Bathroom Bliss: Pinterest Loves This Pink and Curvy Design
If you're in need of some bathroom inspiration for your upcoming renovation, this retro-inspired look is right on trend, and we're in love with its colours.
A charming Italian bathroom has been trending on Pinterest for a while now, and we’re in full support of the pinners who are making it go viral. In case you missed it, it's a striking image from Milanese interior architecture firm Marcante Testa featuring a bold retro-inspired colour-blocking scheme complemented by black fittings and putty-coloured sanware. It's basically everything we’re looking for in a bathroom right now.
Here are three reasons why this space is bang on trend, and some tips on how to incorporate the look into your own bathroom at home.
1. '70s Splendour
As opposed to the cold modernism we've become so accustomed to in today's bathrooms, 2018's nostalgic, 1970s throwback is becoming even more popular this year, with all things groovy and sensual finding their way back into our decor schemes. To bring some of this cool into your own bathroom, incorporate some new-wave terrazzo, which shows no sign of slowing down as the design material of the moment.
Love the interiors and fashion of the 1970s? Then you’ll adore the decor in this apartment.
2. Keeping it Coral
While Millennial Pink has finally lost its appeal (it's one of the trends we'd rather was left behind in 2018), it has been replaced with another pinky hue in the form of Living Coral, Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2019. It's less bubblegum than its candy-coloured bretheren and more earthy than the dusty pinks of yesteryear, making it the perfect choice for a contemporary bathroom. So be bold with coral on your walls, or keep it simple with small accents or accessories like towels. If you’re stuck, here’s another House and Leisure guide to cracking the bathroom colour code.
Vibrant yet mellow, @pantone has announced its colour for 2019: warm, energising, nourishing and soft. ‘Living Coral’ is a reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly encompassing our daily lives. Inspired by this call for joy, connection and intimacy, we’ve rounded up a few outtakes from House and Leisure shoots that embody this hue ✨ @pantonesa
3. Embracing The Curve
From couches to tableware, the 2019 aesthetic demands a much smoother edge. Achieve this in your bathroom by introducing rounded basins, taps with sloping faucets, and cabinetry that chamfers dramatically. The house of gallerist Candice Marshall-Smith takes this look into the future, so read it for her tips and some more inspiration on how to bring the new '70s into your home.
In the #HLArtIssue2018, @smithstudioct owner Candace Marshall-Smith gives us a private viewing of her elegant seventies-style abode that she shares with her husband, Will, and their three children – plus there’s a remarkable collection of art adorning the walls wherever you turn. Explore more of this beautifully updated Oranjezicht family home on houseandleisure.co.za 📸 Greg Cox #HLInspired