A reader had recently wrote in to the Ben Moore Expert Exchange Forum inquiring:
Hi. I am redoing a small bathroom and can’t decide on a color. The toilet and tub are white. We are putting a new floor down which is off white marble. I haven’t picked out the sink or cabinet. I would like to try some sort of faux, perhaps tea stain or color wash. Any ideas???
You are lucky to have so many different color schemes you can work with your neutral beginning! What colors do you love? You can go with blues, greens, grays, golds, browns, etc. Did you see a picture somewhere that showed the type of wall finish you liked ? Let me know.
Thanks for the quick response. I saw “Aged to Perfection” on Benjamin Moore’s web site. They did an upper part of a dinning room wall. It gave it that old world look. I like greens especially dark rich greens and yellow golds. I wasn’t sure if a faux finish like the tea stain would look good in a small bathroom.
I would not suggest faux painting in the bathroom. The room is usually just to small to take on such a complicated ‘presence’ . I think faux is best on larger walls. Did you want suggestions for darker greens and yellow golds? Let me know.
Yes I would appreciate suggestions for darker greens and yellow golds. Do you think darker greens would make the bathroom look smaller?
#566 Bunker Hill Green
I would go with greens. I’m afraid a yellow hue will just look washed out with all the white. A darker color will not make a room seem smaller at all, just cozier. A lot of people are afraid a dark color on walls will make the room seem smaller, it does not. Color will just warm up a room- I promise!
A couple nice greens to try with your white: Rosemary Sprig 2144-30, Saybrook Sage HC-114 or Guilford Green HC-116. Let me know if these colors work for you.
Thanks for the suggestions. I’ll let you know.
I must stress this fact to you again readers – these colors swatches shown on your computer are just a representative of the actual color. Rosemary Sprig is a much prettier color than what you are looking at the screen.
Donna chose to go with greens, but with an all white beginning (bathtub, floor, toilet) it gave her many different paint color schemes to work with. If she asked for a clean, cool, serene bathroom, I would refer her to light, watery blues, grays or blue greens. If she wanted a cozy room, I would suggest something in the tan or grayish tan family.
What colors would you chose if you had an all white bathroom to begin with?
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