UGLY tile

Old 03-02-02, 07:03 PM
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UGLY tile

The tile that is in the bathroom of the Fifty-year-old house that I am renting is PEPTO-BISMOL PINk( ). It runs from the floor to three-quarters up the wall and I am interested in finding out what I can do to make this design disaster aesthetically pleasing. Decorating is neither my strong point or the point of this site, but I thought perhaps I could get some help here. I have thought about changing all the accessories in the bathroom to black to give the bathroom a "contemporary" look. Thanks
Old 03-03-02, 08:53 AM
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Decorating around existing tile color

Everything old is new again. The retro colors are back in style. Black, navy, cranberry, green or another favorite color can create a dramatic contrast and minimize what seems to be so much pink in the room.
Old 03-05-02, 01:48 AM
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It all depends on the decorating, really. If you truly hate it, there's probably not much you can do to make it look good. But, you can certainly soften the blow by adding more color to the room to detract from it. Your best bet is to find a multi-color scheme that uses 2 other colors rather prominently and has highlights of the pink (or similar shades of the pink) in it.

For example, paint your walls a cream or light beige type color and use brown and green as your decorating colors (brown compliments the pink and green contrasts the pink): rug, shower curtain, pictures, accessories, etc. I don't mean use nothing BUT brown and green, but make those the strongest colors. Maybe find some pictures for the wall that use a lot of green , a little pink (enough to be a notceable highlight) and frame them in a bold/thick brown frame.

Another option is to go with a fun retro look (as the other person suggested). Instead of trying to downplay it, you'd be allowing it to stand out. But, it still wouldn't be the focal point of the room. Imagine white walls, with a black and white checkered band running horizontally around the room about a foot above the tile. The walls could be covered with framed B-movie posters.

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