As we all strive to get closer to nature in our day to day lives, one way to achieve this is to create a natural oasis in the bathroom…
Bathroom brand Villeroy & Boch have come up with five simple steps to incorporate natural elements into the bathroom. The first step is all about colour – when working on ways to bring the benefits of nature indoors, think about your base colour. To achieve a natural design within the bathroom avoid stark whites, because although beige can often get a bad rep, it can add natural warmth to any bathroom. When working on your colours, think beyond the tiles and paint and incorporate it into the fittings. Washbasin collections such as Loop & Friends from Villeroy & Boch offer matte colours like warm Almond, Ebony or Graphite in an organic design, that will instantly warm up the bathroom.
Next on the list –incorporate textures found in nature. When designing a bathroom, think about using materials such as wood, bamboo, stone and glass that mimic or reflect the beauty of nature. Adding wood to a bathroom can add natural warmth. Villeroy & Boch have a number of collections including Collaro and Finion offering wood-toned furniture which is a beautiful addition to any nature-inspired bathroom.
It might be stating the obvious, but always remember to bring a little of the outside in. Focus on incorporating plants into the space as many plants thrive in the tropical humidity of the bathroom. Alongside adding colour, they also add texture to the bathroom and keep the bathroom looking lush and green.
Keeping the focus on the great outdoors and the natural world, get inspiration directly from the source. Nature is full of colour so don’t shy away from adding colour to the bathroom. One unusual way is to add a coloured washbasin and the Villeroy & Boch Artis range is a great option. In four forms and nine colours, the Artis washbasins come in a broad range of colours to appeal to all tastes, from bold statements to subtle highlights – just like in the natural world.
Finally, let the light in. Where possible, ensure that the bathroom is bathed in natural light by adding windows or even a skylight. Where this isn’t feasible consider adding a gentle lighting source which can also be customised. Softer and more natural light can be introduced by adding dimmable ceiling lights or alternative forms of lighting such as More to See Lite mirrors from Villeroy & Boch.
For more insights and tips on colour palettes, check out the Villeroy & Boch Digital Colour Wheel and Colour Concepts.
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