Bathed in Color: When to Use Green at the Bath
While surfing the most recent offerings in my regional tile showroom recently, I was struck with the abundance of green goods, especially wall tiles. Soft sage and celery greens have been popular colors for house interiors for years now, but combined with watery blue-greens, they are sharing the stage with lively lime and leafy greens more and more.
I enjoy using green as much as blue in baths, because its affiliation with character makes it a relaxing colour — unless you opt to utilize a jolting colour of shocking chartreuse, in which case it can help wake you up in the morning!
Here are just eight of my favorite green paint colors for baths, together with some gorgeous green bathrooms to inspire one.
Jennifer Ott Design
Light or glowing, cool or hot, there are many good-looking greens to choose from.
Green paint choices for bathrooms (clockwise from top left):
1. April Showers 149-2, Mythic Paint
2. Gloaming Green 6001-6A, Valspar
3. Honeydew Melon 209-2, Pittsburgh Paints
4. Gleeful SW6709, Sherwin-Williams
5. Grape Green 400B-5, Behr
6. Green Apple Peels KM3375-3, Kelly-Moore Paints
7. Frog Belly 20-27, Pratt & Lambert
8. Palm Coast Teal 733, Benjamin Moore
This grass-green tiled wall is recessed, which makes it possible for the light fixtures to be tucked up and out of sight. A top-notch tile endeavor is essential, but if you’re going to install wall-grazing lighting over tile, as any areas of unevenness will be quite noticeable. This usage of mirrors is also a smart way to spread even more light around the room and give it a pleasant, open feel.
Amy Cuker, MBA, LEED AP
If you aren’t keen on committing to some colorful wall tile to your toilet, have a look at your options in wallpaper. It can be a more budget-friendly wall covering and is usually easier to replace than tile should you grow tired of it down the street. Just be sure you have sufficient ventilation in your toilet so you don’t steam up the wallpaper and cause it to loosen from the wall.
Painting the outside of a classic claw-foot bathtub is also a brilliant way to bring colour into a toilet. Should you do it, then I say go large and opt for a dramatic hue, such as the chartreuse utilized here. You could always repaint later if you stop enjoying the color.
This might be an extremely clean-looking and easy toilet, but it’s no less eye catching. The hot wood contrasts well with the cool grey floor tile. The green wall tile works nicely with both materials and is a wonderful departure from ubiquitous white subway tile.
Rinaldi Interior Design
I love this glowing green floor. It is the ideal selection for this all-white toilet — making what could be a cold and sterile space a enjoyable and joyful one. With such a daring flooring substance, I think that it was smart to go with less showy tiles to the walls.
Schwartz and Architecture
If you’re lucky to have a tiled tile budget, pick a tile out in your favourite colour and clad the entire wall. It is the ideal wall covering for a moist atmosphere.
Luisa Interior Design
For those who would like a more modern appearance or who are seeking an alternative to wall tile, have a look at this stunning bright green back-painted glass wall. This is a terrific choice for a shower when you don’t wish to find a grid of tile grout lines but still need a waterproofed wall. I imagine a fantastic installation job is essential, though, to be sure that the tiles stay watertight.
JMA (Jim Murphy and Associates)
This is a beautiful toilet palette: leafy green mixed with colors of white and gray and a dollop of heavy crimson. It is a new space, but additionally, it has a timeless quality that I imagine will not feel dated for a fantastic long while.
This handsome space has a lot happening, but because of the restricted color palette — actually just green, white and brown — it’s interesting without feeling busy and overworked.
Don’t be afraid to combine two equally bold colors. Just pair them with other mild neutrals, such as beige, white or grey, and also minimize the cosmetic accessories.
Topnotch Design Studio
Of course should you would rather display accessories and artwork, take a cue from the toilet and adhere to lighter hues — they are less busy and distracting. The green on these cabinets is a great choice, as it adds a touch of colour. On the other hand, the color is not so bold your eye is pulled away from the other nice elements within the room, such as the delightful wall tiles.
Chan Architecture Pty Ltd
If you would like to bring in a darker green, ensure your toilet has a fantastic amount of natural lighting, or use the colour sparingly so that the room does not wind up feeling cave-like. I like this pulling wall tile has been installed above and below the mirror — it makes a excellent feature wall in this fantastic contemporary toilet.
Inform us What’s your favourite green for a toilet?
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