A rain­bow of soft hues has es­caped the sweet shop and is now pep­ping up our bath­rooms

Living Etc - - BATHROOM TRENDS -

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

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