half bath idea?

Atlanta, GA

Hi all, I have a tiny little half bath that I want to paint. The rest of my house is in shades of purple, and I wanted something really different for this bath. What I thought I'd do is paint the walls bright white with an eggshell finish, then with a glossy black I'd paint flower outlines with large stencils. I'd accent the flowers with small touches of glossy red. Finally, I thought I'd put the same glossy red I used to accent the flowers on the ceiling, but to create a stepped effect I thought I'd paint the outer edge of the ceiling exactly the same red, but the middle of it one shade darker. Any thoughts?

Hillsborough, NC(Zone 7b)

Sherwin Williams has some really beautiful shades of light pearly grey. Some are 'purple plum' based greys and others more of the 'red plum' based. I like your idea for a more graphic look for the small bath - the white, black, and red are always great together. But for a small bath -in a house that features purples, I'd go for the softest pale grey ..a darker silver stencil for the flowers and maybe a more browned/red than the glossy red for the accents. If I was as brave as I think I am...I'd do the entire ceiling in that same soft satin silver.

Post photos when you get done whatever you do - I'd love to see how your bath came out.

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

I think the darker red on the ceiling would make the room feel much smaller. I do like your color ideas though.

New Smyrna Beach, FL(Zone 9b)

I took a look at a free color wheel site and this is one of the color options they recommended to go with purple. Perhaps teal for the wall color with purple and gold/orange for the graphics. Using the gold on the ceiling in different hues would not be as dark as the red. Also, you could always use these same colors in lighter tints such as going towards the pastels in the same color families to keep a small room feeling larger.


You have to move the color wheel to purple to see the correct combination.

This message was edited Aug 19, 2009 10:27 PM

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