Your bathroom is a complex space to get right. Not only should your bathroom be functional, especially when you think about the morning rush, it also needs to be serene, tranquil, and a space you can escape too. Your bathroom should be somewhere you enjoy spending time in. So, would a dark, stylish bathroom design be a cosy space you could unwind in or would bright and airy give you a spa-like bliss?
The Benefits of Light and Bright
If your bathroom is lacking in natural light and is quite a small space, then typically it is best to go for light colours that give the bathroom a light and airy feel. Furthermore, if you use the bathroom for grooming and doing your hair and makeup, then it is easier to have a brighter space so that you can see what you are doing.
Lighter paint colours can help to reflect light around the room, especially if you choose light-reflecting paint finishes such as satin or eggshell. If it is possible, paint the ceilings white and then use a light coloured paint on the walls, such as light blue, grey and cream to give the bathroom a feeling of height.
You can then finish the room with sparkling accessories. Our bespoke taps and deck mounted bath filler in light copper, brushed nickel and satin brass finishes can help the whole room to look bright and sparkling. This is ideal for a spa-like style which looks clean, inviting and high-end.
The Benefits of Dark and Stylish
Using dark colours in the bathroom can instantly make it appear cosier and more intimate. While light and bright can be functional, darker colours in the bathroom can make the space feel more inviting and somewhere you would want to escape to after a long day. It is worthwhile being brave with your choice of colours if you’re opting for darker tones. Think deep, forest green or midnight blue, aubergine purple, burgundy or perhaps a stormy grey.
You can then accentuate these colours with beautiful unlacquered brass fixtures and fittings that further help to add drama and impact to a dark, sultry bathroom. The beauty of unlacquered brass is that the finish will age magnificently over time, giving you a unique and stunning finish.