In the past two decades, bathrooms have been dominated with mainly neutral and white colour palettes. Whilst white is timeless, it also can also be perceived as clinical, sterile and lacking in personality.
In recent years, designers and DIY’ers alike have been introducing colour again to wet areas.
Colour is one of the most effective tools in design. Little touches here and there, whether in your accessories or décor pieces, can really open up a room and direct focus.
Over the past 12-18 months pastels have been “the talk of town” and appear to be here to stay. They are very versatile, non-offensive and can be used with a variety of base colours.
Although they have traditionally been associated with children and femininity, they are now being used in exciting new ways that allow a range of applications and effects.
Whatever your personal style might be, pastel colours can work for you. Read on to find out how you can use this trending colour palette to enhance your home!
1. To Create Space
Pastel shades are particularly suitable for small rooms, as they give the illusion of space.
If you’d like to “open up” a small area, or one that does not get a lot of natural light, try accessorising with light coloured items.
Pastel coloured homeware products can completely alter the appearance of a room if you are looking for a change that is easy, affordable, and non-permanent.
For example, a light blue coloured bath mat can be a great way to create the illusion of more floor space in a compact bathroom or ensuite, and pastel towels and décor can help to brighten up a neutral design without being over the top.
These hues are airy and fresh and breathe life into small rooms.
2. To Create A Retro-Inspired Look
Certain shades of the colour palette can help in achieving a traditional, French Provincial, or heritage style.
Pastel greens look wonderful with brass or gold finish tapware, and pops of pastel blue when used with white or chrome tapware really brings a French Provincial theme to life.
(Source: Style at Home)
Lilacs, mauves, and lemon tones are a fabulous option for creating a retro look, and are a suitable choice if you are seeking to bring out the softer, more comforting feeling of a room.
(Source: Ideal Home)
3. To Create A Modern Look
Contrasting powdery pastels with bolder shades not only look amazing and create depth, but the softness of pastel colours also keep black fittings from becoming overpowering or too masculine. This combination also lends a touch of sophistication to the overall look.
Another very popular modern trend is the pairing of pastel pink with gold or brass tapware, showers and bathroom accessories.
This creates a more subtle and approachable feel, however choosing contemporary styled fittings will ensure this look remains modern.
If you’re looking for a way to enhance the look and feel of your bathroom, kitchen or laundry space, don’t be afraid to consider incorporating pastel colours into your design.
We have many beautiful displays in our showrooms to help inspire you.
If you’d prefer to shop online, we also have a variety of products to suit almost any pastel palette available here.