The use of colour is in our bathrooms is something very personal. It stimulates our senses, influences our mood and helps to create character in our homes. How we respond to an individual hue depends on our nature, extroverts tend to feel cheerful with bold colors, while introverts prefer more passive combinations. Through the use of specific color groupings, paired with the careful consideration of simple color schemes, you too can create the perfect space to convey your decorative vision.
The washroom is the perfect place to experiment with colour due to its smaller size where the homeowner can easily change the ambiance of the room through the quick application of paint. When selecting a bathroom color, consider the style and atmosphere you want to create. Use paint thoughtfully. Judicious choice of colour such as a Harvest-toned paint on the walls is an easy and inexpensive way to create a warm feeling in the room. And combined with a mural detail or accent wall makes this space look rich and inviting.
Simple Combinations are Best
Try not to use more than one or two main colors in a room, as well as a contrasting or balancing tone. The best way to pick a background color for the room is to experiment with a palette of different shades and tones, in combination with the color and textures of the fixtures, furniture and materials. However, don’t forget about the rest of your home. Remember the general color schemes of your residence have to be in agreement. For the most part, the walls define the space in a room, while the hues, to a large degree, define the mood.
Vibrant and Lively Design Choices
If you are drawn to bolder or darker hues but are a little unsure about using them in your main bathing area, consider using these arrangements in a half bath or guest bath instead. These rooms tend to be used less regularly and for shorter periods of time, so they’re the perfect spaces in which to go bold with color without overwhelming the user. For example: dark blue walls and light brown hardwood floors with a touch of orange accessories in this space provides an interesting vibrant contrast. The color with which we surround ourselves will without a doubt have an effect on us, so it is important to feel comfortable with our choices.
Restrained but Interesting
A warm gray wall color is a terrific alternative to pure white, which can sometimes feel too sterile, or a cool gray, which might translate as being chilly in a space with lots of hard surfaces, such as a bathroom. A room for example that has paneling that extends up onto the ceiling can be painted in a soft grey-blue so it becomes a feature without dominating the space. The color palette is fairly restrained, but through the use of different shades of warm gray-blue can play well together to add variety and visual interest. Walls are similar to background music: each color tone is like a musical note which can create a pleasant-sounding harmony or dissonance from too much happening.
Consider Your Options
Not every homeowner wants an all-white bathroom, through the use of paint, colored light and building materials; we can create a bath that is welcoming, helpful, and comfortable. Colours can stimulate and uplift, create a relaxing and calm environment, or even provide harmony or balance as we enter a room. So, having taken a number of things into consideration when decorating a bath, such as the size of the space, the amount of light available, the function of the room, and the style and mood we wish to create, we finally, and most importantly, need to consider the needs of the people who use it. If you are still indecisive, a discussion with a professional color consultant can help to iron out your needs and select the appropriate color scheme for your bathroom.