The past few seasons have seen plenty of attention being showered on gray and its many shades. When it comes to neutrals, nothing currently beats the charisma and popularity of gray. This obviously means more and more of us are starting to use the color in places where white was otherwise the gold standard. Contemporary bathrooms present one such setting and instead of the simple white backdrop, homeowners are now starting to experiment with gray at its diverse best. While this is a great idea on many levels, a bathroom devoid of all color can quickly seem drab and boring. Today, we intend to drive out this boredom with some colorful zest!
It should come as no surprise that any bold color works well with the millions of shades of gray when used right. A bathroom clad in neutral hues also allows you to switch between seasonal accent hues and changing trends without spending a fortune on redecorating. From snazzy reds to beautiful blues, zesty orange to delicate pink, here is how you can add color to the gray bathroom in style –to content↑
Have You Considered Pink?
Pink might not really be a color of choice for most in the modern bathroom, but it surely stands out from the pack and gives the gray bathroom a snazzy, cheerful appeal. Since the color is inevitably associated with all things feminine, you cannot really escape this aspect while using it in the bathroom as well. But those daring enough to try hot pinks and bolder fuchsia will be able to fashion a modern bathroom that is anything but girlish! Look beyond the stereotype and you will easily see how this combination of gray and pink can create a cozy and comforting escape.to content↑
Gray and Blue Bathrooms
Blue bathrooms are simply timeless and they never fail to impress. But this winter, try out something beyond the usual and venture beyond the classic color duo of blue and white and bring gray into the spectrum. Gray and blue as a combination is far more exciting and it presents you with a wide range of opportunities as you can even add white as the third color in the room. Lighter shades of blue be also used extensively even as gray takes a backseat in these elegant bathrooms.
Light-filled contemporary bathroom in blue and gray [From: Interior Intuitions / Teri Fotheringham Photography] to content↑
Refreshing Presence of Green!
Green and gray is a less common combination in the bathroom (or for that matter, in any room of the house) and it is hard to pull off unless you get the balance absolutely right. You might want to stay away from very dark shades of green when combining it with gray in the bathroom as it can create a dull and at times garish atmosphere. Lighter tones of gray combines with lime green and olive green with matte finish work well in classic, Victorian and shabby chic style bathrooms while contemporary bathrooms in gray benefit from simple pops of green.to content↑
Spunky Orange and Serene Gray
When it comes to blending gray with a bright color, orange is our personal favorite. Considered a risky choice until recently, orange is being used far more extensively in modern bathrooms and even a small dose of this energetic hue can completely alter the visual appeal of your bathroom. Orange is peppy, spirited, cheerful, fun and vivacious – everything that you might say gray is not! And as with everything else in life, opposites work brilliantly well even with color palettes.
Contemporary bathroom in white, orange and gray [Design: van Ellen + Sheryn Architects]