Trend alert: Red shades in the bathroomhttps://hoteldesigns.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2cropVB_ArtisFinion_D01_SoMe.jpg 730 565 Pauline Brettell Pauline Brettell https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/833c1cfbd655350b0651452613f24bdd?s=96&d=mm&r=g
With two new rich shades of red being added to the Artis range, bathroom brand Villeroy & Boch looks at energising the bathroom with a vibrant colour palette. Red isn’t dead, it seems…
Reds are all about vibrant and warm tones. They feel stimulating and exude optimism and energy. With so much focus on transforming our bathrooms into sanctuaries for wellbeing, red shades are a perfect choice for anyone who wants to recharge their batteries and find daily inspiration while brushing their teeth. Admittedly, it does take a little courage, but this is a colour that has the potential to transform your bathroom into a very personal source of energy.
Artis surface-mounted washbasins provide a perfect showcase for strong colours. With their dual-colour look, combining a brilliant white interior with coloured outer surfaces, the washbasins coordinate in any bathroom, even if other ceramic fittings are in a classic white. In 2021, the German-Danish designer Gesa Hansen added two new rich red shades to the Artis colour palette, Bordeaux and Rust. Bordeaux evokes images of the intensive hues of ripe grapes, while Rust is a warm shade with an earthy, natural feel.
Red is a strong colour that needs a sparring partner to reveal its full effect in the bathroom. Bold combinations, for example, a red basin on a matt black vanity unit, increase the intensity. Another combination with a guaranteed wow effect, is the Artis handbasin in combination with a Finion vanity unit in Peony, a shade again inspired by nature, and the vibrant red of blossoming peonies.
Wood tones and natural shades such as sand or light grey, on the other hand, create a harmonising effect. They offset the vibrancy of red colours and emphasise their warm, cosy character.
And if you aren’t quite ready to embrace the red in your bathroom basin, put it on the wall instead. A red wall will create a strong statement as a contrast to the pure white of the ceramics, and will infuse the room, and your daily routine, with warmth.
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