Painting a 5 by 11 bathroom

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Old 11-13-07, 06:27 PM
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Painting a 5 by 11 bathroom

I painted my bathroom two years ago with Behr latex paint. I toned it down by ragging it. It looks great except that whenever the paint gets damagage I cannot touch it up. The walls and the ceiling were painted the same color.

I have decided to paint the ceiling with white ceiling paint. I have a gallon of Benjamin Moore ceiling paint. When I painted the ceiling two years ago I removed all the paint from the ceiling and primed it using Behr primer and then painted it with Latex. Do I need to prime before I paint. I am using white ceiling paint over light blue. I am concerned about adhesion and not the cover up ability of the celing paint.

On the walls I am going to prime the areas that are damaged with Benjamin Moore Fresh Start Primer.

What color would you recommend to paint a 5 by 11 bathroom. I have light blue ceramic tiles in the shower. Dark colors don't work. Light colors will make the room look larger. I am not a real big fan of really light blue colors. What colors wil work with the blue ceramic tiles. I will use the best quality Benjamin Moore paint available.

I installed a bathroom fan so there is plenty of ventilation in the bathroom.

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Old 11-13-07, 07:21 PM
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If you are painting over a light blue, you could get away w/ 2 coats of paint or a coat of primer and a coat of paint. Primer is cheaper than the high end paint at Sherwin Williams. Depends on the color you pick to paint your bathroom. How is your lighting in that room? No windows? A lighter color will give you more lighting. Sounds like you are stuck w/ a lighter color b/c you say dark won't work? A light tan won't work b/c you have blue tile! You are kinda stuck in my mind w/ a light blue color or maybe a cream, antique white, etc. How much damage is there to the walls? Going to have to patch? If so use primer over the whole wall. You can then get away with one coat of paint most likely!! GOOD LUCK
 
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Old 11-13-07, 07:48 PM
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I have little over half a gallon of BM Fresh Start Priner left over. I think I will thin it slightly and then paint the ceiling and walls with a thin coast of primer. A tack coat.

There are 4 light on the wall connected to a medicine cabinet. There is a window but the glass doesn't let in much light.

I found a Benjamin Moore color I like called Ice Cubed Silver. It is a light silvery grey. I think grey would work with blue. I really hate light blue paint.

There are a few spots where the paint got damaged. I use to put vinyl stickers over every area that got damaged. I put them around the light switches when I had to have a switch installed for the ventilation fan. I will patch all damaged areas and then prime the repair.

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"What colors wil work with the blue ceramic tiles?" Light blue is cool and refreshing. If you want to warm it up, skip across the color wheel to the yellows and oranges. Or, if you want to stay on the cool side of the color wheel, pair light blue with a pale violet or blue green or green. If wanting a monchromatic look, a blue paint will work, too.

Perhaps you have a piece of fabric, a painting, or a piece of china or pottery that has light blue in it. The colors with which it is paired, can be an inspiration for selecting colors to go with light blue. You will likely see pale yellow, green, or violet with some crispy or off white with yellow undertones tossed in.

You must keep in mind that 'light blue' does not provide an accurate description of the blue. It could have gray, green, other undertone. Place a sheet of bright white paper on the tile and study the blue. What undertones, if any, do you see. If you play off the undertones, the blue can look less intense.

If you like the beach, think about the light blue sky, fluffy white clouds, the color of the sand, the washed out, weathered gray wood, the yellow of the sun, a terra cotta or orange sherbet sky at sunset. When at a loss for choosing color, turn to Mother Nature. She can easily provide you with a stunning color scheme.

See how well pale blue works with a cinnamon colored center in the Sea Aster and the Rhododendron:






Or, the yellow centers of Creeping Forget Me Not, and notice how well blue works with green:



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Old 11-17-07, 12:08 PM
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I ended up buying Benjamin Moore's "Rust" color. It is an orange. I noticed how well blue worked with both orange and green in the flowers. I decided to use an orange color because it is cheery and is one of my favorite colors. It will provide the perfect reflection of light in the room.

Thank you for the pictures of the flowers.
 
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