Justina Blakeney Made This Dated Bathroom Fixture Look Cool Again
Here’s how she works with it.
Published Jul 24, 2023 4:30 PM
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The days of stark-white bathrooms really might be behind us. Earlier this year, Kohler celebrated its 150th anniversary with the launch of its Heritage Colors campaign. Fans of the brand voted on their favorite retro shades, and the winning comeback hues, Spring Green and Peachblow, are officially available to purchase in the form of sinks, toilets, and tubs as of today. One of the first people to put the products into action? Designer Justina Blakeney, who used several of the new pieces to serve serious bathroom inspo at the Kohler Design Center in Wisconsin.
Her jumping-off point was Kohler’s Memoirs sink in Peachblow, a hue that first debuted in the 1930s. “I wanted to take Art Deco elements from that time period, like geometric shapes and ornaments, but update them with my modern, boho aesthetic,” Blakeney says. Here, that came to life through zigzag patterns, emerald tile, and metallic and black accents, with the pastel sink acting as a neutral. “Peachy pink and green is one of my all-time favorite combos, so I immediately knew the color story,” she adds.
Going allover bold doesn’t have to be the only approach. In Blakeney’s design process, she often hones in on one to two dominant colors and two to three accents—the fixtures can be in either camp, just not both. However you incorporate them, Blakeney says, “It’s a vibe!”