Height for Tonge and Grove Panneling in Small Bathroom?

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Is there any industry standard for the height for paneling in a small bathroom? I plan to use painted, tongue groove paneling in a small bathroom to add some wall interest in a 1950's ranch home. (I rescued this paneling from a cottage makeover.)
I am wondering how high I should go with the paneling height? I'd like to paint above it for contrast as opposed to cover the entire wall. I also prefer to have the room look bigger (feel more spacious) rather than look smaller (if that is possible.)
Is there a standard of figuring height compared to vanity height or medicine chest height? Thanks!
My newish granite countertop is (black/white/cream/maple). I'd likely paint the paneling a soft/pale creamy/gold/cream color and paint white on the wallboard above it. I'm thinking of a narrow self where the paneling meets the wallboard.
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