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A beautiful looking highly functional bathroom is an essential part of any home and getting what you want can be pricey.

With this in mind it’s wise to factor longevity into your plans (remembering those who were seduced by avocado or peach-coloured fittings in the early 1980s, and lived to regret it). Buy the best you can afford, looking ahead and asking yourself if you could make cosmetic changes later on without needing to replace the big stuff. Our retouches on this page certainly prove that this is possible!

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Four colour panel
A use of whimsical French-inspired bathroom fittings
1. The original scheme for this room has a dreamy lavender-infused colour scheme that underpins the whimsical French-inspired fittings – the wrought iron supported curvy basin, the candelabra, the half-height panelling and the free-standing bath. The subtle greyed lilac-blue of Resene Mischka is used on the panelling while Resene Seashell is used on the walls above – a mother-of-pearl grey, soft and tender.
Dramatic neutral bathroom
2.Neutral yet very nice, this scheme is based around Resene Merino, a light versatile off-white with an understated suggestion of oxide green. The tongue-and-groove panelling is highlighted with the use of the warmed-up and versatile neutral of Resene Double White Pointer. On the window frames Resene Half Alabaster is pure and bright while the bath and basin exteriors spring to life with a touch of dramatic, inky Resene Jaguar.
Drama in this striking bathroom
3.Drama is the order of the day in this striking bathroom where a comfortable classic scene using the dependable Resene Double Alabaster on the ceiling and walls, is shaken awake by the addition of aptly named Resene Wild Thing – a look-at-me yellow, on the bath exterior. The panelled walls, the basin base and window frame feature Resene Half Tuna, a steely, stormy grey.
Fun with vintage bathroom tones
4.Fun is to the fore with a scheme of saturated vintage tones. A two-tone seafoam blue combo washes the walls using Resene Bali Hai, on the bottom and Resene Cut Glass on the top and on the trims. But the surprises don’t stop here. Challenging the senses, Resene Candy Floss is an explosive hot magenta pink that positively glows on the bath and basin bases.

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