By hopeful from temporarily in Texas - Salem, OR
I have a small bathroom with gray/white floor tile and a white vanity with black/white top. Any suggestions for wall color?
I like a soft yellow with the black/white and gray.
My husband does not like the beige walls in his bathroom. We wish to retain the dark brown shower curtain and bath set. The sink and tub are kind of a creamy off white. The toilet is white. The floor tile is a mottled beige. What wall color would you suggest?
If you paint the walls a creamy off white, you will be able to change the colors of your bathroom any time you wish.
My small bathroom has green/yellow floor tiles and counter top. It is presently painted a green from the floor tiles. I am tired of this and thought maybe a navy would be nice. The ceiling is white stucco. Any suggestions?
By Patricia from southern Ontario, Canada
Hello. If you can live with a dark color such as Navy - then do so. You are the one who has to live with it. You could put a border along the bottom, middle or top of the walls & get accessories to match. My opinion is Bright & Cheery is better than Dark & Doughty. But some people like it dark. Whatever you decide - Good Luck & God Bless You. : )
I am having trouble deciding what color to paint my bathroom. I used tiles from Home Depot that are the color of a sandy beach. I really do not want to go with green, as serene as it is; my bedroom is green. I do not want a green over kill. Help?
By Chris C.
Blue, & white have more you can switch up accessories & towels with. But if you don't mind that, you could go with yellow, peach, lavender or a mauve or dusty rose color. Good luck & have fun with your painting project. Let us know what you decide & put a photo of before & after - if possible.
My bathroom has a black shower kit and a black and white sink (specks). Also surrounding the shower kit and around the sink is tile which is a taupe and beige color. The vanity and cabinet are oak. What color should I paint the walls?
I would paint it beige!
I need advice on how to paint a bathroom with burgundy ceramic tile halfway up the wall. The other half of the wall and closet are white. The tub and sink are gray and the toilet is also white. What colors can I use that will complement these colors?
By Glenda from Lake Charles, LA
We have gray and burgundy tile in our tiny bathroom, too, and I get more compliments on the wall color. First I painted them white and then I lightly sponged on glazes of gray and pinkish-puple paint. The glaze is something they sell at the hardware stores as a neutral and you can use small amounts to mix with any paints you have.
What wall color will pull together a navy blue commode and sky blue bath tub?
By Linda A.
I did a venetian plaster wall finish on my bathroom walls. It was time consuming, but turned out really nice. I used different shades of blues, covered by a thin coat of white. It incorporated several things together.
I have a harvest gold tub; what color will look good on the wall? What color can I trim up the bathroom in?
The nice thing about Harvest Gold is that it goes with just about any other colour-all you need to do is decide the direction you want to take your bathroom decorating in. By any chance does the basin and commode match the tub?
You could go retro (60s-70s), or elegant-dramatic (timeless, or with the right accessories something that feels 1920s), or even farmhouse (see below)
For example, you can go with black and grey for a dramatic, elegant statement, high gloss black halfway or even two thirds of the way up the wall and then a lovely lighter shade of flat grey the rest of the way up the way; accessorise with dark grey hand towels, brushed nickel hardware, etc.
For a retro look to match the tub, you can paint in late 60s-early 70s colours like avocado (although I'd go with something a little lighter than full-on avocado) and use some of the new fabrics available that look like fabrics from that era-buy a half yard and cut sew-on strips to make a border on hand towels, for example, or make a valance.
To get a farmhouse look, you could go with a cream a few shades lighter than the gold tub halfway up and then white up the rest of the wall, and use cream coloured accents in hand towels, soaps, dispensers. You could look in flea markets and yard sales for some of those vintage tin wall plaques of 1900s era washrooms.
Good luck with your painting, whatever you decide, please update this with pics to give us all some fresh ideas:)
My bathroom rugs are red, the shower curtain is cream and red, and the towels cream and red. The floors are light green. What color should I paint walls?
By KC from Louisville
Well, I'm no expert like benjaminmoore.com ... but I think any type of browns (especially a taupe) would look great with red!
I would like suggestions on how to decorate a bathroom. We are buying an older house with a master bath with a blue and white swirl synthetic marble shower, sunken tub, and vanity top. There is no window in the bathroom. We will eventually change all of that out. For now how should I paint and decorate the bathroom to make it a little easier to live with until we can remodel it? What wall paint colors and accessories do you suggest?
By Mrs. C.
I would first paint those cabinets a light gray or black color, then the walls could be painted a blue to match the counter top or hold paint chips up to the counter of different shades of beige to browns to see what matches best and you like best.
How should I use brown, green, and possibly beige colors in my bathroom? What color for walls, trim, and cabinets? My bathroom is not large, but not tiny. I have a beige sink with a marble white and beige counter top, brushed nickle fixtures, white cabinets, beige shower.
We just installed new tile around our bathtub and the color is grey with hints of pink and brown. Our tile on the floor is brown and light tan. What color should we paint the walls in the bathroom?
I am redoing a bathroom, the stand up shower is black with white, silver, and black accents. The vanity is stained with red cherry and the floor is charcoal grey. I am looking for a colour for the walls
By Sean P.
White, you have no options, any of your other colors would make the space smaller and a bathroom is usually a small place. And you need light for most activities in a bathroom.
I suggest lots of mirrors too, to reflect your silver touches - do the frames in silver. Add some red stuff, ie, a trim on towels, ribbons on mirrors.
I have a small bathroom with grass green toilet and tub. The ceramic tile is a 70's rectangular two toned-green/pinky beige with some tiles of lavender pink flowers. The woodwork is very orange in tone. The sink is white with a green marble top which I plan to replace with a small chrome sink and white arborite top. The vanity will go white as will the wood work. What color should go on the walls? Now it is painted green and it is just too much green.
By Myrna S. from Saskatchewan, Canada
I like white. If you don't want to commit to anything radical, go with white. Any color of towel or accessory will match - so you can use the colors in the tiles and fixtures as your guides.
What color should I paint my small window-less hall bathroom? It's my little girl's bathroom and decorated with brown, pink, and white polka dot shower curtain, rug, trash bin, and dishes.
By Michelle from Winder, GA
Since its used by a little girl, I would use the same color of pink that you already have on the shower curtain for the walls and other accessories. too many polka dots would be overwhelming, in my opinion.
I am repainting the bathroom off my bedroom - it's small, has a shower stall, a toilet, and a sink. It's in a house that was built in 1972. The tiles are white with gold flecks, the sink and toilet are harvest gold. Does anyone have a suggestion on what color to paint walls? I tried a deep tan with green undertones - yuck - please help.
F04098 from Albany, NY
Harvest gold seems to go well with the new rust and green tones. A lot depends on the style you like. I have seen the harvest gold incorporated into the "Zen" style, or you could go into tropical, with the bamboo style shades, and tropical plants/flowers theme for the shower curtain.
If you find something with the same hue as the harvest gold, find a pattern you like. It could even be in a picture, and build from that. Make sure if you paint the walls, they are a lighter shade than your main color. I have heard that you should have 60% the main color, 30% an accent color, and the rest in a complimentary color. (03/12/2006)
By Jill from Burlington, IA
This is just something to think about! We had the gold fixtures in out bathroom too. Learned to hate it after 30 years, this really dated the house!
In 2002 we had the tub reglazed to white and replaced the toilet with an energy saver white and installed the new marble-type vanity sink. Husband was able to install the sink and toilet. The tub glazing was around $300. It might be just a tad more now. Such an improvement and investment! (03/14/2006)
By Syd B.
Have you given any thought to putting up a nice vinyl wallpaper with a matching border? There are so many bathroom wallpapers to choose from and I'm sure you can find something with gold in it. I also have Harvest Gold tile, tub and toilet in my bathroom and I went with a pretty tropical fish wallpaper with matching border.
It has a lot of different colors in it and therefore, I have a lot of choices of colors for my towels, bathroom rugs, shower curtain, etc. Even if you don't go with the wallpaper, a nice border at the top with a little gold in it would make a big difference, and would give you some other colors to work with. (09/26/2008)
By Barbara M.
I have a small half bath with a white vanity and top and white commode. The floor is white tile with soft gray grout. It does not have a window and gets no light. What paint color should I paint the walls?
By Wazzupnanny from MO
I am trying to update a small bathroom. I have an acrylic, marble toned vanity. It looks sort of like a tan, grayish swirl, with a few faint reddish streaks. I love the light greens and blues for paints, but have tried 3 and they either look like way too much color, or dark and boring.
There is little light coming through the window. The faucets are brushed nickel. I thought about a neutral, but it seems too boring. I need some advice before I end up way overspending on paint choices I don't like.
By Linda from Bryan, TX
I painted bottom of wall in bedroom warm beige. What color would look good on the top part?
By Patty Lynn
I am redecorating a 1970s bathroom with green/gray tiles and peachy cabinets, vanity, and floor. What color should I paint the walls? I have one window. I have tried matching colors with tons of samples to use a lighter shade on the walls, but am unable to match the color at all. I tried several shades of both colors navy blue and taupe. Nothing works. Help.
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