This Popular Paint Trend Is Coming for Your Bathroom, According to Design Miami

published Dec 13, 2022
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Lebanon-based artist Nada Debs presented Transcendence, a three-room immersive installation at Design Miami in partnership with Kohler. Among dozens of other international galleries, the collaboration between Kohler and Debs provided inspiration that people can replicate in their own bathrooms.

Between the admiration for painted arches and teased revival of colorful bathroom tiles and fixtures, Kohler and Debs combined these two design trends to create an entirely new concept for painted arches.

Throughout the three rooms of the experience — dubbed the Cold Room, Warm Room, and Hot Room — two of Kohler’s vintage pedestal sinks in the shade Spring Green were installed in the Warm Room placed in front of a color-coordinated painted arch. It’s common to find this beloved TikTok DIY in doorways or living rooms, but now it’s poised to take over the bathroom.

Credit: James Harris

The dazzling shade of Spring Green was one of the original six Kohler colors launched in 1927, and one of the iconic heritage colors featured to celebrate their 150th anniversary.

Constructed with handcrafted, customized tiles, the purpose of the three-room exhibit was for visitors to reflect the journey of physical cleansing, spiritual rejuvenation, and social embrace. A feature of their exhibit in the Hot Room also introduced the first Middle Eastern hammam to be displayed at Design Miami.

According to Design Miami webpage, “The custom tile used in this installation utilize material for both the tile body and glaze that originate from Kohler’s manufacturing waste streams. The design of the WasteLAB tile used in the hammam mimic the arch aesthetic of traditional hammams and offers a visual parallel between the rebirth of waste material and the spiritual and emotional rejuvenation that hammam guests experience.”

Talk about a tile that tells a story and complements your bathroom.