When it comes to bathroom fixtures, words like "punchy" and "vibrant" don’t immediately come to mind, but the growing trend of colorful sinks, tubs, toilets, and other fittings is working to change that. Though the color palette takes cues from the 1950s and ’60s—think Pepto Bismol pink and avocado green—the minimalist forms and playful textures are decidedly of the moment. Get ready to brighten up your bathroom with our favorite designs below.
Known primarily for their tile, Italian brand Bisazza asked India Mahdavi to design a line of bathroom fixtures as a follow-up to her 2015 tile collection for the company. Realizing that nearly all fixtures were white, she opted for a playful color palette of pinks, blues, and greens. The line includes a tub, sink, and mirror that all feature rounded edges, made of polished fiberglass.
From the British design and manufacturing company Kast comes a line of concrete wash basins that are available in 28 different colors and a variety of sizes, textures, and styles. The concrete basins are cast using techniques that combine the strength and characteristics of natural stone with the flexibility of the concrete mixture, and the results allow for durability, smooth finishes, unique patterns, and a surprising color palette.
Swoon’s Studio bathroom furniture series features a vanity unit designed by Fredrik Wallner topped with a ceramic vanity top from Italian company Globo, and designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune. The line emphasizes flexibility in size and color: the vanity comes in four sizes, and while the sink basin itself is only available in white, matte black, and matte gray, the vanity piece comes in 15 colors, from lime green to deep burgundy. What’s more, the legs of the vanity are optional and can have a metal, white, or black finish.
Based in Australia, Nood Co is known for their concrete products including furniture and housewares, and have worked to develop a line of concrete sink basins that feature their typical curved forms and muted but eye-catching colors ranging from charcoal to blush pink. The concrete basins feature a high level of water tolerance and abrasion resistance, meaning that they will withstand stains and heavy use, despite their thin profile.
Made in the United States, Whyte & Company produces made-to-order bathroom and kitchen sinks and basins from their proprietary blend of stone minerals, liquid pigment, and resin. The resulting composite material is formed into a variety of different sink types including undermount, overmount, vessel, single-basin, and double-basin. Their sinks are available in nearly 30 different colors that err on the side of intense and energetic, like lime green, tangerine, and teal.
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