The chromatic embodiment of power and passion, red’s revival is making our hearts soar
This striking hue may not have darkened our doors since the Eighties, but hold on to your hats: red is back and hotter than ever. A shade that takes no prisoners, red is energising, invigorating, and the colour of action. ‘For 2019, it’s time to rip up the minimalist rule book as myriad new shades, such as vibrant red, stage a comeback in the bathroom,’ says Rachel Martin, merchandising director of CP Hart.
According to 2LG Studio, which developed this eye-catching installation for CP Hart’s Waterloo showroom, the bathroom is the perfect place to embrace red. ‘It can be used like a rich jewel that will strengthen your spirit for the day ahead,’ says the studio’s co-founder, Russell Whitehead. ‘I believe this year is a time for bravery and boldness. We all need to burn brighter and find creative solutions for the problems we may be facing. A little bit of playfulness and a lot of passion is what we love in an interior to get the spirit soaring, and a combination of luscious red and pink truly gives us life.’
Bettelux Oval Silhouette bath, from £5,596,Bette; Opus Romano matt mosaic wall tiles, from £130sq m,Bisazza; and I Balocchi bath mixer, from £679, Fratelli Fantini, all at CP Hart. Capsule Keski pendant in gloss red, £2,600, 2LG Studio x Cameron Design House