Well that’s it.......Christmas is over – the New Year has begun – resolutions are already broken – the weather is awful and the winter blues have set in!
How about taking this melancholy feeling of the blues and turning it into something positive? Blue is a wonderful colour so why not get yourself off to your local DIY shop and give that tired old bathroom a lick of paint and an update. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune, which is just as well as most of us have probably overspent on Christmas. Use your imagination and create your own blue, spa-like oasis.
Blue is a colour that is often chosen when decorating a bathroom as it is reminiscent of the sky and sea and therefore creates a calming and relaxing atmosphere. There are, of course, many shades of blue to choose from. Pale blue walls create a cool, clean feeling, are very subtle and work well in all bathrooms no matter what the size.
Teaming blue with shades of white or grey will give you a fresh, contemporary look or for a cosier feel, try incorporating shades of beige or tan.
Royal or navy blue are more dramatic choices but can make a space look smaller, so if your bathroom is on the tiny side or lacks natural light, it might be better to use these as accent colours only.
It is not always a good idea to overload the room with one colour and may be better to choose neutral, grey, navy or black flooring to harmonize with the blue wall tiles.
How to use the colour blue to create the type of style you want in your bathroom:
- A blue and white bathroom works especially well for country, cottage or seaside decorating themes. Compliment a blue and white coastal theme with a shower curtain sporting nautical motifs such as anchors or boats. Alternatively, a floral shower curtain along with matching accessories such as towels, toilet roll holders, soap dishes etc will bring a touch of the countryside into your bathroom.
- To create a retro style use light shades of blue for walls, gold coloured fittings and bright blue for the accessories.
- If a contemporary style is your preference, choose a deep uniform blue colour and use clear lines and precise shapes.
- For something a little different why not use blue mosaic tiles to create a luxurious spa area in your bathroom. Easy Bathrooms have an extensive range of beautiful mosaic tiles to choose from, with the Blanco Blue Glass Mix Mosaic being one of the most popular.
If you don’t want to completely change the colour of your bathroom but just want to add a touch of blue, then towels and accessories are a simple way of doing this. Always choose the best-quality towels you can afford, as they look better, feel good and last longer. There is nothing nicer than stepping out of the bath or shower and wrapping yourself in a lovely fluffy towel.
Whatever you choose to do to your bathroom, the end result will, I am sure, help to banish those winter blues!