11 Feb 50 shades of grey …
Shades of grey for your bathroom that is.
Grey, not just popular in novels and a soon to be released film. Grey is also predicated to be one of this year’s biggest interior design trends. Grey has a lot of potential, it’s far less aggressive than black, yet far more expressive than white. Grey compliments almost any colour beautifully, offering designers and home renovators numerous rich tones and shades to play with. Opting for grey in your bathroom, or any interior for that matter, opens vast product selection opportunities as everything from floor and wall tiles to bath tubs, shower screens and bathroom linen is available in grey. Like the sound of grey? Here are some ideas on how you can incorporate this beautiful shade into your bathroom.
A slice of Scandinavian
Every home needs a touch of Scandinavian sophistication. Renowned for their design sensitivity, Scandinavian’s know how to master simple interior decoration through paired back textural contrast. Traditionally this design style stays true to timber and white tones, with the occasional splash of black, yellow or blue. Modern design coming from major players, such as Stockholm, reveal proud applications of grey in conjunction with traditional décor elements.
To introduce grey into your bathroom in Scandinavian style, try something different to tiles and accessories, and work with concrete. Not only is concrete on trend, it’s easy to clean, great for wet areas and it compliments white porcelain and timber beautifully. Try polished concrete floors or exposed block work for a fresh European bathroom.
If city chic is more your style, you can’t go past dark grey tiles. Embrace contemporary bathroom trends and select smaller tiles for your walls and/or floor. Dark grey is timeless, providing striking contrast to white fixtures and a softer aesthetic to black. Team this look with an aluminium framed or frameless shower screen, allowing asphalt to remain a feature within your sleek modern space. For a range of frameless, semi-frameless and framed shower screens, visit Pivotech for more information.
Introduce grey into your bathroom through geometric pattern. Creating visual texture through pattern can be overbearing if bold colours are combined with bold pattern. Subtle medium grey will keep balance within your interior composition and achieve intriguing space. Quirky and very on trend, for young home owners, nothing is cooler right now than geometric styling.
Comfort in the country
Provincial style will always be in Vogue, however, like all good design styles, it can always do with a mini facelift. Compliment cream, natural timber and straw colourings with pale grey. Grey is naturally compliments provincial style and will ground your palette more successfully than white. Soft and stormy, this grey application is destine to impress.
A hint of colour
Apply grey as a support shade to feature colours within your room. Bathrooms are ideal spaces to let colour love run wild. Select one or two hero colours and create an impact with grey as their background shade. Bright orange, yellow or green work best against medium shades of grey. In contrast, purple, red and peach are eye catching against soft light greys.