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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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.
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.
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.
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.
See the transformation in full here.