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Turn Your Home into a Retreat

If there is one room in the house that has been redefined, it’s the bathroom. Kitchens are still used for cooking, living rooms are still used for entertaining and studies are still used for reading; however, the bathroom has evolved far beyond its traditional functions. In many homes the bathroom now serves as a sanctuary, retreat or even spa. The best bathrooms are designed to be a source for relaxation and luxury. From towel rack warmers to dual showerheads, this year homeowners are accessorizing their personal retreats with luxury fixtures.

Putting together an in-home retreat is not just about luxury fixtures. Choosing the right color for your bathroom will set the mood whenever you walk into it. If you are looking for a nice place to relax in the tub after a long day at work, consider a softer color palatte. If you are looking for a bathroom that will put a smile on your face when you wake up in the morning, a bright pop of color might be right for you. To get you thinking about your color options, our sales associates have some hot trends for you to consider:

Pastel Pallete

With winter behind us, spring brings some of the most beautiful colors of any season. From the pale pink of a cherry blossom to the vapor blue of the sky, pastel hues are all around us and are making their way into the home.

"Pastel colors evoke feelings of romance, relaxation and happiness; so, it makes perfect sense to add pastel shades to an interior space," said Bud Wright, ATG Stores Sales Associate. "In the bathroom, pastels can create a cheery mood while still maintaining elegance and sophistication."

Try adding a beautiful pastel sink to a neutral bathroom for a sophisticated and relaxing look.

Pastel Palette

White Hot

The simplicity of white evokes a feeling of elegance, sophistication and purity. People are drawn to all-white bathrooms because we associate white with things that are hygienic.

"White in a bathroom looks clean," said Alex Clements, ATG Stores Sales Associate.

The color white is a blank canvas; consider using a broad palette of whites instead of just one. And don’t be afraid to mix textures. "When you're working with whites, you want to look at matte and brushed surfaces as well as shiny surfaces," says Alex. "For example, if your toilet, sink and bathtub are glossy white, you could use a matte-finish tile."



From classic copper-finished bathtubs to beautiful pearl-colored vessel sinks, shimmering metallics will add a touch of glamour to your space.

"Adding metallic finishes in the home is definitely a trend that is straight off the runway. This year fashion runways have been littered with metallic tones. Take your cues from the fashion world and add shiny objects to your home décor," said Tanya Amri, ATG Stores Design Associate. "The bathroom is the easiest place to incorporate beautiful metallics to create a cool yet calming atmosphere."

Timeworn favorites in the bathroom such as sky blue and cream can be updated by simply adding a polished stainless steel vessel sink. Want to glitz-up a yellow bathroom? Try a beautiful freestanding copper tub.

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