8 ways to use green in a bathroom scheme

February 10, 2020

Refreshing and invigorating – green is the perfect colour choice for the bathroom. Try out these inspiring ideas to incorporate it into your decorating scheme.

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Image: Mandarin Stone 

The colour psychology surrounding green link back to nature, promoting clean, restorative qualities – all of which makes it a hue that’s made for the bathroom.

From light shades to dark, dramatic hues, there’s all kinds of ways to use and experiment with green. We’ve rounded up some of favourite examples to serve as inspiration for your design.

Pick a pale palette 

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Image: Good Homes 

If you’re scared of going super colourful in the bathroom, a light green scheme is an easy way to test the waters. We love how the soft apple green in this bathroom has been matched on the walls and the rolltop bath.

Go two tone 

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Image: Colour Pop ceramic tiles, Ca’Pietra

Metro tiles are a staple for the bathroom, but they’re also super versatile. This idea not only arranges them in a fun herringbone design, but also uses 2 shades of green to create striking stripes.

Opt for colourful fixtures

Green bathroom fittings may give you 70s-avocado-green-bath flashbacks, but there’s plenty of contemporary bathroom brands re-pioneering colour in the bathroom in this way.

Install wall panelling

traditional modern bathroom with green wall panelling -

Image: BC Designs 

An easy and inexpensive way to decorate a bathroom, this classic style wall panelling has been painted dark green for a heritage look. It makes for a brilliant contrast against the white and wood used elsewhere in the scheme.

Natural variation

Tiling a whole room in one tile can make for a really impactful space, but if the design lacks texture or pattern, it can fall a little flat. We love this bathroom design as it has used encaustic hexagon tiles with some natural differences, making for patches of light and dark that elevate it to another level.

Playful laying patterns

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Image: Oska jungle tiles, Mandarin Stone 

Alternatively, create interest in how you lay the tiles. These metro tiles have been laid in an intrciate design which creates a subtle focal point.

Rolltop baths

Indigenous Oxidised Copper Bath -

Image: Oxidised copper bath, Indigenous 

Painted rolltop baths are a great way to add colour to a scheme, but how about this oxidised copper beauty for something a little bit different within the green theme?

Tiled bath panel

Don’t settle for a plain, boring bath panel if you have a built-in tub. We love this idea, which sees green mosaics on the bath front, as well as the floor, with a contrast section in the centre.

And of course, for a truly green bathroom, don’t forget the plants!


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