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We often choose neutral room schemes for areas where we feel we shouldn’t show too much of our own personalities. Our bathrooms are prime examples of this: everyone who lives in or visits a home for any length of time will use the bathroom – and the decor around our bathroom suites tends to reflect a concern that a bold design statement may not be ‘suitable’.
But while you shouldn’t follow the crowd if neutrals aren’t your thing, adopting a neutral tone in the bathroom can have certain advantages.
Neutral tones are unrivalled in the creation of a peaceful, tranquil atmosphere. If you’d love a spa-like space where you can relax and de-stress, neutral decor is what you need.
And if you’d like a blank canvas that can be used as the backdrop for some seasonally adjusted decor, neutrals excel at that too. Add bold, zesty tones in the spring; swap them for some cool florals in the summer; progress to rich, warm oranges, reds and yellows as autumn arrives. And come winter, you’ll be ready to accessorise your bathroom (tastefully, of course!) for Christmas.
Grey is a popular neutral shade among those who wish to avoid earthy beiges and warm creams, and cool, sophisticated shades of grey can be combined beautifully to create a bathroom that’s bang on trend right now.
Of course, you can’t simply paint everything plain grey and expect a zen-like calm to descend. Using a selection of shades of grey (as well as a range of textures) throughout your bathroom should add some depth and interest to your scheme and bring visual balance to the space – making it look simple and stylish rather than spartan and severe.
Adding some eye-catching, contemporary colour or pattern is simple against a grey backdrop, too. While many colours will look wonderful set against cool grey tones, golds and deep yellows are particularly suited – opt for delicate touches of antique gold or add a striking mustard yellow patterned tile as part of a feature wall.
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