Achieving bathroom consistency is all about creating a perfect bathroom. Perfect in what sense, you may wonder? Well, perfect in terms of scale, proportion, color, volume – elements that remove dullness and monotony from the room and bring in energy and a sense of relaxation – exactly what all bathrooms must emit.
What is consistency in interior design?
It’s all about creating a cohesive look by having materials, colors, and styles working well with each other and not competing with each other. There’s always the misunderstanding that interior design consistency is dull and boring, but it’s nothing of the sort. The misunderstanding lies in the misconception that there’s only one material and one color throughout the space. That’s not true. Consistency is all about finding colors and materials that look good together without clashing with each other.
Why do we need bathroom consistency?
By mixing and matching materials, furniture, styles, and color schemes, you create a serene environment that helps you unwind and relax. If something – a vibrant color, for example, sticks out of the scheme, it will attract your attention, stealing from your peace of mind. Everything you bring into the bathroom must work together well to give you a whole. A good example of that would be a choir – there are individual singers but they all give a splendid result.
Seeing it from a different angle, the way you make use of colors, light, and materials determines how you perceive space. When there’s a correct use of all such elements, what you perceive is harmony. You see the whole without getting interrupted by individual objects or fixtures.
How to achieve a cohesive bathroom design?
We would all agree that not all bathrooms are the same in regard to all things – size, brightness, shape. Not all tastes are the same either. Some people love contemporary bathrooms, some prefer traditional styles, some stand in between.
In spite of all that, the recipe to create a consistent look is the same. Let’s see the elements you should focus on.
• The chosen colors must belong to the same family. To avoid misinterpretations, it’s not necessary to stick to monochromatic schemes, although this would be great for a consistent look. The point is to marry colors that look great together and complement each other. You need colors that even if there’s a dominant one, it won’t clash with the others or stand out. If there’s a wooden bathroom cabinet and floor, for example, marble, greys, greens, and whites will match. Dominant colors are not just the vibrant ones. It often has to do with the surface’s pattern and color. For instance, a mosaic floor or an intricate black marble counter design could match well with colors of the same family – not necessarily more subtle but surely without patterns.
• Speaking of patterns and textures, you want to limit them to one surface. If you love marble wall and floor tiles, get exactly the same and don’t bring any more texture into the bathroom.
• For the best scale and proportion, follow the requirements in your bathroom. If this is a particularly tall room, you can use particularly tall doors too – just to bring one example. Not that average-height rooms won’t look great with tall doors. The secret to making the bathroom consistent though is to stick to the same scale. If there are two doors in the bathroom, choose the same ones in regard to dimensions, style, and color – don’t get one short and one tall one.
• Consistency is achieved with the right colors and limited patterns, but also with good lighting strategically installed – lighting for the moments you want to relax and lighting for the moments you want to feel energetic.
• One more important element for bathroom consistency is sticking to the same style. If you like many styles, ask your bathroom remodelers to make each bathroom in the house different. But within the same bathroom, the style should be uniform. If you like minimalism, forget crown moldings and raised panel doors. Having such an accent in a minimal bathroom would be impressive but would mess with consistency. And so, it’s all about making choices.