Remodeling a bathroom is a big project. Sometimes, people get so caught up in the big-picture decisions, such as choosing a layout and choosing a shower, that they forget to think deeply about their color choices or take the time to plan a specific color scheme. This is a mistake.
The colors in a bathroom play a huge role in the sort of feelings you get when you use the bathroom. They can also affect what elements your eyes focus on, how large the bathroom feels, and more. As such, it pays to think carefully about your color scheme when designing a bathroom. Here are some more specific tips to help you do just that.
Pick three colors.
In general, you want to pick three colors to use in your bathroom. The first will be your major color and it will be the color you'll paint the walls. Second, pick a secondary color, which will be the color you use in a slightly smaller quantity for things like your counters, shower curtain, and cabinets. Third, pick an accent color. This one will only appear in a few places, such as in certain decor or in the window frame. It should be something brighter and more lively than the other two colors so it stands out.
Don't go too dark.
Your third accent color can be dark if you want it to be, but the other two colors should be on the lighter side. Most bathrooms are small, so they'll feel too close and dark if you use too much of a darker color. The darker the colors you use, the more light you'll want to bring into the space. So, for example, if you use a medium gray, you may want to add some extra lights, whereas with a lighter gray, you might be able to get away with fewer lights.
Pick something timeless.
Remodeling a bathroom can be pretty costly, and you probably don't want to have to do it again anytime soon. So, pick colors that won't go out of style for a while. If you do want to use some trendier colors, reserve them for accent pieces like the towels and shower curtain. You can replace those rather cheaply without having to hire a remodeling team again.
With these tips, you can do a better job of choosing an attractive, timeless color scheme for your bathroom. Talk to a remodeling contractor at a company such as S.J.O. Corp. to learn more.