High con­trast

A high con­trast, monochrome colour scheme can make a se­ri­ously stylish de­sign state­ment

Your Home and Garden - - Yh&g + Mico -

About to em­bark on a bath­room reno? This is one room in the home you can have some fun with! If you’re in­ter­ested in an all-white or all-black look but don’t want your bath­room to look stark, this could be for you. Mix­ing dark with light cre­ates wow fac­tor and lay­er­ing con­trast­ing tex­tures and fin­ishes will en­sure a feel­ing of calm. Louise Cook, Na­tional Prod­uct Man­ager from Mico Bath­rooms, talks us through how to achieve this look.

LOUISE’S BATH­ROOM RENO TIPS

> Choose your style What style suits you as a per­son or fam­ily and fits best with the era of your home? Mico Bath­rooms’ Bath­room Book is a great source of in­spi­ra­tion. It can help you find a style that’s right for you – and that bal­ances with the look of your home.

> Plan your space Mico Bath­rooms’ in­ter­ac­tive bath­room plan­ner (find it at mico.co.nz) al­lows you to vi­su­alise your space in 3D be­fore mak­ing any big de­ci­sions.

> Choose your state­ment pieces Pick out the big-ticket items first. Your choice in van­i­ties and bath­tubs will in­flu­ence and im­pact your other pur­chases.

HOW TO ACHIEVE A HIGH CON­TRAST LOOK

> De­cide whether dark or light will be your an­chor A state­ment piece like a van­ity or bath might de­ter­mine this or a large sur­face area colour/pat­tern on the walls or floor.

> Ac­ces­sorise with the con­trast­ing colour In this look (main im­age) white is used spar­ingly to break up the dark and cre­ate a fresh and stylish look.

> Go big on floor­ing If the rest of your room is fairly clean and min­i­mal, look for floor­ing tiles with a bit of per­son­al­ity. Avoid wood or wood-look floor­ing for this par­tic­u­lar style.

> Don’t be afraid to mix and match matte with gloss Glossy tiles with matte black tap­ware will pro­vide tex­ture and sub­tle in­ter­est.

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