coloured fixtures

Make Your Bathroom Standout With Bold Coloured Fixtures and Taps

Choosing the right fixtures and taps for a bathroom is serious work. The fixtures and taps need to fit the style, size and budget allowed for the bathroom installation. If you need to save money, choosing cheaper taps and fixtures is the easiest way to go.

If money is no problem and you’re looking to break away from current bathroom trends or the simple white fixture and chrome tapware look, you’ll get some inspiration from this post.

Coloured fixtures and tapware are slowly finding their place in the bathroom. I’ll be honest and say I’m not a huge fan as I love a simple and fresh colour scheme. I prefer to add colour with accessories and linen. But if you want to be a bit daring in your design and are looking to add some wow to your bathroom, why not consider these bold coloured fixtures and taps, which are available in Australia?

I first saw this orange toilet on Interiors Addict and I don’t mind it, but it’s not something I would consider in a bathroom for myself. The Taormina Wall Mount Pan by Bocchi is bright and very different. It’s a sleek design and costs around $1399. I think it could look great in a monochromatic bathroom or plain white bathroom.

orange toilet suite

Bocchi like to push the boundaries in their fixture design.  They also make unique vessel basins in a range of colours including this Gloss Sapphire. It’s an easy  clean basin and the geometry makes it a graceful vessel to install. I quite like how the basins have been paired with chrome wall spout tapware in the picture below.

bocchi blue vessel basins

If coloured fixtures aren’t your cup of tea, why not a install a block colour mixer? I have mentioned on the blog before that these types of taps fade and age miserably. They look great when installed, but the soap and watermarks can change the colour of the powder coating or enamel – depending on how the tap is coated. But if you’re keen for the wow factor, this red mixer from Astra Walker would definitely turn heads in your bathroom.

Astra walker red basin mixer

For a subtle hint of colour, Caroma has introduced a new range of coloured panels for their Invisi Series II Dual Flush buttons. The plates come in a range of colours including Feisty, Cheeky Red, Spirited Yellow, Bold Blue and Fresh Green. I love the colours and think they’d add a bit of fun to any bathroom. The panels also come in a range of metallic shades too.

Caroma Invisie Series II Colour panels

To see how coloured fixtures or tapware can look in a bathroom, here are some ideas from Houzz.

Zucchetti Isy stick, basin taps in red

 

Junipero Ave II

 

Maisonette, Notting Hill

Would you have coloured fixtures or taps in your bathroom? Do you think it’s a trend that we’ll see more of? Have you removed coloured fixtures?

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  • Alix@thebuilderette

    Oh no – not for me! The most I could come at is those coloured flush mounts. Kohler does some coloured undermount basins – I’ve seen them in a lovely turquoise but still, I’d prefer to add colour with towels and accessories. However, as I’m typing I’m thinking about some bathrooms I love with bold tiles – so why do I feel differently about toilets and basins and taps? Hmmmm. Riddle me that, Batman.

    • I’m like you and prefer to add colour with accessories and towels. I do love bold tiles too – the Moroccan or Bohemian style mixed pattern tiles definitely grab my attention, but they have to be installed in the right spaced bathroom to not make it too busy or small.

  • Michelle @ Jarrah Jungle

    We had a lovely retro pale pink bathroom before we renovated, this is like the trends from the 1960s but in brighter fun colours! I would be too scared to renovate with this much colour on the fittings as I can just imagine in 50 years time people renovating the house and removing everything like we did!

    • Your old bathroom reminds me of my grandparents bathroom. Everything was pastel or pale colours. I agree that in so many years time people will rip it out and put something new.

  • Charlene Morunga

    I would love a simple bathroom with a pop of colour…using accessories, not fixtures and taps. It looks retro! I know my friend would LOVE that orange toilet! ha! Have a great week and thanks for hosting, Bec.

  • I think I would need a very colourful, quirky house to go with a bathroom with pops of colour like this! I like the blue basin bowls the best. The orange toilet seat would be a ‘brave’ statement…. I’d like to see the house that can pull it off well.