I am, embarrassingly, guilty of this. My husband and I were thrilled to get a master bath when we purchased this home. Many older homes we looked at did not. Master bathrooms aren't terribly common in this area for a 1949 era home. Having re-painted most of our home when we moved in 10 years ago, this little bathroom retained the original, cold white color.....everywhere! I called it my hospital bathroom.
Before pics snaps just as my painters were setting up. Don't forget to document your own home remodels/repainting!
After an inspiring consultation on a client's two bathrooms in San Francisco, I was starting to feel like the tale of the cobbler who had no shoes! Although I would like nothing more than to rip out the white porcelain tile, it wasn't a budget possibility. I enlisted my fabulous painter, Carlos, to help me fix this sad situation. I really was leaning towards a spa like blue-green sea glass color, however, this bathroom always feels cold to me. One of the great gifts of color is the ability to change and correct temperature perceptions. Since I adore deep yellows and golds, I set to work with my color samples and chose
Benjamin Moore's DaVinci's Canvas for the walls/cabinets and White Dove for the trim.
Repainting a bathroom, or any room for that matter, also presents the perfect time to reorganize and add details. The mess of bathroom products was sorted out. A trip to Anthropologie was in order to replace the original white knobs for cabinets and drawers.
Hello mercury glass knobs, buh bye sad white knobs........
A fun jolt of color for the drawers.......
The lone framed piece of mass produced art was changed out for something a little fresh and colorful:
My love of butterflies was indulged with a small plate at West Elm:
Old, peeling, worn window casings repainted:
New mirror added to wall space behind door made available when unattractive shelving was removed:
For tiny spaces, such as this bathroom, god is really in the details. Switchplates, towels and bathmats can all contribute to the mood of a bathroom.
If your master bathroom, or any room in your house has been neglected, please contact me for expert color guidance so you can wake up to happiness: Marie@ColorMarie.com