One Room Two Looks

PHOTOGRAPHS Sean Calitz PRODUCTION Liezel Norval-Kruger PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Cara Furter WORDS Alma Viviers PAINTERS Darlington Musvamhiri and Edwin Mujuru 


Now so much more than a purely functional room, the bathroom has become a personal refuge from the busyness of the outside world. Plascon creates two spa-like havens using soft shades from the Plascon Kitchens & Bathrooms range.

Look 1: Minimalist Chic

The crisp, clean lines of this monochrome scheme in Plascon Kitchens & Bathrooms White is both classic and thoroughly contemporary. Mould and mildew are common problems in bathrooms but, as Plascon Kitchens & Bathrooms is specially formulated with Microshield™ to inhibit microbial growth, your white walls will stay spotless.

Remember to mask out fittings before you start painting, and place a drop sheet over the toilet, bath and floor to protect them from paint splatter. The trick to keeping this scheme thoroughly modern is to not give in to the temptation to add colour. Simply layer white on white. Keep furniture and accessories simple, too. Choose items in white, or opt for glass and stainless steel for that touch of glamour their shiny surfaces bring to a room.

Shopping list:

Wall: Plascon Kitchens & Bathrooms White (KBM1) 

Other: Masking tape, drop sheets, plastic paint tray, Hamilton’s Perfection 25mm paintbrush, Hamilton’s Polypile roller.

Look 2: Soulful Spa

Tranquil and meditative, this scheme in the soothing blue of Plascon Kitchens & Bathrooms Winter Haven is as much about creating a space for relaxation as it is about functionality. To achieve the calm, peaceful atmosphere, combine the soft neutrals of untreated wood with a warm shade of blue. The colours tone beautifully, and the wood and bamboo give the space a restful, natural feel.

A beautiful print or two also brings nature into the room. To keep the look soothing, stick to accessories either in tones of blue and purple, or in warm, natural shades. Key to creating a spa-like feel is the addition of comfortable seating, like a large upholstered ottoman. Not only does it keep clothes off the floor, but it provides a place to sit while you massage away stress with a relaxing body cream, or treat yourself to a pampering pedicure.

Shopping list:

Wall: Plascon Kitchens & Bathrooms Winter Haven (B2-E2-3) 

Other: Masking tape, drop sheets, plastic paint tray, Hamilton’s Perfection 25mm paintbrush, Hamilton’s Polypile roller.

For more handy tips, visit plasconspaces.co.za