Pastels also look fabulous paired with metallics such as brass and copper – another sign that they’re a great choice for bathrooms! In this image, petal-pink accessories bring out the rosy tones in our beautiful Copper Bateau bath:
Here, a polished bath and dusky pink walls make perfect companions:
And we love this display in our Tunbridge Wells showroom – who’d have thought that cisterns could be so pretty?! The rich metallics and the soft pastels complement one another beautifully, providing both contrast and warmth.
For a gentle introduction to this look, stick to a neutral palette for your bathroom and introduce your chosen pastel as you would any accent colour. Catchpole & Rye baths can be painted any shade of your choosing; whether you go for powder blue, muted mint, lemon yellow or coral pink, a crisp background will stop the overall scheme from looking too sugary sweet. This room looks so inviting – the pale walls and floor create a serene backdrop for the soft blue bath.
Ice-cream shades can help to counter the clean lines and hard surfaces of a bathroom, softening the space and adding a fun, quirky edge. If you’ve had your fill of industrial chic, this could be the perfect antidote!
For a neat, co-ordinated look, stick to a single colour. In this sophisticated scheme, the bath is a slightly paler tint of pink than the walls, giving it subtle prominence:
Or combine two pastels for a bolder look that can make just as much of a statement as more vibrant shades.
But contrast can be equally striking – this buttercup-yellow bath is certainly no wallflower!
Of course, it doesn’t have to be the bath that takes centre stage – our cisterns and vanity units can also be painted to suit your scheme. Pastel tones will add a splash of individuality without overpowering the room.
Adding vibrant brights or dark, moody colours into the mix brings pastels bang up to date. As well as creating a strong sense of drama, this atmospheric wall adds definition to the pistachio-green bath, the contrast heightening the intensity of both colours and giving the paler shade more gravitas:
And the colour layering in this scheme has a touch of the tropical about it – the fearless combination of zesty orange, sky blue and sunshine yellow feels joyful!