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imlovinmybabies 11-17-2011 09:23 PM

Painting Bathroom
 
I am wanting to paint my bathroom bc it is horrific right now. I don't know what color to paint the walls bc the countertops are a purplish color. I don't want to have to replace the counter bc I'm on a budget. Any ideas?

nealtw 11-17-2011 11:50 PM

Get some paint chips from thye paint store and match the color of the counter and go back to the paint store, they can help you find colors that work.

joecaption 11-18-2011 05:46 AM

Do a Google on any of the major paint companys, most have sample room that you can paint right on line to check what it would look like.
In Lowes or HD there's what looks like a TV set in the wall over by where the paint samples are that you can also pick the color you have on your counter top and see what colors they think would compliment that color.
Off the top of my head I'm thinking a gray tone.
When you do paint it make sure to wash down all the walls with about a cup of bleach in a gal. of warm water to get the soap scum and any mold spores off the walls or the paint may now stick.
Since bathrooms are subject to more scrubbing and moisture I like to use latex enamel paint on the walls, and no it's not oil based and no it does not have to be shiny like most people think when you mention enamel. It's just a far tougher paint.
Paint the ceiling flat white, you never want to use anything with a shine to it or evey flaw will show.
Buy paint that says kitchen and bath or just had a midicide to it. Home dept. sells it right in the paint dept. and will add it for you as there shaking the paint if you ask them to.
Try to pick a light color, a dark color in a small room like that will feel like a cave.

samanthasmithin 11-24-2011 06:22 AM

An online search will help you search the exact shade of purple you are looking to paint your bathroom with.

Also before buying the new paint check the current paint type and finish of your bathroom paint. If you are not sure how to go about this then calling up a painting contractor will solve all your queries.

justbath 12-11-2011 11:24 AM

Painting your bathroom a new color can make a huge difference in how the room feels. Like many other decorating decisions, picking out a paint color is a very personal and subjective choice. A bathroom is often considered as a person's private room and therefore needs special bathroom painting ideas to reflect this uniqueness.

rollingmurphy 12-11-2011 04:39 PM

Lavender would look good with purple counter tops. If you didn't want to do that you could always go with off-white


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