Sometimes you can get overwhelmed with choices and do not know where to start. When designing your new bathroom it certainly seem like there is an unlimited choice of, bathrooms suites, showers, taps, tiles and accessories.
And the task does not get any easier if you opt for wall panels rather than tiles. Sure, the overall number of choices is less limited than tiles but there are still a bewildering array of colours, patterns, styles sizes and finishes that need to be taken into consideration.
Sometime there are disagreements within the household with one person wanting a dark and dramatic finish while the other might want a lighter brighter overall look.
One way to resolve this dilemma is to go for an accent wall as part of your design.
The photo above shows such a situation where the customer has installed a darker panel in the shower area and then opted for a lighter, tile-effect panel around the rest of the bathroom.
This is a tried and tested design technique that works really well in all rooms (it is a very common practice in living room styling), you just need to be sure that the two panels chosen have a reasonable degree of contrast and that the colours do not clash.
It is also possible to reverse the accent theme buy having the rest of the walls darker than the accent wall. This shower room illustrates this perfectly. The room has been finished with a painted plaster covering but the cubicle has been lined with our wall panels. Being white, these panels will pick up colour from the rest of the room so that the contrast is not too jarring. Conversely, if the whole room was finished in the plain white it could end up looking too “clinical” so a balance needs to be struck.
Showers are an area where the walls are regularly finished in a different colour or material to the rest of the room – showers over baths similarly get this treatment to great effect.