kb-network    Guest Blog 02 Aug 2017

Ripples Designer Jo Crane explains how to incorporate the colour green into the home

The bathroom retailer Ripples August sale arrives in 13 UK showrooms this week and they have themed the sale with one of their favourite trends – GREEN.

Ripples Designer Jo Crane has taken a closer look at how to “GO FOR GREEN” and offers her advice about how to incorporate the trending colour into the home.


A touch of luxe

Team greens with a darker colour palette, to bring out the sophisticated and timeless side of this colour, look to add a touch of metallic and champagne hues.

Contemporary vs. Traditional

When it comes to green, the end result will depend on the tone of colour you have used. If your bathroom has a nod towards the traditional then you need to
be looking at olive greens. If a contemporary space
is more your style then the bolder the better.

Trial the trend

If you want to trial the trend then look at accessories, many suppliers are now introducing green acrylic tables and mirrors which add an instant update.
A statement radiator in a pop of colour is also a great design option; coloured radiators not only lift a space but can increase heat output up to 20% too.

Plant life

The introduction of plant life into the bathroom makes this space connect with the outside and turns it from a cold clinical space into a living space, one you want to spend time in.

Create a statement
If you want to create quite the statement in your bathroom then painting the external surface of
a bath can really lift the space, opt for a subtle shade of green, mixed with encaustic tiles to create a hotel-inspired bathroom.

The Detail is in the Décor

A popular way of adding colour into your bathroom is with a feature tile or the use of different materials. It’s important to go sparingly; look to introduce a mosaic detail in a shower recess, coloured glass would work well too, consider using the glass as a vanity unit in a splash of cool mint green.

Bring the outdoors in

Green works beautifully with natural woods – I’m always a fan of forest greens mixed with copper
and brass tones for your fittings too. Consider using lighter tones of wood with darker greens and walnut tones to offset those brighter lime greens. If you aren’t sure whether you want to opt for natural wood, then take a look at our selection of porcelain wood- effect tiles, super effective and easy to maintain.

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