Three ways to include colour in your bathroom

From hexagonal tiles to exposed beams, we take a look around three of Ripples' colourful bathroom designs

Three accent colour bathrooms

If you’re not careful, a bathroom can easily become cold and clinical, so why not add a pop of colour with a feature wall or some bright tiles?

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Grand fireplace bathroom with freestanding bathtub and matt grey walls

We’ve put together three of our favourite colourful renovation projects from bathroom designer Ripples.


An elegantly modern bathroom with exposed beams

Owners Clare and William wanted a modern, but not stark or blingy, bathroom that would detract from the architectural focus of the space – the exposed beams. Thus, a subtle aqua colour palette was chosen to create a striking, yet complementary backdrop to the detailing of the beams.

Aqua is brought in through blue-green glass cladding, aqua sea shell mosaic tiles and green slate flooring.

Modern bathroom with blue mosaic wall
Photo from Ripples
Aqua blue green bathroom colour scheme
Photo from Ripples

A dark, glamourous palette creates an oasis of calm

The design brief for this bathroom was to create a sanctuary that makes the most of the views. To do this the boat shaped bath has been placed on a plinth by the windows, while the walk-in shower is strategically hidden behind a partition that also houses the sinks on the other side.

Clad in lavish purple and white gold mosaic tiles, the feature wall creates drama and contrast against the dark grey tiles.

Grey bathroom with purple and gold tiled mosaic feature partition wall
Photo from Ripples

Combining practicality with 1960s vibes

Housed in a 1930s home, this bathroom has been transformed into a luxurious shower room that oozes style, yet is practical for everyday use.

The main challenge was to make this narrow space seem larger. Senior designer Joanne Crane at Ripples Reigate did this by introducing bold colours and a variety of patterns and textures.

Teal blue geometric bathroom renovation
Photo from Ripples

Blue tones are brought in through a floating vanity and hexagonal floor tiling, while the honeycomb pattern continues in white textured tiles along the shower, providing character to an otherwise plain wall. The dark grey and blue tones also lent themselves well to sleek brushed brassware.

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See the transformation in full here.