Like all other rooms in our home, bathrooms too deserve our special attention. Bathrooms are one of the most frequently used spaces in our homes. With constant use and time, they begin to look old and dull. But just by painting over the walls of your bathroom, you can give your bathroom a fresh look. However, just deciding on the perfect color scheme for your bathroom can be a challenging task, especially when you have hundreds of color options to choose from.
To help you select the colors that resonate with you, and at the same time, blend beautifully with the rest of the interior of your bathroom, we have come up with a few tips for choosing the perfect bathroom color palette. If you decide to follow these tips, you can rest assured that, like the rest of the rooms in your home, your bathroom too will feel like an intimate and comfortable space.
Here is what you should do when choosing the perfect bathroom color palette.
Decide on a Mood
It is very important to decide what kind of mood you are trying to create in your bathroom. The interior décor and color scheme of your bathroom should reflect that theme. For example, do you want your bathroom to have a modern look or a traditional look? Do you want your bathroom to be a place where you feel relaxed or a place where you feel energized? Do you intend on following the latest trends, or will you design it according to your personal taste? Once you have decided on the mood and theme of your bathroom, the color scheme and the rest of the interior décor will follow suit.
Use the Color Wheel Chart
A color wheel chart is simply a chart that has the whole color spectrum presented on it. The complementary colors are the ones that are on the opposite side of the wheel.
The color wheel chart comes in handy when you want to decide which two colors will look good together. For example, blue and orange complement each other even though both are bright colors. According to the color theory, color contrasts are different shades of the same color. So, for example, all shades of blue will complement all shades of orange, thereby creating a color contrast.
The colors that are placed next to one another on a color wheel chart are known as analogous. These colors blend well with one another. For example, red and orange are placed next to one another on a color wheel chart. So, if you decide to use red and orange in your bathroom, then these two colors will look good together.
Pick a Combination of 3 Colors
You should use the famous rule of three for choosing the perfect bathroom color palette. You can do this by selecting one neutral color, one vibrant color, and complementing it with another contrasting color. To do this appropriately, you should use a ratio of 70:20:10. The lightest color, which is usually the neutral color should be used for painting 70% of your bathroom. The second-lightest color, which is usually the contrasting color, should be used for painting 20% of your bathroom, and the brightest color should be used for the remaining 10% of your bathroom.
With the right selection and proportion of colors, you can create different effects in your bathroom. For example, a bathroom that is painted in red, black, and white will look stylish, modern, romantic, and energizing. But on the other hand, a bathroom that is painted in the same two neutral colors, black and white, but instead of red, uses turquoise, which will create a calm and relaxing effect. Therefore, it is important to choose the right colors for creating the desired effect.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with the color scheme. You can use shade cards to help you decide which colors go well with your bathroom’s interior. It is always a good idea to test your shades on a small section of the wall. Paints look very different on the shade card and the wall. Also, the dried paint looks different than the wet paint, so test the color on a small section of the wall, let it dry and then continue with the rest of the wall, if it really is the shade that you want.
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