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Choosing the right bath and suite combination

Choosing the right bath and suite combination

Posted by Adam Chard in Inspiration | 4 years ago 5 min read

Choosing the perfect bath and suite combination is the first step on the road to a stylish and sophisticated bathroom.

Here at Victoria Plum, we realise the process of choosing matching products can sometimes be trickier than you first thought. If you're working to a tight budget, or have more than one person making the decisions, you could end up with a mix of different products that'll leave your bathroom design far from what you envisaged.

Making sure your toilet and basin match is a good starting point. Choosing the right bath to go with them? Well, that can be devilishly more difficult. Luckily, help is at hand.

We’ve created a range of bathroom collections, which contain a selection of matching products, including bathroom suites and baths, to help you coordinate your chosen look. However, if you prefer to mix and match, we've come up with a few simple questions you need to ask yourself before choosing your products. We’ve also provided some examples of the perfect pairing of bath and suite, just so you know what to look out for.

Contemporary or traditional?

The first big thing to decide is whether you are choosing a contemporary or traditional bathroom suite. If you're not sure how to distinguish the two, find out more in our "contemporary v traditional bathrooms" blog post. Or, to find out which style suits you best, take our bathroom style quiz.

If you're choosing contemporary, there are arguably more options open to you when it comes to choosing a bath. Simple straight baths are usually contemporary in their design, with clean lines and minimal features. You'll also find freestanding baths that are designed to specifically match certain suites.

Wharfe freestanding bath

Eden countertop basin

Above, we have paired our popular Wharfe freestanding bath with the Eden countertop basin. Both bath and basin complement each other, all thanks to their contemporary curves.

If you're going for traditional, there are plenty of baths you can choose from, including modern variations on traditional designs. Here, we've coupled a traditional toilet from the Winchester bathroom suite with a traditional slipper bath.

Traditional single ended slipper bath with ball and claw feet

The Bath Co. Winchester close coupled toilet with painted wood seat white

Round or square?

If you are buying a straight bath, the model you choose can be dictated by the shape of your suite. With curves, it's better to go for a more rounded style, and with angular lines, a rectangular or square shape is more suitable.

In this instance, we have paired the Elsdon D shaped bath with the Elsdon close coupled toilet, as they both feature a rounded shape.

Orchard Elsdon D shaped double ended bath 1700 x 800

Orchard Elsdon close coupled toilet with soft close toilet seat

If you're the type of person who likes the option of both a shower and a bath, but don't have space for separate installations, a shower bath could be just the thing you're looking for.

A purpose-built shower bath has an enlarged end, giving you more space when you shower, but still allowing for a comfortable bath whenever you like. One tip is to match the overall shape of your suite to your shower bath. If your suite is more rounded, go for a P shaped shower bath, but if it is more square or angular in appearance, an L shaped shower bath could be a better option.

Orchard Wye back to wall toilet with soft close toilet seat

L shaped left handed shower bath with 6mm shower screen

In this instance, we've gone for the more angular option and paired our L shaped shower bath with the rectangular Wye back to wall toilet.

What is your colour scheme?

One thing you may not have considered when choosing your suite and bath is your colour scheme.

Aside from the usual white, you could be a little more daring and choose a coloured bath. This can be complemented by adding coloured elements to your suite.

For example, grey is a popular bathroom colour, especially for more traditional designs. Here, we have combined the Camberley grey traditional bath and grey back to wall toilet unit to create a colourful yet classical bathroom.

The Bath Co. Camberley gloss grey traditional freestanding bath 1500 x 720

The Bath Co. Camberley satin grey back to wall toilet unit and traditional toilet with white wooden seat

Shop the perfect bath and suite combination

You'll find plenty of coordinated bath and suite combinations, like the ones above, by browsing our range of bathroom suites. Simply click on the image below to begin shopping.

Shop bathroom suites

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Inspiration | 4 years ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 10 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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