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LindaC 12-15-2008 07:32 PM

What colour to paint my white and black bathroom
 
I just renovated and I have 12 x 12 white tiles on my floor and 6 x 6 white tiles on my walls 4 ft up with a black border. My accessories are chrome, my cabinet white and my granite counter top white,with black, grey, brown and taupe spots. Can't figure out what to do with the walls, how about a darker grey? a light grey? a dark taupe? I hope it is not too drab, but can't think of another colour. My house is pretty neutral, I guess I am too and that's why I need some help? Thanks.

bradnailer 12-16-2008 09:25 AM

I'd go (or my wife actually) would go with an art deco type color like torquoise.

jamiedolan 12-16-2008 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by LindaC (Post 198514)
I just renovated and I have 12 x 12 white tiles on my floor and 6 x 6 white tiles on my walls 4 ft up with a black border. My accessories are chrome, my cabinet white and my granite counter top white,with black, grey, brown and taupe spots. Can't figure out what to do with the walls, how about a darker grey? a light grey? a dark taupe? I hope it is not too drab, but can't think of another colour. My house is pretty neutral, I guess I am too and that's why I need some help? Thanks.

My main bath is kind of retro looking. Chrome fixtures, hardwood floor(konecto), white tiles to 5 feet. I used a deep sky blue type of color on the walls and really like the way it looks.
Jamie

concretemasonry 12-16-2008 03:09 PM

I would use yellow or red or a dark taupe (if you are conservative) for the walls. A lot depends on the amount of mirrors and light.

I have a small interior bath with 4 clear bulds over the 36" mirror. Oak trim and towel racks. I painted the ceiling a dark tan and the walls a dark teal. The very dark teal worked better than the flat black I originally thought of.

Best thing i ever did was to put in an adjustable 180 degrees motion sensing switch on the light. - No more feeling for a switch in the dark and no lights left on. You can adjust the sensitivity or and the duration or just lock it on. Just walk in and everything is waiting for your next move.

Dusty 12-20-2008 04:40 AM

A medium grey would be a great color and give a contemporary look. The trick is getting the right grey, the right undertone and being a bathroom and the colours in your counter you might want to get a very warm grey (brown undertone). If you ask at the paint store they can look up their mixes and tell you which ones those are.

LindaC 01-06-2009 07:21 PM

Thanks to All
 
We did a mix of everyone. We painted the wall a super grey colour and accented with tourquoise towels, mats, candles, etc. It looks super, thanks so much. :thumbup:

bradnailer 01-07-2009 05:59 AM

Cool. Post a photo if you have time.


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