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  1. Step Back In Time In This Retro Bar

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    Let this retro bar take you back in time. With funky features inspired by retro classics complimented by luxury contemporary twists, this is the perfect venue to brighten your night.

    Proudly based in York, it perfectly reflects the fun loving culture in the centre. Designed by the award winning team Studio Two, this is a bar to add to your must visit list.

    Bora Bora red and pink retro inspired bar with pink marble table tops and bar

    Bold Pink Marble Bars

    To bring the bar to life the bold pink marble, Petra, was chosen for the bar tops. Adding a fun and bright tone to the retro bar.

    The colour was specially created to be lit, to add a unique touch to the venue. Petra was the perfect option to add something unique and funky to the bar. With the high quality and longevity of the bar tops it ensures that they will stand the test of time.The bar tops are not only beautiful, they are extremely practical due to being non-porous, highly stain resistant and hygienic. Making them perfect for a hospitality project.

    Bora Bora red and pink retro inspired bar with pink marble table tops and bar

    Curved Features

    Soft curved shapes within a bar are certainly an attractive feature. The bar has a cohesive look throughout with the curved elements being a focal point.

    Studio Two chose to feature curved wall decor and matching poseur seats. They also added a unique element with a curved Versital drink shelf to match the main bar within the venue. The curved bar top was made to template and creates a different look and use to the bar top.

    Bora Bora red and pink retro inspired bar with pink marble table tops and bar

    Funky Mood Lighting

    When we imagine a retro bar, we think of an abundance of funky LED lighting in unique colours that add dimension to the space. Bora Bora does not let us down when it comes to unique and fun light fixtures within the venue.

    From a backlit bar top to unique red hues throughout the bar. The lighting within the bar creates a perfect sense of escapism from the moment you step inside.


    Easy to Maintain

    Not only does Bora Boar benefit from the beautiful aesthetics of Versital marble, it of course comes with all the benefits you’d expect from our marbles. Versital is extremely hygienic offering the anti-bacterial protection of SteriTouch, as well as being waterproof and easy to clean.

    Working in Partnership with Designers

    As well as manufacturing to design specification we are also on hand to offer advice to designers to help create the vision they have whilst being a practical real-world solution. We often have designers who approach us with a brief and initial design who may need advice making it work in practice.

    Our aim is to take the stress away from the designer and end client and work alongside other trades to get a good end result.

    As well as being a beautiful marble finish it offers the benefits of being extremely hygienic, easy to clean and non-porous so will not stain

    Gemma Stockberger, Director

    Get In touch!

    To realise your vision with an experienced, expert, British manufacturer, get in touch with Versital today, where we can introduce you to a design advisor and supply you an estimate directly. Speak to us today on 01204 380780 or send us a contact form.

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  2. Pantone Colour of the Year 2024: Peach Fuzz

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    Alongside the rest of the design industry, at Versital we have been patiently waiting in anticipation for the colour of the year to be announced by Pantone . This year certainly lived up to expectations!

    Peach Fuzz has been developed “to bring a sense of kindness and tenderness whilst also encouraging a message of community and collaboration”.

    Pantone colour of the year 2024 Peach Fuzz

    A Fresh Approach From Pantone

    Peach Fuzz embodies a fresh approach to a new softness that is developing in design sector, be it interior design, fashion or product. It’s aim is to encourage individuals to gain a sense of comfort and sanctuary within the colour.

    We have seen a shift in the design schemes coming through to us towards tranquillity and a sense of calm. Peach Fuzz truly embraces the trend of creating comfort and a place to flourish within your space.

    Pantone colour of the year 2024 Peach Fuzz
    Photo Credit – Pantone

    Re-framing Your Life

    Peach Fuzz is a shade that encourages self-expression and exploration in aligning our values with what we focus on within our daily lives. Pantone’s focus is to emphasise the importance of spending time with loved ones as well as taking a moment of time to ourselves.

    Encouraging coming together with others and embracing ourselves is the message entangled with this colour.

    Embrace Pantone’s colour of the Year with these Marble finishes

    Versital has some perfect marbles to use that complement the colour of the year, with more to come. Watch this space!

    Peaches

    Inspired by Peach Fuzz, this whimsical and soft peach marble is the perfect addition to any project. The perfect addition to Instagram worthy interiors, and an extremely forgiving finish making it perfect for hospitality projects.

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    Perrino

    A light cream marble with subtle pink veins and flecks that add a softness to any project. Perfect paired with other neutrals, or a great backdrop with a strong scheme.

    Perrino colour card.A light cream marble with subtle pink veins and flecks.

    Petra

    New for 2023 and exclusive to Versital, Petra is a soft pink background with strong veins of orange and brick red.

    Inspiration from the Rose City of Petra A soft pink background with strong veins of orange and brick red.

    Home Decor

    For the home projects, opt for Versital in the bathroom by using it for vanity tops or even bathroom wall panels.  If you’re brave enough go all out with Petra, but for a more subtle nod Perrino is ideal.  Pair with whites, darks or for real impact clash with blues and greens.

    Peaches in Hospitality

    Make the most of the peachy hues that are taking over the design world and implement fun complimentary shades of peach alongside soft cream tones that allow the peach to come to life. Embrace the peachy interiors and allow the peach to pop in your design projects.

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    Peach heart 2

    Petra in Hospitality

    Stand out from the crowd with the bold Petra, as seen in retro inspired bar, Bora Bora designed by the team at Studio Two. Making a unique statement with a bespoke curved bar top.

    Bora Bora red and pink retro inspired bar with pink marble table tops and bar

    Perrino in Hospitality

    If neutral tones are more your taste, Perrino is a perfect option for a creating a calming sanctuary with hints of peach. Complimented by Omexco shell wallpaper which brings together the luxury feel created by the marble and the colour. Opt to use Perrino on the bar top and match with the table tops.

    Neutrals and pink inspired moodboard

    “We are always excited to see what Pantone’s latest colour forecast will be, and this year certainly did not disappoint”

    Gemma Stockberger – Versital

    Get In touch!

    For help and advise for how to use Versital to realise your design vision, get in touch today. We can introduce you to a design advisor and supply you an estimate directly. Speak to us today on 01204 380780 or send us a contact form.

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  3. Inviting You to The Manor: The Perfect Classic Bar

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    Step into the perfect classic bar. Enticing you away from the stress of general life and into a world of soft lighting, classic design details and thoughtful touches. With The Manor situated within the rolling hills of Yorkshire, it reflects perfectly the feel of the landscape.

    Designed and project managed by the award winning team Studio Two, this is a venue to remember.

    Classic marble bar top with a reverse waterfall edge drop detail, in a bespoke curved shape.

    LUXURY WASHROOMS

    No longer are washrooms a secondary consideration when it comes to hospitality and design. They are a chance to impress visitors with show stopping details. With the beautiful tiling and the enticing mood lighting, The Manor definitely certainly fits the bill.

    Adding a touch of luxury with back-lit mirrors, complimented by a custom marble vanity top in an exclusive brown marble created in collaboration with designers Studio Two. The perfect addition to any washroom.

    Contemporary washroom with a bespoke marble vanity top and back-lit large oval mirrors and tiling on the wall.

    CLASSIC MARBLE BAR TOP

    A marble bar top is the perfect way to add a touch of luxury to a classic venue. With the warm brown marble bar top perfectly complimenting the venue’s aesthetic. With all of the benefits Versital offers, as well as looking beautiful the top is also extremely practical being non-porous, highly stain resistant and hygienic bar top.

    Studio Two opted for a contemporary intricate edge detail to the bar top. This exclusive range of edge details offers designers more opportunities to add interest to their projects, whilst being practical and cost effective. This worked perfectly with the intricate panelled front to the bar.

    Classic marble bar top with a reverse waterfall edge drop detail, in a bespoke curved shape.

    We are very excited to introduce our new range of edge details to our product. We are always speaking with designers and trying to come up with ways to create fun and creative design details to our product that are also practical and cost effective. The Manor has used the reverse waterfall edge which is cast and finished in the workshop ready to install. Being cast there are no joins to cause clients issues in the future.

    Gemma Stockberger, Director Versital
    Classic bar top with waterfall edge detail

    A concept tailored to club members and local’s alike, forming an interior with a homely aesthetic, a touch of aspiration and inspired by the sites lushest green surroundings.

    Studio Two
    Entry way to a classic bar with touches of natural wood and shades of sage. With a large bouquet of flowers.

    Natural Lighting

    The large windows add the perfect touch of natural lighting, complimenting the warm toned lighting which has been used throughout the venue.

    Entry to a classic bar with a bespoke marble bar top featuring a reverse waterfall edge detail.

    Natural Wood Elements

    The natural wood elements continues the classic and homely feel of the venue. Working beautifully alongside the touches of luxury which have been implemented through the marble bar top and the accents of gold hardware throughout the venue.

    Find out more about The Manor and book your stay


    Easy to Maintain

    Not only does The Manor benefit from the beautiful aesthetics of Versital marble, it of course comes with all the benefits you’d expect from our marbles. Versital is extremely hygienic offering the anti-bacterial protection of SteriTouch, as well as being waterproof and easy to clean.

    Working in Partnership with Designers

    As well as manufacturing to design specification we are also on hand to offer advice to designers to help create the vision they have whilst being a practical real-world solution. We often have designers who approach us with a brief and initial design who may need advice making it work in practice.

    Our aim is to take the stress away from the designer and end client and work alongside other trades to get a good end result.

    As well as being a beautiful marble finish it offers the benefits of being extremely hygienic, easy to clean and non-porous so will not stain

    Gemma Stockberger, Director

    Get In touch!

    To realise your vision with an experienced, expert, British manufacturer, get in touch with Versital today, where we can introduce you to a design advisor and supply you an estimate directly. Speak to us today on 01204 380780 or send us a contact form.

    Get In Touch!
  4. Luxury Dessert Bars Are On The Rise: Heavenly Desserts

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    Luxury dessert bars have been gaining traction over the years. Creating instagrammable interiors combined with next level desserts.

    Heavenly Desserts has become known for its luxury interiors which have been designed specifically for each location. As well as their show stopping desserts. They have created the perfect environment.

    Heavenly Desserts marble table tops

    INSTAGRAMMABLE INTERIORS

    Over the year’s designers have seen an ever-growing trend of people wanting to create a venue perfect for social media pictures. Providing customers with photo spots by using combinations of fun colours and floral backdrops. Creating the wow factor that is desired by their customers.

    Heavenly desserts have not missed the memo within their luxury dessert bar.

    Versital marble; Busy Carrata

    Through playing with colours and textures, they have been able to create a fun environment perfect for your Instagram pics. Adding feature walls with florals or large mirrors combined with bright lighting to ensure you get the perfect picture.

    LUXURIOUS VENUES

    To put themselves at the top of the luxury dessert bars list, they have opted to go all out with their venues. Adding in high quality marble table tops and a matching marble bar from Versital. Using the marble emphasizes the luxurious feel within the venue. Each Versital piece is completely unique, giving the dessert bar a one of a kind finish.

    Versital marble; Busy Carrata; Photo – @HeavenlyDesserts

    The marble is a perfect choice for any dine in experience due to its easy to clean nature and hygienic steri-touch finish, making this a clean and enjoyable venue to eat in.

    UNIQUE INTERIORS

    Heavenly Desserts has focused on individuality within each dessert bar. Each venue has been designed and catered around the locals who would be visiting. Adding unique touches and different designs, whilst still embodying the luxurious feel and brand identity of Heavenly Desserts.

    Each store has its own identity and its own atmosphere which is important to our brand in order to create an exciting customer experience that fits in with the cultural identity of each location.

    Amy Highsted, Interior Designer at Heavenly Desserts

    Get In touch!

    To realise your vision with an experienced, expert, British manufacturer, get in touch with Versital today, where we can introduce you to a design advisor and supply you an estimate directly. Speak to us today on 01204 380780 or send us a contact form.

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  5. Colour Trends: The Bright Colours Impacting Moods and Venues

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    Even if you consider yourself a lover of neutrals you may be finding yourself drawn to the bright and wonderful more than ever at the moment. Bright colours are making a bigger impact than ever before.

    With bright colours making a loud impact amongst dopamine dressers, you’ll want dopamine in more aspects of your life. Within times of strife (which, we have seen a fair amount in the recent years), we see trends of people seeking joy wherever possible, especially where we go to spend our time.

    Why not make an impact with dopamine designing?

    Grasp people’s attention with bold reds or stimulate both happiness and optimism with hues of yellow. Create a sense of confidence with deep blues or emphasise joy with touches of orange.

    Pink themed coffee shop from luxury coffee brand EL & N Soho London

    To create an accurate imagery of how colours affect your mood we referred to the experts over at Masterclass and their analysis of colour psychology.

    Psychology of Cool Tone Colours

    If you are wanting to emulate an environment of serenity or spark senses of creativity and innovation then cooler tones of blues and purples would be perfect. By using these colours you will also create an environment of health and well being.

    SERENITY AND CREATIVITY

    Versital has many perfect options to emulate the serenity you dream of:

    Vibrant purples

    A deep lavender purple with black veining – our exclusive Peri-winkle inspired by Pantone’s colour of the Year Very Peri is the perfect option.

    Dark purple marble peri winkle
    Moodboard with skull design fabric and dark purple marble
    Dream of purple hues with this mood board.

    Dreamy lavenders

    Penthouse is a beautiful bold lavender marble with swirls of veins throughout.

    Lavender purple marble with clouds of veins Very Peri Pantone
    Rich lavender marble with swirls of purple and white veins - Very Perii Pantone

    Soft pops of blue

    A simple white marble with a light blue vein throughout. Cirrus allows you to add pops of colour without them being too overpowering.

    Cirrus

    HOME DECOR

    For the home opt for Versital in the bathroom by using it for vanity tops or bathroom wall panels.  If you are wanting some dopamine mixed with a sense of calm to start your day then these colours will give you everything you are looking for.

    HOSPITALITY

    Create a serene environment with these unique colours, whilst standing out from the crowd. Dare to be different and let the dopamine roll in.  

    Why not consider using the different colours on bar tops, table tops or paneling. As well as in your washrooms.

    Psychology of Warm Tone Colours

    Warm tones evoke feelings of optimism, energy and happiness. As well as grabbing hold of your attention. Strong warm colours like yellow, reds, orange and pinks can create a positive environment with it being claimed that the colour red can increase a person’s appetite, making it perfect for a restaurant. If you are wanting to dress a bar in a lively and exciting way then warm tones may be exactly what you are looking for.

    OPTIMISM AND ENERGY

    Versital has many options to cater to the high energy vibe you are going for:

    Bold reds

    A rich raspberry pink marble with swirls of lighter pink and purple. Childer creates a strong warmth in any setting., whilst being bold and unique.

    Fantasize your watermelon aesthetic with Childer.

    Soft Shades of pink

    A rose pink marble with yellow and white veins swirled throughout. Cool charm is a soft and subtle addition of colour being the perfect option for some gentle dopamine decor.

    Golden accents

    A modern salmon pink marble with metallic gold veins. Koi not only gives you a strong colour but also adds a feel of luxury with its touches of gold.

    Be inspired with this mood board with Koi.
    Creating bright washrooms in Rockwater Hove

    Vibrant yellows

    A rich orange yellow marble. Sunflower is a strong and bright completely unique yellow marble. Sure to add happiness and vitamin D in any venue.

    Some inspiration for how you can partner your bold yellow.

    Elegant touches of pink

    A daring soft pink with strong veins of white and brick red. Rock N Rose will certainly add an elegant touch of rich pink to your venue.

    Envision Rock N Rose with this moodboard.
    There is no better dopamine designing than at an all pink venue like Manuka
    See Rock and Rose making a loud statement at Cut & Craft Leeds

    Rich Oranges

    Tamarind is a rich red orange marble, making you feel full of vitamin C.

    HOME DECOR

    For the home opt for Versital in the bathroom by using it for vanity tops or bathroom wall panels.  If you are feeling bold and brave then these colours will be a perfect way to brighten your mood and give you a positive way to start your day.

    HOSPITALITY

    If you are wanting to be loud and proud then these are the bright colours for you. Brighten up your space and welcome in the joy seekers. Create a lively and exciting venue using these colours.

    Why not consider using the fun colours on bar tops, table tops or paneling. As well as in your washrooms.

    Get In touch!

    To realise your vision with an experienced, expert, British manufacturer, get in touch with Versital today, where we can introduce you to a design advisor and supply you an estimate directly. Speak to us today on 01204 380780 or send us a contact form.

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  6. Gothic Interiors Inspired by Interior Design Masters Winner: Monika Charchula

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    If you have been invested in BBC1’s home décor reality show, Interior Design Masters, then you will be well aware of the 2023 winner, Monika Charchula. With her unique dark Victorian-style and Gothic interiors giving incredible results in the show.

    During the show Monika revealed an array of show stopping transformations and confidence in her choices. Having a brave sense of style and bold colours, combined to create a luxury Gothic interior. Monika brought to light a highly contrasting trend to the neutrals we tend to consistently see. Creating her own distinctive style.

    Monika most certainly left us wanting more over here at Versital.

    Monika Charchula inspired moodboard. Featuring; Busy Carrata Versital marble
    Monika’s winning room 
    (Image credit: BBC / Interior Design Masters)

    INSPIRED BY MONIKA

    Monika brought something different to interior design, focusing on rustic natural wood features, complimented with bold pops of colour.

    Using a rustic wooden feature introduces natural tones into your venue. Creating a unique Victorian aesthetic. Bespoke carved wooden features such as on the bar panels, helps you stand out from the crowd and create a new offering for your customers.

    If you love the rustic wooden touches from Monika’s style, why not consider adding a bespoke carved wooden bar, or add elements of natural wood with small touches such as wooden overhead features and furniture.

    Plau Preston, added a rustic touch with the bespoke carved bar front. The award winning bar has a similar style to Monika, mirroring a Victorian Gothic aesthetic.

    Monika’s business 84 Square, creates eclectic Gothic furniture which would help anyone add a touch of natural wood to their environment. If you are not wanting large wooden features you could always opt for natural wood antique furnishings.

    Natural wood furnishings from 84 square.

    TOUCH OF LUXURY

    Monika did not shy away from adding elements of luxury to her Gothic interiors.

    Luxury within hospitality is in high demand, so why not add a touch of opulence to your natural wood finishes. By using a classic marble finish to your tops, continuing the Victorian Gothic design within the venue, whilst adding the essence of luxury. Versital has many classic marbles within the heritage collection which would go perfectly alongside Monika’s aesthetic.

    Versital’s marble is non-porous and 100% waterproof, making the marble a hard wearing and long lasting piece. The marble can be made to suit any venue, with bespoke drop edge details you will be able to create a unique piece which mirrors your aesthetic perfectly.

    Plau Preston opted for Arabesque on their bar top. A beautiful classic finish which perfectly complements the carved wooden bar front. Adding an essence of luxury and ease to their bar.

    DARK SHADES AND A POP OF COLOUR

    Partner your Rustic features with a touch of deep navy and black. Rich dark colours add further depth to the Gothic interior. Contrasting the dark tones with a pop of colour, we have seen orange and navy work together perfectly. Similarly to black and vibrant yellow.

    Create fun features that stand out by playing with the use of colour. Similarly to Monika’s designs, colour will add more depth to your interior and create an interesting environment.

    Maber bar top with edge detail

    Rustic and Victorian elements are partnered with a rich navy wall and chairs to complement. Implementing a fun twist of a deep orange. Alongside rustic wooden features and Gothic-Victorian decor.

    Black and yellow themed waiting area with gold leopard side table

    Front lobby using an out of this world cosmic pattern with vibrant pops of yellow. Partnered with eclectic decorative features.

    USE OF GREENERY

    Botanical features are taking over. Greenery and natural features are being implemented into venues more often. Monika’s work shows this through both botanical artwork on the walls as well as the addition of real plants.

    Add features of greenery or botanical elements to draw in a natural feature. Whether that is through using real plants throughout your venue or displaying unique printed wallpaper.

    a dimly lit restaurant. has large trees surrounding and large arches in the ceiling. with pops of blue chairs.

    When creating a venue, ensure you have your own strong identity to show whilst you take inspiration from others.

    WORKING WITH VERSITAL

    As well as manufacturing to design specification we are also on hand to offer advice to designers to help create the vision they have whilst being a practical real-world solution. We often have designers who approach us with a brief and initial design who may need advice making it work in practice.

    Our aim is to take the stress away from the designer and end client and work alongside other trades to get a good end result.

    As well as being a beautiful marble finish it offers the benefits of being extremely hygienic, easy to clean and non-porous so will not stain.

    Gemma Stockberger, Director

    Get In touch!

    To realise your vision with an experienced, expert, British manufacturer, get in touch with Versital today, where we can introduce you to a design advisor and supply you an estimate directly. Speak to us today on 01204 380780 or send us a contact form.

    Get In Touch!
  7. Washrooms – The Mightiest Influencer In Hospitality.

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    Typically, when discussing night out adventures you will excitedly discuss the delicious food, the unique cocktails and the exquisite décor. Focusing on the key features that the venue wants you to talk about. That does not mean that you will forget the lasting impression of the washrooms. With toilets being the first and last thing your customer remembers, you want to ensure it is a good memory.

    You don’t want you customers dreading to go back to the grubby space allocated to them, with overflowing bins. You want the toilet to mirror the venue, ensuring it isn’t a questionably damp and badly lit space that they would prefer to vacate quickly!

    Though toilets are not the main priority they should be placed pretty far up your list. Remembering that the cleanliness and appearance of the washroom will in turn mirror the way your customers view your entire venue.

    DO CUSTOMERS REALLY CARE ABOUT MY TOILET?

    Yes, they most certainly do. A survey conducted by Cintas Corporation found that when asked what specific business the participants would avoid if they encountered dirty restrooms, an astounding 79% of participants said they would avoid restaurants and hotels.

    However, it does not have to stop at the basics of cleanliness.

    The trend to create a lavish washroom within your venue has become increasingly popular. Showing that hospitality want to care for their customers for their entire stay. Providing a memorable restroom will give your customers something extra to say. Whilst also possibly providing them with the perfect space to take the much needed Instagram selfies on their night out.

    HOW DO I IMPROVE MY WASHROOMS?

    It is important your washrooms mirror your venue and identity as a whole. However, there are some popular design features that are creating the perfect washroom experience.

    1. Don’t forget the essence of comfort

    Washrooms are becoming a more social space where your customers can escape from the busy environment to somewhere slightly quieter. With many introducing soft furnishings such as pouffes to sit on.

    It is also popular to place these in front of mirrors, to allow the touching up of makeup.

    2. Add a touch of luxury

    Entice your customers into a luxurious trip to the loo. Add touches of opulence with beautiful marble vanity tops and paneling. Versital offers the perfect touch of luxury to any washroom as well as being no-porous and waterproof. Producing the finest amount of luxury combined with convenience.

    3. Stand out with pops of colour

    Use bold and bright colours to capture your customers. Unique uses of colour will make your washrooms memorable. Adding bright wall paper or unique colourful vanity tops are easy ways to add a fun colourful element. Why not consider creating a pop of colour with one of Versital’s many colourful marble variations.

    Washrooms are rapidly becoming a priority within the hospitality sector. Ensuring that you cater to the customers need for a unique and luxury space is vital. Encourage your customers to return to a clean and enjoyable environment in all aspects.

    Get In touch!

    To realise your vision with an experienced, expert, British manufacturer, get in touch with Versital today, where we can introduce you to a design advisor and supply you an estimate directly. Speak to us today on 01204 380780 or send us a contact form.

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  8. Pink Bars Are Influencing Hospitality; You Ready?

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    Pretty pinks have been taking over the world, and now they are forever changing the way we go to bars and restaurants. As pink bars are popping up everywhere you don’t want to be behind on this trend. With Instagram creating a desire to see all things ‘instagrammable’, pink bars have become the perfect photo spot on a Friday night.

    As the design world takes some rest and recovery from the years of all grey everything, many are looking to brighter palettes and colour schemes.


    THE PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOUR – HOW DOES PINK MAKE YOU FEEL?

    The specific shade of pink can affect associations and meanings. A light pink is often viewed as soft, healing, and peaceful, whereas a hot pink might be seen as bold, exciting, and alarming.

    Kendra Cherry, Very Well Mind

    Pink is known to be a calming colour which is associated with femininity and youth, as well as emulating a sense of playfulness.

    The use of bold pink tones will also create a sense of urgency and desire. As well as alleviating any feelings of anger leading to a calmness of emotional energies.

    Combinations of pink can create the perfect feminine and playful environment which will be memorable to those who come and visit.

    Doll beauty blush
    Pink Beauty Vanities at Dolls Beauty HQ.

    POPULAR PINK TONES

    We have seen the rise of many different shades of pinks, including the infamous millennial pink which has been seen all over and desired by many.

    With every bar wanting to have an identity and set out from the rest it is important to ensure that you look at the variety of different pinks available in the market.

    Versital has a fair few to choose from:

    BLUSH

    A classic white marble with swirls of soft pink veins.

    Blush pink marble

    ROCK N ROSE

    A soft pink back with strong veins of white and brick red

    COOL CHARM

    A rose pink marble with swirls of white and yellow veins.

    KOI

    A beautiful modern salmon pink marble with metallic gold veins

    Salmon pink marble with swirls of metallic gold vein

    HOW TO STYLE WITH PINK

    Versital has seen the variety of pinks used in a numbers of ways. A good way to use pink is combining it with other colours such as purples and blues.

    Pink themed coffee shop from luxury coffee brand EL & N Soho London
    Vibrant pinks at EL&N in London

    The barbie dream has also been created by using a multitude of pinks collided together to create the perfect feminine fantasy.

    All over pinks at Manuka in Sussex

    To create a sense of otherworldly nature the pinks have also been intertwined with bold botanical wallpaper and large plants.

     However, if you are wanting to create a more subdued environment then why not use soft and subtle blush tones in combination with creams and natural lighting.  

    Doll beauty blush
    A pink salon at Dolls Beauty HQ

    Or why not go all out and emphasise the modern look of your venue with neon lights and large swirly fonts decorating the walls.

    Style & Grace neon lit sign in Pink themed coffee shop from luxury coffee brand EL & N Soho London
    Pops of pink at EL&N in London

    Contrasting colours can create a loud look that wants to be heard. This bathroom was decorated with koi contrasting with a lime green colour. Creating a watermelon paradise.

    Watermelon dreams with the added touches of green at Rock Water in Hove

    If you are not wanting an entirely pink bar why not look at how Ate O’clock managed to add a pop of pink with a Rock N Rose bar.

    Make sure you create a pink bar that has a strong identity and is memorable to those who visit.

    Get In touch!

    To realise your vision with an experienced, expert, British manufacturer, get in touch with Versital today, where we can introduce you to a design advisor and supply you an estimate directly. Speak to us today on 01204 380780 or send us a contact form.

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  9. Coffee Shop Interiors Are Now More Important Than The Coffee

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    The importance of coffee shop interiors has drastically risen over the last few years. With many people wanting to work and study in coffee shops instead of at home due to the pandemic. It’s important coffee shops acknowledge that people may be spending more time in their shop than ever before.

    Coffee shops are becoming a social playground, where people meet up with their friends and family. Creating a space for individuals outside of the normal workplace or home environment.

    Though the coffee is still important, the interior of the shop is swaying which shops stay popular and which don’t – as consumers find themselves leaning towards an aesthetic interior.

    To keep up with competition, more shops have added unique food, luxurious elements and unique interior touches to their venues.


    2 pink coffee cups and saucers with a coffee in them,. a white marble table with a pink vein throught out

    CREATING AN IDENTITY

    There are thousands of coffee shops, so sticking out from the rest is vital to ensure you’re chosen. Having a well thought out interior will create a positive impact within your store and improve the customer experience.

    It is vital that your interior represents you as a coffee shop. Are you calm and relaxing with mood lighting and comfy sofas? Do you prefer more natural light and soft bright colours to identify with?

    People are wanting to stay longer so, you need to ensure your store is welcoming and allows customers to relax.

    STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD

    Ensure that you stand out from all of the other coffee shop interiors surrounding you.

    Heavenly Desserts emphasises its individuality with bold pink and blue hues complimented with gold accents. They used Busy Carrata marble table tops from versital to add an element of luxury to their venue (as well as serving delicious desserts with their coffees).

    BLOSSOM AND WILD

    Blossom and Wild opted for rich blues and greens, partnered with gentle pinks and touches of gold. To further add to the feel of luxury they used an exclusive metallic finish marble from Versital. Decorating the venue with table tops in Copper Stratos. To stand out from the crowd they chose to offer beautiful cakes and serve coffee and tea in unique cups and saucers (not forgetting the teapot!). Making your visit memorable and enabling you to sit back and relax whilst you’re there.

    FRENCH INSPIRATION

    If you are wanting to create a whimsical wonderland for your customers to settle into, unique features such as large blossom trees spanning above and complimentary touches of pink may be something you are looking for.

    Sel Et Sucre, emulated a fantasy of being elsewhere with a France inspired cafe. Using beautiful marble tables with a matching pink vein throughout. Opting for blush from Versital as the perfect colour for their coffee shop.

    a dimly lit cafe with a cherry blossom tree going up the wall and along the ceiling. pink metallic chairs and white tables.

    CREATE A CALM ENVIRONMENT

    Create a calming environment with soft pastel tones and natural wooden features. Using plants and earthy tones will help your customers relax as they get their coffee fix. Possibly consider incorporating a subtle marble table top to your coffee shop to add a sense of luxury and individuality.

    a coffee shop with pink and white marble tables and white stools. with a wooden texture along the walls

    Keeping up with the coffee shop interior trends will ensure your shop stays ahead of the rest and keeps people staying longer.


    Easy to Maintain

    Not only do these coffee shops benefit from the beautiful aesthetics of Versital marble, it of course comes with all the benefits you’d expect from our marbles. Versital is extremely hygienic offering the anti-bacterial protection of SteriTouch, as well as being waterproof and easy to clean. keeping your coffee shop at the highest cleanliness standard. Preventing coffee stain marks on your beautifully designed interior.

    Working in Partnership with Designers

    As well as manufacturing to design specification we are also on hand to offer advice to designers to help create the vision they have whilst being a practical real-world solution. We often have designers who approach us with a brief and initial design who may need advice making it work in practice.

    Our aim is to take the stress away from the designer and end client and work alongside other trades to get a good end result.

    As well as being a beautiful marble finish it offers the benefits of being extremely hygienic, easy to clean and non-porous so will not stain

    Gemma Stockberger, Director

    Get In touch!

    To realise your vision with an experienced, expert, British manufacturer, get in touch with Versital today, where we can introduce you to a design advisor and supply you an estimate directly. Speak to us today on 01204 380780 or send us a contact form.

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  10. Why Nail Salons Are Taking Over The High Street

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    Manicures are now the UK’s most popular beauty treatment. You may have noticed that nail salons have been popping up all over the place and taking over the high streets. With these treatments being in more demand then ever despite the impact of the pandemic, it is certainly something to be aware of.

    With more people than ever wanting to spend their cash on looking and feeling good, nail salons have found this luxury yet affordable treatment to be in high demand.

    With global data predicting that the beauty industry will experience a 2.8% compound annual growth rate to 2023, it shows that despite the pandemic affecting high street retail, beauty salons have not experienced the same effect. Instead beauty salons have experienced a steady growth.

    INSTAGRAM INFLUENCE

    People are becoming more image focussed in part due to the influence of social media platforms such as Instagram. There has been an increase in turning to nail treatments due to it’s accessibility. With no long-term commitment, whilst creating the same feel good factor, it is one of the easiest treatments to turn to for a boost.

    Summer is always the busiest period, but particularly this year I can’t keep up with the demand. I think Instagram has a big part to play as people are becoming more image conscious and looking to get an Instaworthy shot. I get a majority of my customers through Instagram as they can easily see my work and prices.

    Megan Cummings, Owner of Quirk Nail Studio, Swindon

    AFFORDABLE LUXURY

    People are turning to nail salons for a sense of accessible luxury. Giving them the opportunity to have a treat and add a bit of glamour without spending a fortune.

    To increase their appeal, many nail salons have turned to creating luxurious and opulent feeling interiors.

    Market leading brands such as My Townhouse are taking over the UK. They have capitalised on creating a nail salon paradise of luxury. With soft furnishings, mood lighting and calming neutral tones they have certainly listened to what people want.

    My Townhouse have added to the luxurious feel of their salons by including a stunning marble finish from Versital. From the nail station to the pedicure pods and even the joinery, this timeless marble is featured throughout. Townhouse chose to opt for ‘Autumn Onyx’, a classic marble with a pop of colour coming from the rich orange vein.

    In comparison to My Townhouse, Doll Beauty created a sense of luxury different way. Once again using soft furnishings, but instead pairing with natural lighting and blush tones all over. Doll Beauty emphasises a sense of indulgence of self-care with tones of pink.

    They opted to use a girly pink marble finish from Versital throughout their salon which perfectly complements their brand image. ‘Blush’ marble is the perfect choice for this venue, a classic marble with a soft pink vein. Once again creating an environment of accessible splendour with touches of luxury such as the marble tops.

    The marble tops from Versital are of the highest quality , easy to clean and hygienic. They don’t suffer from watermarks and are very forgiving against staining. Perfect for any beauty salon environment. Adding the element of luxury whilst also having extreme ease of use.

    WORKING WITH THE BEAUTY SECTOR

    We have been delighted to work alongside award winning brands including My Townhouse and Doll Beauty over the past few years. We understand that the look and feel of a venue and brand is paramount to creating an exceptional customer experience.

    As well as looking good, Versital offers the benefit of being easy to clean and stain proof as well making it ideal for use in a busy salon.

    As well as manufacturing to design specification we are also on hand to offer advice to designers to help create the vision they have whilst being a practical real-world solution. We often have designers who approach us with a brief and initial design who may need advice making it work in practice.

    Gemma Stockberger, Director

    Get In touch!

    To realise your vision with an experienced, expert, British manufacturer, get in touch with Versital today, where we can introduce you to a design advisor and supply you an estimate directly. Speak to us today on 01204 380780 or send us a contact form.

    Get In Touch!