Bathroom in a Californian residential complex (Nexus Companies, photo: Nuvue Interactive)
Color triggers emotions
Color is a big part of ideal living – as shown by current interior design trends
Color is an indispensable part of our lives. It creates an atmosphere and defines the way in which we see a room or space. Although white and natural colors have dominated interior design for years, vivid colors are currently on the march. Color has taken over furniture, fabrics, walls and floors – and has now reached the bathroom.
Showing colors for more energy – with yellow, red and pink
Energy and strength, but also intimacy: These are the characteristics of fiery red and orange tones. These are mostly used as accents in the living space, as shown by modern furniture and accessories. After all, too much red can appear aggressive and a completely red room restrictive. In contrast, a sunny yellow can make the room appear larger. The vivid yellow that has appeared at many exhibitions is mostly used as a dash of color: This allows fresh new accents to be integrated into the living or bathroom ambience.
Color can be used to underline your style of living
Set accents rather than blocks of unbroken color
A desire for trends: Simply change the color
Yellow, red and pink – invigorating
Vivid colors should be used sparingly – they work best as an individual accent
Create a comfortable atmosphere – with blue, turquoise and green
This also applies to tones between sky blue, royal blue and shades tending towards green. Turquoise, petrol and lavender are back in fashion. A violet tone can be an exciting eye-catcher, while most blue tones have a soothing effect. The colors evoke the green of nature, of meadows and spring-time or the fascination of the sea. Blue is especially attractive when contrasted with wood. This is another trend.
Blue, turquoise and green – soothing
The colors of water and the sea fit perfectly in the bathroom – even on the wall.
Colors change rooms and spaces whichever way you like
Color awakens memories – of holidays and favorite places from our childhood. In addition, it is also a quick and cost-effective way of bringing new ideas into the home. Whether as furniture or on the wall – colorful accents combined with white are unbeatable. The light quality and surface structure also play an important role in the effect of color.
Mixed colors – lots of bright details
A colorful mixture brings brightness to any room or bathroom.
Literature on the color trend
A variety of recommended books are available on this topic to give you inspiration:
- Terence Conran, Farbe – das Wichtigste: Wirkungsvoll einsetzen & kombinieren
(German, DVA / English: Essential Colour, Conran Octopus)
- Ilex Neß, Farbe! Das große Schöner Wohnen-Farbwohnbuch
- Emma Callery, 1001 Ideen und Tipps – Farben für Ihr Zuhause
(German, Moewig / English: 1001 Ideas for Colour & Paint, Creative Homeowner)
- Alice Buckley, Entspannt wohnen mit den richtigen Farben
(German, Bassermann / English: Home Colours Sourcebook, Apple Press)
Tasteful accessories for living and bathing in color