It may look silly to you
to pay so much attention to bathroom color but it can
really make or mar your bathroom decor and experience.
Red walls being reflected in the bathroom vanity,
where you apply makeup, can fool your eye into
applying too much red on your face and make you look
redder than you want to. Bathroom color choices are a
part of color therapy that influences your overall
experience in the bath. Bathrooms serve as our refuge
from our busy lives, where we can devote sometime only
to ourselves, away from all the hassles of our lives
and help us to relax and even do our creative thinking
while lying luxuriously in the hot water tub.
Choose bathroom paint color
according to the taste of the individual, his or her emotional
state and the feel you would like in your bathroom such as feeling
relaxed or revitalized, energized, formal and royal, cozy, casual,
creative or artistic. While deciding the color, it is best to keep
a color wheel to consult choosing colors for your bath. There are
some color basics that help you in choosing the right bath color
scheme. Warm colors energize and are invigorating. Cool colors
have a calming and soothing effect. Analogous colors or colors
that are next to each other on the color wheel will make bath
space look serene and relaxing. Complementary colors or colors
that are across each other will give creative, artistic and jazzy
look to your bathroom.
Colors schemes with high contrasts such as black and white or
white and royal blue make the bath look formal and spotless. Low
contrast color combination such as beige and shutter green and
mint green and forest green lend a casual look to your bath.
Latest trendy bathrooms can change their color according to your
mood or the time of day, energizing and invigorating you in the
morning and soothing you and helping you to relax before going to
bed at night. The fashion in bathroom colors is to create
harmonious color palettes, using the principles of color and light
therapy, to help you heal and live life at best. There are showers
with fiber-optic lights in different colors that can be lit
selectively according to the feel you want at the moment, mood
lighting in the bathroom and light fixtures that can dim down at
night or for relaxing mood but can be very bright when you want
them to be can help you have the best bath experience.
Give our bathroom a professional finish by painting it in unique
color themes. You may get the inspiration from Nature, art pieces,
dresses for a color palette. Even eggshell and pebbles can inspire
you for a soft bathroom color palette. If you are choosing a
monochromatic color scheme, you can add a visual balance and
variety using the accessories in contrasting colors. Choose towels
and decorative pieces in a shade lighter or darker than your
walls. Do remember that when you are doing makeup in the bathroom
vanity area, the colors reflecting in the mirror can fool you eye,
whether they are bold or muted. So, you may need to compensate
them with other colors for a balanced and natural look.
Colors cast shadows on each other or highlight the contrasting
colors. White with beige may look dirtier than white with black.
Lilac with blue looks bluer than lilac with white. To balance
rectangular or square tiles and countertops, add plants and
greenery to your bath to lend asymmetrical and natural beauty and
add refreshing accent color to your bath. Tiles on walls and for
flooring can also add beautiful colors to your bath. Blue glass
tiles recreate the feel of water and sky while earthy green tiles
look great for Nature lovers. Use red and other dramatic colors
sparingly and with other colors to balance them out for greater
effect. They are best used as accessories and towels. However, if
you still want to use red in your bathroom vanity area or powder
room, choose shades of red wisely such as rose and coral.