It’s time to paint your bathroom. Maybe you have just finished remodeling your bathroom and just need to finish the project with new paint or you want to spruce up the room with a new color. Choosing paint color can be tricky business. Chose the wrong color and your bathroom can feel even smaller than it is. Chose the right color and your bathroom can quickly become your favorite room in the house! Here are some tips to help you chose the right color.
Stick with the same color palette
Many people make the mistake of choosing a color that contrasts their tile or bathroom surround color. This is a mistake. If you stick to the same color palette and tone, your bathroom with have a seamless look. For example, if you chose ReBath’s Tivoli Travertine, your walls should be in the beige family. We know you are thinking, ‘how boring’. Want to add some color? Add a splash of your personality with colorful rugs, towels and other accessories. You can always switch these out when you get tired of them (a lot easier than painting every few months).
Light colors are the way to go
Most bathrooms range from small to tiny. Don’t make the room feel even smaller, or worse like a cave, by choosing a dark paint color. A lighter color will make the room feel even larger than it is. Light and brightly colored walls are more reflective, making any space feel open and airy. Additionally, light colors help augment the effect of natural light (improvenet.com) Tan, beige, light gray and light blue, green or yellow are great choices for an open airy room.
Match the tile color and wall color
This one can be a little tricky, but totally worth it. After your bathroom is remodeled, chose a color that you love in your tile or wall surround. Take a piece with you to the paint store and find something as close as possible. This will make your bathroom look like a well thought out room.
Paint the ceiling and walls the same color
One way to give the illusion that your bathroom is bigger is to paint the ceiling the same color as the walls. This illusion only works if you are choosing a bright color to start with. Painting your ceiling a dark color will make it feel like it is closing in on you.