Asked on Feb 24, 2015

Help with bathroom cabinet color

Patricia
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We are re-doing our master bath and have completed the floor tile, accent tile, and walls and trim painted. I would like to paint the cabinets and frame around the mirror. The finish is so outdated. I'm looking for ideas on a color that would coordinate with the floor tile, accent tile, the neutral wall and white trimwork. We do plan to have that ugly fake marble sink redone as well but we'll be able to find something that brings all the colors together (I hope). Thanks very much for reading and responding to my post.
q help with bathroom cabinet color, bathroom ideas, home improvement, painted furniture, painting, Current cabinet finish outdated
Current cabinet finish - outdated
q help with bathroom cabinet color, bathroom ideas, home improvement, painted furniture, painting, Floor and accent tile that lays across the threshold to the bath area and to the master closet and to the bedroom
Floor and accent tile that lays across the threshold to the bath area and to the master closet and to the bedroom
q help with bathroom cabinet color, bathroom ideas, home improvement, painted furniture, painting, Wall color we just painted this and want to keep this neutral color
Wall color - we just painted this and want to keep this neutral color
q help with bathroom cabinet color, bathroom ideas, home improvement, painted furniture, painting, The frame around the mirror matches the cabinets
The frame around the mirror matches the cabinets
  20 answers
  • Hannah V Hannah V on Feb 24, 2015
    I think a nice shade of grey would look great. I got the idea from one of my recent fav bathroom makeovers from @BlesserHouse here: http://www.hometalk.com/diy/-7240205 The card catalog labeled pulls are such a cool idea too! If you're not nuts about grey I think a nice dark blue would look good too. :)

    • Patricia Patricia on Feb 24, 2015
      @Hannah V I was thinking about gray initially but then wasn't sure that was the way to go. I thought about a color similar to the grout but that may be too light?? (sorry, I'm just not good with colors - color blind - and my hubs just picks some color at random!)

  • Danielle Danielle on Feb 24, 2015
    I would pull the darkest shade of charcoal grey out of the floor tile and go with that. then if you still like the style of the hardware on the cabinets I would spray paint with chrome paint and then cover them in epoxy for durability.

    • Patricia Patricia on Feb 24, 2015
      @Danielle My curtains are a soft gold - almost sheer. They kinda show up in the picture with the mirror where the bedroom can be seen in the background. However there are no curtains directly in the sink area but in the bath area next to it. Do you think charcoal grey with soft gold work together?

  • Danielle Danielle on Feb 24, 2015
    @Patricia I think it can work depending on what shades of gold and grey are put together. Can you post a better picture of your curtains?

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    • Patricia Patricia on Feb 25, 2015
      We redid out guest bath and I like the color combo in that room. In there we removed the old countertop and replaced it with 6x18" white ceramic tiles (my hubs did). The cabinets were not redone and they are like the ones in the master bath.

  • Dawn Thompson Dawn Thompson on Feb 24, 2015
    I can't help but see a little green in your tiles...depending on what kind feeling you're going forn I think a hues from sage to hunter green could work. Then you can go with an autumn color scheme for linens & such. In bathrooms, I love light, spa hues personally, so I would paint the wood sage and then use cream linens. Brushed bronze hardware & you'd be all set

    • Patricia Patricia on Feb 25, 2015
      @Dawn Thompson That sounds pretty! I am going to take a look at the greens. My hubs said there is blue, green and gray in the tiles. Thank you!

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Feb 25, 2015
    Yellow and gold were a popular colour combo. If the pic of tiles is true to colour, there are some lovely colours in them. I like Dawn Thompson's idea of green, and Danielle's idea about a darker gray.

    • Patricia Patricia on Feb 25, 2015
      @Marion Nesbitt I'm kind of leaning toward the greens now. Thank you!

  • Country Design Home Country Design Home on Feb 25, 2015
    Hi Patricia- there are so many beautiful colors in those tiles that you have a very wide spectrum to choose from. I took a screen shot of the tile pic, then put it into the Benjamin Moore Color Capture App (lots of paint companies have their own version of this as well) Then, depending on which part of the tile you select, it will give you the different colors that are in the floor tiles. You just need to download the app on your phone and take a well-lit pic of the floor tile to get the proper colors. Possibilities are endless!!

    • Patricia Patricia on Feb 25, 2015
      @Sue@CountryDesignHome Thank you, Sue. I did not know about this app! I'll give it a try.

  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Feb 25, 2015
    I like the idea of the light grey that Hannah Vaughan referred to in her post. I would not go with a dark color, unless you want to bathe in a dungeon.

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    • Patricia Patricia on Feb 25, 2015
      @Liliana Wells Thanks, Liliana. The example they had on the site came out really good.

  • Hope Williams Hope Williams on Feb 25, 2015
    http://heyletsmakestuff.com/2014/11/24/guest-bathroom-makeover-reveal/ Go here for a different color. This would be STUNNING for your bath.

  • I would say a very light gray, since the tile is darker. Perhaps even a white, if your walls are going to have some color on them!

    • Patricia Patricia on Feb 25, 2015
      @Kristen From The Road To Domestication I was considering going with a light gray but then was concerned that it would make the fake marble vanity top look even worse. Thank you!

  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Feb 25, 2015
    Cannot really see the wall color from the pics, but it looks to be a beige neutral light shade. Your floors are dark with many shades so I would look carefully at painting the cabinets and mirror frame in a shade somewhere in between the light and the dark. I would go with a darker version of the wall color for contrast against the light wall yet not nearly as dark as the floor. Get many samples from Home Depot and Lowes to put up on the cabinets & look at them for several days in different light to determine what would work best. I have found that the colors reveal themselves over time and you will be able to make the right choice! Hope this helps! Good Luck!

  • Gail Salminen Gail Salminen on Feb 25, 2015
    @Patricia I like @Sue@CountryDesignHome comparison with the paint chips. I particularly like the sage colour chips with your tile, which would also provide some colour to the bathroom without fighting with your wall colour. I think it would blend nicely.

    • Patricia Patricia on Feb 25, 2015
      @Gail Salminen Thank you, Gail! I'll definitely take a look at some samples of sage. I do like warm colors.

  • Denise B Denise B on Feb 25, 2015
    Are the walls white? If so maybe a white vanity top and paint the cabinets black. Black and white is always stunning.

    • Patricia Patricia on Feb 25, 2015
      @Denise B Hi, the walls are not white. Hubs painted them a light beige-y color (I believe it was left over paint from the upstairs hallway) and I don't want to repaint them. We don't want to spend the $$ to upgrade the vanity top. We just feel like this is one of those rooms that need to be updated before we sell. However, there is a business that puts some type of finish on vanity tops and it looks like marble - I am going to check them out.

  • Denise Denise on Feb 25, 2015
    I would never suggest painting the wood a color to close to the color of the walls or the tile. You want to be sure the cabinets pull everything together. I have taken interior decorating classes in my youth and help many people. Always keep in mind to much of a good thing gets old!

    • Patricia Patricia on Feb 25, 2015
      @Denise So your recommendation would be to go to the opposite side of the color chart? Maybe teal or blue?

  • Eloise Eloise on Feb 25, 2015
    I recently had really good luck redoing my bathroom vanity with a Rustoleum product: https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/transformations/cabinet-transformations-dark-kit. The "paint" can be tinted any number of colors. It is also available in lighter colors.

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    • Eloise Eloise on Feb 25, 2015
      @Patricia That color would certainly compliment the flooring nicely. Would love to see "after" pictures whatever path you choose.

  • Patricia Patricia on Feb 25, 2015
    I'm going to go with SW7620 Seaworthy. I figure worst case I may have to repaint, right? SWs cabinet paint goes on sale tomorrow, 30% off. Thank you for all your help!

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    • Lori D Lori D on Jun 04, 2016
      I can't believe I never thought of that! Lol. I'm always trying to make a final decision on color from the 15 different paint chips that I haven't narrowed it down to alongside the 4 different color samples I've painted. The last gallon I bought from SW still sits unused because of lighting in room throws different tones. Thanks for the tip!

  • Denise Denise on Feb 25, 2015
    Perfect

  • Grangerite Grangerite on Feb 26, 2015
    Change faucet to the new dark options . Sand and stain cabinets the new choc brown color . Same for mirror. Accent with pictures with the color in your tiles also with towels. I see you have a lot of chrome on the sink go with Browns. Test one of the doors with stain before you paint. Might like it. If light fixture has chrome spray paint wrought iron or change out with dark .

    • Patricia Mayne Patricia Mayne on Feb 27, 2015
      @Walnutstgranger I bought hand rubbed bronze spray paint and planned to update everything with paint. Thanks for the recommendation on the brown. Those are the colors I am going with in our new house. Browns, golds, warm neutrals.

  • Patricia Mayne Patricia Mayne on Feb 27, 2015
    @No search results.walnutstgrangerI bought hand rubbed bronze spray paint and planned to update everything with paint. Thanks for the recommendation on the brown. Those are the colors I am going with in our new house. Browns, golds, warm neutrals.

  • Lisa Waddill Lisa Waddill on Mar 07, 2015
    I think a dark color, perhaps a charcoal gray to a brown-black color would make everything else pop!

  • JoAnn JoAnn on Nov 16, 2016
    I think a nice rich charcoal would look great. Big color right now. My daughter spray painted all the chrome in her house. Be careful it tends to chip off.