Colour Consultation: A Fresh Face For an Almond/Bone Bathroom
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When you think of the word almond, you might get the munchies. However, when I think of that word I get slightly nauseous. Why? Because when I think of almond, I think of bathrooms. And when I think of almond bathrooms, I get a little twitchy, as bathrooms with that particular colour of fixtures can be a real bugger to update!
But I like a challenge. Anyone can rip out a bathroom and start from scratch, but it’s pretty darned satisfying to save money and work with what ya got!
So I was RELIEVED when I looked at my client’s photos, showing a space with almond/bone fixtures, a neutral beige floor (PRAISE THE LORD) and a countertop that was slightly warmer toned, but relatively easy to work with. Phew.
Now that doesn’t mean that everything was easy-peasy from there, but it does mean that our options were a bit more varied courtesy of the flooring and countertop. Had those items been ‘true to their era’ – blue, dusty rose or (heaven forbid) forest green, it would have been a different story (involving a funnel and lots of wine. Wait, it kind of involves that anyway…).
My client bought the ‘Create Your Own Bathroom‘ package and selected the following topics:
- Paint colour for the walls
- Paint colour for the trim
- Paint colour for the oak vanity
And BTW, thank you to my lover-ly client for sending along the after photos for me!
Before, it was a ‘work-in-progress’…
And here’s how it all turned out!
Based on the photos of the bathroom and her questionnaire answers, I came up with 3 options for the walls, along with vanity and trim options. Of those, she chose SW Magnetic Gray for the walls, BM White Dove trim and SW Night Owl for the oak vanity.
As you can see, the neutral floor tile made life SO much easier and even the tile detail around the walk-in shower was easy enough to manage.
In this next photo, you can see the almond tub in its full nutty glory!
And after, MUCH more relaxing!
Notice the painted trim/door. We went with White Dove to add a slightly more fresh vibe. I worried that a more tan/beige tone would date the space too much, but didn’t want a white that was too stark/harsh.
Read more: Ideas to Update an Almond Bathroom
In the future, I might use an almond colour caulk, rather than white. And thank you for asking, I DO have an embarrassing story involving caulk! When I worked at Home Depot, we had a painting seminar in which we learned about the finer virtues of ‘caulking’. And I let EVERYONE know how much I loved caulk. Yup. Good times. They subsequently let me know that it was called ‘caulking – always caulking’. Duly noted.
If they were to use the same knobs/finish on the cabinet pulls it would be the icing on the cake! However the fleur de lis knobs might be a personal/memory thing, so I totally get it if that’s the case!
And the crowning glory…get it? The throne? Even the LOO looks better!
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