A rainbow of soft hues has escaped the sweet shop and is now pepping up our bathrooms
Sherbet hues – think pastels with a zingy twist – evoke an era of glitz and hedonism. ‘Dial back to Miami in the Thirties and Palm Springs in the Fifties – big ice cream-coloured convertibles, glamorous abodes and pool parties,’ says Louise Ashdown, showroom manager and head of design at West One Bathrooms. ‘We’re seeing gelato colours on ceramics, tiles and wallpaper. And, unlike dark or really bright colours, they are imbued with a softness that allows you to dip your toe in the water and build up to stronger tones in the same palette as your confidence grows.’
While sourcing non-white sanitaryware still requires a little digging, there is definitely evidence of these softer shades coming through Try Bettelux Shape baths, available framed in delicate Petal Pink or Pistachio Green powdercoated steel. West One Bathrooms has just launched its in-house Primo Lux range, which includes WCS, basins and baths in Camelia, a soft lavender pink, and Avio, which is a pretty sky blue. ‘The true beauty of sherbet shades is that they work exceptionally well with the stilltrending metallic brassware we’ve all fallen hard for – try mixing strawberry pink with matt gold taps. The effect is stunning and will lift your bathroom to new heights,’ adds Louise.
‘For 2019, colours in the bathroom are in. mix your Fresh Sherbet tones with white to really make an impact – your bathroom will be the Sweetest place in the house’ Nicola tresadern, UK marketing manager, Porcelanosa
Malaga Rose wall tiles, £41sq m, Porcelanosa. Jam basins, £333 each; Lounge copper taps, £803 each; and Urban copper bottle traps, £209 each, all Noken Porcelanosa Bathrooms. Sphere 60 mirrors,£299 each, HIB
This is India Mahdavi’s collection for Bisazza Bagno in Pistachio – Plouf bath, £9,800; Bling 3 bath mixer taps, £1,082; and Wow mirror, £1,082, all at CP Hart
These are Blue Pencil Salon floor tiles, £141sq m,Bert & May. Try Victorian Plumbing for a similar roll-top bath