Bathroom Renovation – Colour Tips

When decorating any room, it can be difficult to know where to start. From bold and bright colours to cool, relaxing tones and dark hues, there is so much to choose from.

While the colour of the bathroom is often decided by the colour of the tiles and the fittings, there is still a lot to choose between. The first thing to do is consider the look you want to achieve; this will make picking a colour less daunting.

Pick your Favourites

Holland Bathroom Suite Range

Once you have an idea of where you want to go with the bathroom, pick all the colours you like. This will provide you with a starting point, from which you can narrow down to around five options.

Colour Wheel

Colour schemes aren’t just picked out of a hat you know! There is something of a science behind knowing which colours will work together. By getting your hands on a colour wheel, you’ll be able to see how the colours interact with each other. This might help narrow down your choice.

Rule of Three

This colour guideline will really help when choosing a colour scheme for your bathroom. Choose three colours that work together and use the 70-20-10 distribution rule. So, the lightest colour will cover around 70% of the décor, then the next 20% and the boldest, 10%.


Once you have your colour scheme, make sure that you use the colour throughout the room, not just on the wall. So, let’s say you’ve opted for a bold green, make sure it’s continued into the towels, furniture or accessories.

Mixing Neutrals

If you like the idea of calming and relaxing room, neutrals are a good way to go, but there are still some rules of distribution. Never just opt for one colour, this will make the room seem bland and boring. But you can mix two neutrals, this time working with a 70-30 proportion.

Brent Bathroom Suite Range

Dark Colours

For people with smaller bathrooms, it’s often a big no-no to even consider the darker hues but if you have an eye for design, they can be incorporated without making the room feel small.

Warm and rich tones can be balanced with a large dose of white or another bright colour – be careful you don’t overdo it though.

Go bold

For those that want their bathroom to make a style statement, bright, bold colours are good choice. You can contrast two bold colours and then complement them with a neutral.

Try to remember that big colours should be limited to the accessories and accents, rather than the dominant wall colour.

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