Wyndmoor Residence bathroomTraditional Bathroom, Philadelphia
Photography: Barry Halkin
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Picking the right colour for your bathroom suiteAvocado? Rose pink? Or maybe a fetching light brown? Back in the 1970s, choosing the best shade of porcelain for your new bathroom suite (including bidet) was a potential headache. Nowadays, fortunately, it’s all about fresh and versatile white – much easier to coordinate with your hand towels. However, colour does seem to be creeping back into bathrooms, albeit in new ways. For example, this spring green (not the avocado of our memories) looks rather lovely on the tub and basin in this modern bathroom. Black is also growing in popularity for taps, shower frames and basins. In fact, who knows, beige could be back one day as well…Is this the hottest trend in bathrooms right now?
Colour up your bathroom suitesNot only did ’80s homeowners have to pick the colour of their bathroom walls and floors, they also had to worry about the shade of their bathroom suites. Baths, sinks and loos came in a range of delightful shades, including a high-tech two tone – yes, this really was a thing. If you’d decorated in the 1970s, your avocado suite was probably still going strong in the ’80s, but all traces of green were ripped out of bathrooms in the years that followed.We’re not suggesting a revival of the all-over avocado bathroom suite (yet), but there has been a leaning toward green wash spaces lately. The shade usually appears on tiles and wall paint, but this beautiful bathroom shows how a lick of avocado on the underside of period-style baths and sinks can look simply delicious.