Bathrooms can be a stress-relieving haven, a private space where you are free to unwind after a long day. To have the best experience in your bath space, it is essential to have a space that reflects your true self and provides you with the freedom to embrace individualism. Whether you are a globally inspired minimalist or draw inspiration from the rich tones of Indian heritage, your personal space must project your personality. A variety of textures and colours in bathroom ceramics, fittings and other accessories such as the ones from Kohler makes it possible for consumers to mix and match, and give their bathroom a makeover where they can embrace escapism. Here’s a complete guide to help you pick out the bold look for your bathrooms this season.
A good colour scheme is crucial for your washroom to have the same visual vocabulary as you. From monochromatic minimalism to layered maximalism, bathrooms can be designed to tell a unique story depending on the combination of hues used for bathroom accessories. The classic white ceramics and chrome fittings are passe. If you wish to add colour to this space without moving too far from neutrality, you can go for warm earthy tones and soothing, nature-inspired colours that are perfect for those seeking a comforting and rejuvenating space.
In modern times, bathrooms are being created with an emphasis on natural minimalism and tranquil luxury. As a result, the contemporary colour palette is still notably neutral in bathrooms, especially for those who wish to create an illusion of extra space with lighter undertones. Fascinatingly, just the perfect amount of colour to a bathroom with a neutral colour scheme breaks the monotony and adds a personal touch to the space making it experimental and striking. From Emerald Greens, and Prussian Blues, to Dark Charcoal hues, these deeply saturated shades give the space a punch from the otherwise neutral palettes.
If your mantra is “Go Bold or Go Home”, then your shower space must be a reflection of your courageous personality. If you seek inspiration from rich Indian roots, then go for shades borrowed from the bold Indian colour palette by getting Kohler’s ceramics in Peacock, Indigo or Thunder Grey. While this may not be the convention earlier, intense hues such as black and charcoal grey are increasingly making their way into the bathroom. These colours tend to add sophistication and modernity to create a more royal interior. To create a fusion of traditional and modern, one may also opt for the tuxedo-inspired combination of Matt black and white.
Darker shades of ceramics pair beautifully with fittings in the trending French Gold, Rose Gold and Matte Black finish. The incorporation of such lustrous statement accessories creates a jewel box-like effect in the bathroom. Hence, it’s no surprise that such fittings are becoming the centrepieces in bathrooms, setting a new benchmark across the industry. However, one should be careful with metallic accessories because when it comes to lustre, ‘less is the new more.’ Introduce it in the smaller elements to add that luxe factor, in bathroom fittings, light fittings, mirrors or as an accessory. That’s when it really stands out and doesn’t look overbearing in space.
While one can create balance with hues and tones in the bathroom, one should always limit reliance on artificial lighting. Natural light has the ability to lift any and every colour, it is an evergreen river of light in the ever-changing landscape of the bathroom. Remember to make the windows of your space appropriately large. The space really comes alive with natural light and the bathroom is able to breathe which effectively gives the bathroom interior design a touch of elegance.
Kohler’s design mantra stands for the fact that there is no one way of transforming your bathroom into your version of a dreamy haven, therefore, do not refrain from exploring your inner designer. It would not only create a personal space where you will be able to seek refuge, but it will also instil a sense of pride in you.
The author is Managing Director India/South Asia, Kohler Co