Let’s talk about the bathroom. If you’re like most people, the bathroom doesn’t stand out as a room of great design potential. We expect the bathroom to be white and minimal, but why not dress it up a little? From tile to hand towels, there are unlimited color, pattern and design options.
Color: The Brighter the Better
Vibrant colors should be used with neutral colors or two bold colors that work together harmoniously. There are plenty of color resources to reference when selecting a color palette. If you have picked out a patterned rug or colorful shower curtain, pull colors that you like and start a color scheme from there.
Mix it Up with Texture and Pattern
Patterns add depth and visual interest. Use tile, patterned rugs or towels to bring modern life to a space. Integrating one of the following patterns will take your bathroom from boring to bold. Use caution when mixing patterns, in small spaces one pattern is plenty.
- Geometrics: A great option for using geometric patterns in the bathroom is a tiled floor. Easy to clean and limitless in style options, tile adds pattern without overwhelming the room. The simple geometric tile adds vibrancy and makes the bathroom appear larger.
- Stripes: Stripes give you the freedom to play with color and pattern. You can mix up the width and spacing for visual interest or keep clean consistent lines for a more modern look. Stripes are a classic that will rarely lead you astray, style-wise.
- Floral: Floral patterns are great for introducing color combinations. If you chose to go with a floral pattern for a curtain or rug, you can pull from the pattern for other small pops of color throughout the room. A colored shower curtain or bright hand towels will tie the colors together and create unity throughout the room.
The Importance of Contrast
Contrast is a necessity for bold designs. Bright colors pop more where there is contrast. Using this noticeable pop of color on one wall as an accent creates contrast between your accent wall and three neutral walls. Don’t be afraid to go bold, just be sure to give the room enough neutral tones to allow the accent color to stand out.