3 Factors To Consider When Selecting Primary Bath Wall Colors

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The primary bath in a home is a space that gets a lot of use. Not only is the room a highly functional space, but it is also a place you can go for some much-needed rest and relaxation on a hectic day. As such, the look of the room is important. As with almost any other room, establishing an ideal design is all about color, specifically, the wall color. Learn more about selecting a wall color for your primary bath.

1. Size

Always consider the size of the room. This step is especially important if you want to choose a more vibrant or dark color. For example, a bright pink or green might look great in smaller doses, but in a large bathroom, it can feel overwhelming. For large bathrooms, limit the vibrant color to an accent wall or choose a neutral tone, like gray or blue.

In terms of dark wall colors, such as black, if the room is already small, the darker color will only make it feel even smaller and cramped. Choosing a lighter shade in this instance can help the room feel and appear larger and more open. 

2. Lighting

You should also consider both the natural and artificial light in the room. The amount of light in the bathroom does not necessarily determine what colors you should select, but it does determine how each color looks in the space. Remember that the same color can look vastly different in a dark room versus a light room.

For this reason, you might like a color, but the lighting in your bathroom can alter how it looks. To avoid this, paint several swatches on the wall and look at the color at different times of day and in different lighting to see which option you like best. 

3. Materials

It is also helpful to be mindful of the materials in the space. Take the floor, for example. If you have intricate, colorful tile in the room and your room upgrade plans do not include a complete renovation, you should choose a wall color that complements the floor. You might not like the result if you do not look for a complimentary look.

On the other hand, if you have a neutral design on the floor, such as marble or cream tile, you can choose any wall color you like, as it is easy to coordinate with these materials. 

Choosing a paint color is an important decision, so do not feel like you have to rush. Consider these factors and decide on the right design for your bathroom.

For help with painting your bathroom, contact a painting contractor in your area.