Colorful plumbing fixtures provide an extra opportunity for lovers of tint and individuality to express themselves in their private bathrooms allowing these rooms to be on equal footing as the public ones.
For some time I have been longing for the return of colorful plumbing fixtures. A white bathroom has its place, but that is all that we have seen for a while now. Seeing the same white marble spa-like bathroom, while lovely, gets a little dull.
The 1920’s era of building was responsible for endless washrooms full of ice cream color. While I love these spaces, my clients rarely do. I cannot fault them as the bathrooms of that time were small lacking the storage and modernism of current ones. It does poke at my heart, however, to rip out these charming lavatories with perfectly laid tile. The craftsmanship was so much better then as compared to now. I would love to see current designers creating today’s bathrooms using some of those delicious shades. Over the weekend I was overjoyed to read a Wall Street Journal story on India Mahdavi. The queen of color recently designed a collection of plumbing fixtures for Bisazza. Not only are they colorful, but the shapes are modern and fresh. I cannot wait to see how designers use them.
India Mahdavi brings relief to those wanting a return of colorful bathing.
A favorite image that comes to mind when thinking of bathrooms with colorful plumbing fixtures is this one below.
This bathroom, seen in my screen shot of Amanda Brook’s instagram feed, is the ultimate in its unique style. The color combinations, the mint green double vanity, and the white plaster detail all mix together creating a perfect bohemian not-trying-too-hard space. The design hovers between retro and modern making it difficult to determine when this bathroom might have been created.
Vintage bathrooms are a great source for color inspirations and combinations.
Clearly vintage, this bathroom is a jade green dream.
This exotic bathroom could easily be recreated today using Moroccan tile and furnishings. The mint green pedestal sink against cobalt blue tile is perfection.
First Dibs once featured this art deco sink with its distinctive round knobs.
This company has a wonderful collection of vintage sinks in the above dreamy hues. It would be difficult to choose just one.
Casa V Interiors can create for you a sherbet-hued hygienic haven.