Colour come­back?

Living Etc - - HOMES ⁄ ETC -

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.

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