One of the most popular design inspirations is the recreation of a Scandinavian spa vibe. Our clients look to echo this soothing aesthetic with neutral tones of cool grey, white and pale wood - this palette looks stunning when use with untreated oak, soft frosted glass and a white or pale gray rock-resin finish. We recommend one of our Taupe colour range or the palest of our Greys - Sugar, Cloud or C'est Balaud. A clean and minimalist finish, it works just as well in contemporary new builds and older buildings with a more traditional style.
However, with over 100 colours to choose from, a lot of our clients look to more adventurous shades. We have recently created striking and dynamic bathrooms with Turquoise and Ottoman wall finishes in the most vibrant Ocean shades. When creating a 'home spa' we also confidently recommend choosing a much darker colour than you might imagine. Shades of Thunder, Turf and Racing Green can create an intimate and soothing space, just as much as white or grey. This is particularly effective when combined with a lighter floor - a poured resin of Chalk, Alabaster or Sandstone that prevents the small space from feeling claustrophobic. Reversing this typical colour balance creates for an interesting and personal space - one that is truly your own home spa.
The Conran Shop
But don't just take our word for it! At the beginning of this year Sphere8 installed two wall installations at The Conran Shop - in both Marylebone and Chelsea. In the Chelsea store we created a home spa pop-up, complete with slippers, a robe and artfully stacked towels! The wall finish was created in Sphere8 Avant L'Orage - one of our darkest Warm Greys. It pairs perfectly with the light wood accents, and the warm greeny-brown undertones are broughout out by the foliage and beautiful bottles for various lotions and potions.
As the nights draw in, this time of year seems to always inspire a cosier aesthetic - and treating yourself in your own home spa seems the perfect solution! Get in touch with one of the team to discuss your own project...