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Give your bathroom an update with these must-have products and colours

29 Jul 2020

Whether you’re looking to do a quick update or executing a major renovation, the secret to a stylish, cohesive space is a clear plan and timeless materials. A well-designed bathroom should be easy to use, simple to clean and a joy to be in. This includes everything from colour choice to fittings and fixtures. We’ve combined some products from the latest Robertson Bathware catalogue with on trend Resene colours for six bathroom looks you’ll want to re-create in your own home.

European glamour

Brushed brass brings a taste of sophistication and classic luxury to the bathroom. Pair the Uno Basin Mixer, Monroe Vessel Basin and Project Robe Hook with a beautiful textured stone benchtop, a dark floor in Resene Colorwood Mahogany and walls in Resene Sea Fog for a traditional look with a contemporary edge. Add in pops of warm colours like Resene Sandal and Resene Half Sour Dough through towels and accessories for a look that could take you to the shores of the Mediterranean.

Country chic

With its classically ribbed rim and elegant form, the free-standing Warndon bath follows traditional design rules of symmetry – making it the perfect visual centrepiece in a large bathroom. For a sleek, French country aesthetic, look to pair this bath design with Resene Half New Demin Blue on the cabinetry with walls in Resene Rice Cake. A light wooden floor in Resene Colorwood Rock Salt timber stain will brighten the space and teams beautifully with Resene Blue Moon and Resene French Grey accessories.

Playful sorbets

The bathroom is the perfect place to be brave with colour, and playful pinks and corals are just the ticket. Because they’re soft and pretty, pair them with striking black accents, such as Resene Blackout, to evoke a more modern, mature look. Bring texture in with the Rombo Vessel Basin from Robertson Bathware in a crisp white hue similar to Resene Alabaster, which is perfectly paired with the matte black Vogue Metal Stand.


Beautifully treated wooden walls are a great statement piece in a bathroom that oozes rustic charm. Use Resene Colorwood Walnut to bring warmth and character to the room with cabinetry in Resene Regent Grey and darker details in Resene Eternity. The rounded Barcelona Matt White 55 Vessel Basin – in a colour similar to Resene Black White – is the perfect contrast piece, while pops of yellow, such as Resene Tulip Tree on a light fixture or towel hooks, will lend a touch of whimsy.

Modern minimalist

Subtle tonal sophistication is the way to go for a modern minimalist bathroom. Combine the elegant chrome Easyset Showerhead, Handpiece and Body Jet with wall colours in Resene Copyrite and Resene Settlement. Bring some subtle, but fresh, contrast with a ceiling and floor in Resene Sea Fog. To round out this elegant tonal look, furniture in Resene Flotsam and Resene Schooner will do the trick.

Green with envy

For those who love colour, fresh, invigorating green is a great hue for the bathroom. The Elementi Bare Concrete Basins from Robertson Bathware come in a variety of different colours, green included. The natural texture and softly rounded shape brings a gentle ambiance to the space. Combine with matt black tapware, in a colour similar to Resene Nero, and a splash of fresh Resene Alabaster on the ceiling and walls to help balance out the boldness of the basin. If colour is what you crave, go all out with walls in Resene Green House and flooring in Resene Mako. Pops of a lighter colour such as Resene Half Emerge brought in through accessories will keep the deeper colours from overpowering.

For more ideas, visit Robertson Bathroom’s showroom or take a browse through their online catalogue.