embrace the bathroom blues…

Once, blues were seen to create a cold and uninviting feel for the bathroom, however with so many shades to choose from, the colour is certainly hotting up.

Utopia have some stunning options for the blue trend. Glossy surfaces and painted timber will complement the most contemporary and traditional styles.

Vintage Blues

Contemporary meets vintage with this soft colour fusion. The blue of the furniture is complimented by the Vintage Grey wall tiles, intricately patterned in toning shades of grey.

Halo in Denim Blue

Halo in Denim Blue

Coastal Charm

Inspired by the cool fresh colours of the seaside, this beautiful Roseberry fitted bathroom in Blue Lagoon and Cotton White is perfect for an invigorating and refreshing start to the day.

Roseberry in Blue Lagoon

Roseberry in Blue Lagoon

Industrial Vibe

White brick tiles along with Beeswax wood effect tiles and glowing copper accents create the perfect, utilitarian background to showcase the rich burst of Indigo from our Lustre furniture.

 

Lustre in Indigo

Lustre in Indigo

Blue Beauty

Peacock Blue is the anchor point for this scheme. A mix of vintage style tiling and lighting with richly patterned ceramics make the perfect backdrop.

 

Roseberry in Peacock

Roseberry in Peacock

So, if you were thinking of a new trend for your bathroom makeover look no further. Blue is the way to go and we have plenty of options to choose from. Why not Visualise them now? Order some samples and start your Utopia journey.

World Environment Day…

Today is World Environment Day and Utopia are continuing their commitment to sustainability.

It’s been a year since a biomass boiler with heating system was installed which is proving to be a great success. Together with achieving a more environmentally friendly setting for staff it has removed the requirement for two landfill skips a week helping to lower the carbon footprint.

Biomass Boiler

Biomass Boiler

In January this year, a cardboard packing machine was installed which has already improved the company’s energy efficiency. Sourced from Homag, a company specialising in machines and systems for the wood processing energy and trades, the new system produces tailored packaging offering the best product protection with a perfect fit. This reduces the need for filling materials such as polystyrene, allowing Utopia to move towards being fully recyclable with their packaging.

Cardboard Making Machine

Cardboard Making Machine

As well as the introduction of these great pieces of machinery in the factory, Utopia are committed to being energy efficient while on the road by teaming up with BigChange. They are a company whose aim is to make a positive change to the environment using their vehicle app Journeywatch. This reduces wasted journey times thereby lowering the vehicles emissions.

Kirk McMaster, Production Operations Manager at Utopia Bathrooms, explains “With these machines and other measures in place, our working environment, efficiency and commitment to lowering our carbon footprint is already greatly improved.”

Focus on freestanding baths…

The ultimate in bathroom luxury, a freestanding bath is a showstopping feature perfect for larger bathrooms. Furthermore, they add a touch of elegance and personality.

Make a statement

It’s important to position your bath so that it creates a stylish and relaxing bathroom. Of course, If you have a larger bathroom it won’t be as much of a problem.

Dualelle in Copper Metallic

Dualelle in Copper Metallic

Rustic charm

Pay homage to the appeal of a country cottage with rich heritage colours and traditionally styled furniture. The shaker inspired Clara doorstyle in Teal is perfect for this setting along with the beautiful Sensuelle freestanding bath in a contrast colour.

Sensuelle in Clotted Cream

Industrial vibes

Peacock Blue is the anchor point for this scheme that mixes vintage and industrial styling. High gloss brick tiles contrast with the textured grain and vibrant colour of the wall mounted washbasin and of course the stunning feature bath.

Dualelle in Peacock Blue

Dualelle in Peacock Blue

Spa treatment

Our Dualelle freestanding bath sets the scene for this beautiful softly lit bathroom creating the illusion of a spa like sanctuary.

Dualelle in Indigo Metallic

Dualelle in Indigo Metallic

So, if you’re looking to add a boutique hotel experience to your own bathroom, look to invest in a freestanding bath. Remember to place it somewhere with enough space on either side to stack your toiletries ensuring an uncluttered flow.

Visualise and release your inner designer…

Our Spring brochure is available now! Along with our beautiful new furniture images to inspire your bathroom project, you can also Visualise two stunning new room sets.

A bathroom is one of the most important parts of the home when it comes to creating ambiance. When designing however, most homeowners see it as a necessity rather than a room that requires a thought-out design process. The bathroom is a place where you spend most of the morning and a place you go to relax in the evening and should be designed in a manner that enhances comfort and convenience.

If your bathroom is looking less than inspired it’s time for a refresh. Inject a bit of life and release your inner designer…

Visualise your bathroom

Visualise your bathroom

Qube

Inspired by minimalism, the Qube range is a smart modern range of wall mounted or freestanding furniture offering a streamlined style.

There are six great colourways to choose from. Pebble Grey Gloss is the new arrival for 2018.

Visualise Qube

Visualise Qube

Downton

Downton captures the look of traditional bathroom furniture and combines it all with the features and benefits of contemporary craftmanship.

Match the unit colourway which now includes our beautiful new options –  English Pebble and Whitewashed with our carefully co-ordinated wall and floor tile options.

Visualise Downton

Visualise Downton

Simply click here to Visualise these sets, or any of our beautiful ranges.

Regal inspiration…

Inspired by the Royal wedding this weekend, we want to share our most palatial bathrooms fit for a king or queen. Think of opulent metals, period glamour, freestanding baths and you’re sure to find something that will add a Regal twist to your bathroom…

Amelia doorstyle in English White – Spacious Luxury

The Amelia doorstyle in traditional English White creates a luxurious vision. Beautifully set against a warm grey backdrop and contrasting wall and floor tiles.

Amelia in English White

Amelia in English White

How we created the look:

Furniture: Washbasin units, base open shelf unit, open shelf units, tall sit-on units, double full mirror units, toilet unit Doorstyle: Amelia Door finish: English White Handle: Crackle Bar Worktop: Coconut Cream Basin style: Undermount Brassware: Libertine Wall Tiles: Decadent Grey Mosaic Floor Tiles: Bohemian Blues

Opula Indigo and Copper – Regal Opulence

Turn your home into a palace with a classy understated bathroom that oozes majestic style. Opula wall mounted furniture in rich Indigo against a background of multi-faceted, marble effect tiles is complemented by beautiful glossy, reflective surfaces and stunning colour.

How we created the look:

Furniture: Single drawer washbasin unit, tall storage unit Door finish: Indigo Glass and Copper Mirror: Illuminated mirror Wall tiles: Venetian Marble Mosaic Floor tiles: Venetian Marble

Roseberry in Clotted Cream – Glittering Style

From the glittering chandelier to the beautiful freestanding bath, this bathroom simply oozes style. An imposing dresser has been created with cabinets from the Roseberry fitted range in Clotted Cream while the showpiece bath is painted in contrasting London Grey.

How we created the look:

Furniture: Sensuelle freestanding bath, single base units, contour washbasin unit, cornice mirror Door finish: Clotted Cream Handle: Classic crystal knob Worktop: Moonscape marble effect Coralux solid surface Basin style: Coralux solid surface inset Brassware: Regent Floor Tiles: Driftwood Plank

So, if we have inspired you to give your bathroom the Royal treatment take a look at our ranges to get started.

bring the outdoors in…

The outdoors has a natural appeal, making us feel refreshed and relaxed. So, how do we get these elements from the outdoors, inside to our bathroom? Here’s a few simple ways to bring the outdoors in.

Natural Textures

Firstly, take a look at materials that offer a natural effect. You can achieve a chic Scandi loft style with our Nadia doorstyle in Parchment Gloss with Durham Oak. If you team Ghetto Pewter floors tiles with complimentary accent tones it will create the perfect space inspired by natural elements.

How we created this look…

Furniture: Single base units, washbasin units, base open shelf unit and frameless mirrors
Doorstyle: Nadia Door finish: Parchment Gloss Carcass colour: Durham Oak
Handle: Nadia chrome bow Worktop: Snowstorm Coralux solid surface
Basin style: Undermount Brassware: Divine Floor Tiles: Ghetto Pewter

Colours inspired by the outdoors

Escape to the country using soft pink and cream panelling with floral touches. A beautiful backdrop to our freestanding Downton furniture in Whitewashed finish creating an inviting romantic feel.

How we created this look…

Furniture: Washbasin unit, tall storage unit, toilet unit and illuminated mirror
Doorstyle: Downton Classical Door finish: Whitewashed Handle: Crackle bar
Basin style: Coralux solid surface Sanitaryware: Quantum Classical
Brassware: Salino Floor tiles: Natural Créme

Keep it light

Finally, let the sunshine in with a large window. Keep your furniture light and add some bright summer infused colours. We love the look that’s been created here, classic monochrome with the addition of yellow.

How we created this look…

Furniture: Washbasin units, base open shelf unit, tall drawer units, tall sit-on units, double full mirror units, toilet unit, wall open shelf unit and bath panels Doorstyle: Nadia Door finish: White Gloss Handle: Bold Chrome Square Worktop: White Gloss laminate Basin style: Semi-recessed Sanitaryware: Quantum Round Brassware: Savio Wall Tiles: White Hexo Floor Tiles: Warehouse Grey

So, if you are looking for a renovation or to simply make some simple changes, we hope the above images have inspired your new project.

grey is the new beige…

Grey is becoming ever more popular with designers and homeowners choosing the colour over more traditional cream and beige hues.

‘Mix and match or accented colour schemes are massively on trend and grey is the perfect combination colour. It will work in virtually any combination.  Pared with fluorescent green or metallic gold, grey will carry and accentuate everything in-between.  In short grey looks good in anything!’

Richard Shore, Product Designer, Utopia Bathrooms

Here are five beautiful ways to incorporate this on-trend colour in your bathroom with Utopia…

Traditional with a modern twist

Firstly, we love how the new English Pebble finish in our Downton range invokes a feeling of style and warmth. The perfect mix of traditional elegance and on-trend colour.

 

Downton in English Pebble

Downton in English Pebble

Go Glossy

The Industrial style and nature inspired accessories blend perfectly to showcase our stunning Qube furniture in Pebble Grey Gloss. This beautiful family bathroom combines practical storage solutions and stunning high gloss surfaces.

Qube in Pebble Grey Gloss

Qube in Pebble Grey Gloss

Inspired by natural elements

A collection of wall mounted statement pieces designed to give your bathroom a modern, minimalist look. Styling is simple with neat, clean lines and a discreet integrated handle. The stunning concrete effect adds texture.

Halo in Cityscape

Halo in Cityscape

Tile refresh

Finally, If you are not quite ready for a complete bathroom overhaul, why not refresh with a beautiful floor or wall tile, or both? Tiles have come a long way from the once practical finish and are now considered an integral part of bathroom design.

Warm grey with contrasting grout outline, this attractive Moroccan shape giving a wallpaper-like quality when used on a whole wall. They bring decorative interest to a room without overpowering. You can also achieve a modern eye-catching look without immersing yourself with colour or pattern if it’s not your thing.

Kameo tiles in Iron

Kameo tiles in Iron

Thanks for reading and we hope these gorgeous greys have inspired your inner designer!

Pastel perfect following the latest spring trend

Pastel shades are a big spring trend for interiors this year. Bringing a soothing quality to your home and adding just the right amount of colour if you’re not big on bold choices.

There are so many ways to incorporate pretty pastels in your bathroom. From adding a colour to the wall, introducing some accessories or maybe a tile refresh. Perhaps you are looking to go bigger and remodel your furniture in your favourite pastel hue.

We want to inspire your inner designer so here are a few ideas to help…

Pastel green with envy

First of all, our stunning Opula with its unmistakable style and beautiful iridescent Sea Green Glass washbasin ticks all the boxes for timeless design elegance. If you are looking for a refresh, why not create a feature wall behind your existing furniture. Our Parisian Dew traditional brick tiles have a stunning embossed surface.

Opula Sea Green Glass - perfect pastel

Opula Sea Green Glass

Have you been thinking about a new look for your cloakroom or ensuite? Our collection of wall mounted statement pieces from Halo will give you a modern, minimalist look. The Sea Green colourway is from a choice of six beautiful options. In addition, you will have a practical storage solution.

Halo Sea Green - perfect pastel

Halo Sea Green

Moving to our elegant collection of freestanding furniture… Downton captures the look of a traditional bathroom with superior craftmanship. It’s stunning in this beautiful Duck Egg finish.

Downton Duck Egg - perfect pastel

Downton Duck Egg

Bathe in pastel blue hues

We can’t help it with Halo, it’s such a versatile furniture range. Working perfectly with the spring trend, soft colours with vintage inspired decorative tiles creates a perfect style fusion here.

Halo Denim Blue - perfect pastel

Halo Denim Blue

And finally… Inspired by cool fresh colours of the seaside, this beautiful Roseberry fitted bathroom in Blue Lagoon and Cotton White. It’s perfect for an invigorating and refreshing start to the day.

Roseberry Blue Lagoon - perfect pastel

Roseberry Blue Lagoon

If you’ve been inspired and want more information about our ranges take a look here. You can also visualise, order samples and find your nearest showroom.