Bathroom Paint color

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I am redoing my bathroom and it's a pretty small space with no windows. I just painted one wall white below a plate rail-type molding that has hooks on it. The rest of the walls are an almond color. The vanity is a very dark wood stain with a dark black almost greenish granite sinktop. The room is filled with warm brownish tones. I'm really struggling to decide on a color for the walls or if I should just paint the one wall with the molding as a feature wall. Can you do feature walls in a room that is really small? What colors should I consider?
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  • Sistah Sunshine Sistah Sunshine on Mar 05, 2014
    I like to do a small space all in one color - to make it look bigger, but you can get away with doing a bold rich color. Since you already have browns/warm tones, I would do a color that you would see WITH your browns in nature. Greens, rust/brick/orange. Deeper colors in a small space also make it feel cozy. Post some pics if you can.

  • Tommy Hicks Tommy Hicks on Mar 06, 2014
    i agree with greens i think it is what you want. An accent wall is good i think i like accent walls i think they give character to the rooms i have a small bathroom i like to add a bright color to a bathroom

  • Angela Hollman Angela Hollman on Mar 06, 2014
    I DID LIGHT TEXTURE IN A VERY SMALL BATH WITH NO WINDOWS. PAINTED IT A GREEN COLOR, AND OVER WASHED IT WITH PEARL. REALLY PRETTY!

  • Eileenhunt Eileenhunt on Mar 06, 2014
    I had a very small bathroom3x5 outside shower and everything was a sandy beige except the one wall behind the sink,I painted that a blue(kindof like a slate blue)It was beautiful,might have made the room seem a little bigger.

  • Debbie Harris Debbie Harris on Mar 06, 2014
    With the dark wood vanity and dark counter top be sure it's a color that won't chase you out of the room. Maybe a burlap / taupe color, goes with anything save to color for accessories.

  • Debra Debra on Mar 07, 2014
    I think it would look best all in a single color. What springs to mind for me is a pale sky blue for all the walls and the ceiling. Don't know for certain, but I have read that this color actually makes surfaces appear to recede - so your little room would look spacious. Blue and brown can look lovely and natural together.

  • Justme Justme on Mar 07, 2014
    Okay, outside the box a little. Go to the dollar store and pick up some cheap wrapping paper. Plain and wild patterns. Tape some up on the wall. You'll see just what colors and/or patterns do to Your room. It's a small bath. If there's any place to experiment, it's there. You could always pick out the lightest, most subtle color in the counter and use that.

  • Betty Ganung Betty Ganung on Mar 07, 2014
    I also have a very small bathroom with no windows, dark wood vanity and dull greenish top on it. Had the walls all painted white and use a rich red shower curtain, red towels and framed photos of light houses. Love the look for my guest bathroom.

  • KathrynElizabeth Etier KathrynElizabeth Etier on Mar 07, 2014
    You can't go wrong with white in a bathroom; you can change the look anytime by switching out towels and shower curtain. Also, without windows, you'd appreciate white for its brightness. However, an accent wall is a possibility, although it limits your redecorating options.

  • Robert Bumpus Robert Bumpus on Feb 26, 2015
    I would keep the walls a lighter color with all the dark wood tones. Maybe a light brown almond color to match the other brown tones and trim to be a bright white so it pops off of the darker colors.

  • Nancy B Nancy B on Mar 01, 2015
    I picture an off white on all of the walls. Behr has a white called "Malted Milk". It has a slight peachy cast to it. I painted my bathroom cabinets with it and I love it.

  • Terra Gazelle Terra Gazelle on Sep 14, 2015
    I kind of go with the rule that nature works with colors...if you have a green then brown, creamy yellows,beige, soft blues, or pale peaches..but sometimes that can look pink, will work. I am doing my guest bath in what is called Misty Wisteria..it is the palest of lavender and I will use a darker Green and white with it. I have a huge Wisteria and its colors are just beautiful...I took my colors from it. Find something that inspires you...