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Bathroom Colors with black granite countertop

Posted by snowyMN (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 27, 12 at 12:32

I got a really good deal on a black granite countertop to
fit on top of my vanity. I also purchased white beadboard
to go halfway up the walls and plan to paint or wallpaper the top half of the walls. I need to paint the vanity and am stuck between black or white. Would painting it black be too much of a contrast with the white beadboard? And would painting it white be overkill with all with the white beadboard? Also, what would be a good color for the top half of the walls above the beadboard to tie the room together? Thanks for any input.


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RE: Bathroom Colors with black granite countertop

I don't think that it would be overkill to paint the beadboard and vanity both white, but the top half of the walls definitely can't be white. I would suggest you paint the upper part of the wall a lighter shade of grey or a grey-blue such as 'silverscreen' which I think has a light but neutral hue.

I'm pasting a link to a page that shows the color. Let me know what you think

Here is a link that might be useful: Involving Color -- Silverscreen Color


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RE: Bathroom Colors with black granite countertop

Scary Cary(cute name!) I had not considered a blue-grey color but I really like the look. I have a hard time making color decisions so your input helps a lot. Thank you.


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RE: Bathroom Colors with black granite countertop

Definitely not black - that would be too dark with the black countertop. I see lots of white vanities with white beadboard and it looks fresh and clean.


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RE: Bathroom Colors with black granite countertop

Why does the vanity need to be either white or black? It would certainly need to play nicely with the upper half of the walls -- maybe just a lighter or darker shade of the same color? Or find two colors you love that play well together.


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RE: Bathroom Colors with black granite countertop

Sweeby adds good insight into the process...why black or white? Though I understand that B or W might be the answer to your room question.

Check out houzz.com for a lot of pics. Just type in a search to help narrow down the ideas. There are millions of images.


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RE: Bathroom Colors with black granite countertop

Personally, I would paint it white or gray. I think black wouldn't showcase the granite well enough.


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