Blue Paint for Adult Bathroom With Seaside Style
How to Make Blue Paint Work in a Grownup’s Bathroom–For a Seaside Style
Blue paint in a bathroom. How hard can it be?
The distinction that these ideas are for a grownup’s bathroom is important because we have already covered the topic of blue paint in a kids’s bathroom. Two different things. Without approaching the issue of paint color carefully, it can look garish and cartoony. In other words, squarely like a kid’s bathroom.
Designer Linda Castle tells About.com that using blue for the parents’ bathroom differs because you’ll want to choose “a blue that’s got a bit of umber in it, so it doesn’t have that childish neon effect.” Umber is a brownish tint that serves to tone down the blue. Burnt umber has a brownish-red tint.
If you’re looking to create a specific feeling, she says, the blue “really creates a nice warm backdrop for that seaside effect.”
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Paint colors evoke emotions and feelings–mysterious, urban, sexy, innocent. “Blue in and of itself,” she says, “indicates kind of a clean, fresh feeling, a soothing feeling…very appropriate for seaside.”
She recommends pairing up the blue paint with classic white marble and white cabinets. It’s best to avoid infusing your white cabinets with too much cream or tint: keep it bright white and fresh.
Chrome fixtures–shower rain-head, sink faucet and knobs. “Chrome is making a big come-back,” says Castle, “because it’s got that nice, clean fresh feel.”
To further the seaside feeling, keep accessories to a minimum. In one bathroom designed by Castle, she only used white towels and some sea-shells as decorative devices, and little else.
Because the white, chrome, and blue put your bathroom at risk of feeling sterile and cold, you can warm it up by adding a gorgeous rug on the floor “to add to that homey feeling.”