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2022 colour trends that will transform your bathroom

Discover the new colour trends for 2022 with Crown Paints and inject a fresh new feel into your bathroom.

Colour trends for 2022

When the winter blues set in, we rely on our homes to provide a source of comfort. To ensure things remain fresh, it could be time to think about updating your bathroom’s interior colour and creating a new feel in line with the latest trends. This year it’s all about exploring ways to experiment with traditional colours and materials as well as daring to go that little bit bolder.

We’ll show you how to inject some of 2022’s colour trends for bathrooms into your home interior with uplifting palettes, tones inspired by nature and luxury statements.

Updated neutrals

Gone are the days when whites and creams were dull. Neutral palettes have been updated for 2022 with a hint of colour; think shades of white, pale greys and olive greens. No longer the boring, uninspired choice, these modern neutrals will not only breathe new life into a tired bathroom but they’ll also help transform it into an inviting retreat.

Inspired by the Scandi look, choose crisp white tiles against a backdrop of olive green and contrast with wooden bathroom units for a cabin-like feel. If you prefer a more traditional style, try pairing stand-out mosaic tiles with neutral walls. Brightly patterned tiling can be a unique, eye-catching feature against a pale grey such as our easyclean® breatheasy® bathroom paint in soft steel®.

For a luxury finish to a neutral bathroom, choose statement pieces such as copper or rose gold taps and unit handles to give the space a truly elegant feel. Using a neutral base also gives you the freedom to add splashes of colour through accessories, pictures and bathroom linens. The beauty of this is you can change the theme whenever you like!

Earthy greens

As we slowly make our way into spring, there’s no better colour for creating a fresh perspective and getting in tune with nature than a classic, earthy green. Choosing a calming green interior design for your bathroom and pairing it with natural materials can help bring the outside in.

Using a combination of dark and light greens to reflect what you find in nature will give depth to a white bathroom. Add texture with items made from wood or bamboo for a clean and contemporary aesthetic. Something as simple as painting old and tired wood can bring your bathroom back to life and create a fresh perspective. Be sure to use our wood primer and undercoat to get the best finish.

Adding flowers or plants is guaranteed to bring your bathroom to life. How about creating a feature wall in keeping with the theme by using floral wallpaper or images of your favourite greenery?

Bold in black

This dramatic colour is back for 2022 and will give a stunning and elegant feel. Luscious dark tones can create a variety of looks, with blacks and deep greys being versatile enough to combine with almost any other colour. Black doesn’t have to mean moody either, there are plenty of style options if you want to give this bold colour a try.

Black and gold interior design ideas are a top trend this year. Painting a wall in a colour such as our easyclean® breatheasy® bathroom paint in rebel® and pairing it with slick gold features will set your bathroom apart. Choose taps and accessories such as mirrors, vases and soap holders in gold for a sophisticated finish.

If you prefer a touch of colour, add pops of contrasting bright tones such as pinks or oranges for an iconic look. Towels, ornaments, pictures and flowers are all great ways of adding vibrant colours to a dramatic backdrop.

Choosing the right lighting can create a soft, sultry atmosphere when you have dark walls or furniture. Use warm hues against a striking black feature wall for a cosy and welcoming feel. A luxury floor lamp can provide a subtle glow rather than using bright ceiling lighting. For the ultimate in indulgence, and if space allows, choose a roll-top bath and stylish taps for a wonderfully gothic feel. You can give your bathroom the wow factor if you dare to be brave.


Inject the colour trends of 2022 into your bathroom with Crown

The colour trends for bathrooms can be used as a foundation for updating your space, with your use of them easily adjusted to match your style.

You don’t need to undertake a complete overhaul, so explore the full range of bathroom paints from Crown to find the right interior colour for you to freshen things up in 2022.

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