I must admit that I am a very contradictory person: my emotions, taste and preferences sometimes change so quickly that I even hardly follow them myself. The same refers to my choices in interior design. Depending on my mood I can be inspired by totally different things. For example, recently I’ve been advocating black as one of the most spectacular colours to use in home decor, and today I am deeply in love with white… I don’t think though that it can be considered as a weakness for interior designer. On the contrary, I believe that every designer needs to be open to new trends, various tendencies and styles. You can’t paint in black house for a client who is fond of Scandinavian style – he will just go mad! My advise: listen to him and don’t try to actualize in his house your own dreams and desires.
Now back to white. It is an amazing colour, which is able to make a room look so clean, bright and airy. That’s why it is a perfect choice for decorating a bathroom, and lately I have noticed a growing popularity of white tiles. Perhaps, they might seem too modest and discreet to you, but I can assure you that with clever use of accessories and textile it will help you to transform this room into a peaceful oasis. There is a big “but” though. White doesn’t like artificial light, which makes it look greyish and dirty. But, if you are a lucky person and have a large window in your bathroom, white tiles is a match made in heaven. Another advantage is that white background allows you to change the decor as often as you wish. It goes well with any colour, so enough to change textile and accessories and you will get an entirely new look.
White bathroom definitely needs some bright spots which will warm it up, otherwise it will look too sterile and uninviting. I love how golden fixtures in the room below make it look appealing and also luxurious. It is an unusual decision for a minimalistic Scandinavian room, but it makes it unique and memorable:
Another way to add some colour to the space is textile and bath accessories. Think of colourful shower curtains, bath towels, rugs, stylish shampoo bottles and soap dispensers. With their help you can determine the style and then change it whenever you feel so: stripes and blue for coastal look, flower print for country style and tribal rugs for bohemian interiors.
“Warmth” could also be added through materials, such as brown wood, wicker baskets for laundry, jute rugs.
Black and white is a very powerful and eye-catching combo. In the room showed below black tiles on the floor are decorated with intricate pattern. All in white background makes this interesting feature stand out.
Another unconventional and very glamorous decision for a white tiled bathroom is black ceiling:
To add some life and freshness to the space think of placing natural greenery. One thing to remember is that not all the plants like humidity. The following low-maintenance plants will please your eye and will not give a lot of trouble: Bamboo, Philodendron, Sansevieria, Spider plants. Anyway, when purchasing flowers, check with the vendor, how would they feel in the specific conditions of your bathroom. If you like the greenery but unfortunately your bathroom doesn’t have source of natural light, don’t get upset. Nowadays faux flowers is a nice alternative to the fresh ones, and you will hardly notice any difference between them.
With white tiles you need to pay extra attention to accessories, because on the plain white background nothing will go unnoticed. Even simple towel holders can be a stylish adding to your decor.
Bright furniture can also be used to add a bit of colour to the space. I recommend to go for one or maximum two eye-catching pieces: it can be an occasional chair, sink cabinet or dresser. Lime green, lemon yellow, deep pink, fuchsia or tangerine – these are the colours that will look great in front of white tiles.
Finally if you prefer a shabby chic look you can play around with textures and layers – the more, the better, as it will add additional depth and interest to the space:
ACCESSORIES I RECOMMEND:
Do you like white tiled bathrooms? As usually excited to hear your comments!