A Bathroom-Color Myth, Debunked

Think neutral hues are the only choice for a calming bath? Not so. Turns out, color makes for a serene sanctuary, too. Here, tips that prove it – straight from the experts at Benjamin Moore.


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Build Color Confidence
The thought of diving into bold color can be daunting, even in a small space like the bathroom. Opt for a soft hue with blush undertones (such as Antique Pearl 2113-70) before building up to something more daring.

Turn to the Tiles
Aim for a palette that complements the bathroom’s features. If your tile is white or cream, bring color into the equation with Naples Blue 2057-30 or Breath of Fresh Air 806, two tones that uphold that same crisp, clean feeling you find with neutrals.

Keep Lighting in Mind
Bathroom walls should evoke the same soothing feeling as soft, natural light. Try a warm hue – like Milk Shake 1165 – to give your bathroom a flattering glow.

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For more expert advice or to find these paint colors, visit Benjamin Moore.

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September 13, 2013