It may look silly to you to pay so much attention to bathroom color but it can really make or mar your bathroom decor and experience. Red walls being reflected in the bathroom vanity, where you apply makeup, can fool your eye into applying too much red on your face and make you look redder than you want to. Bathroom color choices are a part of color therapy that influences your overall experience in the bath. Bathrooms serve as our refuge from our busy lives, where we can devote sometime only to ourselves, away from all the hassles of our lives and help us to relax and even do our creative thinking while lying luxuriously in the hot water tub.
Choose bathroom paint color according to the taste of the individual,
his or her emotional state and the feel you would like in your bathroom
such as feeling relaxed or revitalized, energized, formal and royal,
cozy, casual, creative or artistic. While deciding the color, it is best
to keep a color wheel to consult choosing colors for your bath. There
are some color basics that help you in choosing the right bath color
scheme. Warm colors energize and are invigorating. Cool colors have a
calming and soothing effect. Analogous colors or colors that are next to
each other on the color wheel will make bath space look serene and
relaxing. Complementary colors or colors that are across each other will
give creative, artistic and jazzy look to your bathroom.
Colors schemes with high contrasts such as black and white or white and
royal blue make the bath look formal and spotless. Low contrast color
combination such as beige and shutter green and mint green and forest
green lend a casual look to your bath. Latest trendy bathrooms can
change their color according to your mood or the time of day, energizing
and invigorating you in the morning and soothing you and helping you to
relax before going to bed at night. The fashion in bathroom colors is to
create harmonious color palettes, using the principles of color and
light therapy, to help you heal and live life at best. There are showers
with fiber-optic lights in different colors that can be lit selectively
according to the feel you want at the moment, mood lighting in the
bathroom and light fixtures that can dim down at night or for relaxing
mood but can be very bright when you want them to be can help you have
the best bath experience.
Give our bathroom a professional finish by painting it in unique color
themes. You may get the inspiration from Nature, art pieces, dresses for
a color palette. Even eggshell and pebbles can inspire you for a soft
bathroom color palette. If you are choosing a monochromatic color
scheme, you can add a visual balance and variety using the accessories
in contrasting colors. Choose towels and decorative pieces in a shade
lighter or darker than your walls. Do remember that when you are doing
makeup in the bathroom vanity area, the colors reflecting in the mirror
can fool you eye, whether they are bold or muted. So, you may need to
compensate them with other colors for a balanced and natural look.
Colors cast shadows on each other or highlight the contrasting colors.
White with beige may look dirtier than white with black. Lilac with blue
looks bluer than lilac with white. To balance rectangular or square
tiles and countertops, add plants and greenery to your bath to lend
asymmetrical and natural beauty and add refreshing accent color to your
bath. Tiles on walls and for flooring can also add beautiful colors to
your bath. Blue glass tiles recreate the feel of water and sky while
earthy green tiles look great for Nature lovers. Use red and other
dramatic colors sparingly and with other colors to balance them out for
greater effect. They are best used as accessories and towels. However,
if you still want to use red in your bathroom vanity area or powder
room, choose shades of red wisely such as rose and coral.