I’ll give you some tips on how to achieve that perfect bathroom you envisioned. What I like to do is start with flooring…. what is going to ground your space? There are many routes to go with regards to the flooring and seeing as there are so many options which way do you go? I’m going to focus on marble for this tip. There are many types, styles, sizes and tones to choose from. The marble with a hint of blue tones will give you the feeling of “cool” and while “warm” veining is always an option. Choosing something that has a neutral or has a tanned tone in it will guide to the overall feeling of the space. While at the tile store, speak with the consultant available and ask them to point you in the direction you are interested in.
I’ve provided some images that will help guide you to some new areas of inspiration.
This ensuite to me, give off a warm feeling. Although it is hard to determine what the veining is on the tile, the warm lighting and the dark wood for the millwork appears to fit right in with “warm”. By mixing in the chrome accents it will lean towards “cool”. To acheive a wamer feeling choose something brushed or oil rubbed for the faucets and fixtures.
I’ve thrown together a collage of images that will guide you to the cooler side with warm accents. Using the image above you will notice the marble tile above appears to be cool and the faucet follows along. What is quite popular with not only the young crowd but also the more “experienced” crowd are the glass and stone mosaics. The mosaics can be used for the backsplash behind the vanity sink and around the bathtub. These mosaics are so versatile that it may even be a boarder or accent used in the shower.
The marble tile could possibly be only used for the tub and it’s surround, you don’t have to choose to lay it on the floor. By choosing a darker more grounded tile with little detail it will now lean you more towards a contemporary feel. The dark grey tile shown would be a perfect match with the marble. It will pull the “cool” tones from the marble and will flow nicely with the dark charcoal cabinets. I personally love the contrasting colours of all of the elements chosen in this layout. As far as paints are concerned… choosing a neutral tan colour will definitely bring the space to a “warmer” feeling. If you would like to continue with the modern contemporary choose a white or perhaps a light grey that will fit in with your scheme to achieve that “cool” atmosphere.