Published at Tuesday, 04 September 2018. bathroom. By Angelina Swanhild.
Much warmer looking than chrome, brass is currently one of the big bathroom trends. This Nudo collection by Spanish designers and founders of MUT studio Alberto Sánchez and Eduardo Villalón features a wall mounted or hanging system for all the fixtures. The wall-mounted taps and the gorgeous base for the free-standing tub put the focus directly on the stylish metal. If you think about it, large mirrors could be considered a waste of space, especially in a small bathroom. Adding a glass shelf across the bottom portion offers another spot to display a small item or two, or just a place to perch a few toiletries while getting ready. This is especially valuable if countertop space is at a premium. When empty, the shelf is merely a design element on the large expanse of the mirror’s surface.
Adequate lighting is another element that really makes or breaks the bathroom’’s functionality as well as safety. The best bathroom layouts include a blend of four types of light: task, ambient, accent, and decorative. Lighting should happen from the ceiling, from the walls, in the bathing zone, and wherever else improves the use and safety of the space. While powder rooms provide an excellent clean slate to really make a statement and a splash, design-wise, in your home, most bathrooms will be best received when they make sense with the design of the rest of your home. Colors don’t need to necessarily match, but they should flow to make the bathroom layout an appropriate part of the bigger whole. Hardware, such as the bathroom doorknobs, and other features, such as the doorframe and/or bathroom door color facing the rest of the house, should be consistent with whatever is in the style of the home elsewhere.
Speaking of scalloped tile designs and colors, a cool idea can be to combine three or more colors, one of which is a neutral. The others can be different shades of the same color or can contrast with each other for a more vibrant and eye-catching display. There are many different ways to introduce color into a bathroom, including painting the walls, choosing a particular type of flooring, through certain types of fixtures but also through accent details such as the fixtures and the little things like the color of the towels, a potted plant or a curtain. Keep in mind that a luxury bathroom rarely has very bold colors in its design.The bathroom mat can also be a source of color for this room. Of course, if the bathroom is large and spacious, you could actually have an area rug in there and that means a basically unlimited source of colors, patterns and interesting designs. There also certain combinations of colors which are known to look good and to suit certain styles. For example, in a modern or contemporary bathroom you might use shades of gray and yellow in combination with white. You can use these colors in a lot of ways, including on the furniture, the walls, the floor or even the little things like the soap dispenser, the towels or a bathroom plant.
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