‘Use natural breaks, such as corners, alcoves, shelving, dado or picture rails, to start and stop different colour choices,’ says Crown Paints’ colour consultant, Judy Smith. ‘If you don’t have a picture or dado rail, try painting up to that height in one colour, mask with tape, then paint above in another.’
Light and shade
Shutters are a great solution for bathrooms, allowing daylight in and privacy when needed. If you have a neutral scheme, try using a bold colour at the window; add vibrant accessories and your space will be transformed.
Team bright furniture pieces with a dark background for dramatic style. Fitted designs, such as this Vogue range in Lime Silk, not only make good use of space, but are also ideal for hiding pipework for a streamlined finish. This collection by Mereway has flat slab doors and comes in a range of contrasting colours and finishes with different handle options.
Vibrant tiles look stunning when teamed with a white floor and understated furniture. Keep the rest of your scheme simple and pared-back for an up-to-date style that allows your chosen colour to shine through.
Renowned for its composite quartz worktops, Silestone also offers a bathroom collection of vanity tops and shower trays in the same colours and finishes. Its shower trays are custom-made and the Bubbles design is shown here in Magenta Energy, one of a few bright tones in the company’s colour chart.
Fired Earth’s Maida Vale range includes ceramic countertop, wall-hung and cloakroom basins, as well as WCs and bidets, in a range of eight colours and two shades of white.