Navigating Colour Variations in Bathrooms

Let’s dive into an often overlooked aspect of bathroom remodelling – the importance of considering the potential colour variations in fittings from different suppliers.

Many of us have visions of our dream bathrooms, perhaps inspired by that gorgeous photo you saw on Pinterest, or a chic design you spotted in a glossy magazine. We get it; you yearn for that perfect bathroom you’ve always aspired to own – modern, stylish and uniquely yours. But here’s a heads up – an oversight on colour coordination, especially when dealing with multiple suppliers, can make or break the outcome of your bathroom transformation.

Think about it – chrome from one supplier could have a slightly different hue than chrome from another. These minute differences might seem insignificant in isolation, but when these fittings come together in your bathroom, they can create an inharmonious visual, marring the aesthetic you’ve so painstakingly planned.

So, what’s the solution, you might ask? Well, first off, do your homework. It’s a bit like painting – test samples before you commit. Many suppliers provide colour samples of their fittings. Gather these and scrutinize them under the lighting conditions similar to your bathroom. It will give you a realistic sense of how the fittings will look in your space.

Next, consider working with fewer suppliers. Sure, you may fancy a tap from one supplier, a towel rail from another, and a shower head from a third. However, these manufacturers might interpret ‘brushed nickel’ or ‘matte black’ differently. Limiting the number of suppliers can achieve a more unified look.

And remember, when it comes to colour, there’s no right or wrong. It’s all about what you love and what suits your personal style. You might enjoy a bold, contrasting palette, or perhaps you’re a fan of the serene, monochromatic scheme. The trick is ensuring all elements cohesively blend to craft a space that truly reflects you.

Finally, lean on the professionals – that’s what we’re here for! We’re well-versed in coordinating and sourcing from various suppliers. We’re committed to helping you navigate through this colourful maze to create a bathroom that’s not just a room, but a sanctuary where you can unwind and rejuvenate.

So, before you set out on your next renovation journey, remember – colour variations in fittings can significantly impact your bathroom’s look and feel. But with careful planning, research, and a little professional guidance, you can turn this challenge into an opportunity to create a unique and stunning bathroom, exactly as you’ve always imagined it.

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Happy renovating!

Sheldon Powe-Hobbs

By Sheldon Powe-Hobbs

Sheldon is the founder and director of Custom Bathroom Creations.

Category: Tips and Tricks

17 Jul, 2023

... it's important to consider potential colour variations in fittings and fixtures from different suppliers. Different manufacturers might interpret 'brushed nickel' or 'matte black' differently, and it stands out when combined in your bathroom!

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