Additional reporting by Cheryl Lai-Lim.
According to Maria Fernandez, marketing manager of Cosentino Asia, the pandemic has encouraged homeowners to create purposefully designed spaces that provide much needed relaxation after a long day at work. One private refuge where we often turn to when it comes to rejuvenating? The bathroom.
In particular, bathrooms with a monochromatic colour scheme can be easily transformed into relaxing sanctuaries with their harmonious and visually cohesive look. “Sometimes less is more, so choosing monochrome surfaces is a great way to create an eye-catching effect in the bathroom,” says Fernandez.
To avoid a complete monotonous look, try opting for different shades, tones and tints of a single hue, or look towards adding texture for a modern appeal. Intrigued? Here, we cover how you can turn your bathroom into an ultra-chic spa-like haven by utilising a monochromatic colour scheme.
1. Go monochrome if your bathroom is small
Eve Mercier, founder of Hong Kong-based Insight School of Interior Design, recommends using a monochromatic palette especially for smaller spaces. “Using the same material conveys a visual flow and is a good solution for small bathroom,” she says.
“The smaller the space, the more you should go for a monochromatic palette. It's also a very good trick to use if you have a quirky space with funny angles, using the monochromatic tool will visually erase those spatial beeps. If you use a light palette, make sure the light temperature is warm enough or your bathroom might look like a hospital!”
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