One of the things I love about colour is that it can be used to make a style statement out of an otherwise nondescript part of an interior. I was browsing Decorating Warehouse for some DIY supplies last weekend when the idea came to me that it would be fun to make a colour statement from our radiators. My partner looked at me like I was mad, after all, how often to do you leave a home thinking about how stylish the radiator was?! So I went off in search of some bright and cheerful examples and today I’ve pulled together seven examples of stylish colourful radiators that have used hue to make a style statement – aren’t they brilliant?!
Whenever I post these round ups I find it so difficult to choose a favourite and that couldn’t be truer with today’s post on these colourful radiators because they each bring something interesting to the individual spaces that they’re part of. I feel drawn to the calm and soothing appeal of the pastel shades seen in Pastel Pretty and Sweetie Shades, where gelato hues create a soft and feminine feature out of something that is normally a heavy and masculine presence in a room. (Pretty awesome that simply adding colour can have that result, isn’t it?! OK, I’m geeking out now…) At the other end of the scale we see how painting radiators in brighter shades can result in a vibrant statement feature, such as Fiery Delight and Sunshine Statement. However, if you introduce an ombre effect to such shades, such as Ombre Sunset, you are able to soften a bold colour by pairing it with cooler shades from the same colour family. How about when it comes to more traditional spaces? Well, Contrast Cool is a fine example of how you can use colour to make a style statement in a more formal setting. Introducing a cool, powder blue hue across the radiator was a clever design trick as it mirrors the colour of the cornicing, which emphasises the verticals making the room appear higher. Finally, let’s focus on Minty Fresh, a look which (at a push) might just take the rosette for being Mr. Bazaar’s favourite. Granted, this is probably down to the fact that I just can’t quit the refreshing green shade but there’s no denying that painting the radiator mint completes the office space seen above. Imagine it with an unpainted radiator: the scheme just wouldn’t work. I really like how the mint looks against the stronger red and black colours in the space; a great example of how mixing up a palette and not making everything match can having winning results. Tell me, which of the seven painted radiator examples do you like best?