If you want to get a head start on updating your home for 2015, it is a good idea to start with a mini-project, such as redecorating your bathroom. An update can be quick and low-cost in a small room, often only requiring a lick of paint, some new tiles or an upgrade of your bathroom taps and fittings. So today we are sharing some of the key trends for 2015 that we predict will be the ideal way to bring your home up-to-date this year.
1. Blue hues
Last year was all about grey, but this year’s colour palette is more optimistic, with sunny sky shades and rich sea-blue tones. Choose a fresh white bathroom suite to complement the bright blue walls, or if you don’t want to change the colour of your walls, consider adding a line of blue tiles around the top of your splashbacks. A couple of tonal accessories and some fluffy new towels in aqua or baby-blue will brighten the bathroom in no time at all!
2. Colour blocking
Following on from the trends in fashion for blocks of colour within clothing, this trend focuses on bold panels of colour on the walls. Again, this is an easy look to achieve with just a couple of pots of paint, but you will need to be careful to avoid any leaks when masking off sections of the wall. We suggest painting individual walls in different colours or using a horizontal colour block to create the impression of a dado-rail or splashback. This can be achieved with tiles at the base of the wall with a strong colour above, and you can even combine this technique with the ‘blue hues’ trend to get the best of both key looks for 2015.
3. Coloured tiles
For many years, the trend for bathrooms has been a clean white suite with bright white tiles. The only colour was either painted on the walls or would be a feature colour in a strip of mosaic tiles around the centre of the room. But for 2015 bold colourful tiles are making a comeback! Forget about the peach and avocado tones of the 70s and check out the bright colours or tonal ranges available in DIY stores around the country. Consider using a contrasting grout in white - or even black! - to really highlight the colour and shape of the tiles you choose. If you’re a fan of this look, keep the paint colours on the walls white or neutral to avoid a colour overload – unless you’re going for a colour-blocking effect, that is!
Here at Bella Bathrooms we have a fabulous range of both wall and floor tiles which will help you bring this splash of colour into your bathroom in 2015!