Once you have your color palette in mind you can add more visual interest to the room by playing around with a variety of shapes textures and materials. Think about featuring things like a tastefully curved sink or an eye-catching vanity.
Mid-century American bathrooms were in love with pattern and color. The 1940s saw suburbs filled with bubblegum-pink bathroom floors mint-green countertops and even tubs toilets and sinks in vibrant colors. The bold bathroom trend lasted into the 1970s — and many older homes have the avocado tiles to prove it.
Enclosed shower: PROS: Home owners that prefer a more private bathing experience may opt for the enclosed shower. Shower walls can be fully transparent semi-transparent or etched glass can provide more privacy. CONS: Some home owners do not like the glass getting wet and splattered with water droplets after every shower usage. The glass either needs to be cleaned after every use or wiped dry to avoid build up of water droplets. This can be time consuming and if you have hard water more laborious than worth it.
Clean and clinical; simple monochrome is another winner for 2014. Variations of the same color throughout the bathroom using sleek polished or matte tiles to set off the latest in modern fixings. This is all about keeping it simple like the Scandinavians do well; eliminating clutter using high quality materials keeping it lustrous tasteful and classy.
Don’t forget the ceiling: Many bathrooms have gorgeous tray or vaulted ceilings that add volume and depth to a small bathroom. If you are one of these fortunate people add lighting above to bring emphasis to this architectural feature. If your ceiling is low you still have great color options. Consider painting it a light complimentary color to the rest of the bathroom to bring the walls visually higher. Are you talented with a painting a mural? A light blue background and subtle clouds will give the illusion that the sky is above… very serene when executed properly. There isn’t any bathroom that will feel small when the sky is open above them!
Use wall mirrors instead of big medicine cabinets: Bulky medicine cabinets visually make your small bathroom feel even smaller. Consider switching out the cabinet for a wall mirror. If you prefer to stick with a medicine cabinet opt for one that is low profile and doesn’t extend far outside of the wall.