosing Bathroom Colours

Dramatic Bathrooms

Bright, fiery colours and dark, dramatic shades can help create a dramatic effect. You can paint the walls a vibrant shade of red or opt for a dark grey to create a big impact in the bathroom. The accessories can contain metallic or solid colours to aid in the effect you are trying to achieve, and bold patterns and textiles are also desirable for a more theatrical essence.

Relaxing, Spa-Like Bathrooms

To create a space where you can relax, think of light, cool colours. Light blues and simple shades of grey can create the perfect spa-like atmosphere. Muted tones of green are also extremely soothing additions of colour.

If you have a small bathroom, lighter colours often make the bathroom appear more inviting and spacious. Use lots of texture and add details of potted plants or flowers to ramp up the spa-like atmosphere you desire!

Elegant Bathrooms

Many people who have a master bath will decide to go for a more elegant take on design. Plain white curtains and shades of silver or gold will help create elegance and rich simplicity. Soft, warm colours are usually best for the accessories, while neutral shades will complement the bathroom walls in a sophisticated way. Add soft textures and lightly weighted furniture to create a well-designed and stylish abode.

Luxurious Bathrooms

Quite similar to creating an elegant bathroom is creating a luxurious one. Starch white walls with gold details will create the ultimate lavish bathroom! This style is best used for large bathrooms with picturesque windows and soaker tubs. Use white linens and plush towels to complete the overall appearance.

Clean and Fresh Bathrooms

White on white is perhaps the best colour combination for creating a clean looking bathroom, although it is the most difficult to upkeep. By using all white accessories and having all white walls, you will achieve a very simplistic and fresh appearance. Light colors such as soft blues and greens will also keep the bathroom looking fresh, and neutral tones such as beige will add a calming element of colour.

Bright and Cheery Bathroom

Bright colours will always make a bathroom appear more fun and cheery! Colours such as pink, purple, red, dark blue, green, orange, and yellow can all be added. Of course, you won’t want to go overboard with the amount of colour added. Simply paint the walls a bright hue or opt for white walls with lots of colour shown in the accessories and textiles. You can then amp up the bathroom’s style with texture and bold prints.

No matter what look you’re going for with your bathroom, you can convey that style through proper colour choice and placement. If you’re looking to revamp your bathroom with a new energy, contact Bedford Brooks for more information on how you can make it happen!