After a long day, filled with work and life duties, a hot bubbly bath (plus a glass of bubbly, what can I say?) can turn a day around. Right now in bathroom design, it’s about colour. Think colourful basins, WCs, tiles, vanities – the lot. But if you’re not ready for ALL OUT colour, the bath is a good place to start.
Freestanding, back-to-the-wall, fully fitted or smart – if it is coloured, then it can stay. While scavenging online, I’ve quickly set my eye on some colourful baths that I think will add the wow-factor to any bathroom. Prepare for your wishlist to get a whole lot longer…
The back-to-wall one
The back-to-the-wall style is one of the most common ones as it saves space, while offering you the opportunity to have a place to unwind. A statement bath such as the contemporary River Back-to-Wall from Waters Baths of Ashbourne, hand-painted in Pink Blush (for an additional £295), is a great way to introduce this trend in your home. What is more, this bath is made from 100% recyclable Lucite and comes in many colours, so you will definitely find the right shade to match your bathroom aesthetic.
The glamourous one
If you’d like to have an entire experience of customising your bathtub and put a personal touch into each detail, try Devon&Devon. With a multitude of baths in different shapes, sizes and finishes – and the best part, in dozens upon dozens of colours. You have an entire colour spectrum, from muted tones to bright shades, to choose from. The Hollywood bathtub is inspired by America in the 50s and definitely on my radar. But now the difficult question is, which colour? I saw at least 20 of them that I would love to be painted on my bath so, I will leave the decision with you.
If you don’t want to give up your shower, but would still like to have a bath for relaxing pamper nights, then go for a shower-bath, which offers you the best of both worlds. You can have a gorgeous freestanding bath, with the exterior painted in a subtle or bold colour, and a practical wall mounted shower head.
The pastel one
A great way to slowly introduce colour into your bathroom – and any room for that matter – is through subtle pastel shades. Ease your way into the world of colour with a mint green bath, such as the Wessex freestanding bath from Victoria + Albert. A bath in a traditional-style design will add personality to your bathroom and a pastel shade will liven it up. Victoria + Albert offer six standard paint finishes and a spectrum of 194 RAL colours in gloss or matt finishes.
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Our new colour service allows you to personalise the exterior of any of our freestanding baths and basins to coordinate with the rest of your bathroom's design. Choose from a spectrum of 194 RAL colours, such as Pastel Green (RAL 6019), in gloss or matt finishes. Each finish is multi-layered using a special catalysed paint, with hand polishing between applications, resulting in an exceptional depth and lustre to the finish. Click on the link in our bio to explore the full collection of colours on offer, and begin your journey to a brighter bathroom.
The unique one
You can also add a colourful touch to your bathroom though the bathtub’s material rather than its finish. Choose a copper bath like BC Designs’s copper boat bath, from £3,906 – what is more, copper baths will maintain the water temperature for longer than a traditional cast iron bath would, which makes them perfect for spa-like pamper nights where you can relax for a couple of hours in the bath without the water getting cold.
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Coming soon…. The Copper Boat bath! Available in Copper, Nickel, Copper & Nickel and Tin. We are very excited about this one! #bathroominspiration #bathroomdecor #copper #statement #freestandingbath #showstopper #home #bathroom #rolltop #bathroominspo #humpdaymotivation #shiny #metal #preciousmetals
The monochrome one
Would you like to give your bathroom a new, fresh look but are not too sure about choosing colour? Ever though of going for a black bathtub instead of the classic white? This graphite bath from Holborn Bathrooms has double-ended bow sides for comfort – plus, the matt black with brass plinth will add a touch of luxurious to your bathroom. You can add character with a unique black and white tile design and choose metallic accessories to complete the look.
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