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Bathroom colour schemes to revitalise your home

Posted on Friday 1st June 2018 by James Roberts

Summer is practically here! As we update our wardrobe with the seasons, it’s good to take a long, hard look at your home. Now’s perfect as the sun keeps shining and the days are longer. If your bathroom is looking less than its best, why not give it a new lease of life? New bathroom colour schemes will even upgrade your home into the bargain!


Colour is of course a very personal issue and any décor should complement the style and space of your bathroom. Neutral colour bathroom schemes are unfailingly popular for obvious reasons. They don’t date and suit both classic and contemporary designs. After all, they are a chic, yet sensible, compromise for a shared/ family space.

But neutral needn’t mean boring. A palette of cream, beige, brown and grey create a calming, restful ambience for sure. However, these neutrals also offer endless versatility in terms of accent colours and accessories. Why not add extra interest with some pattern or texture, perhaps in the form of a statement wall? This looks works well with minimalist fittings and fixtures, such as our Crosswater Bauhaus Waldorf Wall Hung WC with Soft Close Seat. Who knew a humble toilet could look so stylish?!


The ultimate neutral, an all-white colour scheme can transform your bathroom for summer. So this is an easy way to make a small room feel more spacious. Bathroom colour schemes featuring a dominant white palette demonstrates classic, clean and cool. It even allows you to make a splash with other elements, such as different patterns and textures.

A great example of this is our Bauhaus Waldorf 150 Three Tap Hole Double Basin with Console, which looks stunning set against a statement ‘marbled’ wall, beneath a matching pair of mirrored cabinets.

Another good way to add interest to a mostly white palette is to introduce a crisp gloss finish. Our Bauhaus Zion White Gloss 700mm Floor Standing Vanity Unit & Basin is sleek and stylish, and sports a modern design that would suit any contemporary bathroom.


Exploring new bathroom colour schemes with tiles is another great way to refresh your home. Staying with the neutral theme, we love this clean, pared-back look. Pale grey wall tiles are the perfect complement for our Britton Ecoround 1700mm Bathroom Suite, designed to bring style and functionality to any new bathroom.

When you’re planning bathroom colour schemes for your home, don’t forget about your floor. Plain neutral walls can look wonderful when paired with eye-catching floor tiles. If you’re happy with your fixtures and fittings, a new floor can be a fast, cost-effective way to give your bathroom a new-season facelift.


Despite their versatility, neutrals aren’t for everyone – some of us just can’t live without a vivid splash of colour. Red is often viewed as a brave choice, especially when it comes to bathroom colour schemes. But we love the way this red stool adds a bright, energetic ‘pop’ to this more conventional blue bathroom palette.

Above all, don’t forget to accessorise! Towels and toiletries are another easy way to add a splash of colour to a modern bathroom style. Hot pink, citrus lemon or turquoise are all cheerful, vibrant shades that will give your home instant lift. Deep tones of aubergine and bramble also work surprisingly well.

If you’re keen to go green for summer, make sure you harness some plant power. Introducing a range of greenery to your bathroom is a quick, cost-effective revamp. This way, it’s easy to ring the changes throughout the season simply by switching up your plant selections.


Chrome is the default metal of choice in most modern bathrooms, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Why not be inspired by the summer sunshine and introduce the Midas touch to your home, with this Heritage Holywell 1710mm Gold Effect Freestanding Acrylic Single Ended Bath? It makes a fabulous focal point for any contemporary bathroom.

Or give your traditional bathroom a gilded twist with the spacious and stunning Heritage Lyddington Gold Effect Freestanding Acrylic Double Ended Bath – gorgeous!

If you are looking for a more dramatic colourful effect in your bathroom, read our guide on what colour you should paint your bathroom.


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