If you have ever renovated a 70’s or 80’s home, you will have first-hand experience at the colour choices that were fashionable then, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. The 1970s was all about psychedelic patterns and bright colours, while in the 1980s, everything was brown and yellow. These colour palettes were stylish at the time, but they dated quickly as many home owners found to their dismay.
Less is More, and Safer Too
Thankfully, professional decorators realised that, to get value from the more permanent features of a home such as wall and floor tiles, less really is more, especially when choosing colours. Accent colours will come and go, but to make sure the overall style of your home endures, neutral colours, especially in kitchens and bathrooms, are the safest option.
Style and Elegance with Neutrals
Nowadays, neutral does not mean boring, especially where bathrooms are concerned. Once considered an afterthought, modern bathrooms have been elevated to a new level of style and elegance. Along with the kitchen, your bathroom is usually the most expensive to fit out, so it needs to look fashionable for many years to come.
Most of our clients are choosing neutral shades as the safer option for their bathrooms and then adding a frieze or some other feature in a complementary colour for accent. At Budget Shower Screens, we have seen this trend now for some time, and it shows no signs of abating. If anything, our clients are adventurous with the size and texture of their wall and floor tiles, but still sticking with white, various shades of grey and other neutrals.
Neutral Colours and Shower Screens Go Together
Our shower screens suit this style perfectly. Available framed, semi-framed and sliding for showers and baths and made from clear toughened safety glass, they look sensational when teamed with modern tiles in neutral colours. Add a plant that thrives in a moist, warm environment and splashes of colour with matching towels and toiletries.
Make a Small Room Look Bigger with Neutrals
The other advantage of neutral colours in a smaller room similar to a bathroom is that they tend to make the space look bigger than it is, as the light reflects back off the walls, mirrors and shower screens. The room will look airy, clean, inviting and a perfect place to relax and soak away the stresses of the day.
Neutrals Make Financial Sense
Finally, there is financial safety in choosing neutral tones and not just for the bathroom. Not everyone likes vibrant colours, and this can affect the value of your property when you come to sell. Stick with neutrals in the main areas, add colour with accessories, and you can update a room in no time at all.