Right, ladies... I painted my superbly boring white bathroom last week, and I'm not too happy with it. I thought I'd give it some sumptuous warmth by painting the walls a rich reddish purple colour, but it has turned out a bit more on the sad and miserable side...
My husband says he thinks it's okay, but I'm not sure... I think I could warm it up with some mink or camel coloured towels and some nice wall decor, but don't know if it will ever work since the tile is white and the fixutres are so modern looking. Considering repainting at the moment.
Honest opinoins: do you think I should re-paint? Here's the room:
What I don't understand is why British showers never have curtains/doors that extend the whole length of the tub. How do you prevent water from getting out? Every time I showered in England I got water everywhere! Also carpets in the bathroom!
The color looks pretty good. If you repainted it, what color would you choose?
I think it could work with the right color towels and wall decor to break up that large space of color. What color would you paint it next if you were to repaint? Something with a grey undertone would go really well with the modern look.. grey/blue or more greyish purple?
@peachacid: Lol! Thankfully we've got tile--I agree, carpet in the bathroom is horrible. I think over here most people think of shower curtains as being less desirable, but I'm not a big fan of the bath with a halfway door. I think I'd prefer a nice big standing shower if I were designing something myself!
I was thinking of possibly doing a deeper neutral like a truffle colour or maybe something like a midnight/navy blue. Somehow the white tile feels wrong with the reddish paint... Would go with a gray, but my hallway is already that colour and I think it might look a little wierd having them the same colour.
@peachacid: Try living in Korea. No curtains/doors at all, and no tub. Your bathroom is a "wet room" and your shower is a showerhead on a hose, usually above the sink, though we got lucky and got a place with a sort of "nook" for showering next to the sink...
To be honest I thought it was a little crazy at first but now I love it. I feel a lot of freedom to move around and shower nookie is WAY more fun with this setup...
@peachacid: LOL We had these in our hotels in France. Water ALL over.
OP, I can't really see the color on the walls. :\
@peachacid: I LOL'd when I read this because that is the first thing I thought also. Like, whats the point ??
I LOVE the color, however, I am a huge purple fan. You could accent with white, or a brighter grey and lots of pewter accents.
LOL this is exactly my bathroom! I have a curtain but also white tile and the same deep eggplant/purple color. My house had this when I moved in. With white towels and some other white/lighter purple fuschia accesories it looks fine. I also have a big mirror which makes it appear brighter.
I am not in love with it, but I like it. I might consider painting it another color in the future, maybe a slatey purple gray, but not sure yet.
Hmm. I like the color (I also love purple). But I think it makes it look smaller. I feel like bathrooms are so small that the walls should be white and accents should come from towels and accessories. Plus, I feel like when I do my make up in a white room, it looks better than when done in a colored room.
Also, I lived in Europe for a while and NEVER got the hang of showering with those half doors.
@Bebealways: i dont mean to threadjack but lol this made me giggle. I had this appalled expression upon realising there were no curtains which DH thought was hilarious. I'm used to it now and actually look forward to it whenever I go back
I'm not a fan of that particular color, and I love rich dark colors! I think a deep navy, a red-orange spice, or possibly a mink brown would look lovely. Purply red is really hard to pull off successfully!
It's definitely dark for a small space with no windows, but if you don't want to redo it, I think it could work with adding in some white and lighter colors. Have you thought about putting up some white shelves on the wall to break it up a bit? I recently did this to break up a darker than desirable color in a small, dark bathroom and it worked great. You could also stencil one of the walls as an accent wall? It's super easy and fun!
I'm having a hard time visualizing the color since all I see is a little sliver of it off in the corner, but from what I see, it looks very similar to my master bath. I did more of a deep red, less purple color and offset it with shades of orange, yellow and cream. We put up a light colored cabinet above the toilet and use light colored towels and bath mats to cheer it up. I think it could work if you accessorize it a bit.
You could also paint a design using a stencil but in a glossy variety of the same plum color to give it some pizazz!
I like that purple color. But I like purple... I would do just like @GFerg: suggested and paint a pattern on the wall like the blonde person is doing!
I like the color personally. If you want to brighten it up a bit, decorate with lighter towels and such.
@Bebealways: Yeah - I totally had those wet bathrooms with no defined shower in Singapore. It's definitely a change from a US bathroom!
Thanks for the comments, guys. Thoughts to chew on...
@vorpalette: here's a close-up of it--as you can see, it definitely borders on red:
@GFerg: Oooh, I like this idea.
I think it looks fine. It's dark for a small space, but with the tub and such, it's not too overwhelming.
I really like the color. :)
I lthink the color is pretty...but agree it needs to be broken up. What kind of accessories do you have? I also love the stencil idea!
You're a much cleaner painter than I am! I think a stencil using metallic paint will look awesome! If you want to see a picture of the stencil I just did in my bathroom, PM me and I'd be happy to send it to you!
I am assuming there is a mirror above the sink, so I think another mirror with great detail on that wall across from the sink so the mirrors will bounce off each other reflecting light and breaking it up.
Not sure of your style, but a few options like
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