Can bathrooms be different colors?

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I am going to remodel a bathroom, but do not want bisque as the other bathroom is. Has bisque fallen by the wayside ? From an interior decorator's view should both baths be in the same color, I.e. showers, sinks, paint, etc?


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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Oct 17, 2017
    I'm not an interior decorator but I don't think both bathrooms have to match unless the are connected to each other. I'd be more inclined to have it blend with the hallway leading to the room, than a room on the other side of the house. What to me is more important is that it has a clean look - and I don't mean no dirt in any corner or no toys on the countertop - what I mean is a nice look with a place for things and things in their place, most of the time - or at least after it's cleaned for at least 5 min. (if you have kids around) :)
  • Sharon Sharon on Oct 17, 2017
    Yes they can be different colors, I agree bisque is a boring color.
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    • Sharon Sharon on Oct 17, 2017
      Well don't forget to check the Ophs section of paint departments for paint rejected or not picked up. You can pay a small fee for them to retint to a shade you like many times, and save a bundle on the gallons or 5 gal pail. You can also check out the paint section at Habitat for Humanity Restore too.
  • Ken Ken on Oct 17, 2017
    Hon, you make it your own. Any color you want is great and not only don't you need to match the other bath you don't need to match the next room.
  • Susan K Mullins Susan K Mullins on Oct 17, 2017
    No, it's your home....own it... it should be a reflection of your style. Have fun!
  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Oct 17, 2017
    yes, all three of my full baths are different colors
  • Debwilcox1 Debwilcox1 on Oct 17, 2017
    Thanks Y'all, I was looking at it from a sales standpoint.
  • Debwilcox1 Debwilcox1 on Oct 17, 2017
    Thanks Cheryl!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 17, 2017
    I am not a professional by far...however have been through two complete house renovations.There is no rule that bathrooms have to match.It is your style and taste that matters
  • Susan K Mullins Susan K Mullins on Oct 17, 2017
    If you going to sell, you may want to try a gray color.
  • Ken Ken on Oct 17, 2017
    Of course a realty expert could give you a definitive answer, but my approach as I work my way through my fixer upper is to make each room special and unique to take advantage of good things already there. Master bath came with a primary yellow cast iron whirlpool. My goal through rebuilding the bathroom was to make it look like no other color tub would work and I believe that I succeeded. Worked on it for over a year. Everything is white or primary yellow and it is a showpiece.

    Second bathroom has a white porcelain steel tub with sliding glass doors. Everything is different, including natural wooden cabinetry that I built and some that was already there. What a loss it would have been if I had tried to make them match.

    Make it tasteful but make it unique.
  • TAMMY SPALSBURY TAMMY SPALSBURY on Oct 17, 2017
    No they dont have to be the same color. I believe in painting what ever color you want. Just becuse here bathrooms they don't hav to match.
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Oct 17, 2017
    Actually if it is just family baths, I would keep them similar. But for powder room/guest baths, make them different. This also tells guests, if they go into yours, they are in the wrong room. I hate it if a guest uses my bathroom.