Bathroom paint woes… should I re-do it?

posted 1 year ago in Home
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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?

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Buzzing Beekeeper

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?

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Honey bee

@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…

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Sugar Beekeeper

@peachacid:  LOL We had these in our hotels in France. Water ALL over.

OP, I can’t really see the color on the walls. :

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Helper bee

@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. 

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Honey bee

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.

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Helper bee

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.

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Helper bee

@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

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Sugar Beekeeper

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!

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Sugar Beekeeper

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!

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Sugar bee

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.

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Sugar bee

You could also paint a design using a stencil but in a glossy variety of the same plum color to give it some pizazz!

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Bee Keeper

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!

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