Are you ready for pattern?
As we crossed into the New Year of 2020. We saw a surge in clients entering the Bathroom Eleven showroom looking for a bathroom beyond neutrals and greys! And we love it!
Not only are we hearing clients asking for more colour or texture, but also pattern with some opting for artistic wallpapers. So, is pattern the new way forward for bathrooms? Are we bored of grey and beige? How should we be using patterns? And, is there such a thing as ‘too much’?
Today’s post from our Design Manager, who’s an avid fan of the texture-rich and the eclectic, will address all of these points.
Choosing Your Patterned Tile
When starting out with choosing a pattern for your bathroom project, it begins the same way as building a general bathroom concept. We need to understand if we’re looking to create a traditional, classic, contemporary or modern vibe. This will help us narrow down our selection of patterned tiles.
For example, a traditional or classical brief might lead us to romantic and floral patterns. Whereas a modern or contemporary twist would suggest geometric and quirkier or more adventurous patterns.
Finding the perfect tile combination is often the base layer for starting a bathroom design. It can also determine other finishes you choose for your bathroom.
See the moodboard below for these three key choices:
In each of these instances, we chose the patterned tile first. Leading from that, we selected a neutral light wood effect floor tile that becomes the backdrop for each individual furniture finish (ice grey, modern oak, or driftwood) and in turn, lends itself to a choice of paint colour and metal finish for the brass-ware.