Need help with color choice - White or Kohler Biscuit?
New to posting on this board, but I have been quietly lurking and pouring through these message boards and am amazed at the amount of information a person can learn from you all. It is fantastic and incredibly helpful! What a wonderful forum this is!! So with that said, here is my question....
Remodeling a small hallway bathroom that is for guests or kids bedrooms to use. It is a compartmental bath with the sink area being 48" wide by 66" long. This sink area is divided by a 24" door that opens to the toilet and tub/shower area. This area is small and is 73" wide by 66" long.
Purchased a Kohler 42" Ballard vanity in "nutmeg" and their cast iron sink in "cane sugar". Sink faucet finish is Kohler "vibrant brushed bronze". Problem I am having is that the toilet and tub are white. I think it would look better with the toilet and tub being changed out to kohler color "Biscuit" , but not sure that I really want to spend more $$$$ for a change out just for color. The toilet is stamped in the tank 1985 but still works fine - and as it is not a low flush toilet, it does its job fine :) The tub actually could use a change out, but it is not chipped. Just not as glossy as it once originally was. It is a steel tub, that I am sure was builder grade - circa 1975.
Tile in bathroom will be changed to something other than the existing 1975 white 3 inch hex tiles. Going to go with something neutral though. Just haven't gotten that far :)
The "cane sugar" color on the vanity top is really a great neutral color. It is a warm neutral color, but not white. So.... do you think the white toilet and tub will look oddly somehow "off" when seen neat the "can sugar" top? As the area is separated by the wall, I guess it might not be as apparent if the toilet was right up next to the vanity sink. Maybe? I don't know - I hate doing this remodeling stuff!!!
OK - one more question for you.... I was originally planning on taking out the wall & door that divides the sink / toilet area but am having large second thoughts. I know if I take it out, the small bathroom will feel much larger. That would be wonderful! BUT, I am now thinking that the door inside the bathroom does provide more privacy for a person using the bathroom, as two doors can be closed while they are using it. And this was also great when my kids where little (empty nest now) as one could bathe while the other could use the sink - at the same time. Do you think it is a positive or a negative to have that compartmental bath style?
Kohler Ballard 42" Vanity:
Here are links to items mentioned and a floor plan drawing:
Link to color chart for cast iron, color "cane sugar"