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Hi all, we have this lovely (note sarcasm) splashed paint design on the walls in our master bathroom, and for the life of both me and my wife, can't choose a color to repaint. Normally we'd just paint the trim white, and do a gray for the walls, but ALL the fixtures are gray, so I think it would be too washed out.

You can see in the attached photos some ideas we had for paint, but none really hit us, so I figured I'd go to the collective to see if you all had any better ideas!
 

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You need a contrasting color, like Fire Engine Red, or Royal Purple, or Kelly Green, or anything besides those complimentary ones shown.


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Don't be afraid to experiment with colors. In the grand scheme of things - paint is cheap, if you don't like the color it isn't that big of a deal to change it. Most paint stores have software that can take your pic and insert their color to give you an idea of how it will look. You can also find those programs online.
 

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I'd go with something bright. It looks too dark to me.

Tough to offset those earth tones. I agree a light grey wouldn't go, but more browns are out of the question, too. Whatever it is, I'd do a very, very light tint. A faint green maybe?
 

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Isn’t the basic premise of interior decorating to pick a color and repeat, repeat, repeat?
I would either do a light gray to tie everything together, a white because it’s crisp or a really deep (almost black) blue.
 

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Hello Nick! I heard somewhere that painting your bathroom blue adds value to your house - that sounds like a great idea for your predicament. maybe a light blue will give your bathroom a little more light? I hope this helps! Can't wait to see the final results of your bathroom, by the way, I love your bathtub.
 

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First, you paint it white to settle color.you can use it permanently
if you are interested in multi-colors than
you can use
Taupe.
Soft Gray.
Bright White.
Charcoal.
but m like just one color for one wall
 

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I totally see why! Whirlpool tubs are the most fun, especially when you're a kid. One thing to remember the most important first and foremost - clean it regularly! Lots of people forget and they get super gross slime in their pipes, make sure to get that done first, and hope you have tons of fun!!
 

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Have you thought about doing a contrast wall?

Also, PPG has a room visualizer where you can upload a photo of the room and virtually try out different color schemes.
 
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Thanks for the replies, with all that's going on we have yet to move on this, but some point in the (relatively) near future there will be progress! Stay safe everyone
 

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I let my wife pick the color. All I want is a reasonably clean room where I can shower and empty my bowels, color doesn’t matter. The smell will drive me out anyway.
 
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So, we finally settled on a color(well, I agreed to a color)! Peacock Tail, which in some light makes it looks almost forest green, and in other light it's a aqua/blue-green sort of mix. We will be replacing the chrome fixtures/towel racks with gold finish in the future, and all that leaves is the trim and baseboards, of which there isn't much.

Thanks again all for the suggestions!
 

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Looks good!



some light makes it looks almost forest green, and in other light it's a aqua/blue-green sort of mix

Lighting and/or surroundings can change how a color appears. I learned that about 50 yrs ago when I mixed up a bunch of leftover paint to paint my parents living and dining rm. It was a yellow but under some lighting it looked gold and at times it would have a green cast to it.
 

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We will be replacing the chrome fixtures/towel racks with gold finish in the future
Looks good, and to each their own, but since you needed help on color I'll offer this: all your fixtures and accessories are currently chrome/alum - faucets, towel bars, vanity pulls, shower door frame, bifold entry(!) door rail, tub jet escutcheons, etc . . . and that matches well with grey ceramic fixtures and dark blue paint.

I have not come across anyone reverting back to 1990s brass or King Louie gold, everyone usually changes those out for satin nickel or timeless chrome.
 
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