MamaSita
MamaSita
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Asked on Jul 8, 2019

Can you give me ideas for making over my bathroom in navy?

Debbie KRymeaRobyn Garner
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I had a beige moment about a decade ago in my boring bathroom. Everything is beige except for the commode. The cabinets are laminate, wood..so basically beige.I have ordered a new shower curtain and rugs. Navy with wheat ,white and brown in a helix design. Rugs will be navy. https://www.walmart.com/ip/All-American-Collection-New-15-Piece-Bathroom-Mat-Set-Memory-Foam-with-Matching-Shower-Curtain/979501328I plan on painting the cabinets all navy blue.Hardware will be brass as I have that already in the fixtures and can't afford to change it all out now.Mirror...what the heck can I do with it..it's so ..ornate but not right at all. Looking to go more modern. Can I put some sea glass in blue or tile around the border to make it more modern. It's not square but round at the top.Sidesplash..I need one desperately. I can no longer find one that will match that lovely beige cultured marble vanity that I currently own. So what's a girl to do? Ideas? The walls will remain a wheat color, the commode is white , the tile in the shower is ...yes, beige or bisquit..circa 1986. This is a tiny bathroom...and it's the main bathroom for guests.

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9 answers
  • Betty Albright-Bistrow
    on Jul 9, 2019

    HI MamaSita, if I am understanding you correctly you are thinking of putting sea glass for a border around the mirror as a border. Here are my thoughts/ideas that you might check for yourself. I think what you are planning to do sounds very lovely and I wish you just the very best doing this!


    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=hometalk%3a++Sea+glass+around+mirror+border&qpvt=hometalk%3a++Sea+glass+around+mirror+border&FORM=VDRE

  • Cheryl Williamsen
    on Jul 9, 2019

    Pro designers will confirm that mixing blues can be tricky.

    Sea glass to me, means it has a blue green cast, not in the true blue/navy family.


    I have 1” glass mosaics in the 3-shades on Navy I bought to go with my blue pearl granite. I think they came from Lowe’s.


    For me: #1 take your shower curtain with you every shopping trip you take: Paint colors, tile colors, et al.

    Don’t forget DIY store lighting is not 2700 degrees Kelvin. As in, walk over to the windows with your paint chips.


    For your side splash, put out an ISO on Nextdoor, FB marketplace, Craigslist, etc. it should be free.

  • Cheryl Williamsen
    on Jul 9, 2019

    •  Cheryl Williamsen
    • Just now
    • Pro designers will confirm that mixing blues can be tricky.
    • Sea glass to me, means it has a blue green cast, not in the true blue/navy family.

    • I have 1” glass mosaics in the 3-shades on Navy I bought to go with my blue pearl granite. I think they came from Lowe’s.

    • For me: #1 take your shower curtain with you every shopping trip you take: Paint colors, tile colors, et al.
    • Don’t forget DIY store lighting is not 2700 degrees Kelvin. As in, walk over to the windows with your paint chips.

    • For your side splash, put out an ISO on Nextdoor, FB marketplace, Craigslist, etc. it should be free.



    • MamaSita
      on Jul 9, 2019

      Great ideas !, I too think of sea glass as teal and not navy but I have seen darker blue seaglass out there framing a mirror. I don't have enough seaglass that's blue to do that but I might be able to buy something close at a dollar store.

  • Cel
    on Jul 9, 2019

    it sounds LOVELY, but please be careful...too much of a dark color will make a tiny room look even smaller. keep enough white and wheat accents. perhaps try to find a tile that will fit around the mirror frame instead of sea glass? or, give the mirror a faux antique look with paint? whatever you decide, it sounds like it is going to look beautiful!

  • Patty
    on Jul 9, 2019

    Less Is better! Sometimes we over decorate! I would not paint the cabinets blue. As far as the mirror I would paint that white as well. If you have the funds, switch it out for a flat mirror versus a medicine cabinet which is somewhat dated.

  • Robyn Garner
    on Jul 9, 2019

    Do you truly need the dark storage cabinet over the toilet? To me, it's crowding the small room. I also think painting the walls white will go far to updating the room. The floor and counter will still keep the beige in to tie the plumbing pieces.


    Really???? Carpet in the bathroom? We've long known they harbor toilet germs so I'd return them. They also date the room if used.


    I agree to take out the medicine cabinet and replace with one that has a full mirror front or just hang a mirror instead. The existing mirror can be taken down and on the opposite side of the white trim on the edges, paint the same blue your using on the cabinets. This will make the white POP and you won't have the issues of dealing with the arch at the top.


    You could consider using some peel and stick wallpaper for the "side splash" wall.

    • MamaSita
      on Jul 9, 2019

      Oh, not carpet in the bathroom but two floor rugs that can be washed. One in front of the vanity and one by the bathtub. Need something to step on besides a towel when we get out of the shower /tub. Need the cabinet over the toilet....it does look dated but we have to hide things that otherwise we have no room for. Prior it all ended up on the counter top. Good idea for the sidesplash, some contact paper or wall paper that's washable might work if I can find a nice trim to put around it. Just hate white walls, prefer the wheat color as it's not so stark.

  • Rymea
    on Jul 9, 2019

    Keep the walls very light or else with all that navy it will look like a cave.

  • Debbie K
    on Jul 9, 2019

    Hi Mamasita, for your sides plash, you can do a weathered navy board to fit the nave decor, and the mirror, sure add some sea glass to it or just paint it navy and white maybe. I have attached a picture of weathered navy wood

  • Debbie K
    on Jul 10, 2019

    HI, you can seal it with a matte spray and it will be very easy to clean

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