Today homeowners can add a boldness to their powder room décor by adding bathroom fixtures in colors from a wide palette of choices.
Adding Color to the Bathroom
If you're like most people, your bathroom is the one room you haven't changed as long as you have owned your house. Rooms like the kitchen and living room clamor for our renovating attention, leaving the bathroom last on the list to be upgraded.
But when the time comes to modernize your bathroom's décor, plan to do it right. Don't just repaint the walls with a new color. Think of going all they way. Plan to replace your outdated sink, vanity, tub and toilet. With today's selection you can install bathroom fixtures in colors to fit any decorating theme.
Color can be added in small ways for a quick way to freshen the look. The easiest way to add smaller splashes of color is to accessorize with things like shower curtains, borders and rugs. But to give a bath a face lift with color, today's homeowner has many more choices. Here are a few ideas of ways to include bolder colorful statements to your bath:
- Tile backsplashes
- Wall hangings
- Bathroom fixtures
Colorful Bathroom Fixtures
I remember back in the '50s my girl friend's house had a black tub, toilet and sink with pink tiles decorating the walls. Today, with a little work that retro look would be very marketable. If you've neglected your bathroom for years or purchased an older home with outdated fixtures, you may want to shop around to check out the latest in bathroom design. With the numerous styles and designs on the market today, your bathroom renovation project can incorporate a cutting edge look, and if you do your homework you can do it for a reasonable price. Check prices at your local home improvement stores and compare them with prices available through online renovation retailers specializing in bathroom fixtures.
For quite a few years now, the trend in bathroom décor has stayed with popular neutrals like creams and taupes. The logic behind these choices is that they are safe because they go with any color scheme. But if you're tired of playing it safe and are ready to go bolder, a selection of bathroom fixtures in colors for every taste offers a whole new pallet to choose from. Today's choices, which are most often associated with contemporary designs, can also compliment traditional preferences.
Bathroom Vanity Choices
Today's bathroom vanities are practical as well as fashionable. Shop for a vanity that fits the size of your bathroom and matches or compliments the color scheme. With so many styles to choose from, it's easy to see something you like and buy it without taking the time to measure and make sure it will really work in your bathroom. Here are a few tips to help you find the right vanity for your bathroom:
- Take the time to measure and write down the dimensions.
- Carry dimensions with you to have them handy when you shop.
- Carry a swash of the bathroom color.
Another thing to consider if you have a very small bathroom is the elimination of the vanity to provide more room. Installing a pedestal sink or a wall mount sink as an alternate will help your small room look bigger.
Colorful Bathroom Sinks and Tubs
Bathrooms sinks and tubs come in a variety of colors and shapes. When choosing bathroom fixtures it is important to consider the overall look of the room. Of these fixtures, the sink is a focal point. Be sure it fits the vanity and/or décor you've selected. Popular manufacturers like Kohler offer a wide range of colors and styles so that you don't have to "settle" for something close. New colorful styles available include:
- Metal frame
Toilets come in a range of colors too and offer other stylistic preferences like:
- Seat height styles (makes it easier for people to sit down and stand up)
- One-piece contemporary styling
- Traditional two-piece toilets
As long as you're remodeling, take advantage of the new shapes and colors available in today's tubs. Instead of a standard tub, other options include whirlpool tubs, bear claw tubs and other stylistic choices. However, no matter what color or style tub you pick as you choose your new bathroom fixtures, consider the following list as you make your purchase:
- Functionality (a soaking tub or standard tub)
- Material (acrylic, porcelain, cast iron, etc.)
Have Fun Decorating with Color
Whether you're remodeling or putting in a new bathroom, choose fixtures that create the look and functionality that make your bathroom an extension of your home décor. Colorful bathroom fixtures can make this project creative and fun, but remember to keep it practical and functional as well because bathrooms are well-used and part of your everyday routine.