Choosing Colors for your Bathroom

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For many homeowners, the bathroom can be one of the hardest rooms to decorate. Because it is such a functional room, it can be a little more difficult to make a bathroom beautiful. However, with a little planning and thought, you can turn your bathroom into a showpiece, just like any other room in your home.

The first step in creating a beautiful bathroom is to decide on a color. Choosing a bathroom color is a little different for most people than picking a bedroom color. This is because most think in limited terms when it comes to the bathroom. It is unusual to see bright or dramatic colors in this all so important room. Instead, more muted colors are often chosen. While there is nothing wrong with painting your bathroom beige, you should not be afraid to be a little more bold. Here are some ideas and tips to help you find that perfect bathroom color and create a beautiful look.

If your style is more sophisticated and dramatic, you could consider a deep, darker color for your bathroom. A dark red or dark brown can create a dramatic statement and more refined feel in your bathroom. For smaller bathrooms, using white or light fixtures can help to balance the room and keep it from feeling too dark. Adding a colorful mosaic piece or floral arrangement adds the finishing touch to bring the whole bathroom together.

For a cleaner, more cottage-styled look to your bathroom, choose from lighter khaki colors, yellows or light blues. Once again, white fixtures would be a beautiful compliment to these paint colors, and would all work together to create a light and airy feel to your bathroom. This style would work well for large or small bathrooms. However, lighter paint colors such as these will help your smaller bathrooms not look so small.

One popular trend for bathroom décor is attempting to capture the colors of the beach. Light blues accented by the beautiful colors of sand create a feeling of peace and serenity. Add large glass containers filled with sand dollars or white starfish to pull the whole look together.

If your goal is to choose a color that will work with almost any type of design or accent color, choosing neutral colors would be the best option. These colors will stand the test of time, and will allow you to easily change your decorating style without having to paint your bathroom.

Bright, bold colors are gaining popularity as of late for residential bathrooms. Colors such as bright blues and oranges are beautiful and certainly make a very definite statement in style. Utilizing colors such as these add a playful and happy feel to your bathroom, and allow for the addition of fun accents and fixtures. This non-traditional style of décor really shows your personality while adding character to the home.

If your goal is to create your own spa at home in your bathroom, soothing colors that still promote feelings of happiness and calm are the best choices. Beautiful light greens and blues can create that feeling of peace and relaxation. Choosing harsher, brighter colors will inhibit the spa-like feeling and can derail your entire design goal.

If you would like to add a hint of color to your bathroom, sticking with more traditional neutral colors is the best option for this design choice. Painting the walls a neutral beige while adding decorative colorful items to the bathroom will add just enough color without being overwhelming. Decorative accents can be easily changed out to create a new look or compliment colors of the changing seasons.

 

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