Just like bathroom styles and trends change, so do the popular colors that fill them. The last thing that you want to happen when remodeling your bathroom is having a color go out of style before it even dries. So to make sure that you chose the color that's perfect for you and your bathroom, take a look at this color choosing guide.
Always Use Paint Cards:
Before committing to a color, take the sample color cards from the hardware store and look at them in your bathroom. Look at them in both natural light and artificial light. You may be surprised at how different that paint color that you loved looks in the light of your bathroom compared to the store. It's better to realize before you start painting that the color won't work in your particular bathroom.
Start At The Floor:
If you're having trouble choosing a bathroom color, pick out your floor first. If you work from the bottom to the top, you will find that making decisions is easier as you start to piece the puzzle together.
Be a Copycat:
If a certain color is popular in other homes and with professional designers, there's probably a good reason. The same goes for the opposite. If you are buying a paint color that no one remembers selling at the store, it might be because it isn't the best choice for your bathroom. If a color is popular, usually the few lighter and darker shades will work as well.
While you can paint a small section of your bathroom to see if a color will work, it might be safer to paint a poster board and hang it in the bathroom. This will make it easier to paint the entire room should you chose a completely different color.
The same rules are geared towards tile as well, a more common option in bathrooms. By choosing a bathroom color wisely, you can save yourself the headache of having a bathroom that becomes outdated too quickly. But there are still ways to have fun with color without worrying about what the future may bring. Here's a few bathroom examples that show how to play it safe or color outside the lines if you want.
Neutral All The Way:
As of the past few years, neutrals are found in more bathrooms than not. They usually involve timeless color combinations that work well with a variety of finishes and materials. This makes it easier to switch out amenities in the future without having to do a complete overhaul on the entire room. If you chose to go with neutral colors, find a way to add more personality into the space with accessories and artwork.
Green is becoming a very popular paint color in bathrooms. It's modern and fun but isn't too eccentric. In this design, it pairs beautifully with the hardwood floors and tile wall. It also makes the plant life seem like it belongs there. When choosing a green color for your bathroom, make sure that it it doesn't come off as too bright or neon like. It should resemble a green that would be found in nature.
Dark Brown and Cream:
Here's another neutral combination that seems to be growing in popularity. This combination can be done n many ways. Often, dark brown floors are combined with cream walls but this example works best in a smaller bathroom. The light floors keep your foot space feeling wide while the first half of the wall is dark brown, creating visual depth to the room. It is often recommended to keep the darker color on top should you chose two colors for your bathroom walls.
Gray and Yellow:
Here's another fun color combination that is becoming increasingly popular. If you shop the accessories department, you will most likely notice plenty of items being sold with this color combination. It's a great way to use a bold and bright color without it being obnoxious. The bright yellow is calmed down by the muted gray and the combination works perfectly together.
If you really want to chose a fresh and bold color for your bathroom, look at shades of red. It works best in ultra modern bathrooms but can be incorporated into many other themes. If you're going to go bold, don't play it safe. Notice how this bathroom design includes red floors, walls and chairs. Pick another color to use to break things up a bit. This design has white features that keep the eye interested.
Adding Color With A Border:
If you really want to keep things pretty neutral in your bathroom, add a little color with a border. This is an affordable and easy way to include a little more for the eye to look at without making a large commitment to a risky color.
Overall, have fun choosing a color for your bathroom. While there are plenty of popular choices to consider, you could also be the one to start a new trend. As long as you love the color on your bathroom walls, you made the right choice.