Over the years, bathroom renovation and design has experimented with a variety of colours, from green to apricot and misty grey to ivory. Many people, however, have begun to turn back to the traditional and simplistic colour of white in the designs and remodels of more recent years. Not only is white a timeless colour that will never go out of fashion, it actually brings mental clarity to a space and encourages a purification of thoughts. So, how can you go about using white in your bathroom?
It is important to keep in mind that the shades of your fittings and fixtures can vary between brands and the type of materials, even if you have selected the white option. A porcelain basin, for example, will most likely be a slightly different shade of white to an acrylic bathtub. The good news, however, is that the human eye will tend to see the same colour rather than all of the different shades, providing that they aren’t too different. The other option is to find a single brand that supplies all of the fittings in the shade of your choice.
When it comes to choosing white fittings and fixtures, it is important to consider whether your bathroom possesses a particular style, as this can actually play a role in your selection of whites. A vintage, traditional or even a cosy themed space would do best with warmer (yellow-based) whites, whilst a cutting edge or contemporary theme would find cooler (blue-based) whites more appropriate; you can determine whether a white is warm or cool by comparing it with others in the range.
Whilst it would be nice to make the decision regarding fittings and fixtures for your bathroom based entirely on the shade of white, it is important that you take a number of other considerations into account, too. You should also make your decisions based upon the size, style, availability, price and compatibility of the fittings. After all, a space that has been filled with many different shades of white can be just as beautiful as one that has been fitted out in the same shade, providing that you have done it right.
Did you know that white fittings tend to take on the colour of the lighting in your bathroom? If you are concerned that your toilet is more of a warmer white and your basin is more of a cooler one, you can use a slightly warmer light over the basin to counteract this. When fittings and fixtures of varying shades of white are placed side by side, this is when the colour differences become noticeable, so try to spread them out across the room. You could even try breaking up the white with other colours to detract from any differences.
If you have fallen in love with the idea of a white bathroom renovation and design, you may have quickly realised that choosing the right shade of white can be your biggest challenge yet. By using the above tips and tricks, you can rest assured that choosing your white fittings and fixtures is as smooth as possible and that they come together to create a stunning appearance for your family or ensuite bathroom. This can also help you to avoid any little discrepancies due to slightly different shades.