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Coloured Basins - a Guide to Introducing Colour in Your Bathroom

Coloured Basins - a Guide to Introducing Colour in Your Bathroom

Designing a new bathroom space is the perfect chance to inject character and unique flair into your home. Whether you're looking at a complete renovation from top to bottom, or an update of some old fixtures, the humble bathroom basin is commonly overlooked when it comes to creating an attractive and attention stealing focal point.

Words by Studio Bagno

Designing a new bathroom space is the perfect chance to inject character and unique flair into your home. Whether you're looking at a complete renovation from top to bottom, or an update of some old fixtures, the humble bathroom basin is commonly overlooked when it comes to creating an attractive and attention stealing focal point.

Our recommendation: Add striking colour by installing a coloured basin.

Coloured basins make it easy to transform your wash area into the star of your bathroom design, drawing the eye and adding that perfect finishing touch.

Coloured Basins make a world of difference to any bathroom, especially if you’re looking to make a dramatic contrast between monochromatic themes or plain tiles. Basins are an excellent avenue to introduce a little more colour into a room, with hundreds of options available for colour combinations with fixtures, fittings, tapware and surfaces.

If you’re a big fan of bold contemporary colours or you want to add a hint of warmer tones into your space, the basin really is a great place to make it happen. From dusty pinks to matte blacks and bold indigo, the days of being constrained to Gloss White basins are long gone.

If you prefer to keep your basin itself a neutral colour, you could introduce a little vibrancy through a surface or the tapware instead but however you opt to introduce colour, a striking basin is an option that stands out – and if you’re looking to create a focal point, using colour is a surefire way to achieve it.

What Types of Coloured Basins are Available?

Coloured Basins are available in most styles, but the most common are Above Counter and Wall Hung Basins. This is because in these two configurations, the Basin is almost fully exposed, so these types of basins work best as statement pieces in your bathroom. Coloured basins are (less commonly) available in Inset, Semi-Recessed and Undercounter basin styles too. Coloured basins aren't limited to ceramic either, they are available in contemporary styles like Stainless steel, solid surface, concrete and stone.

Our Meteor Coloured Stainless Steel Basin in Brushed Copper

Coloured Wall-Hung Basins

Coloured Wall Hung Basins are a great choice for those who want clean, architectural style, providing an eye-catching centrepiece without being overly dominating in your bathroom space. Coloured Wall Hung Basins are ideal for bathrooms that seek minimal clutter or outward storage, as they attract attention to the basin, but have the additonal bonus of returning space to the bathroom.

Choosing a striking contrasting colour, or opting for a complimentary tone will ensure your basin perfectly accentuates your existing bathroom features. In this case, it’s the structure that does all the talking – and for wall mounted coloured basins, the overall effect is enough to make them the perfect focal point without detracting from other important design choices and elements.

Our Spy 75 Coloured Wall Hung Basin in Matte Indigo

Coloured Above Counter Basins

A coloured above counter or bench mounted basin means that the whole basin is visible from it's fixed position which allows you to really show off stunning shapes and design. With the right lighting and subtle complimentary tapware, you can easily set the stage for an attention stealing wash area. You can be bold and daring with a contrasting deep contemporary colour like Matte Black or look for a more subtle shade like Matte Grey.

Our Shard X 85 in Matte Black

Use Unique or Interesting Shapes

As techniques to create coloured basins develop and a focus on bathroom design steadily increases, we're seeing a healthy demand arise for interesting shapes and unique forms. From organic sculptural elements through to geometric architectural lines, there’s practically no limit to the shape your coloured basin can be.

Our Nur 80x Plan Counter Top Basin in Matte Black

Studio Bagno's On Demand Colour Basins

Typically coloured basin items especially in ceramic are made to order, meaning long lead times which can be a problem when opting to include a coloured basin in your new bathroom design. To combat this, we've introduced a selection of our most versatile basin pieces, avaiable in 6 tactile colours, ready for immediate delivery. We call this the Studio Bagno On Demand Colour Collection.

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