I'm looking for suggestions for a warm grey paint color for my bathroom walls, and a trim color. Should I paint the vanity to match the walls or the trim? (I wish I could use a pedestal sink but I need the storage.)
We are gutting it for a very budget renovation before we put the house on the market in a year or two to downsize now that it is just the two of us living here.
We will keep the white tub, tile the tub surround with the same white wavy tile Stacey Neil used in her budget bath reno. The floor will be vinyl plank flooring in an oak wood look which looks pretty close to the oak floors in the rest of our house.
If I can find a suitable bureau, I will replace the current vanity cabinet, but if not, I will replace the doors with inset beadboard doors. This is a teeny-tiny bathroom. I have not picked an accent tile but we're thinking wither gray penny tile or the Porcelanosa bubble tile catmom used in her bath reno.
I vote for Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray. I've linked to my stairs, in western light. I can't believe what a difference light makes. I'm having a terrible time trying to find a blue-gray for my east-facing bedroom. You definitely should sample it first.
If you have access to Pratt & Lambert paints, 33-10 Zephyr Hills is very pretty - light, and warm. And in the Williamsburg group, Tyler Stone Gray might be nice, although in some lights it reads more brown than gray.
B. Moore's Sheridan Gray in the Darryl Carter group is nice.
Restoration Hardware's Graphite is a nice mid tone, but can get quite lilac in certain light. If you want a dark one, their Slate is nice.
If you'd consider Donald Kaufman paint, which is not so awful spendy when you are doing a small space, DK-7, 12, and 16 are warm and complex.
Balboa gray is what Staceyneil used; pearl gray is what we used in DD's bath and it is *so* chameleon-like...definitely worth a sample *in your light* because it changes to such an extreme. Both B. Moore.
So many beautiful grays... But BM Balboa Mist is particularly lovely. I see a tiny hint of violet in it in some light.
BM Edgecomb gray is also a very popular light, warm gray. Michelle16 (GW Kitchens) used it very successfully as the wall color in her recent kitchen reno. It might be more serious than needed in a bathroom.
Michelle16's kitchen is so gorgeous and I love the wall color in her kitchen! It is amazing how paint changes color depending on lighting, what is in the room nearby, the sheen used on the paint and so many factors that the same color can look like a different paint color in a different room. All these beautiful gray paint colors has me wishing I had more rooms to paint. Let us know what you decide to use for your paint color.
Well, we went tile/paint shopping yesterday, but none of the trim tile options were speaking to us, despite 9 million choices. Online last night I found another option, but we may be moving into the blue zone.
Foxes, great pics, thanks! So helpful to see the colors in a real life setting. Your timing is perfect as we were talking about the ceiling color. Of course, then we started speculating about beadboard wainscot, too, as yet another area of sheetrock was damaged. Sigh.