Paint Tips – For Your Bathroom

by The Helpful Hardware Folks

Get ideas for updating your bathroom or powder room  paint color. Ace’s Design Experts Julie Richard, Katie Reynolds and Nathan Fischer provide their Clark+Kensington paint color recommendations to help you decide.

Katie Reynolds

  • Avoid dark colors in a windowless bathroom that is used as a primary bathroom.
  • Paint cabinets and vanities in an accent color. Try a semi-gloss gray with brass hardware for a classic look – Smokey Eyes N-C22 is a rich shade of charcoal gray that would look great.
  • When using natural stone such as granite or marble, do pull a color from the stone for a warm, organic color palette. For example, with a brown or tan marble, try painting the walls in Haven of Coziness N-C1, balanced beige that pairs well with earth tones.

Nathan Fischer

  • Keep a guest or master bathroom light and bright. It does not need to be white, but avoid overly dark or bright colors.
  • Avoid dark wall colors in your bathroom. You can bring in dark accents on the vanity, mirror, tile, etc.
  • If you do not want brighter walls in your bathroom, here are a few “darker” colors that are not too dark – for a warm neutral use Swaying Hammock N-W26, for a soft gray try After the Rain N-C11 and for a neutral green try Easy Does It 24B-2.
  • Keeping your bathroom ceilings white is typically the best bet. If ventilation is an issue in your bathroom, be sure your ceiling paint sheen is semi gloss.

Julie Richard

  • Paint bathrooms a soothing color that you’ll want to live with first thing in the morning like Sweet Retreat 29A-2, a pale tranquil green color.
  • Crisp white fixtures and towels paired with a classic light gray like So Sophisticated N-C17 on the walls will create a clean, inviting look.
  • For a kid’s bathroom try a pretty hue in pale colored stripes. Clouds Arising 29B-2 a pale bluegreen, looks great with Day At The Spa 29C-1, an almost white, greenish hue.