How to Choose the Right Bathroom Color

If you’re doing a bathroom remodel or just looking to update your bathroom’s look you’ll need to take into consideration the color of paint for your bathroom walls. If you can’t afford new fixtures, refreshing or changing the paint can be one of the easiest ways to give your bathroom a new look. The question is – what is the best color for your bathroom? In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how to determine which color will look best for your bathroom walls. 

Bathroom Lighting

The first thing to think about when choosing the right bathroom color is how it will look in the light. The way some colors look when you have more natural light on them will be different if you’re primarily relying on artificial light. The warm yellow-amber light of incandescent bulbs makes red, oranges, and yellows more vivid, while muting blues and greens. If your bathroom has a south-facing window with lots of natural light, cool dark colors will look brighter and lighter colors will almost glow.

Get into the Bathroom

The most accurate way to choose your bathroom color is to get into the bathroom with your samples. You can’t know how any particular color will look until you see it in person in the specific room you want to paint. If you find yourself in the paint store and think you’re going to pick a good color for your bathroom, you may end up being surprised. The way colors look in the store, almost never translates to how they will look in a particular room.

Start with a Small Sample

One of the best ways to tell if a color will work well is to get a small container of paint, bring it home, and paint a small area on your bathroom wall. After it has dried, you’ll be able to see, how the color looks in different light conditions and see how the color works with the rest of your bathroom design. Small paint samples are cheap, and the benefits outweigh the risks of going all in and being disappointed.

How do You Want to Feel?

Color greatly affect our emotions. How do you want to feel when you’re using your bathroom? A lot of people want to feel relaxed. Some people want to feel energized. The mood you want will greatly determine what color to choose. Do a little research on colors and how they affect emotions before you start testing.

Counter Tops and Tiles

Finally, when you’re looking to choose the right bathroom color, you’ll want to consider your counters and tiles. How well will the color you choose to go with what you already have? Don’t choose a color that looks out of balance next to your counters and tiles. If your countertops and tiles have strong colors in them, you’ll want to choose a paint color that compliments them.

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If you’re in the market for a new exterior or interior paint, we can help. We use the highest quality paints from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams to ensure you get a finish that looks great and lasts. Call today and tell us about your project. 

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