Has grey finally had its day? In 2020, softer, muted colours are set to take home interiors by storm. As part of our celebration of The Great British Bathroom, I’ll show you how to “Get the Look” by using a blush palette in your bathroom.
In my role as Stylist here at VictoriaPlum.com, I’ve been looking at the year ahead and identifying some key evolving trends in bathroom design. One such trend is the emergence of softer, muted colours, which help to create more calming, peaceful interiors—the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
What is the look?
Just last week, Dulux revealed their colour of the year for 2020. Tranquil Dawn is a pale shade of greenish grey, which, as Dulux Creative Director Maria Shillingford eloquently puts, is “that colour that lies between the land and the sky on a misty morning”, proving that muted colours are here to stay.
Top tip: Find out more about the most recent “colour of the year”.
Blush (a medium bright tone of red-violet) is a great choice for bathrooms, as it can be used to create a calm, comfy and soothing environment in which to lay back relax and let the cares of the day simply wash over you. In this style guide, I’ll show you how to incorporate a blush colour scheme into your bathroom design, whilst choosing sympathetic elements to tie the whole thing together.
One of the best ways to start any bathroom design project is to create a mood board, showing all of your favourite colours, textures and items. In true Blue Peter fashion, here’s one I made earlier.
What’s in A Touch of Blush bathroom?
Now we have an idea of the perfect colours, products and accessories for our bathroom, it’s time to start picking these out.
Tiles and flooring
First up, it's time to inject a touch of blush into this bathroom design (hence the name!) with blush pink metro tiles. To complement these, we’ve also selected aqua blue, another muted tone. This trend isn’t about creating a feature wall, it’s about colour blocking. Use your tiles to create expanses of soft, muted colour.
To bring a more organic feel to this design, we added some beautiful chevron design wood effect flooring. Featuring a slightly weathered appearance, this vinyl flooring is incredibly easy to fit, hardwearing and looks just like the real thing—perfect for your bathroom.
- Metro subway blush pink bevelled gloss wall tile 100mm x 200mm
- Metro subway aqua bevelled gloss wall tile 100mm x 200mm
- Faus Chevron Chic moisture resistant click flooring 8mm
To keep with the theme, we’ve selected these gorgeous blush pink countertop basins, which sit upon simple yet stylish white shelves.
Instead of the more common chrome, I’ve opted for gold coloured fixtures to complement this palette and you will see this detailed in the wall mounted taps and bottle traps.
Both basin areas are finished with a simple mirror complete with rounded edges. As well as colours, softer, rounded shapes are key to this look.
- Mode Orion pink coloured countertop basin 355mm
- Mode Spencer round wall mounted gold basin mixer tap
- Accents Lincoln 70cm x 50cm oval mirror
For the most relaxing of relaxing bathrooms, choose a gorgeous freestanding bath. This oval-shaped design complements the look perfectly with smooth, rounded edges and a contemporary style.
Keeping with the metallics theme, we’ve added a gold coloured freestanding bath filler tap, again with curves in all the right places.
Shower and enclosure
Keep any showering area light and bright with a frameless enclosure. I’ve gone with a square design which fits into even the tightest of spaces.
I’ve used blush tiles around the internal walls to bring focus to this area of the bathroom, whilst the gold theme continues with a special finish dual outlet shower and concealed valve.
Keep things clutter-free with a wall mounted basket for all those soaps, shampoos and toiletries.
- Mode Spencer round gold twin diverter valve shower set
- Mode Cooper premium 8mm easy clean shower enclosure
- Orchard Rectangular stone shower tray
Soften the look with a curvaceous toilet design. A back to wall toilet, where the cistern is neatly concealed within a partition wall, is the perfect way to maintain a simple, unobstructed appearance.
In keeping with the latest trends, we’ve tastefully accessorised with objects that give a handcrafted appearance. You could even take this one step further by making your own Macramé plant hanger.
To keep things calm and serene, I've kept accessories to a minimum, with a laundry basket, soap dispenser and toothbrush holder which fit with the metallic look.
Blush pink towels and some carefully selected houseplants which thrive in bathrooms add the finishing touches.
- Accents Bubble print white 3 piece accessory set
- Accents Medium natural and gold sequin seagrass basket
Get the Look
I hope you’ve enjoyed this style guide and feel inspired to create the bathroom of your dreams. If this isn’t quite what you’ve been searching for, why not check out the rest of our bathroom style guides, featuring the very latest trends. Get the Look today by clicking on the image below.
The Great British Bathroom
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