Post # 1
We just moved into a new house and we’re slowly changing it all up to make it our own. The previous owners obviously really liked the color brown because EVERYTHING in the house was brown including all countertops, cabinets, floors, tiles, and walls. Literally everything. I do not like brown at all. We’re slowly painting all the rooms and planing on painting the kitchen cabinets. However I’m stuck on what to do about the bathrooms.
We cannot change out the tile, sinks or vanities in the bathrooms because they are new and it’s just not in our budget. I’m trying to chose wall colors that won’t clash with all the brown but at the same time will minimize how brown these bathroom are.
Here is the guest bathroom: the current wall color is almost like copper.
the vanity color is actually like in this picture:
we will be removing the tall cabinet and floating shelves. Here is a close up of the tile boarder: as you can see it has some green, blue and even red in it.
This is the master bath which also suffers from brown overload:
the vanity is also darker in real life. closer to this:
close up of the tile: the large tile has some gray in it while the border is different shades of brown.
so ladies what do you think? What colors can I paint the walls in these bathrooms? Any and all help and suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Post # 3
I hate to say this since you seem convinced you need to change them, but I think the previous owners did a great job with the colors they used. I like them just as they are!
Post # 4
I actually love the fixtures, and I think just painting the walls will make a HUGE difference. I think a sage green will look awesome with all the brown.
Post # 5
@ItWasntMe: yeah my mom likes it too. I just really don’t like brown. And so much of it…in every shade. haha
@Bostongrl25: thanks. The fixtures have grown on me. Do you mean sage for the guest bathroom or for both? That’s could be really pretty. It’ll pick up some of the green in the tile border.
Post # 6
I think any kind of pastels to lighten the place up would be nice with the neutrals – light blue, lilac, light green (or sage like a PP suggested), etc. A gold/butter color could also look nice.
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@ItWasntMe: thank you for the article.
Post # 9
That’s a really tough color combination if you don’t like browns!In the last photo it almost looks yellow so maybe you could paint it a light shade of yellow? For the other close up it looks like there is more blue in there, so maybe you could go with that?
Good luck, and happy paint chip shopping!
Post # 10
I, like many of the other posters, actually like the colours too 🙂 BUT… since you dont, i agree with an above poster – light neutral shades. You could also take your pictures to a paint store and ask them for recommendations – we did that and they were bang on. They will usualyl give you some small test cans too, you acn pick what colour you like without spending a fortune on big cans. Sometimes they will pick colours you would have never even looked at, but look amazing!
You will have to post some update pictures! 🙂
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I agree with sage green in the guest bath! I love the floor and fixtures in there! Good luck! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Post # 13
I LOVE the bathrooms!!! I would say pick colors that will go well with the brown…neutrals, sage, teal (shades of blue) but I think it’s easy to work with! I bet even changing the wall color will make a huge difference!
Post # 14
I really love the guest bathroom. So the vanity is almost black/espresso and you just want to change the wall color? I think a really light seafoam green (playing off the green in the tiles) might be really nice.
And wow yea brown overload in master bath. What about a super light gray to play off some of the gray in the tiles in that bath?
Post # 15
I like the brown too! I think a fresh coat of paint on the walls will help. I like the idea of going with a light teal/aqua.
Post # 16
I think a pale green or blue for the guest bath and a yellow in the master would look great!