1920's Remodel and Basement ExtensionTransitional Bathroom, London
The use of colour makes this family bathroom a calm and relaxing retreat.
CLPM project manager tip - when redoing your bathroom don't be tempted to tile it yourself. A good tiler will make a much better job of it!
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Get the look: Introducing a strong colour doesn’t mean you are locked into it forever. Before you commit to expanses of permanent boldly coloured surfaces and fixtures, try painting a wall and adding accessories. A new coat of paint and an accessory swap means the whole look can be changed inexpensively.Colour consultant Jacquelene Symond advises that too much colour in a small space can risk overload. In this compact bathroom, there isn’t a lot of wall, so the fresh minty green doesn’t overwhelm and is subtly picked up in coloured grout and a patterned blind, and accented with pale timber. (And don’t you love the ‘Winged Victory’ tapware?)
1. Gruesome groutCleaning grout is the price we pay for gorgeous tiles. Depending on its exposure to dirt, moisture, chemicals and grease, grout often becomes discoloured, stained and mouldy. These spoilers are more obvious on pale grout, but they lurk on coloured grout too.Clever clean: When you decide to bite the bullet, there are many commercial grout cleaners, but try this simple remedy. Note that oxygenated bleach powder, not chlorine, must be used, never use a wire brush, protect hands and clothes and wear a mask. For light stains, some swear by a spray of 50:50 solution of water and white vinegar (not cider vinegar) left for five minutes and rinsed off.
2. Keeping your coolCool tones that create a tranquil environment will be big in the bathroom in 2016, says Carmel Dee, senior interior designer at GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens. Her top two cool colour picks are blues and emerald greens. Pair these hues with crisp white and touches of timber for a fresh, uplifting feel; or team them with metallic accents and rustic materials for a scheme that’s edgier and more sophisticated.
6. Go ahead with greenFrom soothing jade to earthy olive tones, the colour green brings a calm yet uplifting spirit to any bathroom. A top tip is to echo your colour of choice in the grouting to inject a little life into your tiles. It really is the little touches that have the most impact!Be inspired by gorgeous coloured grouting