Green & Gold: Can We Be so Bold?
We're to the point of painting our bathroom walls (part of a tear out and re-do). We've primed and painted a first coat and are now questioning our choices. Advice, please!
The bathroom was designed around a contoured concrete sink that we found at the last minute that made us re-think all our choices (though the "look and feel" stays much the same). The picture below shows the sink just being held in place to test the wall faucets/sink relationship.
We did a sort-of Sweeby test with these results.
Zen-like, though not Asian
Contemporary, though not sterile
Natural (wood, colors)
We also like bold colors and have them throughout the house
As a result, here are the other choices, along with pictures that show the current wall colors that we are questioning.
Shower: a neutral tile with a wave/relief tile running down the center of the back wall.
Sapele wainscoting, run horizontally everywhere else - except for the sink wall. There will be a Sapele-faced simple cabinet below the sink (to the floor in the center with "floating" drawers on each side). The Sapele grain mimics the sink contours.
Plain white oval soaking tub.
Plain white wall-hung toilet.
Granite threshold, pony-wall top, top of tub-faucet stand; granite is Golden Thunder left over from our kitchen update.
Right now two walls and the ceiling are painted (Lowe's Valspar) Woodlawn Lewis Gold and one wall is painted Dog Park Green. We also intend to paint the sink wall green. We liked the colors in the store -- and they match up well with the granite and Sapele. But on the walls the gold especially seems too strong. (It's darker than it looks in the photo below. The "true" color is closer to that in the pictures above.)
What do you think?