I want to paint my guest bathroom black. Black and what? I'm thinking maybe a cream or white. Too boring?
While black may be a good color for perhaps a powder room, I would think again about a guest bath. Black while a interesting color it will show all water marks and spills. Also it will tend to make the room very small feeling. Lighter and brighter colors makes the room more inviting. Perhaps using black on trims, but for wall colors I am not so sure about that. What color are the fixtures, tub, toilet, vanity?
thanks for your input! right now fixtures are bronz and the rest is white, but all is to be changed.
What about black white and emerald green? I love that combo...Do you plan on keeping the blue vanity top as is? Here is a clipboard full of black projects (which I personally love) to give you some ideas: http://www.hometalk.com/b/149036/50-shades-of-black
no, the blue vanity top has got to go! it's seriously ugly! the emerald green sounds pretty. i'll get my paint chips out and play with them. what about black, white and cobalt blue? or cream instead of the white?
My mother said NO, lol I had a black throw rugs and that was awful. So good lock and post pics. please..
since i have 2 dogs and 2 cats, one each being white, i say no to black throw rugs, too! so does mom have any color combos that she loves?
Pet Hair on any rugs is inevitable...lol I like Black and cream, you can find nice wrought iron fixtures for the towels and toilet paper holders and cleaners. Not sure if this type of stuff will go with the rest of your house decor, but I have found that mixing 1 color, as an accent color, from outside of your room into the next room works best.
Not boring....classic! You can add splashes of blue, green, yellow or whatever your favorite color is. I love using black and white to make my favorite colors pop.
There is a rug I think its at walmart, its got black,tan,and cream in it. I think that would hide more. I am going to do purple with my bath, maybe....lol
so true! that would be cream AND white! i could use emerald or cobalt do-dads and pretties as accents! so glad i asked the question. you guys are so smart! feel free to keep the suggestions coming, though! i need all the help i can get since i am seriously color challanged! what color for the ceiling? anything but white. i do not like white ceilings!
jonell, i think purple would be lovely! i wish my husband loved purple as much as i do. sadly, there is no purple in the house decor, but there sure is in my wardrobe!
I painted my bathroom cabinets black sanded the edges and stained them for a rustic black look . Then painted my wall a medium camel brown. Classy look!
I love the idea of a black, cream and red bathroom. I painted one of our bathrooms navy. It has a nautical theme with sand colored flooring, cream trim,ceiling and door with white accents. It is a small bathroom and the dark nacy doe not make it look samller at all. While I LOVE the navy color it does show streak marks from the steam after someone showers even thought the fan is on. That is the only reason I would hesitate painting the guest bathroom black.
My powder room is black and white and I love it! It's chalkboard on the top and white bead board on the lower half. We haven't finished the process so this is an old picture but you can get the idea!
your nautical bathroom sounds really pretty, mary. i hadn't thought about the steam runs. are they still visible after drying? good point! and the chalkboard powder room sounds interesting! can you write on it, too? love the beadboard! i'm still on the fence about using black.
when my daughter was a teenager,she wanted a black bedroom with silver trim. I vetoed it. Navy blue would bw a vwetter choice with cream trim.
now that sounds nice, too. i love soft blues. i was looking on the house beautiful site and they said to use only matte paint if you were using black because it shows every flaw. the walls are textured, so flaws are a moot point. does anyone out there think that an eggshell would be ok?
oh yeah, go to Lowes or Home Depot and ask about their kitchen ceiling tiles that are silver, copper or bronze for the bathroom ceiling. Too cool!!
and i agree that navy would be pretty, too. thank you all! this was fun and informative. off to bed. if you all think of anything else, i'll be checking back tomorrow. sleep well!!
Our master bathroom has Ralph Lauren Candlelight paint in a silver though I can't remember the exact name right now. The floor is black marble. The ceiling is a lighter shade than the walls. The fixtures are all white. I change out the towels often. Right now I'm using a light lime like green and dark aqua. I do however have plans to paint out water closet in black chalk paint so hubby and I can write love notes to each other.
We actually painted a bath in our home grey, which was my wife's pick. I was a little reluctant at first, but must say that it looks really good! All the trim and the vanity is white.
good morning! silver and black marble! goodness, becky! i would love to see that! and you could use any accent colors you want.
grey is a nice choice, too, especially a dark grey. what color did you paint the ceiling? and douglas, umm, no to the pink. i really like pink, but not a fan of it with black. thank you, though. i think black and teal would be pretty.
I don't have any current photos Cheryl, but will share this picture that I took of some towels that I fell in love with at Target, but didn't work out. I found the curtain that day too. I took it all back and went with solid colored towels but didn't take another photo.
As you can see I had a little help in deciding the towels, rug and curtain just weren't working.