When Pantone announced greenery as the colour of the year for 2017, we saw various shades of green pop up everywhere around the home – from bold wallpaper prints to striking painted green kitchens units.

Jo Crane, Designer and Showroom Manager at Ripples Bathrooms, explains how to introduce green into your bathroom, though products, pattern and even plants!

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.

Basin available from Ripples Bathrooms

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.

Tiles available from Ripples Bathrooms

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.

Mixer and basin available from Ripples Bathrooms

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.