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Old 01-28-2009, 12:55 AM
 
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I just purchased a never-been-updated 1950s built home. Everything in it needs an overhaul, but I need to spread the projects out for financial reasons. After all, I am still trying to eat! I'm going to be doing the kitchen as the first big project. But the bathroom also needs to be done.

As it is right now, I cannot live with the bathroom the way it is, but cannot spend the money on a complete remodel. What I really would like to do is fix the color scheme and if possible find some affordable fix for the floor.


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I am not going to replace the existing wall tiles at this time because it would just be too much. So, that leaves me with some really retro looking salmon/peach tiles. What colors can I change the walls, ceiling, vanity etc to in order for it to be soothing to the eye?? Pepto and salmon is just NOT working for me! Then, what colors can I use as accents in the towels, curtain etc for continuity?

I appreciate any help offered! Thanks so much!
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:06 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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OMG I would KILL for a house in authentic retro 1950s decor! I can't believe you would want to turn it into a house that looks like everybody else's house.

My mother in law has a pink bathroom and I about cried when she had to get rid of her pink toilet because it broke and she could not find a replacement!

You know the world stinks when you can't even buy a pink toilet when you want one.

I'd leave it just exactly the way it is!

20yrsinBranson
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:18 AM
 
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I'm not sure if you're being serious...

I'm also not sure if you can understand the severity of the nausea this bathroom causes when you're in it. Let me repeat... pepto and salmon. They don't mix!
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Get rid of the pink. The tile looks to be peachy with black? New scounces, new mirror, new paint and accessories.

What about the vanity? I see you posted a pic - new vanity and sink or at the very least a new counter and paint the vanity.

The tile looks good - I would consider keeping that and work/coordinate the color.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Ditto on keeping the tile - it looks in good shape and I don't even mind the color. I actually love the floors. I say go with the retro look that the room was meant for. Get rid of the vanity and find a sink that fits in with the 50's look. Defnitely get rid of the pink walls and toilet seat, as well as the towels and shower curtain, etc. I'm not sure I'd compete with the color of the tile for wall color. Maybe just a neutral beigy color. I'm not very creative when it comes to color, but maybe some other folks have some ideas.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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Three possibles to go with the salmon:
pale pearl gray
sage green
gray blue


On the vanity, can you pry off the trim and change it to a simpler rectangle, paint over and update knobs.
Also, some say tile reglazing is an option- opinions as to how long it lasts are mixed- anyone done it?
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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I would go with a light colored wall that has only a hint of the salmon color. I could not really tell the color of the floor, but it certainly has interest. You could accent with a sage green towel scheme. You could look for a shower curtain that has a beach feel to it, with some pattern etc. it would blend well with the salmon color of the tile. If you find this shower curtain, you could then accent with whatever colors are in the curtain..again, probably a sage green or a watery, ocean blue.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:20 AM
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Paint and some accessories will go a looooong way with this room.
Maybe upgrade the vanity. The tub layout is excellent. Use it to your advantage, the curved shower rod is a hot style these days. For only a few hundred dollars you can really make this room come alive.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Looks as though you could have some fun with this bathroom.

I agree, paint the walls the lightest shade of salmon, maybe paint the vanity the same tone, too.

Frame some art (retro 50's magazine covers?) in modern black frames, maybe matted in salmon, but use all the same black frames to pick up the black tile accents. Same with a new mirror, framed in black.

If you could find some 50's-look tropical print fabric (salmon, corals and greens), you could sew, or have sewn a shower curtain and window curtains or a Roman shade.

Towels in light salmon, cream and black--your 50's bathroom would look truly spiffy, I would imagine.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:39 AM
 
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you can also paint the tile if you really can't live with it.
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