Be bold when picking your palette and try an on-trend colour combo. In our latest "Bathroom Trends" article, we discover the best fresh duos for 2021 and beyond.
When we put together our bathroom trend forecast at the start of the year, new colour combinations were bound to come high up on the list. Like anything to do with fashion, there’s always a brand-new selection of tints, tones, hues and shades that set the template for the months ahead—and when it comes to bathroom design, there really is no difference.
When planning your bathroom, choosing a bath, shower, toilet and basin are all relatively straightforward, but picking out a colour scheme can feel like walking through a minefield. One wrong turn and your interiors could end up clashing horribly.
So, to bring you the very best inspiration, let’s take a look at our 4 top bathroom colour combinations for 2021 and beyond.
1. Pink and blue
For home interiors, pastel shades have certainly increased in popularity over recent years. Softer, muted tones produce a more relaxing backdrop to your everyday life and, with more and more of our time spent at home, this has been particularly poignant.
Of all these softer colours, pink and blue have become a firm favourite with interior designers and DIY decorators alike. Whether you’re going for a blush and baby blue combination or perhaps livening things up with a shocking pink, these 2 hues certainly complement each other.
Left: Create the sweetest of ensuites with pink tiles and a matching pink basin. Right: The "no drama llama" keeps watch over pastel perfection from Victoria Plum customer @our_big_renovation on Instagram
There are many ways you can achieve this colour combination, not least using tiles and/or paint. Plus, with our selection of colourful countertop basins (available in both pink and blue) it’s easy to create the pink and blue bathroom of your dreams!
We love this pretty pink and blue colour combination from Victoria Plum customer @bergmann_hus on Instagram
Find out how Victoria Plum customer Laura took inspiration from us (left) to create this stunning pink and blue bathroom (right)
2. Green and white
Green remains a real "go to" colour for bathrooms, and with good reason. As the average British home gets ever smaller, many homeowners are turning to their interiors to provide some much-needed green space, blurring the boundaries between the indoors and outdoors.
Houseplants are a particularly popular addition and you’ll find plenty of plants suitable for bathrooms, however, by extension, you can easily discover thousands of green bathroom ideas just by searching home interest magazines and internet sites.
One simple way of producing a green and white colour combination in your bathroom is to tile halfway up your wall and paint the remainder. And there's nothing stopping you from switching things around, with green tiles and a white painted wall. It really is green for go!
Left: This combination of green painted walls and white metro tiles is simple yet stunning, by Victoria Plum customer @athomeinstamford on Instagram. Right: Green shower wall panels coupled with white furniture make a stylish addition to even the smallest family bathroom
Left: For an intriguing look, why not add black and white patterned floor tiles? Right: We adore this combination of white metro tiles, green boarding and leafy wallpaper by Victoria Plum customer @jones_home_22 on Instagram
Left: We're green with envy at this stunning green and white colour combination from Victoria Plum customer @thekeeplyedit on Instagram. Right: Instead of the usual white tub, why not carry on the green theme with this Totally Turquoise cast iron bath from the Artist Collection
3. Pink and grey
It's a colour combination that won't immediately spring to mind, yet pink and grey is one of the big duos of 2021 and, the great news is, it's perfectly suited to bathrooms.
Judging by the number of internet searches for grey bathroom ideas, it’s hardly surprising this shade remains incredibly popular. However, the combination with pink is a relatively new one and goes to show how 2 colours, which really don’t have a lot in common, can come together in complete harmony.
Even a traditional style bathroom can be given an on-trend update with pink walls and grey furniture
If you love this combination, there's even better news coming your way: it's really easy to achieve. Whether you prefer a more traditional look or a contemporary style, you’ll find plenty of choice when it comes to grey bathroom furniture and even ceramics! Simply accessorise with pink painted walls and accessories.
For a slightly more creative approach, why not consider blending pink and grey tiles?
Get busy with metro tiles! Introduce both pink and grey into an intricate pattern for an on-trend bathroom that’s worth showing off.
4. Orange and green/grey
Zesty, feisty and full of passion…orange is a bold colour choice when it comes to bathrooms. And it takes a brave homeowner to pull this off, especially when combining with another colour.
Ok...you may have caught me trying to shoehorn 2 colour combinations into one, however orange and green/orange and grey are so similar and can be achieved using a range of methods.
Giving prominence to your chosen shade of orange, painted walls provide a good starting point and, when combined with green tiles, produce a stunning backdrop for your chosen suite.
We've taken inspiration from Latin America to create this refreshing orange and green bathroom
If you don't want to stray too far from those tried and tested colour schemes, why not opt for an orange and grey bathroom, by pairing grey furniture with orange walls?
This orange and grey shower room from Victoria Plum customer @first_home_weavers_close on Instagram is really "a-peel-ing"!
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Even a cloakroom or small bathroom can benefit from an on-trend colour combination
More colour ideas for your bathroom
If you’re seeking further inspiration when it comes to choosing your bathroom colour combinations, why not head to our bathroom ideas section? You’ll discover plenty of in-depth, easy-to-follow articles from choosing bathroom colour schemes to the most popular bathroom colours.