It may be ‘Blue Monday’ but don’t let that make you think blue is a sad or downbeat colour, especially for the bathroom.

Blue is a soothing shade and is also often associated with intelligence, a sense of calm and may even aid concentration, making it perfect for a peaceful and contemplative space like the bathroom, where you can relax and enjoy some time to yourself.

So if you’re thinking of adding blue to your bathroom here are some ideas to make the most of this harmonious hue:

Make blue the focal point and refresh a cast iron bath with a splash of serene colour, like this Buckingham Cast Iron roll top in a vibrant aqua. Make the shade ‘pop’ against a spectacular large-scale wallpaper, like this fabulous Christian Lacroix ‘Bagatelle – Reglisse’ from Designers Guild.

Buckingham Cast Iron Bath 


Alternatively use a blue with a jewel-like quality as the perfect backdrop to bold feature pieces like this combination of the Catania 1860 Blue tile from Topps Tiles and our own Alderley Freestanding Bath with a leather effect finish.

Alderley Leather Effect Acrylic Bath 


Navy or indigo create a spectacular and timeless look perfect for period bathrooms and create an ideal background for crisp white angular sanitaryware pieces; make even more impact with a high-level WC like this one from our Granley suite (shown above).

Or, for a more subtle look in a smaller space like a cloakroom or petite ensuite, try a Midnight Blue accent like the gorgeous colour featuring on our Limited Edition Glastonbury tap handles. You can even complete the look in a master bathroom with a matching luxury shower.

Glastonbury basin taps blue 


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