11th June 2019

Dark woods finishes, ideal in any sized bathroom…


Most people will opt to choose a light and airy colour scheme for a bathroom, en-suite or cloakroom.

As one of the smallest rooms in your home, many play it safe by sticking to an off white or neutral palette. This is sure to make the small space feel as spacious as possible. Whilst fundamentally true, it is possible to use richly toned woods such as Walnut or dark Oak to great effect. However, many people will still opt for an all white space in a big bathroom.

It’s all about the layout

Clever planning is key to successful bathroom design. Incorporating storage into the overall layout is essential, as a cluttered bathroom with toiletries everywhere will never feel spacious.

Designers will always start planning a new bathroom by citing the basin. This is ideally on the wall directly in front of you as you open the door.

It’s not appealing to see a toilet as the first object in any bathroom, cloakroom or en-suite. Ideally, the toilet should be positioned on an adjacent wall, or in between the basin and bath.

create a focal point

Fundamentally it’s all about creating a focal point. Drawing the eye to the basin will detract away from the compact feeling. After all, fitting a basin, toilet and bath into an average British bathroom, which is no bigger than a king size bed, is no mean feat! As these three items are usually white, and with most shower trays also being white, you can afford to choose a dark wood finish for the bathroom furniture and break up the white expanse.

For a seamless look, choose a basin and toilet unit with a co-ordinating bath panel. New Orleans Oak is subtle woodgrain that makes for a pleasing bathroom.

It’s a finish that feels warm and inviting, even when used in conjunction with crisp white tiling.

Ideal in a cloakroom, the distinctive woodgrain of Dark Rockford makes for a talking point!

This richly intensive shade really benefits from being teamed with warmer neutral tiles and worksurface to accentuate its yellowy tones.

For contemporary looks, consider Carbon Marine.

It’s an intensely deep woodgrain, that looks stunning with crisp white worksurfaces and feature chrome handles.

Walnut is a timeless choice, whether your style is traditional or modern.

This classic woodgrain will transform any sized bathroom or cloakroom with its richly lustrous finish.

Dare to be different and consider a rich dark woodgrain finish for your new bathroom, en-suite or cloakroom?