Advice

January 4, 2012

Man Up the Can

Judy Writes: I need some advice on remodeling my son's bathrooms. He is buying his first house, which was built in 1949 and still has the original tile. The pink and lime green has to go. UGH!  I want to redo them so they will have more appeal to a young, single man, without spending a fortune.  Any advice will be so appreciated!!! See Answer From Stefanie Schiada »
Categories: Bathrooms
February 1, 2012

Bold Competition

Sonya Writes: I have a tiny powder room with no natural light coming in.  It's about 3' wide by 7'-6" long. Since it's a powder room, I'd love to do something bold but I don't want it too crazy since it is so small.  It has a great pedestal sink and sea shells I want to incorporate.  I'm leaning towards coral and teal.  What's your take on these colors for this space?  See Answer From Ana White »
Categories: Bathrooms, Color
February 3, 2012

Pop of Color

Maurene Writes: Whitewashed my bathroom walls (rough wood) and put in white and grey shower curtain. Need a pop of color no window very small space. Log cabin so all wood selling so don't want to spend lots Any ideas? Thanks See Answer From Melissa Michaels »
Categories: Bathrooms
February 16, 2012

Rehabbing a Dated Bathroom on a Tight Budget

Melissa Writes: We have a small, windowless bathroom in our basement. It's primarily used for overnight guests (a few times a year) and when we're playing in the basement.  The problems: no windows, existing tile with teal accent tiles, green carpet in the bathroom, VERY limited budget.  I just ripped out the carpet and pad, removed the tack strip, and then painted a coat of white on the concrete slab.  The existing tile needs to stay for now, due to budget restrictions, but here are my questions: 1. What would be a good, cheap flooring option? I feel like any tile, or tile looking vinyl, would look strange next to the existing tile. 2. In decorating, do I ignore the teal tile, or work with it? There are a few more bathroom pictures here: http://www.theboltons.com/2012/02/february-challenge-week-2.html Thanks so much for your help!! Melissa   See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
Categories: Bathrooms, Color
March 27, 2012

Cabinet Color Options for a Subtle Yellow Bathroom

Stephanie Writes: I would like to paint my bathroom cabinets.The color on the walls is Autumn Haze. I would like to add color to the cabinets. Any suggestions?? Thank you. See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
Categories: Bathrooms, Color
April 24, 2012

Drawing Inspiration from Bedding for an Attached Bath

Edith Writes: I can't decide on a paint color for this bedding. There is an attached bath, and that will be redecorated too. Can I use one color in bath, and another in bedroom, as long as they are the same tone? See Answer From Nicole Balch »
Categories: Bathrooms, Color
May 15, 2012

Lessen the Look of Yellowed White

Carol Writes: My bathroom has grey marble bathtub, shower, and vanity, with wood trim. The marble is yellowed from smoking. Is there a color of paint for the walls that will make the yellow less obvious? We are also getting new tile, not sure how to coordinate the two and help minimize the yellow. See Answer From Diane Henkler »
Categories: Bathrooms, Color
May 24, 2012

Making the Neutral Palette Pop

Pat Writes: I would like to add some colors to my master bathroom and bedroom they are both painted a soft cream. The tiles in my bathroom are brown so I was thinking to use a bright green, but I would like a color that would go with the green for the bedroom. The bathroom had one window and the bedroom has three. I just want some color that would make the rooms pop pleeeeeese help. See Answer From Melissa Michaels »
Categories: Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Color
June 27, 2012

Too Much Brown

Sara Writes: I would like some advice as to what color to paint my master bathroom.  The bathroom has brown tiles on the floor, in the shower, and around the tub.  The cabinets are walnut and the countertops are a tannish-beigish granite with brown flecks.  All the fixtures are oil-rubbed bronze.  There is only one window, so the bathroom doesn't get much natural light. The color palette in the adjoining bedroom is gray, white, turquoise, and some brown (wood furniture), and I would like the bathroom to coordinate.  Because there is so much brown in the bathroom, I am having a hard time deciding on a paint color that will go well.  Any suggestions?   See Answer From Nicole Balch »
July 20, 2012

The Right Shade for Cheryl

Cheryl Writes: I am moving into a 1946 home. The small main bathroom has black & white hex floor tile with black square tile covering the bottom half of all walls and the entire shower.  I'm using deep gray, avocado/celery green, and a muted orange/terra cotta in other rooms but don't know what color to use on the top half of the bathroom wall. The orange would brighten it up, but I fear it would be too Halloween... See Answer From Kate Riley »
September 26, 2012

A Satin Finish

Courtney Writes: We bought a flipped house a couple of years ago.  They painted the bathroom and kitchen in the same matte finish paint as the rest of the house.  We are ready to re-paint, but I'm not sure what to use in the kitchen and bathroom so it is easy to clean and wipe down.  What finish do you recommend in bathrooms and kitchens? See Answer From Melissa Michaels »
November 14, 2012

Earthy Tones

Jas Writes: I need help with paint colors. So I am trying to go with neutral/earthy tones.  I have already painted my living room Gentle Fawn by Glidden and my kitchen Willow Leaf also by Glidden.  I just need help choosing colors for the hallway and bathroom (see picture).  I do not know if I should go with a darker brown for the hallway?  Also, would a blue (like Glidden's slate green) for the bathroom, throw off the whole color scheme that I'm going for?  Please help!   Sorry for the dark photo. The bathroom is the dark room in the hallway with the night light.   Thank you See Answer From Nicole Balch »
November 14, 2012

Pairing Colors with Cherry Wood

Pat Writes: We are redoing our powder room which has no windows.  We are installing a cherry wood cabinet with a matching mirror.  What colors would go well with the cherry wood. We have tried looking at different colors (blue, green) but it seems like yellow and beige like colors are the only ones that may match well. Any ideas? See Answer From Kate Riley »
December 3, 2012

Choosing an Accent Color

Marcia Writes: I plan to paint my powder room walls Glidden's Whispering Wheat. There are 9' ceilings in the room, and I'd like to paint a darker accent color, in the same color family, around the top 1' of the room. It will be separated from the wall color by a 1" molding. Can you recommend a color? I've seen the Ground Nutmeg recommended as an accent for Whispering Wheat, but it looks a bit too dark for me. Please help! See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
December 3, 2012

Pale Grays and Greens

Deanne Writes: Hi There, I want to paint my small guest bathroom either a green with grey-ish tones or lavender with grey-ish tones. The cabinets are a natural honey-oak and the tile has taupe, peach, grey and white in it. There is no natural light, and the towels (accessories) are a dark olive green.  Which color do you think would work best in this space? Thanks! See Answer From Stefanie Schiada »
January 15, 2013

Tonal Colors

Maggie Writes: Hi! I'm in the process of remodeling my very small powder room. I would love to paint it a shade of gray and I want to paint the original oak vanity cabinet as well. Would you recommend painting the vanity darker or lighter than the wall color? I'm afraid if I paint the cabinet white, it will show the dirty little handprints of my 3 children too easily. Would gray on gray be too gray? Please help! See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
Categories: Bathrooms, Color
July 15, 2013

Quiet Rain

Debbie Writes: Hi, Could you recommend a few colors that match well with Glidden’s Quiet Rain? I painted the bathroom walls with Quiet Rain, and need a few coordinating colors.  Thanks!   See Answer From Nicole Balch »
Categories: Bathrooms
February 11, 2014

Painting a Home to Sell

Lynn Writes: We have a "hill country" style home in Texas with all walnut stained trim, no white anywhere.  We are preparing to sell our home and were wondering what neutral color you would suggest.  Our home tends to be very dark inside with not a lot of natural light.  Wanting an all-around good color that would be appealing to buyers.  See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »
February 10, 2014

Many Shades of Gray

Suzanne Writes: I can't decide which shade of grey to paint our master bedroom and what shade to paint our bath.  The trim is white and the hardwood floors are a medium colored oak.  I want it to transition nicely into our bathroom which has a natural stone beige tile shower, light tan floor and granite countertop with browns and blacks of various shades.   The bedroom is roughly 250 sq ft with a large bay window so lots of natural light.  I tried Valspar Cathedral and did not like it. Any suggestions? See Answer From Stefanie Schiada »
Categories: Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Color