Colourful bathrooms

It’s a well known fact that colour has a huge influence on our emotions, our thinking and our reactions. Just try to imagine a life without colour! Yet when it comes to interior design, that is all too often what happens. For bathrooms especially, many people mistakenly assume that white is the de facto shade. They worry that bold, bright colours will seem too brash, too vulgar, too intimidating. Well, we think it’s time for a rethink. Bathrooms most certainly don’t have to be neutral. And you definitely aren’t limited to plain, white, simple and boring. If you’re ready to be adventurous, we have plenty of colourful bathrooms ideas to inspire you. Read on to discover how to incorporate colour in your bathroom and create a stylish, modern alternative to monochrome.

Off the wall

If you’re not used to decorating with colour, it can be difficult to know where to start. Think about the shades you know you like, and draw inspiration from that. If you’re not too sure about coloured sanitaryware, why not start with your walls? Simply choose some colours and then experiment with the tones and hues. Make sure you place your shortlisted shades in all areas of your bathroom (dark corners, near the window, etc). That’s because colours can change appearance according to where they are placed and the light they are in.

What do you think of these Ravello Tiles from Fired Earth?

Colourful bathrooms - Ravello tiles from Fired Earth

It’s true that light, bright coloured walls can make your bathroom feel open and airy. But don’t discount darker and/or vibrant hues in line with the colourful bathrooms trend. We adore the bold blue of these Ravello tiles from Fired Earth. These were inspired by the tiles found at the Villa Temple Mare in the town of Ravello on the Amalfi coast. Perfect if you’re a fan of classic Mediterranean style!

This Sanderson wallpaper creates dramatic impact in this colourful bathroom

Colourful bathrooms - Sanderson flamingos wallpaper

If you want to add colour – but not on every wall – select a statement area. And don’t think tiles are the only option among your colourful bathrooms ideas. In the right location, wallpaper works surprisingly well in bathrooms, particularly in a colourful bathrooms scheme. We think the turquoise and pink colour on this striking Flamingos design from Sanderson adds real interest and visual appeal. Visit for more inspiration.

Get in touch to find out how we can produce a
toilet pan and cistern for you in whole host of colour ways!

Colourful bathrooms - The Remarkable Toilet Company pink toilet

Own the throne

If you’re feeling more audacious with your design ideas, we offer a huge range of coloured/patterned toilet pans and cisterns. So if you’re really looking to make the ultimate style statement with colourful bathrooms ideas, look no further. Whether you’re seeking something classic or contemporary, we’re sure to have a toilet that suits. Embrace the Victorian aesthetic with a floral toilet pan plus mahogany cistern. Go Art Deco with a sleek, satin black cistern. Or inject some contemporary style with a metallic toilet system. Choose from chrome, bronze, graphite or gold.

Bringing Art Deco-style into the now with this smart, fresh green toilet and basin

Colourful bathrooms - antique mint green Art Deco toilet and basin

If you have something specific in mind and you want to discuss your colourful bathrooms ideas, speak to us and we’ll be happy to help. Remember that you can also order traditional-style bathroom products, such as this mint green Art Deco toilet and matching pedestal basin, too. Get in touch for more information.

What do you think of our Tea cup basin? It will provide a novel
way in which to add interest to a colourful bathrooms scheme!

Colourful bathrooms - Tea cub basin

Basin matters

We Brits are renowned for our love of tea – and now the humble cuppa can help transform your bathroom too! This colourful Tea Cup Basin is sure to appeal if you’re after original or unusual fixtures. We think it’s perfect for a downstairs cloakroom, or a his and hers option in an ensuite. Other colours include pink, black and green.

Looking for primary accents of colour in your bathroom?
We can help with our colour-matching service

Colourful bathrooms - bathroom example as seen on Design Sponge

The art of accessorising

If you’re not quite ready for pastel sanitaryware, there are plenty of other ways to colour-bomb your bathroom. Mix and match some bold furniture and accessories instead. This is an easy way to introduce bright pops of colour to your colourful bathrooms scheme, without too much expense or commitment. Colour-lover Betina Bianculli shows us how it’s done with primary accents of red, yellow, green and blue. Behold her bathroom on Design Sponge – and we promise, you’ll never go back to beige!

Do you require luminosity in your bathroom? Then
you’ll love our funky flush pipes and brackets!

Colourful bathrooms - The Remarkable Toilet Company flush pipe and brackets

Updating your existing sanitaryware and furniture with coloured elements is another fast design fix. We supply flush pipes and brackets in any colour of your choice. Make your bathroom zing with flashes of luminous green, or stay subtle with more traditional shades such as copper.

Want something extra from your loo brush? We can
colour-match your accessories to suit your signature colour

Colourful bathrooms - The Remarkable Toilet Company toilet brush and holder

They might not be the most glamorous of accessories, but don’t overlook the humble toilet brush, bin or paper holder. Small accessories like this can create a big impact so don’t automatically plump for chrome or white. Our top colourful bathrooms tip is to select a shade that complements or even contrasts with the rest of your bathroom décor.

Citrus colours on bathroom accessories can instantly
bring a burst of colour to the bathroom

Colourful bathrooms - Wesco bathroom accessories

Citrus colours such as lime green are a great way to go bold and bright. This matching set from Wesco is a stylish way to dip a toe into the colourful bathroom trend. All three feature a powder-coated steel exterior for extra durability.

If you have other ideas of how you’d like your toilet brush and holder to look, just tell us what you’d like. Retro, powder pink, with gold styling, perhaps? No problem.

Add colourful finishing touches to your bathroom
with a designer bath sheet

Colour bathrooms Missoni bath sheet

The finishing touches

Everyday items, such as towels and bath mats, are an instant and versatile way to introduce colour to your bathroom. So ditch those boring beige bath towels for something with a bit more pizzazz. Why not treat yourself to this rainbow-bright butterfly beach towel from Missoni? We absolutely love the mix of delicate and bold colours.

If you’re looking for a touch of lighthearted luxury, indulge your quirky side with a Scion Mr Fox Bath Mat. Fun and funky, these can work well with a wide variety of colour schemes.

If you have a grand design for your bathroom or WC, talk to us. As well as our existing wide range of products, we can create everything you need for your perfect bathroom. Simply order online or talk to our toilet imagineers about your ideas: Call us on 01362 684102 or email


How to introduce metallics to your bathroom

If you’re looking to update your bathroom in 2019, make metallics a priority. A key trend in interior design for the past few years, metallics work especially well in a variety of bathrooms. If you’re short on time – or pennies – injecting a metallic finish with an accessory, such as a luxury toilet roll holder, can be a fast, cost-effective way to revamp your space. Conversely, if your budget allows, they’re a great way to make a statement, through a key piece of luxury sanitaryware. Chrome has long been the go-to metallic shade for bathrooms, but don’t be afraid to experiment. Copper, graphite and bronze are becoming increasingly popular. Mixing metallics is also a great way to add interest and show off your individual style. So don’t feel everything has to match precisely – clever contrasts can look amazing, too. Simply follow our expert guide on how to achieve metallic magic in your bathroom:

We can design and create a metallic toilet to suit your individual needs – just check out this beautiful selection below

Statement sanitaryware

If you’re after some serious wow factor in your bathroom, consider incorporating metallics into your sanitaryware. These days, your toilet doesn’t have to be plain white. Why not create the ultimate style statement with chrome, black, gunmetal grey, copper, bronze or gold instead?

Pick a statement piece or choose an entire sanitaryware set from our unique Lyonnaise collection for a bathroom with the wow factor

Metallic toilets are surprisingly versatile and there’s a shade to suit every design style. For example, chrome and graphite can work equally well in a period setting or a loft-style apartment. They’re also great shades to select if you’re a fan of industrial chic. Bronze is a softer shade, that will instantly bring a touch of warmth of course. But if you’re not afraid to bring on the bling, then go for glamour with a toilet or even a urinal in a gold finish! We offer a bespoke service, where we can design pretty much anything you require for your bathroom – residential or commercial. So this is perfect if (like Iconic member’s club Annabel’s) you’re after something unique and eye-catching. Just see below.

Members’ club Annabel’s is blazing the trail with these stunning gargoyle urinals, which we designed and created for them.

However, if gilt-shaded toilet pans feel a little too adventurous, do not despair. There are plenty of other ways to tap into the metallics trend. Consider a metallic flush pipe instead, or maybe a metallic cistern. You could always select aluminium in a black finish with gold brackets for an edgy twist on classic Art Deco style.

Be inspired by our Arcade Albemarle bath in a striking nickel finish. These tubs feature a unique Belle Epoque appearance, which bridges the gap between modern minimalist and period style. Made from high quality stainless steel, this tub is so stylish. 

Bathing beauties

If you’re a fan of warmer, softer shades, choose copper, brass or rose gold for your bathroom. These metallics work brilliantly with natural materials, such as marble and wood, too, to create a clean, elegant effect.

You could invest in a bath with a copper, gold, nickel or graphite finish for a statement piece with the wow factor. Then team it with one of our toilets in a similar finish for a match made in heaven.

However, if you prefer to play safe and add a dash of metallic magic to your bathroom, opt for our TRTC Cast Iron Bateau Bath. With brass legs, we have hand-crafted this traditional bath and finished it to an exceptionally high standard.

We love these gold swan taps from Annabel’s bathroom teamed with pink onyx basins

If a gold bath feels too bling, try some gold taps instead. Gold fixtures add a touch of subtle opulence, and work well with a white colour scheme. Add other accents, such as a golden towel rail or shower fixing, for a simple yet striking effect.

This round, copper Danish mirror from features a metal chain for a retro touch, making a great statement piece for the bathroom 

The magic of mirrors

Mirrors are another excellent way to introduce just a hint of metallics to your bathroom. A larger mirror (or even two) will help your bathroom appear bigger and brighter. Metallic frames stand out beautifully in any bathroom setting.

Mirrors are a relatively inexpensive way to trial the mixed metallic trend. Combining gold and silver works surprisingly well. So if your taps and accessories are cool chrome or silver, why not experiment with a warm gold mirror frame?

Another option is to mix and match warmer tones of antique gold, rose gold, copper and brass for some sophisticated glow. Keep your shapes simple to let the colour do the talking. Quirky details, such as a metal chain, add extra interest.

Crossville’s sideview glass mosaic wall tiles, for example, are a classy way to add some razzle-dazzle to your room. Offered in polished and matte finishes, they’re a great way to introduce colour and texture to your walls or floor.

Wondrous walls

If you’re a fan of sparkle and shimmer, bling up your bathroom with a metallic wall. Metallic/mosaic tiles are a great way to highlight specific areas: think floor, recessed storage shelf, or statement wall. Choose from shades of copper, gold, silver or tungsten – or mix your metallics for optimum impact. 

Behold this tarnished silver-gilt paper in Hannah Cecil Gurney’s home (her father founded De Gournay, the handmade wallpaper company). The gilded lucky fish are an innovative interpretation of the metallic trend

Wallpaper might not be the obvious choice for a bathroom, but De Gournay proves it’s possible. These days, wall coverings can be designed to be moisture-resistant too, making them the perfect choice for a bathroom with the wow factor. Hand-painted Chinese-style wallpaper won’t work in every bathroom – but don’t discount nature motifs/patterns for your metallic design scheme.

Choose a statement ceiling light, like these models from John Lewis. The smart metallic finish delivers an industrial-inspired aesthetic to give your bathroom some on-trend edge, but with timeless styling. 

Let there be light

All the best bathrooms have great lighting. The right lighting options will enhance your fixtures, fittings and surfaces. They will also help you create the right mood and atmosphere. That might mean bigger and brighter in the mornings, when you’re getting ready to face the day. Or cosy and relaxing in the evening, when you need to unwind before bed. Lighting is another great way to experiment with metallics in your bathroom.

If you have a grand design for your bathroom or WC, talk to us. As well as our existing wide range of products, we can create everything you need for your perfect bathroom. Simply order online or talk to our toilet imagineers about your ideas: Call us on 01362 684102 or email

Wicked cisterns

All too often tucked away behind the loo, or even hidden in the wall, cisterns can be the Cinderella of bathroom interior design.

But it needn’t be so.  Choosing the right cistern can really lift your scheme.  It can make a grand statement or simply add some essential period detail.  Replacing a cistern with a hand-crafted period design creates a real centrepiece for your bathroom and is more cost effective than replacing a bath.

So we say it’s time to bring cisterns out of the shadows and into the limelight.  Here’s a few which we think will steal the show.


TRTC Metropolis Black Ceramic Cistern £270 
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Add some Edwardian drama to your bathroom with the High Level Traditional Satin Black Cistern exclusively from The Remarkable Toilet Company.  Hand finished in the UK, this traditional design echoes the grand style of the early 19th Century.



TRTC Art Deco Aluminium Cistern Black £600  

Art Deco Satin Black Aluminium Cistern 480mm x 215mm x 275mm 02Conjure up the Roaring Twenties with this Art Deco style Aluminium Cistern, available in a number of finishes including Black, Ivory, Primed or Polished. Hand cast at our UK foundry, this cistern is exclusive to The Remarkable Toilet Company.



TRTC Traditional Wooden Cisterns from £400

TRTC Oak Cistern In SituStep into the woods with a crafted Mahogany or Oak cistern. Or have it painted in your chosen colour, selected from the Farrow & Ball range.  Made in our UK workshop, from real wood, our cisterns are available with straight or tapered edges and lids.

Ask about bespoke: We can create variations of our wooden cistern to meet your particular requirements.  Contact us to discuss your plans.


Burlington High Level Chrome Cistern Cut Out 03Burlington Chrome High Level Cistern £499

Mirror Mirror on the wall!  This super chrome cistern is a real show stopper.  We offer a hand-picked selection of quality Burlington bathroom pieces, each one  lovingly crafted and hand finished using the finest materials and manufacturing processes.



imageIf you have a grand design for your bathroom or WC, talk to us. As well as our existing wide range of products, we can create everything you need for your perfect bathroom. Simply order online or talk to our toilet imagineers about your ideas:  call us on 01362 684102 or email


Royal flush … how we helped create a regal cloakroom

When it came to giving their cloakroom an uplift, a family in Marlborough, UK, had a very grand design. Having just moved into a Georgian former rectory, they wanted a scheme that stood up to the grand proportions of their Grade II listed home. However, with four school-age children, and this being the main ground floor cloakroom, it needed to be both practical and easy to maintain.

SimpsonsThroneToilet02.jpgThe family first made contact with us to enquire about the TRTC Throne Toilet. They’d fallen in love with the idea of creating a regal atmosphere for their ‘smallest room’ and felt that this would be the perfect centrepiece.

Our Throne Toilet is available in a variety of finishes including Oak and Mahogany.  Or we paint it in a Farrow and Ball colour of the client’s choice. In this case it was felt that the warm tones of Oak would help to create an authentic scheme.

Once the toilet had been chosen, the client asked us to help to source some key bathroom interior elements to bring their ideas to life. They wanted to create a true regal experience, while maintaining the understated elegance of their Georgian home.

The cistern – a glance at the photo and it’s easy to miss a vital element of any traditional toilet scheme – the cistern. To ensure that the Throne remained the centre feature, the plumber cleverly suggested concealing a high level cistern into a false ceiling, with the pull chain descending from above. This neat solution is a real space saver and would work well in any space where there is sufficient ceiling height above.

A graceful pull – It is always the details that create the finishing touches in any scheme. To complete the installation, we supplied the TRTC Grace Brass Toilet Pull, which we had cast from an original and finished by hand at a small UK foundry.


Wall covering – To source a wall covering befitting of such a splendid space we turned to Timorous Beasties and their wonderful library of vintage-inspired prints with a modern twist. The Napoleon Bee Wallpaper was the obvious choice and adds a hint of French elegance.



Finishing touches – For final details, we supplied a free-standing toilet roll holder which matches the Throne for grandeur. Intricate detailing, coupled with elegant scrolls in wrought iron, added another dimension to the space.  The family chose a Burlington-style ornate basin and opted for a fabulous chequerboard flooring.




We feel that this room is a proper tour de force in cloakroom design. A grander small washroom would be hard to find.


If you have a grand design for your bathroom or WC, talk to us. As well as our existing wide range of products, we can create everything you need for your perfect bathroom. Simply order online or talk to our toilet imagineers about your ideas:  call us on 01362 684102 or email

What makes a bathroom Victorian? Our top essentials to create your own

The Victorians were first to bring bathing into the comfort of their own homes. For those who could afford it, the creation of a room for personal pampering was the utmost in luxury. The really well off could even install heated water, plumbed-in baths and ‘water closets,’ creating a sheer haven for personal indulgence.

Not surprisingly the Victorian bathroom became the ultimate statement in grandeur. The idea caught on, the fixtures and fittings came down in price, and more households took their bathing inside. Bathroom elements such as the claw-footed bath and decorative vanity cabinets became smaller, designed to fit into snug spaces. The days of public baths and outside ‘privvies’ were numbered.

Despite the modernist trends of the 20th Century and minimalism of the 21st, our romance with the Victorian bathroom has endured. All over the world, a free standing bath, a finely painted cabinet and a decorated toilet are essential elements for bathroom luxury.

So if you’re creating a Victorian bathroom, or wishing to add some opulence to your space, here are our favourite elements for an authentic, luxurious scheme:

The TRTC Mahogany Floral Complete Toilet System

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We created the TRTC Floral Toilet from an original Victorian design, maintaining the original vibrancy of colour and intricate pattern detailing.  The perfect centre piece for an authentic Victorian scheme.


Traditional Wooden Round Toilet Seat Dark Oak White BGTRTC Traditional Wooden Toilet Seat, hand-crafted in Dark Oak, adds to the sumptuous feel of the Victorian closet.




Floral Multicoloured Pan, Metropolis Satin Black Cistern, Antique Gold Flush Pipe & Black Arcade Seat 01 White BG


TRTC High Level Brass Flush Pipe, Brass Cistern Brackets for intricate design details in the finish of choice for Victorian bathrooms


Burlington Carrara Marble Basin Top and White Aluminium Washstand with Shelf Cut Out 1

Burlington Carrera Marble Top and Basin with White Aluminium Washstand with Shelf

This exquisite piece is crafted and hand finished with exceptional care using the finest materials.



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TRTC Wood Panelled Bath with Steps

The ultimate statement in bathing luxury, this wonderful bath is based on an original Victorian design.


To create your Victorian bathroom, simply order online or talk to our toilet imagineers about your ideas. As well as our existing wide range of products, we can create everything you need for your perfect bathroom. To make your bathroom design a reality, call us on 01362 684102 or email

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Start with your finishes

Ensure your bathroom is finished to perfection with our range of toilet flush pipes.

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Finishes first

We know how important it is to begin your design with the finishes that make it perfect. For toilet flush pipes we offer Chrome, Brass, Antique Gold, Antique Brass and Antique Copper. This choice of finishes offers everything you need to create an elegant, individual space for your bathroom.

Prices start from £120, and you can see our full range here.

Simply order online or talk to our toilet imagineers about your ideas.   As well as our existing wide range of products, we can source everything you need for your perfect bathroom.

Start today


To begin making your bathroom design a reality, call us on 01362 684102 or email

Choosing the right toilet system

Our Toilet Imagineers take the mystery out of loo hunting

Fitting a new toilet system is easy. The trick is to make sure you choose the system – the combination of toilet pan, flush pipe and cistern – that is right for your space and your design scheme.

With lots of options and different names available on the market, this can be daunting. So here’s a simple guide.

In essence, toilet systems are broken down into these categories:

High Level System 

High Level Cistern

The traditional form, comprising a toilet pan connected to an exposed cistern  with a long flush pipe. The cistern usually sits high on the wall, safely secured on metal brackets and uses a pull chain, or push rod as its flushing mechanism. Typical height from the base of the pan to the top of the cistern is approximately 2.3m, making this system an ideal choice for spaces with high ceilings.






Angled high level cisternIf you fancy a High Level Toilet System but have a window in the way, there’s a simple solution.

An Angled High Level Flush Pipe Kit simply connects the cistern to the toilet pan at a right angle.


Medium/Low Level System

Medium level cistern

A more petite version of the High Level system, this uses a shorter length of flush pipe to connect the pan and cistern.

It  comes with either a lever or push button flush mechanism and is ideal for spaces that crave a traditional feel but lack headroom.

Traditionally the cistern may have matched the china of the toilet pan, however there are now many types of  woodenmetallic and patterned varieties readily available.

Close Coupled System

Close coupled cisternA combined toilet pan and cistern where the cistern effectively sits on top of the toilet pan to blend seamlessly and form a single unit.

Flush mechanisms for close coupled systems tend to be either by lever or push button.

Back to Wall System

Wall cisternThe toilet pan sits against the wall and the cistern is concealed.

This is a firm favourite in hotels and minimalist bathrooms.



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