Sober lines, designer furniture, high tech equipment, the contemporary bathroom is more particularly in the modern design style, where minimalism, modernity and comfort are the key words. In this article, our specialists give you good advice and tips for creating a contemporary decor to your taste in your bathroom.
Which colours to choose?
The choice of monochrome
Monochrome (one colour), a combination of black and white, is particularly suitable for decorating a contemporary bathroom with a modern and designer style. To create a contemporary bathroom in monochrome, you just have to paint all your walls in white and opt for black furnishings and accessories, or vice versa, to paint your walls in black and choose white or beige furniture and accessories.
The advantage of monochrome is its ease of implementation. Indeed, if you opt for white walls, it should not take you a lot of time in case of fitting out in a new house or apartment because, in many cases, the walls are already white. On the other hand, the monochrome decoration brings a chic and designer touch as well as the luminosity and the feeling of space so characteristic of the modern design style.
Cold coloured white card
If the modern design style of your future contemporary bathroom is well embodied in the monochrome decoration, it is also embodied particularly well in a combination of cold colours: white, Gray, black, brown and beige. This set of cool, neutral hues brings the clean, bright and elegant effect so dear to modern and contemporary interiors. White strongly contributes to the impression of space and luminosity. Natural shades such as greys, browns or beiges provide fluidity and comfort for a feeling of well-being. Touches of black on the frames and windows as well as metal or steel structure the room and bring shine and play of light.
What materials to choose in a contemporary bathroom?
Most often, for a contemporary bathroom, we choose natural materials such as stone, marble, wood or waxed concrete. Glass is also essential to bring transparency and luminosity. Metal, steel, stainless steel or even aluminium readily underscore the sought-after design and modern side. Depending on the atmosphere you want to have in the water feature, you can decline its materials in several forms.
The choice of stone or tiles
For stone, tiling is generally chosen for its ease of installation and maintenance. Material par excellence for the bathroom, it takes on multiple styles and there is no lack of association ideas.
The choice of wood
Lacquered wood, or, if you prefer the warmth of wood, know that in a humid environment such as the bathroom, it is necessary to choose an exotic wood, because it is rot-proof and therefore not afraid of water. Very trendy, too, exotic wood is also very frequently adopted for decoration. Dark or light in colour, it goes well with many materials and accessories. It is ideal for a spirit that is both warm and designer.
The choice of waxed concrete
Waxed concrete is also increasingly popular and also fills the pages of decoration magazines. Resolutely contemporary, this raw material can dress the floor, walls or even furniture for a very trendy result. With its contemporary look, waxed concrete brings a loft effect to your decor while refinement.
In addition to being design, waxed concrete allows many fantasies since it is possible to add pigments for a more original and colourful rendering. However, this coating is delicate to apply and that is why it is recommended to call a professional for your work. Especially since, in the bathroom, a water – repellent treatment of your waxed concrete is absolutely essential to avoid stains.
The choice of marble
In a high-end and ultra-chic register, marble also offers a contemporary and trendy look. Black and white, beige, brown, there is a huge variety of marbles and you will be spoiled for choice in terms of hues, mottles and shades. For a more economical side, know that there are now tiles for floors and walls with a most faithful imitation for a contemporary bathroom with an elegant and refined decor.