Asked on Jan 15, 2021

How do I determine best color for walls and tile. Almond surroundH

Lifestyles HomesRedcatcecMaura White
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  • Janice
    Janice
    on Jan 16, 2021

    Hi Jeri, your question seems to have been cut off. I assume you are wanting to find a good color to go with an almond bath/shower surround? Let us know and many will help you with ideas. Thanks!

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com
    FrugalFamilyTimes.com
    on Jan 16, 2021

    I'd suggest picking a shower curtain with a pattern and colors that you love - if almond is in there all the better! Then choose your favorite color from that! :)

  • Vimarhonor
    Vimarhonor
    on Jan 16, 2021

    Your personal taste/ decor style might dictate your choice. Some folks like bold colors some neutral.

    I personally find browsing awesome visuals on Houzz or Pinterest web sites to help collect some ideas to consider/ exclude others in aspects of color choice and styles for decorating and refurb applications.


    You might want to consider browsing over at these sites utilizing key word searches customized to your specific needs or interest. Additionally this llink could be helpful. https://www.stonegableblog.com/5-big-decorating-mistakes-fix/


    I think choosing the wrong paint color is probably the most common mistake home decorators make. UGH!

    And it can be both costly and time-consuming! But it is reversible!

    Here are my quick tips for avoiding this mistake…

    • choose a color from inspiration you find in your room
    • lean about the anatomy of a paint strip
    • discover the importance of the tone, tint, and shade of a color
    • know if the color you choose is warm or cool
    • paint lots of strips of different paint on a wall you are thinking about painting
    • note how the color strips on your wall react to sunlight and artificial lighting
    • if the color on your wall is very dark or a bright color, paint the wall white before adding paint strips to the wall


  • Johnavallance82
    Johnavallance82
    on Jan 16, 2021

    Hello Jeri,

    Keep the bathroom colours Neutral so you can change the look with Accessories such as Towels, Bath, Mat, Beakers, etc. If you choose Curtains with the colours you love in it, all you need do is choose any one of the colours..... Have fun!

  • Mogie
    Mogie
    on Jan 16, 2021

    Benjamin Moore Kingsport Gray HC 86

    is a subtle mix of gray and brown, which means it’s a greige, however, it does FAVOUR brown over gray.

  • Betsy
    Betsy
    on Jan 17, 2021

    Hi Jeri: The best colour is the colour you like. Get some paint chips in colours that you like, from the home improvement store, and hold them up to the area you are thinking of painting.


    Good luck

  • Morgan McBride
    Morgan McBride
    on Jan 17, 2021

    go get some swatches, then pick your top 2 favorites and get samples of them. Paint them on multiple wall s- big spots - and look during the day, at night, all times of day because the lighting really effects how colors look.

  • Maura White
    Maura White
    on Jan 17, 2021

    Are you saying Almond around the house now? Do you like bright colors or neutral? I'd go to the paint store and pull out swatches of colors that are your favorites. Bring home sample paints and put them on the wall and see what you fall in love with.

  • Redcatcec
    Redcatcec
    on Jan 18, 2021

    Well, we have an almond surround, tub, toilet, and vanity. We love the colors and you are wondering what will match it. Hmmm, we have lavender walls in there, and it is a no match, sorry.

    Experiment with paint chips.

    Can you believe it, many say get the apartment white appliances in there, easier to match...sigh.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    Lifestyles Homes
    on Jan 18, 2021

    I agree with the shower curtain dictating your paint palette directions.

    After you live with paint chips taped to the wall for a couple of days, but the sample sized paint and paint a large swatch.


    Bathrooms must have at least a semi gloss latex enamel to keep the condensation from wicking into the paint & drywall face.


    Mold killing primer is worth it, if you've mold issues around the tub shower.

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