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Old 09-28-2010, 06:17 PM
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Doing renovations on our bathroom and my dad had extra ceramic tile from one of his jobs and he gave it to us to use on for our bathroom to save some money so we didnt have to go buy new. Now we're having a problem trying to figure out what color to paint the walls.. Before we got the tile we were thinking a light gray with the white trim we will be putting up.. but im not sure the gray will go so well with the color of the tiles. The bathroom is pretty small.. so I know no dark colors.. Any suggestions would be awesome, cause we don't have a clue right now
Please help!!
I've included pictures of the color of the tile and such, because I really don't know how to explain the color. What I wanna say is like peach-ish...? in one picture it kinda looks a bit pink.. but it has NO pink in it.

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Old 09-29-2010, 09:21 AM
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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The pic's aren't helping- low resolution/megapixels.

What is the manufacturer's name and/or the name of the tile?
If it can be found on a website the resolution maybe much better to see the color- and that will help everybody.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:33 AM
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Get some paint swatches and pout them down next to the tile, that will answer you question.....tile looks pink? Dont pain the bathroom pink, please????
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:01 AM
Location: Meggett, SC
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If you want to stay in the neutral family, the tans/browns would be best with a peach hue floor. That being said, it all matters what the "base" of the tan. You want to steer more towards the warmer tans because they tend to have a peachy base anyway and would make a more cohesive feel. Since peach is warm anyway, just steer clear of cool tones.
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:16 PM
Location: Southern California
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I think it's been said you need an inspiration peice. Something that will give personality to the space. A picture, a neat shelf, some sconces. Somewhere past the surfaces is the answer. Once you find that inspiration peice you will find a color palatte to pull from. You can always trend to an off white of one of the colors you find in your inspiration peice, and do a wainscotting in molding or wallpaper and do a darker shade on the lower level or wallpaper on the lower level. If you do the wallpaper before the moldings it's super easy cause your cutting doesn't have to be very precise.
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:24 PM
Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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I see no reason not to use the gray walls and white trim.

I had wallpaper on my walls in the bathroom for years but have learned recently that one should never wallpaper bathrooms.

Matching a picture sounds like a great idea. Go shopping for a picture with that color in it.

I did a bedroom and a livingroom using pictures as the color scheme. Works great and you will end up with colors together that you would never have thought to put together.

I still like the gray walls and white trim or maybe off white or very light buff that looks like white and a trim the color of the floor. Show us pictures after you finish. We just finished two bathrooms and used white between the tiles. It made them look lighter.
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:36 PM
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I know you said no dark colors but chocolate looks great with peach. I would geat some brown color samples and see which one strikes you
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:22 AM
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Default Color Help?

It really depends on the undertones of the peachy tile color.

A smaller bathroom typically means a lighter color paint for the walls. True, but depends on the amount of natural light coming into the room too.

If you have no natural light, I would suggest a warm creamy ivory color or a very light gray. If you have lots of natural light, you could definitely try a brownish color.

In fact, my small guest bath is painted a dark brown and everyone just loves it! However, this room gets lots of sunlight throughout the day.

One other factor to consider is the color of the walls of the adjoining rooms or hallway entering your bathroom. You do want some flow going from one area to the next.

If in don't on colors, get yourself some handy Tru-Hue color test boards and paint a few with some small sample paints. It's one of the best and easiest ways to decide on a color.

Good luck on your project!
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