With a recent boom in DIY renovations, British Columbians are opting for bolder finishes to create a statement.
The most popular finish is the sleek, onyx matte black that is now widely available for faucets, showers heads, shower doors and bathroom accessories.
“In the last few years we’ve seen a shift away from all-white designs, and surging popularity in bold accent pieces,” says Michelle Braden, marketing manager, at Splashes Bath & Kitchen, BC-based retail showroom for plumbing fixtures.
To find these trendy accents, people are turning to social media for inspiration.
Pinterest and Houzz have inspired homeowners to experiment with bold finishes, more colour and added depth. This allows them to maximize the impact of a design while keeping the renovation budget low.
A report from Altus Group shows fewer Canadian homeowners are planning improvements costing more than $5,000 this year compared to previous years.
They are also more conscious of who they are spending with since 86 per cent of Canadians making a bigger effort to support local businesses than they did prior to COVID-19.
An exclusive partnership with Quebec innovator, Kalia
“Matte black can fit any bathroom design. We see matte black with natural material such as marble or granite. But, we also see matte black paired with either glossy or matte materials,” said Yvan Savoie, business development manager for Kalia.
Overwhelmed by options? Let Splashes Bath & Kitchen be your guide
“Social media is great for getting you inspired, but the number of options can be overwhelming. A lot of our customers say working with one of our showroom consultants is a lot less stressful,” Braden says.
With knowledge in both aesthetic design and technical plumbing, the team at Splashes Bath & Kitchen can guide you through the process from start to finish.
Drop-in to any of the 24 Splashes showrooms across BC to see Kalia’s matte black fixtures in-person.
Splashes has showrooms across BC including Abbotsford at 2045 Paramount Cres., Chilliwack at 44129 Yale Rd., Langley at 19558 56th Ave. and Surrey at 13325 Comber Way. Find inspiration at splashesonline.com, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.