Asked on Feb 8, 2020

How can I add color to this taupe/brown bathroom?

FlipturnPamelaLindsay Dillon
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Color for this space??? .... the rest of my home is warm nuetrals with touches of a southern and hampton style ... this bathroom and tile I cant. Ot change at the moment needs some spark or to just be tied in better ... I would consider possibly painting the vanity... Storage is Also an issue ... The space is tall and big thank you in advance

Vanity colors

12 answers
  • Nan W.
    on Feb 8, 2020

    Lindsay: I think the blue in your rug look fantastic with your neutral tile and counter-top! Why don't "steal" some of the blue... and put into towels and shower curtain?

    • Lindsay Dillon
      on Feb 8, 2020

      I adore the play on words, and yes I found that rug on amazon but several other sites as well! And will scope out some shower curtains as well


      Love the idea and appreciate you for replying...

  • Dee
    on Feb 8, 2020

    Your rug is beautiful. I would take one of the colors from the rug, blue, greens etc.

    Paint your vanity in a sage green or Woodlawn blue and then get towels and shower curtain to match. Plus you can add art work on the walls with those colors. Kirklands has great decorating items.

    • Dee
      on Feb 9, 2020

      Lindsey, when you finish the bathroom I would love to see how it turns out. Have fun doing it. Costco has some great towels, at good prices.

  • Deb K
    on Feb 8, 2020

    Hi Lindsay, you have so much you can change that the tiles will work with!,, Pick a color you like, say blue, (like on the rug you have) paint the walls that color or a color just a shade lighter, or darker, and and paint the base of the vanity, change the color of your towels , add an over the toilet storage and put something colorful on top. The beige in the tiles are neutral, they will match what ever you add. Remember that a shower curtain can add so much to the bathroom as well, there are so many pretty ones out there. I have attached some pics for you to check out, your can paint what you want how you want.

    https://www.wish.com/search/shower%20curtain/product/5d2dbaf734bb5602e9c96da3?&source=search&position=41

  • Deb K
    on Feb 8, 2020

    Hi Lindsay, one more thing, you can add over the toilet storage


  • Janice
    on Feb 8, 2020

    You have a nice area and all that's needed is color in the form of towels, shower curtain and accessories. Chose a color you love, maybe using one of the colors in the rug you already show. Artwork with those colors can be found or you could get a couple of canvases and paint your own in the colors you decide upon.

  • Debi53
    on Feb 8, 2020

    Sherwin William's Sea Salt (or something similar) would be gorgeous on your walls. It looks great with neutrals like the color of your tile and would really perk up your space.

  • Morgan McBride
    on Feb 8, 2020

    A painted vanity would be a great pop of color! Or paint the walls?

  • A colonial blue would be gorgeous with that brown. Hope this helps with some inspiration and good luck with your project! Hugs, Holly

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom
    on Feb 9, 2020

    I agree that the blue in the rug would be great to pull color from and I would add one more color, like coral pink or yellow. There are lots of ways to add pops of color to the room like: picture frames, vases, wall hangings, shower curtain. Find a color scheme that you really love and then start making changes with those colors in mind. Here are a few for inspiration:


  • Lindsay Dillon
    on Feb 9, 2020

    Omgeeee ty ty ty you are amazing i love visual suggestions lol... getting around colors and emulating what I see in catalogs and on Pinterest is hard for my brain to put into action... i get a lil overwhlemed.

    Hence some of my past posts when we first moved in. However I have had other setbacks keeping me from decorating and now have the chance to pull this home together and make it just that... "a home"... its very blanks.


    Ty again

  • Pamela
    on Feb 10, 2020

    A pale blue would go nicely , you could paint the walls and add accents , like pick up the color in a shower curtain or towels or pictures on the wall . You could put up a 1/2 wall of beadboard , painting that or the wall above it . Good luck !!!

  • Flipturn
    on Feb 10, 2020

    If you are short on storage capacity, I would recommend making use of the space in between the wall studs by building a recessed cubby with shelves.


    In the first example, I purchased a pre-made shelving unit, then cut the drywall out just enough so the entire piece fit inside. Window trim applied to the outside face of the unit finished the look.


    The next three pictures are other examples of how wall space can be used to create extra storage in a bathroom.

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