Grey bathroom wall panels are popular. Really popular. Together with white panels, they make up the majority of sales. There are many reasons for this.
The biggest advantage of selecting one of the light grey panels is that they give you a blank canvas. This enables you to add any other colour you like without fear of any of the colours clashing.
We would usually advise that you add strong hues into the room where these panels are installed otherwise it can look a little devoid of colour.
Even though they are neutral in colour one must still be aware that not all greys will blend in with one another. Surprisingly some greys can clash with each other. This is due to the presence of small amounts of other colours in the hue and it is these that can cause the issue.
Grey Is The New Black
At least as far as panels are concerned, anyway. Due to their popularity, there are quite a few grey bathroom wall panels available. These range from the very dark (such as slate) to the very light – and everything in between.
Grey is the ideal choice of bathroom wall panel colour if you want to keep the design neutral. And it enables you to change the feel of the room from time to time with the addition of stronger coloured rugs, blinds and towels. There’s no need to rip everything out, just change these ancillary items and you will give the whole room a new feel.
And because it is totally neutral this opens up the option of using virtually any colour at all including some very bright vibrant ones.
Combing Grey Bathroom Wall Panels With Other Designs
Most of the colour options provided by manufacturers are designed to be used on their own. But it is possible to combine grey bathroom wall panels with other colours in some circumstances.
The two obvious choices are white and black. After all, grey is just a mixture of these two colours. So these will work with all shades of grey. Try and limit the amount of black that you use, especially if it is a small bathroom. This is because it can make the room feel smaller. We have more about this in our blog article Small Bathroom Design Ideas
A popular way of keeping the dark colours to a minimum, while adding a bit of drama to the design, is to utilise a feature wall. Here, you select just one wall for the darker grey or black and use the lighter colour on the other three walls.
A variation on this is to use the dark colour in one fixed area such as above the bath or inside a shower cubicle.
There are also panels that are actually designed to be mixed and matched so that you can create your own, unique patterns.
Here are some examples:
In the first photograph, we see a bathroom where a dark grey panel has been used in the shower area. The rest of the room has been finished in a lighter, grey panel. This lighter colour is actually a tile-effect panel so you get the look of a tiled bathroom but with none of the headaches. So no grout, no mould and no maintenance. See the following page for more information on tile effect panels.
The second photo shows a bathroom that has used two different shades of the same panel to create a unique design. This particular range is actually available in three different shades and also two different tile sizes. This enables a whole host of combinations to be employed.
So far from being boring, grey bathroom wall panels can actually provide some really interesting options.