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When To Incorporate Red In A Bathroom

Bathrooms should be one of those places that you can luxuriate in for a few hours without feeling guilty. No other color gives a sense of opulent luxury in the same way that red does. So, if you want to give your bathroom, or en-suite facility, a little extra try out using some deep red to bring a touch of glamour to bath time. Most bathrooms stick to white, chrome and occasionally blues. By going for lipstick reds your bathroom will stand out from the crowd. The key to incorporating red into your bathroom is not to overdo the use of the color.

Bright Red Counter Tops

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If you like red, but think it won’t work in your bathroom, try using it within horizontal plane so that it does not catch the eye fully in a way that an upright surface, like a wall, will. A bright red counter top, in to which your basin is sunk, makes for an ideal starting point with crimson colors. Indeed, you could stop just with single red counter top. But, to set it off nicely use matching light fitting or two or, alternatively, buy some bright red towels to fit in with the look.

Red Mixed With Black And White.

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If you know anything about interior design, it will be that red works well with both black and white. If your want to combine the three strident colors in your bathroom stick to some simple rules. Allow white to be the dominant color, covering the ceiling and most of the walls. Use black and red together, set against the white. Black floors look good in bathrooms. Use red and black next to one anther in a busier arrangement than you would for the white. Mosaic style red tiling with black grout looks good, as does red and black wallpaper set against a marble white décor.

Splashes Of Scarlet Tiling.

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Tiled walls are very practical in any bathroom or wet room. Break up the monotonous nature of some tiling designs with a few splashes of red here and there. A simple waist level band of red tiling, set against white, is a good look to go for. This will complement other red elements in the room no matter where they are positioned. Alternatively, a vertical stripe of red tiles behind your shower fitting can create a similarly dynamic look.

Blooming Bathtubs.

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The heart of your bathroom is the bathtub. If you have a freestanding bath, one that is not recessed or positioned next to the walls, then why not go for a red one? An old fashioned claw footed bathtub can be given a highly contemporary twist with a splash of red to update it. Complete the look with a funky wallpaper design or some red tiles on either the floor or the walls.

Red All Over.

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Going heavy handed with red can make for a bathroom that is too oppressive, visually speaking. Nevertheless, with a subtle touch a very red bathroom can be pulled off. Select small tiles that have a highly reflective surface so the color does not appear to be even in all light conditions. Use plenty of light fittings, which should be bright white, and set to shine over the red surfaces. Break up your red walls with sections of pure white. Go for a white floor and white closet doors.

Getting The Look On A Budget.

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Do you have a meagre budget to update your bathroom with a glowing red look? Try using a red bath mat set against a couple of bathroom containers that match your favourite shade as cost effective means of getting the look. Or, how about a new funky shower curtain that will brighten up many a white bathroom? There’s no need to spend a fortune to get some red into your life.

Picture sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

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Posted in Bathroom on December 11, 2012

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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