In this article, we’ll show you how to use wooden bath panels to carefully coordinate your bathroom design.
Embarking on your first bathroom renovation? While it may seem daunting, there are many tips and tricks you can employ to create a colourful and cohesive bathroom. From using a colour wheel to pick out your perfect palette to discovering those must-have shades and tints, there’s plenty of help available. However, one aspect many of us overlook when designing our dream bathroom is the role bath panels can play in your overall look.
In the grand scheme of things, bath panels are purely decorative. They don’t perform any other function aside from concealing all that unsightly plumbing and exposed floorboards which would otherwise give your bathroom a slightly strange, unfinished appearance.
Of course, as with everything to do with your bathroom, there are plenty of choices you can make when picking out the perfect bath panels. From simple acrylic designs to more elaborate and colourful wooden panels, there’s plenty on offer for the budding interior designer.
In this article, I’ve picked out 5 of my favourite wooden bath panel ideas to show you how they can be used effectively and efficiently to complement your overall bathroom design.
1. Traditional detail
For those of you who love the classics, traditional style bath panels can make a real difference to the look and feel of your bathroom. Drawing on tried and tested designs from a bygone era, the shaker style Camberley satin grey bath panels feature a panelled design which complement furniture from the same range.
Also available in white, I adore this look. The shaker style furniture is simple yet timeless, producing a look that isn’t as fussy as other traditional designs.
The Camberley satin grey wooden bath panels from The Bath Co.: A true vintage addition to your bathroom
If traditional panelling works for you, the Dulwich bath panels from Orchard Bathrooms feature a subtle tongue and groove design, complete with a durable matt white finish that’s easy to clean. Also available in stone grey and stone ivory, why not discover the rest of the Dulwich furniture range?
Detailed and delightful: The Dulwich matt white wooden bath panels from Orchard Bathrooms
Want to “do it yourself”? Find out how to fit a wooden bath panel with our step-by-step guide and video.
2. Join the dark side
Do you prefer darker interiors for your bathroom? If so, I’d highly recommend the super-stylish Lea soft black bath panels from Orchard Bathrooms. Darker colours are a real trend this year, while monochrome bathrooms still prove very popular. Whilst not jet black in colour, this beautiful wood finish will certainly add a genuine accent to your interiors and can be accessorised with furniture units from the same range.
Give your bathroom a darker edge with Lea soft black bath panels from Orchard Bathrooms
For a more organic appearance, why not consider the Wye essen bath panel from Orchard Bathrooms? Featuring a dark shade which is mid-way between a dark grey and black, the wood grain finish is simply gorgeous.
With darker interiors being totally on-trend, why not keep things chic and contemporary with Wye essen bath panels from Orchard Bathrooms?
Find out how to create darker bathroom interiors with our style guide.
3. Stone effect finishes
Stone finishes are increasingly popular as homeowners look towards nature for inspiration. An antidote to the artificial world around us, stone-effect designs provide a calming, relaxing feel, with marble a particularly luxurious choice.
Made from hardwearing engineered wood, which is highly resistant to moisture, the Lea marble bath panels are designed to add a sense of opulence to any bathroom. A great alternative to simple white panels, they go particularly well with wood effect flooring for an organic look that promotes wellbeing and mindfulness.
Marble-ous! We simply adore the Lea marble wooden bath panels from Orchard Bathrooms
Like all our furniture, these panels are made from moisture-resistant engineered wood, for exceptional durability, and can be complemented with matching storage items from the same range. And, if you’re looking for something a little more urban and influenced by the man-made environment, you’ll be pleased to hear these bath panels also come in a concrete-effect finish too.
Find out how to “fake the look” and save money with our marble bathroom ideas.
Another stone-effect style we’ve simply fallen in love with is riven grey. Designed with the appearance of split stone, such as slate, the stunning Kemp riven grey bath panels from Orchard Bathrooms can be used to add a real style statement to clean, white bathrooms.
A split from the norm: Kemp riven grey wooden bath panels from Orchard Bathrooms
To create the look you want, the Kemp riven grey furniture range is available in a choice of designs, with either black or chrome handles.
4. Wonderful wood
Whatever look your going for, whether it’s a country style bathroom, or something more refined and rustic, natural wood finishes will add genuine warmth to your interiors.
Take the Lea oak wooden bath panels from Orchard Bathrooms, for example. With a simple oak-effect design, your bathroom will feel immediately welcoming—perfect for those colder months, when sinking into a nice hot bath can be truly delightful.
Give your bathroom that warm, welcoming feel with Lea oak wooden bath panels from Orchard Bathrooms
For a colour often associated with negative emotions, grey bathrooms remain one of the most popular choices for British homeowners.
With that in mind, we absolutely adore these avola grey wood-effect bath panels, also from the Lea furniture range.
For an on-trend appearance, choose the Lea avola grey wooden bath panels from Orchard Bathrooms
One thing you’ll need to do before you purchase your panels (and it’s a common bathroom planning mistake many people make) is ensure you measure your bath. You’d be amazed how many order the wrong size! Is yours a standard bath size? Find out now.
5. A drop in the ocean
Blue has always been a popular colour for bathrooms and can be used effectively to create a stunning contemporary space.
New to our furniture range, the Lea ocean blue wooden bath panels feature a beautiful matt finish and look truly spectacular when paired with gold metallic accents and marble-effect walls.
Wave goodbye to that boring old bathroom with these ocean blue wooden bath panels from the Lea furniture range
Discover matching items from the Lea ocean blue furniture range to brighten up your bathroom and style out your storage.
Up for a bit more blue sky thinking? Discover beautiful blue bathroom ideas right here at Victoria Plum.
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