Bathroom. Photo by Chastity Cortijo on Unsplash

What Colours Should I Use In A Small Bathroom?

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If your bathroom is lacking in space, you certainly wouldn’t be alone, and when you take into account the fact that bathrooms were not viewed as they are today, many homes have limited space in the bathroom. Other than extending the room, there’s little you can do to make the bathroom look more spacious, yet the correct use of colour will certainly help to give the room appear a little larger than it actually is.

Bathroom. Photo by Chastity Cortijo on Unsplash

Bathroom. Photo by Chastity Cortijo on Unsplash

Powder Blue And White

White has always been a bathroom favourite and lighter shades do help with a small space, and by incorporating powder blue into the wall tiles or a simple paint job, you can create an even, balanced look that works well in a smaller bathroom. You could go with a white setting and look at coloured bathroom suites for inspiration to add that much needed depth. Yellows and light blues are great colours for a bathroom suite, especially when mixed with white, which will make the room appear larger than it really is.

A Serene Shade Of Green

Whether by tiling or painting, green is a natural colour that always looks good in a small bathroom, with perhaps a single wall in a soft shade of green, or some green tiling. This can be either paired with white or a soft yellow, and if you would like some bathroom design ideas, here are some fine examples of small bathroom design using creative colouring.

Shades Of Grey

Grey is another colour that tends to make a room larger, and with many shades of grey to choose from, you can select a lighter shade and mix it with either black or white. If you get some colour charts, you can place them in different locations within the bathroom and experiment a little, which will give you an insight into how the room would look. If you want to add a futuristic look, metallic grey and stainless steel or chrome will certainly achieve this, and with the right lighting, the bathroom will look more spacious.

Lights. Photo by Jean-Philippe Delberghe on Unsplash

Lights. Photo by Jean-Philippe Delberghe on Unsplash

The Importance Of The Right Lighting

Regardless of the colours you choose, correct lighting will go a long way towards making a small room appear larger. LED solutions offer a wide range of hues and light intensity, which you can use to good effect in a small bathroom.

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Depending on how much wall space you have, tiling is another effective way to give the bathroom a more spacious look. In a bathroom that is primarily white, some blue or pink tiling will give you contrast and depth, while also making the room look larger. With a choice of plain or patterns, wall tiling reflects surfaces, which does create the appearance of a larger room, and let’s not forget mirrors, which reflect light and make the room brighter.

There are very affordable online suppliers of bathroom furniture and accessories and all it takes to view their products is an online search. Whether paint or wallpaper, adding any of the above colours will help in your quest to make your bathroom appear more spacious.

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