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Old 11-27-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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I am looking to paint my powder room that has cherry hardwood floors (brown with red tone). The room has no windows. Baseboard color is white and sink/tank/bowl are light cream. I have read about going bold in selecting colors for the powder room instead of selecting a neutral color (as you generally would for other rooms). I was considering (still debating) some flavor of red (more likely) or blue, but not sure which specific kind.

Although I brought various color palettes from local HD, I must admit I don't have a good sense with color selection. So, I can really use some help here. I would appreciate if you can also mention specific color (name or number) for HD (Behr) or Sherin Williams or others.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Blue, red, green, purple ...

What colors do you like?

Use them.

This isn't rocket science. Find a color you like. Slap it on. Done. Don't overthink things.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:13 PM
 
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It's true. Almost any color would look find in there because everything is neutral.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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Use a color you like, but not a dark hue, it would be too overwhelming since it's a smaller room with no window.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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Use a color you like, but not a dark hue, it would be too overwhelming since it's a smaller room with no window.
I disagree. A powder room is one where you can break some "rules" and be adventurous. So what if it is bold that is part of the fun. My favorite bathroom of all time was a family friend that did the entire bathroom in black, floor, walls (black tile), ceiling and fixtures. She added colored towels but it was a very dramatic room.

OP, have some fun with that room!!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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Small rooms with no windows are the perfect places to go bold with color.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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I disagree. A powder room is one where you can break some "rules" and be adventurous. So what if it is bold that is part of the fun. My favorite bathroom of all time was a family friend that did the entire bathroom in black, floor, walls (black tile), ceiling and fixtures. She added colored towels but it was a very dramatic room.

OP, have some fun with that room!!!
Well, I personally feel ill at ease in small spaces that are too dark, so having fun with color is one thing, going over the top is another!
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:57 PM
 
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Yes have fun:
  • Put a great graphic wallpaper on the sink wall.
  • Match the other walls paint color to the dominant color in the wallpaper.
  • Then use the second dominant color for the towels and accessories.
  • Get a more ornate mirror
  • Hang a chandelier

Google search for some ideas:
https://www.google.com/search?q=wall...iw=823&bih=454
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:35 AM
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Use a color you like, but not a dark hue, it would be too overwhelming since it's a smaller room with no window.
I disagree. If I had a tiny powder room, I would paint it deep, deep rich blue, put a little sparkly lamp in there, and fill the walls with small, glittery mirrors.

But hey, that's just me!
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Small rooms with no windows are the perfect places to go bold with color.

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I disagree. If I had a tiny powder room, I would paint it deep, deep rich blue, put a little sparkly lamp in there, and fill the walls with small, glittery mirrors.

But hey, that's just me!

I agree with both of you.
If there is any place to go bold, it is a powder room, especially a small one!
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