There are not many bathrooms deserving of a long-lasting memory, and while some are easily forgettable spaces, there are bathrooms in existence that remain in mind long after they have been seen. This time around, we take a look at the five most memorable bathrooms we have seen recently, to attempt a breakdown of what makes these largely neutral-coloured spaces spectacular.
1. Vintage Lines
The windows of a previous era are updated for the present times with the glass panes exchanged for pieces of wood, the horizontal lines repeated in a border that simultaneously serves as the footprint of the shower’s partial enclosure and separates the modern freestanding bathtub from the rest of the bathroom. The deliberate selection of fixtures powder coated in carbon is echoed in the architectural considerations: the black pipe window frames and a panel of Nero Marquina providing the basis for the monochromatic palette.
2. Solemn Grace
The monochrome fixtures and countertop of this bathroom are elegantly framed in grey and cream tiles that have been laid in a standard grid arrangement. The somber ambience is enlivened with gilded portrait frames and warm yellow lighting, contributing to a golden glow that is reflected across the space to bridge the gap between the monochromatic fixtures and neutral architectural finishes.
3. Sunlit Decadence
A monochromatic palette is applied to redefine the modern luxury of a sunlit bath – with a freestanding tub resting in the centre of a glass-enclosed air well, framed in black square pipe and smooth matte black tiles. Serving as both a practical consideration and as a tropical element to counter the decidedly modern decor, dark wood is incorporated into a deck floor beneath the tub.
4. Natural Accents
In a space decked with black and grey stone, a few limited flourishes with pale wood serve to alleviate the seriousness of the decor. Wood is utilised in the shelving and mounting background for the mirror to add warming layers to the coldness of a counter tiled in black stone.
5. Rustic Vibe
With just a few splashes of natural materials, such as the addition of wood and wicker weave, this largely white bathroom is gifted a mature and warm personality that would have been absent in the face of the white walls and grey floor tiles. The modern pendant lights hanging from the ceiling in the corner exude an inviting glow in conjunction with the vertical wood pieces on the wall – the decorative feature deliberately extended to affect the light on more than one plane.