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Bathrooms Sep 28, 2020

Victorian Bathrooms – Colour Inspiration

 Whether you are looking to stretch a small budget or go for a full bathroom makeover, here are 5 easy tips to add colour to your bathroom.

Just as we are all unique, so too are our styles. The incorporation of colour into your bathroom provides the ultimate opportunity for originality. From blush pinks to navy blues, colour gives even more choice when it comes to customising a space that truly reflects your individuality.


The blush Orb basin is a fun way to add colour to an otherwise drab bathroom.  Bringing a sense of youthful confidence, this fresh focal point creates an eye-catching and attention-grabbing scene.  If blush isn’t your colour, no problem!  There are 9 standard colours and an infinite possibility of bespoke colours!  Now that’s individuality!

  1. TILES

Exquisite handmade tiles can be ordered to suit your colour pallet.  Veelvlak Signature Surfaces in Hermanus offer an incredible service in custom making tiles to match your scheme, each reflecting a personality with their slight variations.   From soft pink tones, to deep greens and blues, and basically any colour of the rainbow ….. the addition of colour tiles to the bathroom adds definition and boldness.


Add colour with easily changeable accessories.  ‘Nude’ today, ‘navy’ tomorrow!  Soap dishes, tumblers, bins and more.  Cuddly towels are also great for an economical means of adding colour.


Whilst chrome is still our recommended metal finish due to its durability and timeless lustre, playing with brass or nickel especially in smaller spaces, such as a cloakroom bathroom, adds an invitation of interest to the design setting.

Brushed brass, with its golden glow, is beautifully raw in appeal, providing as escape from the common new-world shine and perfection. The finish has tiny brush marks on the surface creating depth and a matte satin appearance. It celebrates its ‘imperfections’ and encourages a natural aging and tarnishing process.

When used with the colour scheme of the bathroom, the brushed brass finish on our modern classic Britannia tapware further enhances the bespoke and unique character of the bathroom.


From painting the outside of the bath, the vanity cabinet, to the walls or even the ceiling, paint is an easy and affordable way to add a punch of colour to your bathroom.  A bathroom should be your retreat, a place to calm down at the end of a day, so carefully consider the colours you select for the mood you wish to create.   Tones of white with splashes of foliage give a spa like retreat, and pale blues, greens and greys create a tranquil feel. For a touch of drama, paint a dark or bright hue to one wall as a focal point. And the good thing is that when you grow tired of the colour, you create a completely new atmosphere by repainting in a different hue! 

 Contact: Victorian Bathrooms 

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