I’ve lost count of the all-white bathrooms I’ve seen over the years, so it’s no surprise that CP Hart’s impressive selection of bright designs for bathrooms caught my colour-loving eye. The first idea to invite more hue into a bathroom is to focus on the focal point of the space – the bathtub! Painting your bath tub is a sure fire way to demand design attention in a space and works really well if the room is lacking a natural point of interest, such as an architectural detail. For the strongest results with this approach it works best to foil the tub with a simply decorated space so that it really makes the tub pop. Alternatively you can go for a colour block approach across the whole space, like in example number two – lavish your walls with colourful abandon and colour match your textiles and accessories for a chameleon layered effect that will entertain the eye. Too much hue for you? No worries, a monochromatic scheme with check board tiling is a great way to keep things muted yet interesting. This third example works wonders in a traditional property. Finally, you can also turn to colour to make an awkward architectural detail the main feature of a bathroom. The four bathroom shows how a lick of intense blue paint gives a subtle nautical flavour to the space, while also framing the mirror and creating visual interest out of the wall shape. Which of these four colourful bathroom design ideas do you like best? How do you invite colour into your bathroom?
// Photography by CP Hart