Bathroom color ??

Old 12-01-06, 08:18 AM
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Bathroom color ??

First i know what you are going to say it is preference. But here is what I have 5x8 small bathroom. Tub/shower toliet and on the sink we have one that looks like a bowl and we are still trying to figure out a vanity or furniture pc for it. On the ceiling I have tongue and groove cedar panels with a clear pine color, also on the wall i have same thing up three foot same color. We are realy trying to go with a country color /design or cottage. All fixtures are white. Does anyone have pics of something like this or any suggestion please help
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Of course, what you do is a matter of preference. There are, however, some other considerations. What colors are you using in the rest of your home? It is always best that colors flow. An easy way to coordinate colors within the home is to pick at least three and vary which one dominates in each room and use the other two in paint, accessories, fabrics, etc.

Sink bowl? Is this one that is a standard drop in style? Or, is it one that sits on top of the vanity for a more contemporary look? Is the vanity a standard box style? What is its depth and length? Does the plumbing come through the wall or the floor? These are important considerations in seeking a replacement.

You can purchase vanities that look like chests or other other styles that can get you away from the standard vanity box look. Some DIYers convert an old chest of drawers to a vanity. If that is not your cup of tea, then you can browse local kitchen and bath centers for options. You can also get ideas from magazines and TV decorating shows.

With natural wood on the ceiling and wainscoting, you may want to select a natural wood vanity rather than a painted one or one in a stain that complements the wood. Or, you may want a painted vanity that will pop out from wood color and wall paint color. Or, you may want to paint your existing vanity, if in good condition, the same as wall color so that it stands out against wood wainscoting.

Cottage style tends to bring to mind neutral and soft colors on walls and quaint, antique, or older looking cabinetry and light fixtures. Lighter, softer colors would work will in a small bathroom because dark colors tend to make small spaces look smaller, while lighter colors tend to make them look larger.

In your magazine picture search, you may find antique brass faucets and country style or antique looking cabinetry. You may see claw foot tubs and pedestal sinks. In small spaces, pedestal sinks can make bathrooms seem more spacious. Cottage style also brings to mind crisp white linens and white towels. And, you might want to add a wicker basket or two for towels, waste basket, or magazines.

As you can see, it IS a matter of personal preference because you have so many options. If you could post some pictures at and post a link here, it would be more helpful to those who would like to jump into the discussion.

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Old 12-04-06, 10:44 AM
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the color of the walls in this bathroom need to work with the colors in the adjoining room/s. or you can just use a lighter or darker version of the same color in the adjoining room/s.

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