Looking to give green a go with your next bathroom refresh? Check out these 5 refreshing green bathroom ideas…
Ever since “Greenery” was named colour of the year by Pantone, green has developed into one of the most loved go-to colours in interior design. Whilst it has always been relatively popular, validation from the world’s foremost experts on colour propelled it to greater heights entirely.
Creating your own green bathroom has never been easier and, in this blog, I’ll show you a range of ways you achieve a fresh, modern green bathroom design. Whether you opt for green tiles, green paint, green wallpaper or even pot plants, there are plenty of ways to add a touch of greenery to your interiors.
So, which shade of green are you? Take a look at our collection of green bathroom ideas and images below for some genuinely refreshing bathroom inspiration!
1. A splash of paint
Let's start off with an obvious one. By simply painting your walls, you can easily and effectively add green to your interiors. The only real choice you'll have to make (aside from selecting specialist bathroom paint) is which shade of green is right for you?
If you want a more traditional feel, look at darker, less saturated, shades of green. Light and bright shades are perfect when paired with more contemporary style bathrooms. Black accents and décor are very popular for bathrooms right now and will bring a more modern touch to your overall interior.
From left to right: A tropical space with dark green wall panels; mid green wall by Victoria Plum customer @francescasaffari on Instagram; our mid-century style Manhattan bathroom
Stylist's Tip: Already picked out the perfect colour but don’t want to bring in a bold accent? Why not add a contemporary element by introducing the same colour but in a lighter or darker tone? This works brilliantly with cladding!
2. Work it with tiles
Tiles are a great way to bring colour to your bathroom and can often get overlooked when planning your palette. Metro tiles can be used in a range of creative formats and layouts for an interesting finish. Green tiles work surprisingly well with metallics, so why not consider adding green tiles around the interior walls of your shower enclosure and pair with a gold shower head and valve.
From left to right: Green and gold by customer @farren_by_sophie on Instagram; different shades of green by customer @strikeme_pink on Instagram; our Middle Eastern-influenced bathroom
Stylist’s Tip: Instead of adding massive amounts of colour, why not go for a thin trim of coloured tiles instead? You could use these tiles to frame and section out key areas in your bathroom such as around the bath edge.
3. Add green(ery) with plants
When it comes to decorating our homes, plants are literally everywhere! Not only do plants bring that little bit of happiness and nature into our home, but they also help cleanse our interior spaces. Bathrooms are the perfect home for plants because of the moisture and humidity levels. Pick your perfect plants and let them thrive, bringing a natural touch to your decor.
From left to right: Create a living wall in your bathroom; the Totally Turqouise cast iron bath from the Artist Collection; tropical paradise by customer @ahousetomakeourhome on Instagram
4. Roll out the wallpaper
Another great way to add a touch of green in your bathroom is finding a creative and bold wallpaper design. Victoria Plum customers @macandmaxwell and @jones_home_22 on Instagram have created a vibrant look with their feature wallpaper (see below). Match with green metro tiles or painted cladding for a truly jaw-dropping maximalist look!
5. Create colour combinations
So, you've decided to go for green, but maybe you’re unsure which colours and finishes would work well with it? Don’t worry, we've got you covered! Below, you'll find some of the most popular green colour combinations that'll leave your friends...well, green with envy.
Green and gold
This combo is all about luxury! A dark forest green with a vibrant gold tap or shower will add a contemporary edge to any space and give a boost your interior design credentials. Our Manhattan bathroom (pictured below), one of our "Get the Look" style guides, is the perfect example of a luxurious, contemporary, city style bathroom, all based around that intriguing combination of green and gold!
Green and pink
This is a classic colour combo which is incredibly versatile. Green and pink have become the go-to colour combo for trend-led interiors. If you choose a softer pink, treat it as your main backdrop then add the green as a feature in elements such as cladding, or for a more subtle look, using accessories exclusively. Green and pink work well, both in a contemporary setting, as well as in more traditional bathrooms.
Green and grey
Not a big fan of heavy colour schemes? Not to worry, you can simply bring it down a notch with a lighter touch of green for a light and airy bathroom. Pair with a simple grey vanity basin unit and a collection of organic accessories to achieve a natural look that's perfect for those summer months.
Green and white
Dark forest green and white is a brilliant way to add a classic, crisp finish. Pair with elegant bathroom products like the Winchester white vanity unit and a Santa Fe heated towel rail (both pictured below) for a traditional look. The dark green really helps with reducing the vibrancy some of the lighter greens have and is ideal for someone who wants to create a beautiful, elegant bathroom without a heavy colour theme.
How do I use a range of greens with other colours in my bathroom?
So, after reading these tips, have you been convinced that a green bathroom is for you? Take a look at our inspiring colour combinations below. Don’t forget, these combinations are versatile. You can either go all out, painting from floor to ceiling in a single colour and introducing the second shade with accessories or tone it down for a subtle finish with a white backdrop and add your secondary colour with a selection of tiles, towels or even painted plant pots!
Stylist's Tip: Check out my guide to using a colour wheel to create fabulous colour combinations.
Like this article?
I hope you've enjoyed reading my tips and advices, to help you come up with green bathroom ideas of your own. For further inspiration, why not check out some of my other blog posts? Discover the latest on-trend colours of the year from some of the leading experts in colour or "Get the Look" with my Colourful Creative style guide. Like to play things safe? Discover our all our very best grey bathroom ideas.
Whatever look you're trying to achieve, you'll find all the inspiration you need for your bathroom right here at Victoria Plum.