Whether you’re investing in a whole new suite or just applying some subtle changes, it’s worth considering what kind of bathroom taps are for you. There are certain aspects to take into account on the design front before purchasing new taps for your bathroom.
Colour scheme is one of the major factors to consider when purchasing new products. Obviously you want all your accessories to match, so it may be worth checking whether there are other accessories available for purchase, which complement the style of tap you have in mind. There are some very popular themes that a lot of domestic bathrooms apply. I like to categorise them as:-
- Clean cut – The typical colour scheme of a “clean cut” bathroom are variables of white and neutral shades. There aren’t many accent colours, leaving the bathroom having a very clean feel about it, a popular choice given the purpose of a bathroom. The pale colours also allow the bathroom to reflect a lot of light, be it natural or from a light fixture.
A clean cut bathroom is all about simplicity and functionality. This bath mixer tap is great for functionality, the sculpted lever handles provide a better grip are great for using if you have wet hands. The sleek design also give the design a modern yet simple feel.
- Traditional – These have a very homely feel and have a style that would perfectly suit a cottage. Think warm beiges and earthly tones combined with accessories that will never outdate, the colour scheme is generally soft with no harsh tones. The sinks are often on pedestals basins and the bathroom has a generally warm and welcoming feel to it.
Having hot and cold taps separate is typical of traditional bathroom. However, mixer taps are more convenient, especially for washing hands so this fixture combines the traditional feel whilst still having a mixer tap.
- Modern – Popular in newly built apartments. These bathrooms are generally colour schemed using the greyscale with one accent colour. The whole point of “stylish” bathrooms is that they adhere to the “minimalist” effect, creating the illusion of more space than there actually is. They generally contain chrome accessories as chrome reflects light and have a mirror effect, adhering with the idea of creating space.
Funky and individual designs are perfect for modern bathrooms as there are minimal accessories, meaning the style is crucial. The sharp cubic design is eye-catching and having a waterfall style flow is more unique than a regular mixer. Not forgetting the chrome effect will reflect the light.
- Luxury – Having a luxurious bathroom is all about creating a prestigious feel, whilst enjoying an environment that is perfect for relaxation and pampering. Luxurious bathrooms tend to have celebrity-like connotations and give the user a feeling of importance but do not need to actually cost the earth. Thick and soft bathmats suggest pampering, when stepped on they cushion the feet creating a luxurious feel.
The tap’s wide sizing creates a feeling of importance and is perfect for a large bath. The waterfall effect is more relaxing than the regular bath fillers’ water flow, relaxing the user before they even get in the bath.
Understanding what kind of bathroom you have or are aiming for is imperative when choosing what style of tap to have fitted. By choosing a tap that adheres to the style of your bathroom you can rest assured the style of your bathroom will flow.