Coloured and decorated ceramics in the bathroom and in the kitchen – the name Villeroy & Boch stands above all others in the industry for sophisticated, trendy colour concepts and has done so for many years. The youngest members of the Villeroy & Boch colour family will be presented at the imm cologne 2016 in the scope of LivingInteriors: the high-quality designer bathroom sinks in the Artis series in new colour schemes developed exclusively for Villeroy & Boch by the German-Danish designer Gesa Hansen.
Gesa Hansen (34) lives and works in Paris. She has won several international design prizes for her work, including the Red Dot Design Award and the International Good Design Award of the Chicago Athenaeum. In 2015, Gesa Hansen developed colours for Villeroy & Boch for ceramic sinks in the Timeline series and the Subway single sinks. For the Artis bathroom sink series, the designer has now developed four harmonious colour schemes from shades of green, yellow, rose and blue in three shades respectively, as well as a neutral series with three timeless colours in the black-grey spectrum. These colour schemes enable exceptional and individual interior designs with deliberate accents and highlights in the bathroom and kitchen.
A glance at international trends shows that the current colour designs are changing. Gesa Hansen says, "In the past few years neutral, restrained shades were more popular for interior designs. I've now got the impression that more expressive colours are asserting themselves again, as is the case in the fashion industry. In all living spaces, including the bathroom and kitchen, colours are livening up interior designs."
Four colours for the kitchen.
In the spring of 2015, Gesa Hansen presented the first two colours for the ceramic sinks and the colour spectrum was then expanded in the summer: The warm yellow Sunrise, the deep blue Midnight, the expressive green Emerald, and the warm red Coral, which are inspired by the four seasons, are now available. Emerald stands for spring, Sunrise for summer, Coral for autumn and Midnight for winter. This allows interiors to be designed that awaken emotional associations, generate positive moods and create an attractive atmosphere in the room.
Four colours for the bathroom.
The inspirations for the colour schemes for the Artis bathroom sinks stem from nature, from the four seasons and the special lifestyle and atmosphere in Paris. Hence, Gesa Hansen developed four harmonious colour schemes from shades of green, yellow, rose and blue in three shades respectively, as well as a neutral series with three timeless colours in the black-grey spectrum. To create the new colours, Gesa Hansen dropped the idea of a classic colour concept and replaced it through the play with the different shades of a colour. This resulted in four lively colour series comprising three colours respectively, within which the intensity of the shade changes.
Completely coloured versus bicoloured.
Whilst the kitchen sinks are completely coloured, the coloured Artis bathroom sinks are bicoloured with a bright white inner glaze and a coloured, silk-matt outer glaze. Thanks to the TitanCeram material which is made of of clay, quartz, feldspar, pegmatite and titanium dioxide and enables the production of high-quality sanitary products with exceptionally precise styling with extremely thin walls and sharply drawn edges, the white and coloured surfaces can be separated exactly from each other at the edges. Both the single-coloured ceramic sinks and the bicoloured bathroom sinks thus meet the highest quality requirements with regard to material, design and aesthetics.
Atmospheric design with inspiring colour schemes.
With the new colours, interiors can be designed that awaken emotional associations, generate positive moods and create an attractive atmosphere in the room. What makes it special: If you want, you can use the same colour series in the kitchen and bathroom or combine different colours with each other, as the colours for the kitchen and bathroom have been created so that harmonious configurations in one colour scheme as well as accented designs with different colours are possible. But never mind which variant you choose, the result is always an interior with a harmonious and expressive colour scheme.
The Emerald shades of green for the kitchen and Mint, Sencha and Cedar for the bathroom thus bring the freshness of spring into the living environment. The expressive colours combine beautifully with worktops or bathroom countertops or furniture made of dark wood. However, grey and white fronts and walls also emphasise the powerful green variants very well. Rough textures, such as those which floor tiles with a concrete look or matted metal have, underline the natural associations additionally.
With the bright yellow variants, summer finds its way into the room. In the kitchen, the yellow colour Sunrise matches light oak very well, but also works in combination with pastel colours. The shades of yellow, Macaroon, Lemon and Mustard for the bathroom create a particularly friendly atmosphere. Strong contrasts can be created in the kitchen and bathroom by using black granite or marble, whilst a warm wood brown adds naturalness to the design.
The shades of red and rose for the bathroom and kitchen range from powerful to mel-low: In the kitchen, the powerful Coral, which is inspired by colourful autumn foliage shimmering in the golden light, adds a charming accent, whilst the fine shades, Powder, Ballet and Rose act more restrained in the bathroom. All shades of red and rose go nicely with light-coloured surfaces and furniture made of, for example, limed grey or white lacquer coated wood, white marble or cream-coloured stone.
Blue is deemed to be the colour of winter – clear, cool, but not cold. With a kitchen sink in deep blue Midnight, you can design maritime, Scandinavian interiors – classically combined with white and/or yellow. The shades of blue, Fog, Frost and Ocean provide an atmosphere of freshness and cleanliness in the bathroom. A floor in a light wood or concrete look with white or light grey furniture deepens this feeling even more. If you wish to bring a warm impulse into the setup, then select yellow or wood-coloured accessories.
With the new ceramic colours for the bathroom and kitchen, Villeroy & Boch is expanding its colour portfolio with trendy colours which provide designers and architects, but also private house builders, with many new individual and trendy as well as timeless configuration options.
Villeroy & Boch:
Villeroy & Boch is one of the world's leading premium brands for ceramic products. The family business, which was founded in 1748 and is headquartered in Mettlach/Germany, stands for innovation, tradition and exceptional style. As a renowned lifestyle brand, Villeroy & Boch offers products from the sectors Bathroom and Wellness and Tableware, and is active in 125 countries.