Colour can transform a space, but it also shows your personality; whether you choose pale yellow or rich jewel tones can say a lot about you and the atmosphere you want to create, but it’s not all about the colours because whether you paint or tile can affect everything! In this blog, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about colour coding your bathroom, including the tips and tricks to make the bathroom of your dreams come true.



Blue has always been a popular colour option for the bathroom. A pale blue is calming and reminiscent of clear waters, whereas blue in jewel tones suggests the ocean. Too much blue can be a bit overpowering, however, so it is offset very well by white – as most rich colours are.

Using blue accents in your design, such as with towels, soap dispensers and tile borders can be very effective for breaking up a bathroom.



Purple is a difficult colour – you might struggle to incorporate ultraviolet or lilac shades in your home – but deep plums can give your humble abode a regal air, especially when paired with gold accents. Pair your purple with white painted wood, metallic gold or silver fixtures and matching towels. Purple also works very well with natural wood surfaces.



Greens work wonderfully well in a bathroom, providing an earthy, mother nature atmosphere. A bathroom with a green focus could be achieved by using white tiles to maximise natural light refraction around the room, wood-effect flooring tiles for a homely feel, and lots of beautiful green plants.

When planning to put plants in a bathroom, you should prioritise your choices based on which plants thrive in high-humidity areas. Such plants include aloe vera, peace lilies and orchids. Alternatives to plants for a green bathroom include a focus wall constructed from light and dark shades of green, or lush green carpets.

Bathtub - Green


If you want to make a really bold statement with a mix of bright colours, then consider co-ordinating your bathroom in shades of primary colours. The more saturated your choice of colours, the more intense your bathroom will appear. Alternatively, going darker with crimson, navy, and dark gold can provide a rich, sultry experience without appearing brash or childish.

Mixing colours works best when you work in blocks; we’re imagining crimson walls with golden accents and plush navy bathmats, combined with traditionally styled bathtubs and dark wood soap dispensers.



You don’t need bright colours to make a bold statement because monochrome can also make for a very effective design choice. Use dark grey slate, stone, and dark metallic paired with pristine white tiles to create a brilliantly stark and cool feeling room – perfect for a refreshing shower during those sweaty summer months!

Monochrome bathrooms work best with silver fittings, but if you find that the overall effect is a little overwhelming then don’t forget that you can always add a splash of colour through your furnishings.

monochrome tiles for a bold statement


Yellow will brighten up any space, but you should be careful with how you use it. Bold yellow can look really good in a large bathroom, but a paler yellow will make a smaller bathroom feel brighter, lighter and more approachable than a small space of solid lemon.

With solid yellow walls, you might want to balance the intensity of your bathroom with some refreshing white accents and furnishings.

Alternatively, if you like a bit of yellow but not too much, dark or black bathrooms can be lightened up with some pale-yellow accents.



Don’t forget that glossy tiled areas reflect light better than matt paints; a lighter bathroom can stop your space from feeling small and oppressive, so it is always important to consider the materials you are using alongside your favourite colours.

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