Colourful bathroom suites have made a comeback and this has motivated many of us to step outside of our comfort zone and create more unique bathroom designs. Whether you want to bring some subtle excitement to your bathroom interior or go all out with a colourful ‘wow’ factor. These simple steps will help to inspire you to inject some colour into your bathroom. 

1. Colourful tiles
Tiles are the most practical choice for a bathroom, but that doesn’t mean that they have to be neutral and plain. Choosing a coloured tile can help you make a colourful statement in your bathroom. 

Tiles are extremely versatile and there are lots of stylish and trendy shapes and colours to choose from. It is important to choose a tile that suits the overall look you’re going for, but other than that you can go as bold as you want. If you simply want to add some subtle colour to the room, why not add a jazzy backsplash behind your basin or a colourful feature wall in your shower zone?

This bathroom was designed for a customer who wanted to create a minimalist and timeless design with a subtle hint of colour.
We included the beautiful millennial pink metro tiles from Ribesalbes as a feature tile, and the customer did a fantastic job at styling the room with added pink accessories.

2. Painted bath
If the bathroom that you’re planning has a freestanding bath as its centrepiece, you can consider adding a pop of colour to the exterior of the bath. Some suppliers, like BC Designs and StoneKast, offer an additional painting service. If you choose to turn this into a DIY job instead, please make sure you prep yourself so it is done properly, otherwise the colour might not last.

Here you can see a beautifully painted boat bath from BC Designs

3. Painted vanity unit
Another colourful focal point in the bathroom can be created with a painted vanity unit underneath your basin. Some product ranges have a few different colour options to choose from and others may offer a bespoke painting service. Our Faeber units can be painted in approx. 200 different RAL colours, which allows you to get creative and add a very unique and colourful statement to your bathroom design. 

These are some of the RAL colours you can choose from to create your unique and colourful Faeber basin vanity unit.

4. Accent walls
A splash of colour can breathe new life into a tired looking bathroom, so why not introduce a painted feature wall (or two)? It may seem like an obvious solution, but painting non-tiled walls in a colour that suits the style of the rest of the bathroom is a simple and cost efficient way to brighten up your space.

It is best to use a moisture resistant paint and we’d recommend you choose a colour that has a calming and relaxing effect, particularly if you are transforming your bathroom into your own at home spa sanctuary. Some of our favourite colours to use in a bathroom are pastels such as millennial pink and sage green, or even darker colours, such as emerald green and navy blue. Greys also work well in bathrooms.

Our team designed this bathroom for a customer who wanted to introduce some nature-inspired colours.
They explored a design with sage green metro tiles on the walls, but decided to half tile the walls with white metro tiles and paint the rest of  the walls green instead.
To complete the look, we added brushed brass brassware and a Crosswater vanity unit with an oak finish.

5. Painted ceilings
A more recent trend that has become popular is something a little less conventional: a painted bathroom ceiling. 
More and more people are utilising their ceiling to bring more colour into their bathroom. Painting the ceiling in a vibrant colour can turn a space that is often considered to be quite stark into a visually interesting design with depth. Painting the ceiling in a dark colour will often create the illusion of a lower ceiling while painting the ceiling in a lighter colour will have the opposite effect.

6. Wallpaper
Although regular wallpaper may not withstand the humidity you’d get in an average-sized bathroom that is regularly used, wallpaper in a bathroom should not be ruled out entirely, especially for those bathrooms that are not that humid and wet. Wallpaper can add different colours and patterns to your space and adds personality to the overall design scheme. If you’re unsure about having wallpaper in your main bathroom, why not go for a bold statement wallpaper in your downstairs cloakroom instead?

This cloakroom was designed for a customer who wanted to create a striking statement with a jungle-inspired wallpaper.
To complete the look, we included black features and a dark grey Faeber vanity unit.

7. Wall art and other decorative accessories
While you should be mindful of potential warping or peeling of any artwork if your bathroom isn’t well ventilated, adding wall art is another way to introduce colour. You can also bring in more colour with accessories such as soap dispensers, toothbrush holders, and pedal bins.

8. Soft furnishings
To complete the look and overall design scheme of your bathroom, your soft furnishings should be picked carefully. Treat yourself to a new set of colourful towels, maybe even with an adventurous pattern for an instantly more refreshing look in your bathroom.

Are you ready to start designing the bathroom of your dreams? Request your free design consultation today.