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If your bathroom needs a refresh, consider going green—literally. While environmentally conscious materials and sustainable practices are excellent choices for your bathroom, so can the rejuvenating and calming choice of color. Bathrooms are more than a utilitarian space and should inspire a sense of comfort. Green might seem like an unexpected or intimidating choice in a world so enamored with bright white bathrooms, but we’ve put together some ideas for how to bring it into your personal space and make an impact.
When presented with the concept of green tile, many people might recoil at the thought of abrasive and dated lime-colored kitchens and bathrooms popular in the 1970s. Luckily, there are so many contemporary and beautiful green tile options available and trending now that you’ll be able to leave that nightmare behind. Depending on the layout of your bathroom, consider a green tile backsplash for your sink or vanity area. For a much larger project you could renovate a whole shower with a sleek, fresh look.
There is more to choose from than plain square tile, too. Tile in other geometric shapes like hexagons and even rows of triangles have become popular in contemporary bathroom design and when paired with the perfect green color this can make a bold statement or simply inspire a clean sense of calm.
Green Painted Cabinets
A bit of green paint can go a long way, especially in a small space like a bathroom. If your cabinets need a makeover, try painting them a shade of green to transform the entire look and feel of the room. Depending on the choice of green, you can add a surprising amount of style with minimal effort. For example, a deep moss green paired with natural wood and a rustic mirror will give the space a relaxing but well-put-together farmhouse vibe. You can go with a mint or teal green and combine with bamboo and bright white for the feel of a modern spa. To turn up the glamor, pair deep emerald green with brass bathroom fixtures and jewel-toned towels.
Green Botanical Prints
Floral and botanical prints have been staples in bathroom decor for decades, but are more recently coming back into trend in a big way. Large-scale botanical prints are an excellent way to add green to your bathroom without repainting or re-tiling. For example, a bright tropical leaf design on a shower curtain will add a dose of green to the room in a single step. Botanical wallpaper can make a great accent wall and decorative bath towels or rugs will make your bathroom feel like a lush jungle. To avoid making the room look too busy with lots of patterns, try sticking to a single motif and repeating it in different places rather than mixing different prints in a small space.
These are just a few ways to bring green into your bathroom. Whether you want a full remodel or just a quick change of accessories, going green will reward you with a bathroom environment that is both soothing and invigorating.