Unique bathroom with double hand basins.

BOLD DRAMA, A PERSONALIZED APPROACH

You have stepped into a bathroom which makes a statement and is a reflection of the person who created it. Assaulting the senses with colour and texture, it makes you feel reinvigorated. Run your hands over the textured surfaces and feel enthralled by the intricacies of the floor design, before luxuriating in all this modern space has to offer.

Unique bathroom fixtures

The secret of this trend is ensuring balance, so pick your standout piece, whether that is a  custom-coloured bath that makes you stop and stare or an abstract bathroom vanity – and be careful you don’t overwhelm it. When it comes to colour and shape, let your imagination run wild. Explore the many options available; a gold-plated countertop bowl will make a statement, but so too could a sleek vessel basin with a black enamel finish artfully positioned on a white vanity. You could also consider two-toned options, such as a freestanding bath with a black exterior and a white inner.

Fittings

Be bold in the way you are using water. Take showering up a notch with multi-functional showerheads – the latest featuring various flows from heavy rain to cascading waterfall. When injecting drama, anything goes when it comes to tapware. Brass is a great fit for the dramatic look – but if you already have several striking pieces elsewhere, matte black will blend in seamlessly.

Sleek bathroom vanity with hand basin and chrome tapware.
Unique bathroom with freestanding bath.

Floors and walls

Add vibrancy through the multitude of patterned tiles widely available, whether monochromatic prints or decorative motifs. Be playful, considering different shapes and textures, and lay tiles in eye-catching designs such as herringbone or diamond. Fish scale tiles provide a new variation on the widely popular subway tiles.

Rich, sensuous hues, such as dark purples are where colour trends are heading, but there is also a hint of vibrancy. Pops of Schiaperelli pink as well as teal, mustard and fresh greens — as inspired by Pantone’s Colour of the Year in 2017 — say bold and beautiful. Just be careful of overwhelming the space – particularly in smaller bathrooms.

Unique bathroom accessories

If you struggle to commit wholeheartedly to this trend, use your bathroom accessories to bring it to the fore, with bold floral towels, a stand-out bath mat and rugs that wouldn’t look out of place in a living area. Make a statement with ornate or unusually shaped mirrors, and if you have the space, consider a chair or ottoman. Display eye-catching, handcrafted pieces to complete the look. 

Lighting and technology

Use lighting to add to the drama, and if you have a larger bathroom with high ceilings, don’t be afraid of making a chandelier the centerpiece. Coloured lighting is also a rising trend as New Zealanders embrace the concept of chromotherapy – which uses colour for healing. Flexibility is important, with the ability to make the space bright and dynamic in the morning, but more serene and ambient at night. 

MICO tips on bold bathroom designs

When going for the bold and quirky, keep things in balance by ensuring lotions and potions are stored away. Consider bathroom vanities with drawers as opposed to shelving, and simple, unobtrusive wall-hung cabinets.

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The Bathroom Book Copper Edition

The Bathroom Book Copper Edition is out now! It will help you answer all the questions you have about bathrooms, as well as some you have not thought of yet. Flick through the beautiful pages to see where your dreams could take you!

The Bathroom Book