How to incorporate matt finishes in the bathroom

Here’s how to make matt finishes work for your bathroom, whether you fancy a matt black shower and matching matt black taps, some stylish coloured bathroom furniture or the subtle addition of matt bathroom accessories

If you’re looking to update your bathroom and have been scouring Pinterest for ideas then you’re likely to have noticed that matt finishes are the latest look to covet, whether that’s a matt white shower tray like Cratos, or wow-factor matt black taps and a matt black shower, or even coloured bathroom furniture and bathroom accessories. If you’re unsure about how it might look in your bathroom then do take a look in person, many people are surprised by how much they love the subtle look and luxurious feel of a matt finish, that can instantly give your new scheme a contemporary edge. Here we look at the types of materials to choose from, such as vitreous china, and Roca’s very own Surfex® and Stonex® materials, all of which are just as durable, stain-resistant and hygienic as their glossier counterparts.

Hygienic and durable basins and toilets

Vitreous china has been a hugely popular material for bathroom basins and WCs for many years thanks to its reliability. Vitreous china is a ceramic that has been coated in a glaze to give it those strengthened qualities. We’ve been used to seeing this in a high-shine finish which we often associate with it being hygienic and durable, and the good news is it still holds those same benefits even with a matt finish, the only difference is that the surface alters during the firing process, which creates a matt finish. Roca’s Inspira, Beyond and Ona collections all have a choice of WCs in a matt white finish, with the added hygiene benefits of being rimless, as well as a wide selection of matt white basins. If you like the idea of adding a little more colour to your bathroom then the Inspira and Beyond collections are also available in a selection of other matt colourways – Onyx, Coffee, Beige and Pearl.

Soft and smooth Surfex®

Surfex® is a material developed at Roca which thanks to its composition of minerals and resins has a matt finish, without being treated, as well as being soft and warm to the touch. Thanks to the material’s flexibility Roca are able to create joint-free designs which wouldn’t be possible using other materials, which you can see in the beautifully rounded curves of the Beyond baths and the smooth, sleek lines of Modo’s basins. Surfex® is extremely slip-resistant and has a high level of thermal resistance, meaning it will keep your bath water warm for longer. It’s also highly-resistant to UV light, so will keep that fresh matt white colour for years to come.

Naturally textured Stonex®

Stonex® is another of Roca’s exclusive materials which is used to create the stunning super slim Terran shower trays. Thanks to their slim profile the tray blends almost seamlessly with the bathroom floor. With its natural, matt textured feel, the Terran shower trays are extremely anti-slip and come in five finishes, for either a Beige, Onyx, Coffee, Pearl or Matt White shower.

Impressive coloured vanity units

Choosing a matt white bath, or a matt black shower, is a subtle way of adding texture but if you fancy a more eye-catching look and amping up the mattified finishes, then look at bathroom furniture. Both Roca’s The Gap and Domi bathroom furniture collections have an Arctic Grey colourway, a soft matt grey shade, in a variety of sizes and combinations. While the Ona bathroom furniture collection has a variety of Mediterranean-inspired matt finishes – White; Matt Green, a deep tonal hue and Matt Grey, a pale mushroom shade.

Extraordinary matt black taps and showers

Matt black brassware can be the perfect finishing touch to a bathroom scheme. Matt black taps will complement a matt finish basin or bath, while a matt black shower mixer can create a really striking look when teamed with a matching shower tray. Ona has a selection of sleek matt black taps as well as matching shower and bath and bidet mixers, while matt black is the latest addition to the Cala range of brassware.

Chic bathroom accessories

If you’ve committed to a matt scheme then ensure you take it to the very last detail with complementary bathroom accessories. The Hotel’s range of bathroom accessories are also now available in a matt black finish, while Ona has a stylish range of bathroom accessories including a soap dispenser, tumbler and trays to keep your surfaces and vanity units looking neat and tidy. Available in the same Matt White, Green and Grey colourways as the bathroom furniture for a modern finish.