Over recent years we’ve seen our bathrooms evolve into a space designed more for relaxation and luxury, not just functionality. It doesn’t matter if your bathroom is large or small, or prefer a charming rustic look or something more refined, if you desire a Zen-like oasis or a fun space for the kids, when looking to renovate a bathroom your design should bring together all that is the best of what you desire for your home. With all the beautiful finishes and fittings available to us today, it’s not difficult to envision a bath space that will deliver large on beauty, drama and aesthetics.
Colour is always a great element to introduce in to any space, so why should your bathroom be any different. This is not just about adding colour to your room by way of your wall surfaces and accessories, but also with tile selections, fittings and even fixtures. If I’m scaring you into thinking harvest gold toilets have somehow been resurrected…relax, they haven’t! But what has been introduced from luxury British bathing brand, Victoria + Albert is a great selection of external colour tones meant to inspire and coordinate with your bathroom décor to create a style all your own.
In addition to their original high-gloss white ENGLISHCAST® finish, the brand is now offering six distinctive new external finishes including: Gloss Black, Anthracite, Stone Grey, Light Grey, Matte Black and Matte White. Each finish is multi-layered using a special catalyzed paint, and hand polished between applications, resulting in an exceptional depth and lustre that is considerably more durable than hand painted surfaces. These classic shades of grey and warm dark tones are found not only on tubs, but basins and vanity furniture as well providing us with abundant creative inspiration to create wonderful, fun, unique and dramatic bathroom spaces.
The elegant statement made by a gloss black freestanding tub accompanied by a beautiful marble floor, stunning bathroom fittings, a bespoke custom vanity and a soft grey wall tone can be unchallenged. However, the appeal of a stone grey tub and basin blended with reclaimed wood for a fantastic vanity can create an edgier look to your relaxed rustic designs. Or perhaps your thoughts are more in-line with creating a fun bathroom for the kids, a matte black tub can be a wonderful starting point for an explosion of colour that will create an entertaining bath space customized just for the little ones in your family.
Whatever your personal style and direction for your bathroom renovation, we can undoubtedly agree that injecting colour into your space by way of a tub or basin can definitely be rewarding.
A statement piece such as this can set you on your way to creating a dramatic bathroom of your dreams.
• When working with coloured fixtures, ensure you have a clear vision of the overall finished design look and it’s balanced.
• When in doubt, look to working with a professional to maximum the design space possibilities.
Linda Mazur is an award-winning and nationally publicized designer, Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group. With two decades of experience this in demand multi-disciplinary design firm is known for creating stylish livable spaces and full-scale design builds within Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada.