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These colours will give your bathroom new life in 2018

These colours will give your bathroom new life in 2018

What’s your colour? Check out the 2018 Pantone colours of the year and find out how to transform your bathroom with a bit of colour.

As the year winds down its time to take a breather, relax and unwind.

The best place to relax and unwind is off course, the bathroom… We can already see ourselves relaxing in a big tub of bubbles, glass of wine in hand.

It’s also the perfect time to give your bathroom a bit of a makeover. And with the simple use of colour it’s easier than you think.

Bathroom Butler and Marcia Margolius, author of SA Décor and Design and blog Marcia Loves It!, share the 2018 Pantone forecast colours of the year and also how to use them in bathrooms.

Having the confidence to mix traditional and new colours best suited to each bathroom – regardless of shape or design is key. According to Marcia, on the home front, colours like navy blues, powerful pinks and even minion yellow are very in.

“For bathrooms in 2018, simplicity and playfulness is key,” she says. Gone are the days when a bathroom was just the plain old basin, toilet or bath. Use your imagination and turn your bathroom into a space full of style and beauty to rejuvenate you.

“Make full use of cladding for floors and walls. The very popular hexagonal design combination (including 3D depths) will add playfulness to your space. Make use of texture – with the warmth of wood and contrast with steel enameled basins – this will add a rich sense of tranquility,” says Marcia.

2018 promises to be a year of bright colours. Colours will range from statement-black with deep tones of indigo to citrus tones.

Other themes and colours that will make a visible statement in bathrooms will include:

– Pearlised colours such as mid-toned blues, purples and pink

– Radiant colours such as sunny yellow, bright blue, hot red and lime green. These sorbet colours will bring a cheerfulness to this year’s colour combinations

– Neutral accents combined with black and gold

– Soft muted pink to candy pink

– Earthly tribal hues accented with clue or pink will create an interesting mix

– Grey will continue to feature prominently next year

So let your imagination go wild with colour and transform your bathroom into a sanctuary.


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