When making decisions about your Gold Coast bathroom renovation, the realm of colour selection is one where a safe bet goes a long way. Sometimes making choices about colour can be difficult.
One way to simplify the process is to work backwards from colours you know will be included. One such colour is Gloss White.
Regardless of the style of bathroom you’re aiming for, gloss white practically features in every modern bathroom design. In this article we’re examining the different ways you can work with this popular colour for winning effects.
Gloss White in Bathrooms
A glossy white finish is practically a standard for bathroom inclusions such as basins, bathtubs, tiles and toilets. The popularity of these items extends from their hygienic (when clean!) appearance, affordability, compatibility, and the classical connotations of white – a timeless colour.
What’s fresher than gloss white? After a quick clean, it sparkles with cleanliness. In rooms where hygiene matters, it’s easy to see how gloss white elements can add value. This is partly due to the fact that gloss white doesn’t hide dirt and grime – it shows it. By sparkling, it communicates “I’m clean!” One reason why toilets are almost always gloss white.
Like a 107 million dollar Powerball win, gloss white is highly compatible with many people. But you don’t need to win the jackpot to access this look. Because of its enduring popularity, gloss white products are readily available from most suppliers.
Mixing gloss white with other common kitchen and bathroom design elements is too easy. Gloss white is highly compatible. In the examples below, take a look at how it easily mixes with silver, concrete, timber and even its opposite – gloss black!
This compatibility means gloss white can be used to connect other elements for a harmonious effect. Because many kitchen and bathroom elements naturally use gloss white (bathtub, sink, toilet, dishwasher, fridge) it means any time it’s used a relationship is created between those elements.
So, how can we work with glossy white elements in our bathrooms?
Gloss White in Bathroom Design
The following information explores different, winning types of contrast you can create when working with gloss white in your bathroom renovation. Contrast is an important principle. It adds visual interest and accentuates features. The great thing about gloss white is that it can be contrasted with a huge range of colours and textures for a variety of different effects.
Contrast with Matt White
A pleasing, minimal contrast can be achieved by contrasting gloss-white with matt white. This approach is advantageous because the look has integrity and it helps the glossy features to pop out.
In this image (Armrock Constructions Gold Coast Kitchen Renovation) you can see the splashback uses gloss-white tiles to create a low-tempo contrast with the remaining matt white kitchen (benchtop, cabinetry) for a pleasing overall effect.
Low Contrasts with Similar Tones
Other types of low-key tempo can be created by combining gloss-white with tones further up the contrast scale. In this picture, you can see how the bathroom sink has a strong visual presence amongst the soft and diffuse grey colour scheme.
On the other end of the spectrum, an extreme contrast can be created between gloss-white and black (or any dark colour). This is a much stronger, more striking effect.
In this custom-made bathroom vanity, our team has created a minimal gloss-white front, laminated gloss black benchtop and incorporated a raised basin (gloss white) with a shiny black tap to top things off.
Gloss White and Timber
Gloss white also works well with natural materials (or in this case, a laminated benchtop resembling a natural material – find out more here: Timber look laminates. Here, gloss white accentuates the beauty of the timber-style laminate and also book-ends the custom vanity as well.
Gloss White and Silver
Gloss white is commonly found with silver – taps, plugs, drains, handles, and lights and silver is a common combination for kitchens and bathrooms. In this example the gloss white laminated benchtop and tiles create a fresh, modern look for this bench-mounted bin.