White is the most popular colour of suite chosen and there are some good reasons why this is so. There was a short period in the late seventies and eighties when avocado was the in vogue colour of the bathroom suite. Fortunately we have a bit more taste these days.
It is though quite a boring colour if you were to rate colours on an interesting scale (if such a thing existed.) Bright purple might seem to have more about it as a colour and would probably be the life and soul of the party. But would you trust such a colour in your bathroom. White might be dull but you can trust it.
It is often the advice of estate agents that if you improve your bathroom and kitchen you will increase the value of your house. They suggest that you choose a white bathroom suite for a number of reasons.
As I suggested above it is inoffensive. The potential buyers will look round the bathroom and so long as it is clean they will think nice bathroom but we can improve it. It will strike the right balance in their minds in that it is not so bad they can’t live with it for a while but it gives them scope to change it if they wish.
It is easy to keep clean as any unsightly marks on the bath, basin or toilet are easily seen so can be just as simply brushed away. It will hold up to any scrutiny that a bathroom inspector may wish to undertake.
Because it is seen as such a clean colour we associate white with purity and if there is a room we want to think of pure it is the bathroom. It is the room where we make ourselves clean and we associate white with cleanliness.
The bride wears white to symbolise her purity and angels are depicted as white. In our minds it is the purest colour. Until Newton passed light through a prism scientists believed that white was the only colour that was unmixed they thought that white light was completely pure.
Psychologically, this why we choose white for our bathrooms because we see them as places of purification.
I alluded to the avocado bathroom above and fads and fashions date. The only colours that never go out fashion are black and white (every year we are told this colour or that colour is the new black). These fundamental colours, the yin and the yang, are the ones that never date.
So the wallpaper you have in your bathroom, the colour you painted the radiators and even the bathroom mirror may go out of fashion but your white bathroom suite will always look contemporary.
It may not flaunt itself and show off but your white bathroom suite will stand the test of time.