When big color is used to pump up stylish bathroom features, the results can be as show stopping as these two concept baths. Wainscots and moldings would look extreme in a hue as loaded as shocking pink [top]. But to express the techno aspect of Kohler’s VibrAcoustic hydrotherapy tub, the hot hue and shiny, flat surfaces help make the point. The tub combines color lighting with a complex sound system that amplifies music in the room and uses the same music or other audio to create sound waves in the water. It hooks up to an MP3 player, a smartphone or tablet. This tub gives new meaning to the phrase “ya feel me?”
Recently, a reader left a comment asking whether it would look good to use penny round tiles on a wall and then continue them across the floor. This colorful modern bathroom does just that with medium-scale subway tiles. Painting the ceilings and walls in the same lime-green hue as the glass bricks makes it feel a bit like a cocoon. Though I may be focused on the color — how could I not be? I adore this acid green — the glitz is used to set off the Hydro Rail shower column – a type of super-practical shower head that can be raised, lowered or detached to use as a hand shower.
Another view of the bath space focuses on the vanity and shows a bit of the supernal glass-tile floor but also supports my idea that wall color is the most transformational element in any living space.