Latest Discussions : Painting

Akima88

07:32AM | 02/26/04
Member Since: 02/25/04
1 lifetime posts
My husband and I bought a house and we have other home improvements he is working on. We only have one small bathroom for the four of us. It will be a long time before we can think of adding another bathroom. Any way - I want to paint it and make it more functional. I want a royal blue color on the walls with white tile on the floor. He hates that idea because he said it will make it look smaller. I thought if you paint the ceiling it would make it look bigger but he said it would look like a dungeon. It has no towels racks just 3 hooks for towels. It is very narrow. We have a sink, toilet and bathtub. You have to breathe in to turn around. lol This will be my project since I have Lupus and can not do any of the projects outside, etc. (allergic to the sun) Any tips would be great. I won’t mind doing a lighter color but I hate pastels. We have family coming in June and I want to try and do the bathroom and living room before they get here. Bathroom is smaller so I want to start there. We are on a VERY limited budget too. Thank you for your time and suggestions!!

5slb6

02:04AM | 03/06/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
In a small room the dark color on the walls looks fine but you will want to do the ceiling in white to keep it from being to dark in this room.

If you don;t have an exhaust fan in this room you should install one before you paint.

sactonewhomeowner

03:05PM | 03/16/04
Member Since: 02/23/04
5 lifetime posts
I have a similar issue with an old house my husband and I recently purchased. It really depends on what else is going on in the room and it's shape. For instance, if you have colored tile, you might want to stick with white walls. If the bathroom is narrow, color on the walls with a white ceiling could emphasize the smallness of the space.


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