In the bath­room, white is al­ways right

The Prince George Citizen - The Citizen - Real Estate Weekly - - Real Estate Weekly -

In­te­rior de­sign­ers have a favourite say­ing about the de­ci­sion to go all-white in a bath­room – “At its best, it will be the most spec­tac­u­lar room you ever de­signed; at its worst it will be per­fectly sat­is­fac­tory.” In other words, al­ways safe, and some­times, out-of-this-world. What makes the dif­fer­ence?

A lot de­pends on what you put into it. An all-white back­ground will show­case any­thing to its best ad­van­tage. Tone-on-tone white adds another di­men­sion. Mar­ble, quartz or gleam­ing white tile al­ways brings a de­gree of so­phis­ti­ca­tion and el­e­gance. White tow­els, co-or­di­nated ac­ces­sories and light­ing all en­cour­age an oa­sis-like am­bi­ence.

Not all whites are cre­ated equal. For ex­am­ple, there are 140 colours in the Ben­jamin Moore White and Off-White Col­lec­tion. There are grey whites, blue whites, and pink whites. A warm white be­side a cool white can , very subtly, ac­cen­tu­ate ar­chi­tec­tural de­tails and cre­ate a look of lux­ury. But, be sure to check the light lev­els in your room be­fore you choose the wall colour and bath­room fixtures.

Like fine sheets, a white bath­room en­cour­ages re­lax­ation where you can es­cape all the stresses of the day. It is a place where you can linger in the shower or fill the tub and use your favourite bath oil to lux­u­ri­ate in your own pri­vate world.

A range of fixtures is avail­able, in­clud­ing sculpted toi­lets, vin­tage faucets, rain­for­est show­er­heads and free stand­ing soaker tubs, as well as use­ful, but beau­ti­ful, ac­ces­sories The styles shown here can be viewed and saved online at www.amer­i­can­stan­dard.ca.

Just beau­ti­ful – a her­itage look, not quite vin­tage. Strong lines, time­less, Town Square Col­lec­tion.

Con­tem­po­rary/mod­ern – mix the ma­te­ri­als, take a bold stance - Stu­dio Col­lec­tion.

Very tra­di­tional – two parts charm­ing, one part quaint­ness, lots of de­tail. Stan­dard and Portsmouth Col­lec­tions

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