The benefits of a winter bath

Victoria + Albert advises on designing a bathroom to beat the winter blues.

The benefits of a winter bath

by | 10 Dec 2021 | Products

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Victoria + Albert advises on designing a bathroom to beat the winter blues.

As the nights get longer and the temperature drops, a long soak in a warm bath can relieve hibernal gloom. Submerging the body in water can soothe muscles, reducing pain and inflammation. The warm water can improve circulation and vascular function, reducing blood pressure. A long bathe can even reduce stress levels and anxiety.

Yet it can be hard to prioritise a bath when the shower is faster, and we all feel so busy and time-pressured.

Emma Joyce is brand manager for the House of Rohl, the family of bathroom and kitchen manufacturers that includes Victoria + Albert. She suggests making the bathroom as warm and cosy as possible, creating a space that people will want to linger in.

“So many bathrooms are rather cold and clinical, almost like an operating theatre,” she said. “But deep colours and natural materials offer a cocoon-like space, where you are encouraged to dwell and relax.

“Don’t be afraid of rich purples, blues and greens. As well as coloured walls and cabinetry, consider a painted bath. Victoria + Albert’s freestanding baths are available in any one of 200 RAL colours, in a choice of gloss or matt.

“There is also a practical benefit. Victoria + Albert baths are made from a unique material, Quarrycast. Unlike a metal bath, this stone composite is warm to the touch, and retains the heat of the bath, encouraging a long, soothing soak.”

For further information about any Victoria + Albert bath or basin, please email [email protected] or phone +44 1952 221 100. Victoria + Albert is part of the House of Rohl group, alongside Perrin & Rowe, Shaws of Darwen and Riobel.



Victoria + Albert Baths is a British brand with a worldwide reputation for creating beautiful freestanding baths and basins. Formed in 1996 with a passion for baths and bathing, the organisation has a head office in the UK.