Congratulations, you’ve made it through the hardest part of the bathroom renovation process. You’re now in the final stretch – painting the walls.
The question, though, is which paint should you choose? Primer and color mixed in one? Mildew resistant? I definitely recommend the latter. Whether or not you’ve installed a steam shower, the bathroom is just naturally a damp place. A mildew resistant paint will protect your walls from even the slightest moisture build-up. Then, you have to choose the color.
This is, in a small way, a trick question. Because there are literally hundreds and hundreds of colors and shades from which to choose, deciding on a final color is no easy task.
There’s a different question that you can ask yourself that will make the whole process easier. Ask yourself what mood you’d like to create in the space. The answer will help you refine the range of colors.
Cool and Calm
If you’re looking for a calm and cool effect, then turn to the blues. Aim for the lighter blues with white or off-white accents. The bathroom will look large and clean, and will help you feel relaxed.
Warm and Fun
If you live in colder climes, you might actually want a warm, sunny and fun look to the bathroom. Even in the dead of winter, yellow and orange set off by off-white accents and dark brown fixtures will keep you feeling cozy.
Sometimes neutrals really are best, especially if you’re preparing to sell your home. Many people are put off by strong colors, and neutrals help the potential buyer imagine themselves (and all their stuff) within your home’s space. Whites and off-whites make great accent shades. But, painting the entire bathroom in these light shades can give the bathroom a timeless and classic look.
Over to you: What’s your favorite look?