Bathroom paints of the past

washroom paints of the past

The PANTONE Colour of the Year 2024 has been announced: PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz. This delicate, velvety shade reminded us of some of the colour trends we have seen in eras past, particularly in the bathroom. In this blog, we’re looking back on previous decades of decorating and remembering some of the best (and brightest!) of the bunch – which one would you choose for your office washroom?

1950s – Hot Pink

The 1950s were all about volume – big hair, loud music, and even louder colours! Hot pink bathrooms were fashionable and chic, adding a vibrant and exciting splash to the facilities. From tiling to towels, accent colour became a way to express individuality and liven up what was previously a much more utilitarian space.

1960s – Retro Prints

Move over, hot pink, here comes flower power. The garish patterns and colours of the 1960s were not just limited to clothing; they were often used to brighten up the bathroom! From paisley to polka dots, nothing was too much for the bathroom walls.

1970s – Avocado Green

Perhaps the most famous (and divisive) bathroom trend of all was born in the 1970s – avocado green. No such thing as too much, an entirely green bathroom was not an uncommon sight, from the porcelain to the tiling. Another common feature of 1970s bathrooms was carpeting instead of hard flooring, which might leave a modern decorator baffled but was all the rage 50 years ago!

2020s – Peach?

Skipping forward to the present day, PANTONE’s Colour of the Year may well begin to feature in 2020s bathrooms. With a light and airy feel, this gentle colour can help to open up a smaller space, and promote relaxation.

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