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Colour guide: would you go GREEN in the bathroom?

Swap cool blues for soft greens with these inspiring ideas for your soak-space
   Katie Byrne  |  written on: 30-01-2019 17:10pm

Whilst the bathroom might more obviously lend itself to shades of blue, green can also work perfectly, too.

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Instantly energizing and brimming over with life, green offers a full spectrum that ranges from barely-there pastel to jewel-bright emerald, via cooler shades of mint and more neutral olive tones.


One joy of green is that it lends itself perfectly to metallics, whether via a decadent tub as shown above, or an oh-so gorgeous wallpaper, as demonstrated below.

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Inspiration by Homestyle

It also works in more neon-leaning shades; as shown in the bathroom below, it can provide a striking contrast colour.

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Inspiration by Mereway Group Ltd

Lighter shades can work perfectly as an accent shade; using it on every wall can actually result in the colour using that ripe apple-y appearance. 

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Inspiration by Homestyle

Also, pairing it with another colour or texture on the walls - as demonstrated neatly by this half-green, half-tiled bathroom - can create an impressive graphic finish. 

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Inspiration by C.P. Hart

For a more subtle take, consider painting the doors of cabinetry, or picking coloured storage baskets or drawers.

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Inspiration by Croydex

Different shades and textures can work together beautifully; the finished effect is curated and the colour variety allows for a warming finish. 

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For a simpler yet equally striking finish, opt for wet-look tiles that can offer an extra dimension to your bathroom. 

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Domus in terracotta

And if all else fails? Turn your attention to your bath and opt for a painted freestanding tub, naturally - rubber duck optional, style inevitable. 

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