No matter what your taste, or your favourite colour, there's something to suite everyone nowadays.
As specialist bathroom fitters in Ripley, Alfreton and Belper and covering Derbyshire, we know a thing or two about bathrooms, so we thought we pick out some striking designs in every colour of the rainbow (and reserve a section for those of you who like the blacks, whites and greys).
Red Bathroom Designs
Red is the colour of extremes. It’s the colour of passionate love, seduction, violence, danger, anger, and adventure. Our prehistoric ancestors saw red as the colour of fire and blood – energy and primal life forces – and most of red’s symbolism today arises from its powerful associations in the past.
Red is also a magical and religious colour. It symbolised super-human heroism to the Greeks and is the colour of the Christian crucifixion. Red was almost as rare and as expensive as purple in ancient days – a fact that may explain its magic and power.
A striking colour at any time, red can be used as an accent colour in your bathroom or you can go all out and make a statement.
Here's a few examples/ideas for red bathrooms:
Orange Bathroom Designs
Orange is vibrant. It’s hot, healthy, fruity and engaging – but it can be abrasive and crass. It’s a polarising colour that people either love or hate. It's the only colour on the spectrum to get its name from a fruit. In nature it’s the colour of vivid sunsets, fire, vegetables, flowers, fish, and many citrus fruits.
Orange symbolises energy, vitality, cheer, excitement, adventure, warmth, and good health. However, pure orange can be brass; however, it may suggest a lack of serious intellectual values and bad taste. Darker oranges offer a sense of comfort; some spicy, some earthy. Lighter oranges are soothing and healthy.
Whatever tone of orange you use in your bathroom, you'll make yourself a cheery and warm room.
Here's a few examples/ideas for orange bathrooms:
Yellow Bathroom Designs
Yellow is the most luminous of all the colours and the one that captures our attention more than any other colour. In the natural world, yellow is the colour of sunflowers and daffodils, egg yolks and lemons, canaries and bees. It’s the colour of happiness, and optimism, of enlightenment and creativity, sunshine and spring.
Lurking in the background is the dark side of yellow: cowardice, betrayal, egoism, and madness. Furthermore, yellow is the colour of caution and physical illness. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that the sources of yellow pigments are toxic metals - cadmium, lead, and chrome.
Hopefully, you'll see your bathroom as a joyous place; light airy and full of optimism and happiness, and not a place of danger!
Here's a few examples/ideas for yellow bathrooms:
Green Bathroom Designs
Green is no longer just a colour, it's now the symbol of ecology and a verb. Since the beginning of time, green has signified growth, rebirth, and fertility. In pagan times, there was the "Green Man" - a symbol of fertility. In Muslim countries, it is a holy colour and in Ireland, a lucky colour and was the colour of the heavens in the Ming Dynasty.
There's so much you can do with green. Accent colours, full walls, patterns, papers. You can even have a living wall in green or just few plants that thrive in the bathroom.
Here's a few examples/ideas for green bathrooms:
Blue Bathroom Designs
Blue is nature's colour for the sky and water and is embraced as the colour of heaven and authority. As opposed to red's fiery warmth and intensity, blue is cold, wet and slow. There are different meanings for blue depending on the shade, but most blues convey a sense of trust and loyalty, cleanliness and understanding.
Here's a few examples/ideas for blue bathrooms
Purple (Indigo & Violet) Bathroom Designs
Purple’s rarity in nature and the expense of creating the colour and has given it a supernatural aura for centuries. Purple symbolises magic, mystery, spirituality, the sub-conscious, creativity, dignity, and royalty. Light purples are light-hearted, floral and romantic, whereas the darker shades are more intellectual and dignified.
Here's a few examples/ideas for purple bathrooms:
Black, White & Grey Bathroom Designs
And for those of you who just like it simple and chic, here's a selection of black, white and grey bathroom designs.