Raring to embrace the return of coloured sanitaryware ? Thomas Furse-roberts, architect and director of Boundary Space, has the low-down
* The current volte-face from play-safe neutral interiors to embracing personality and designdifference is behind the revival of coloured sanitaryware. The response to our latest avocado bathroom design, which channels ultimate Seventies glamour, was overwhelmingly positive. * Primrose, jade and lavender suites were popular in the Thirties and there was a period in the Seventies when sepia and browns became fashionable. For us, salmon pink and avocado translate well today, but brown maybe not so much!
* Our riffing on classic
avocado and pink bathrooms has generated a huge following, but it’s important to make these relevant and we have updated to more sage greens and dusky pinks. We have a few ideas based on yellows and turquoises that we hope to explore soon, too. * Kohler is our ‘one to watch’ on the coloured ceramic front. We have been talking to them about colour and they have great form in terms of development. We are also talking to one of Britain’s oldest manufacturers - watch this space.