We spoke to one of our designers, Joel Fry, who has shared some of his top tips for introducing colour into the bathroom with our Primo Lux collection.
How would you describe the Primo Lux collection?
Primo Lux is the new 70s suite. Colours in ceramics are making a big come back, especially in shower trays where we can match floor tiles or glossy black pans for the ever so popular black tap bathrooms.
With the contemporary lines that the Primo Lux Collection offers and its matt finish due to being made entirely from Solid Surface, there is every modern element ticked but now with the growing colours available for this range, the nostalgic bathroom is coming to life.
Many customers have moved away from Chrome brassware and we expect to see the same shift in sanitary ware. White is out and the colour is the key.
How important is it to introduce colour into the bathroom?
It is increasingly easy to add colour into the bathroom, with subtle colour ceramics such as our new Primo Lux collection or Alape’s new collection of surface basins in ice-cream colours and the cost effective and flexible solution of Waterproof Wallpaper – you can be as bold or safe as you like! People are not only seeing their bathroom as a sanctuary but also as a place to express personality. You can experiment with vanity unit shades or by adding a coloured surface basin paired with some taps in a special finish for a statement look. Tiles, radiators and the tint of the shower/bath screen glass are just other aspects that we look into in terms of introducing colour.
Black crittal glass enclosures have taken the market by storm, and now these enclosures can again come in a different colour. Paired against Vola’s colours brassware a room can become a pop-art dream.
Where do you find the best bathroom inspiration?
I always advise customers to search on Houzz, Pinterest or pick up and read a home-interest magazine. They are great for getting different space solutions and establish the “look” you are after. It can be really daunting with all the different styles and trends so its a good starting point for defining what it is you are after and also gaining technical advice.