Amazingly colourful bathroom ideas to freshen up your home

Are colourful bathroom ideas what you’re after? You’re in the right place. Gone are the days of the simple white walls and crisp white suite. Whether you’re going all out with brightly coloured sanitaryware (those 1970s avocado loos are trending again – yes, that’s right!), a pale canvas with accents of bold colour, or you’re creating a statement wall behind a roll-top bath or playing around with colour and pattern on your floor, I’ve gathered my top 10 gorgeously colourful bathroom ideas. Question is: do you dare to go bold?

For an easy way to add colour to your bathroom, highlight a single wall in a bright shade – such as this cool yellow in the scheme above – and team with neutral wood tones or simple white for a smart look. Pops of bright colour can change an otherwise simple and plain white bathroom. These contemporary radiators from Bisque make a bold and fresh statement. When we said ‘colourful bathroom ideas’, we meant colourful!
Bright towel radiator bathroom scheme

Bisque’s electric towel radiators are all rated IPX4 or above. Shown are the Decorative Panel designs in the custom Sun Yellow and Steel Blue colours, priced £1058 each, excluding the towel rail.

Consider switching up classic white sanitary-ware for something bold – and how about this black and gold toilet and bidet? Definitely not for everyone but the gold finish is fit for royalty.
Gold and black toilet and bidet

Aston Matthews’ wall-hung WC is priced £1490 and the bidet £1170, both in black ceramic with a gold exterior.

Just a splash of colour is all you need. Take this traditional sink with classic wall panelling painted in a bright mustard tone which goes perfectly with that gorgeous antique-style wallpaper.
Mustard wall and traditional sink

Pooky‘s bathroom collection is just as cool and quirky as their other ranges. Hazel wall light in glass with swan-neck fitting in brass, £114.

It’s all about the black frames, which contrast sharply with the pastel shades of the aqua wall tiles and grey flooring. The touches of gold complement them perfectly. I’ve got such a soft spot for a tile, and this range of hexagonal tiles from Bert & May makes this bathroom scheme my favourite.
Aqua and grey bathroom

Bespoke 8mm-thick shower screen, for similar, try Matki. Encaustic hexagonal green wall tiles and grey floor tiles, both from Bert & May.

This striking utilitarian-themed space features a mixer tap and towel rail in contemporary matt black – so striking against the white basin and soft blue tiled wall.

Britton Bathrooms’ Hoxton collection features hard-wearing taps, towel rails, and mixers. Shown here: Hoxton basin mixer, £159, and towel ring, £55, both in matt black.

Watch The Bathroom Sessions: ways with colour and pattern

Pair wall tiles in a deep colour with patterned floor tiles for a bright and eye catching wet room. Tiles are a great way to achieve a high-end look for less, especially if you opt for porcelain. I love this luxurious scheme which feels really textured and innovative. Find more tips on buying tiles here.
Bright bathroom with patterned floor tiles

This wall features Claybrook’s Metro Deco glazed ceramic tiles in Penn Station, £44 per sq m.

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Patterned tiles are still a huge trend. Choose a bold and interesting pattern that you love on the floor and pair this with simple walls to create a sanctuary with bags of personality that is still family friendly.

Floor tiles, from Best Tile in Ireland. Bath, Victorian Plumbing; basin, Ebay.

Marble is so versatile – it oozes modern luxury and you can pair it with pretty much any colour. I love this modern Memphis-inspired colour palette. The coral sink is such a focal point against the marble.
Marble bathroom with coral sink

Marble-effect Kingston collection from Gemini Tiles. Kingston Brillo wall tile, £34.99 per sq m, and the Kingston floor tile, £44.99 per sq m.

Metallics in a bathroom, especially paired with dark shades like charcoal, create a grown-up luxurious feel. I love this spacious built-in vanity unit in gold – and just look at all that storage space, too.
Gold basin unit

3831 Contemporary three-hole basin mixer set with crosshead handles in Satin Brass, priced from £749.40, Perrin & Rowe

Use panelling around your fitted bath for a truly built-in look. Then add a bright paint to add personality to the walls. This sunshine yellow shade would certainly wake me up in the morning!

Bette’s Comodo bath is priced from £877.

For more colourful bathroom ideas, check out Georgina’s round-up of 2022’s trend for bright sinks and basins.

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