When choosing paint colors for a bedroom or living room, you should consider how certain hues affect mood. An electric blue, for example, would not make the most relaxing shade for a bedroom, nor would a cool grey set a welcoming tone for friends and family in a living room. With the bathrooms in your home, you have a bit more freedom because you do not spend as much time in the rooms - the exception being the master bath if you enjoy a relaxing, long soak in the tub. Let’s take a look at some of the more adventurous 2013 offerings for bathrooms from Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams and Behr.
Benjamin Moore 2013 Bathroom Paint Colors
Strikingly Rich Red - The deep red of Caliente coats the walls in this bathroom to create a contemporary and energetic space. The crispness of Simply White on the trim and ceiling stands in sharp contrast to the red, and it matches the white of bathroom fixtures. Always keep fixtures, as well as countertops and floors, in mind when choosing paint colors for your bathroom and factor them into the overall color palette.
Glamorous Purple - The stylish, soft purple of Sea Life on the walls adds glamour to this spacious traditional bathroom, while the creaminess of Lancaster Whitewash on the ceiling and trim keeps the color from overpowering the room.
Sherwin-Williams 2013 Bathroom Paint Colors
High Voltage - Several offerings in this palette of look-at-me colors would make a bold statement in a modern bathroom. The orange pop of Gladiola, the vibrant green of Electric Lime and crisp blue of Calypso all suit the small space and leave little need for other décor, as they serve as an artistic presence all on their own. Go for it by painting the ceiling in the same color or dial down the effect with Extra White.
Vintage Moxie - Mid-century style gets a modern twist with this palette of bold pastels. Awesome Violet, Rosedust and Independent Gold would add glamour and a kick of fun to the small room. The neutral of Gauzy White proves perfect for ceiling and trim.
Behr 2013 Bathroom Paint Colors
Wistful Washroom - Two complementary yellows combine in this sunny bathroom. Applesauce and Banana Cream alternate on the walls, with Vermont Cream on the trim tying in the bathroom fixtures. This color combination suits a variety of architectural and décor styles in addition to the traditional bathroom in the example.
Room in Rose - Three complementary shades of the same color - Powdered Petals, Peony Pink and Sahara Sun - alternate walls to take this space beyond the typical pink bathroom. Almond Cream on the trim marries the colors to the fixtures and linens in the room. Behr, like the other paint companies featured here, shows its paints in professionally designed rooms complete with palette summaries. This allows you to see which colors decorators used for linens and other items in the rooms. While you need not match the examples completely, it does give you an idea of what to look for when you hit the home stores.
These are just a handful of the many 2013 color palettes for bathrooms from Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams and Behr. The companies also offer more traditional hues if you want the bathrooms in your home to make a quieter statement.
As with any painting project, enlist the help of your professional painter early on in the process. He or she can help you narrow choices by painting samples swatches in the rooms. This allows you to live with the colors for a while before making a commitment. After all, an interior paint job can last up to 10 years if you choose high-quality products and professional application.
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