Minimalism seems to be the primary theme of the moment and it does deliver what could be described as classic design for bathrooms and wet rooms. By that we mean clean lines, minimalism, simplicity and usually very little contrast in colour.
These characteristics could be ascribed to Japanese and Scandinavian designs in equal measure, but something is subtly changing. Minimalism has been a key feature, but now subtle touches of elegant luxury are being introduced to accentuate certain components/accessories within the wet room.
Where Does A Small Splash Of Colour Work Best In A Bathroom?
Consider one extreme as an example of where we simply do not want to go – the avocado, salmon, chocolate and peach colour schemes of the 70s. Like many bold design breakthroughs, they were of their time and now look terribly dated.
White is still the preferred colour for the bathroom suite, with distinctive style being added by using clean lines in the design phase. The obvious candidates when colour is being considered are the tiles, with each surface being a potential candidate – coloured lighting is another option; but both must be executed carefully to deliver the best effect.
Bold can be an excellent design characteristic but potentially best avoided when colours are being considered. Colour is very often a subjective personal choice; what works for one person does not necessarily work for all.
Subtlety is an effective approach in all aspects of design, and there is no change here.
Take A Look At The Unidrains Reframe Collection
Even the most mundane everyday bathroom objects can be reframed to provide the highlights of colour that often are all a designer needs to emphasise an otherwise clean and sleek effect. This is precisely what the Unidrains Reframe Collection offers, along with unique, intelligent and innovative functionality.
Bathroom accessories are often overlooked in terms of overall design, but can be the perfect addition to any wet room, that creates the perfect style. You can confidently build the Reframe Collection into your design, knowing that the pieces will remain in place for years. They certainly will not be readily replaced on a whim because it will be obvious that they form an integral component of the overall bathroom design.
Components Of The Reframe Collection
Simplicity, minimalism and functionality can add an aura of luxury. These items are inspired by that concept. They harmonise with each other in a subtle, yet attractive manner.
- Towel rail and hooks – designed to ensure that the softest of towels drape and fold effortlessly
- Shower wiper – now has a home because it is attached magnetically to the soap shelf
- Toilet roll holder – maintains the roll in the perfect position, plus another holder for a spare roll
- Toilet brush & holder – free standing or wall mounted, specially designed to avoid contact with bacteria
The Reframe Collection comes in a range of five colours to suit design palettes.
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