Colourful interiors are blooming wonderful

  • Vincent van Gogh once said that “artists expose hidden harmonies and contrasts that naturally interact with each other.”
  • Today, agencies and colour experts offer guides that reflect the trends and subtle changes in our perception of colour, like Pantone’s Fashion Colour Trend Report, published every six months.

Colour in rooms is on the rise, with cafés, galleries, luxury stores, and restaurants all utilising new, distinctive, even daring colour palettes. Architects are undertaking unique spatial experiments, bringing back the vibrant palettes reminiscent of Verner Panton and Pop Art. The use of colour has returned as a luxurious design tool, transforming spaces into special places.

This trend extends to our homes, where exclusive accent colours are setting the tone alongside elegant material combinations. Colour has the power to expand spaces, charge them with energy, create quiet zones, and soothe the soul.

Bathrooms are showing their true colours

Bathrooms, as intimate spaces that reflect our wishes and personalities, require carefully chosen colour palettes that bring joy and haptic experiences. AXOR recognises personalisation as one of its core competencies and as such, offers a range of special colours, surfaces, and materials, allowing for numerous customisation options.

AXOR FinishPlus provides interior designers with exclusive colours and surfaces to create diverse designs. With options like Brushed Red Gold and Polished Black Chrome, the possibilities are endless. The physical vapor deposition (PVD) process ensures a special brilliance and resistance for chrome surfaces treated in a high vacuum.

Colours are becoming powerful tools for personal expression. Image credit: AXOR

In the futuristic bathroom concept “Utopian Dream” by Studio Masquespacio for example (include pic), the emphasis is on experiencing absolute relaxation and transcendence. The use of AXOR FinishPlus Polished Black Chrome finish on various elements, including the washbasin, bathtub, shower, and accessories, creates a sense of continuity and perfection. This integration of colour and surface reflects Pablo Picasso’s observation that “art washes away the dust of everyday life from the soul,” making the bathroom a truly exceptional space.

The AXOR Signature service takes personalized luxury to the next level. It allows bathroom faucets to become highly personal, one-of-a-kind pieces. With options like laser engraving, printing, deep engraving signets, and modified handles, customers can create a bathroom that truly reflects their individuality. The AXOR One Colours, curated by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, offer a range of colours that perfectly match various materials. Each colour provides limitless scope for self-expression and individuality.

As colour makes a bold comeback in interior design, bathrooms are becoming vibrant spaces, offering an immersive experience of colour and design. AXOR FinishPlus and the AXOR Signature service enable designers to unleash their creativity and produce captivating bathroom designs.

The integration of carefully chosen colours, surfaces, and materials in exceptional bathrooms creates a cohesive and immersive experience. It transports individuals to a state of absolute relaxation and transcendence, providing a haven for personal solace and tranquility.

The resurgence of colour in interior design, particularly in bathrooms, is a testament to its transformative power. Designers and professionals in the industry have embraced colour as a means to create harmonious and captivating environments. With manufacturers like AXOR offering a diverse colour palette, personalised services, and exclusive finishes, the possibilities for stunning and individualised interiors are endless. Let your imagination run wild and bring vibrant colours to life in your own space.

For information from the latest Whitepaper published by AXOR, written by Oliver Herwig visit: https://www.axor-design.com/int/inspiration/whitepaper/the-power-of-colors

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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