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Paint my bathroom

What color should I choose?

Poll closed Jul 26, 2008.
  1. Go safe with the neutral Sugared Almond

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. Go bold with the Kansas Grain

    6 vote(s)
    75.0%
  1. Jul 23, 2008 #1

    BobG

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    The plan was to strip the wallpaper out of the bathroom last Saturday, prime the walls on Sunday, and paint the walls this Saturday. Unfortunately, stripping the wallpaper off revealed some pretty bad damage to the wall above the shower and a different corner badly repaired (due to a leak in the roof, maybe, all though they must have fixed the roof better than the walls). So, Sunday and Monday I repaired the walls. Yesterday I primed the walls, with final touch ups today (you never see all the bad spots until you finish priming).

    Now I can finally paint this Saturday and have narrowed down the colors to:

    1) A very safe "Sugared Almond" color - very light subtle color in Glidden's "Classic and Neutral" group.
    2) A very bright, bold "Kansas grain" color that will most definitely be noticeable as a color.

    I have a shower curtain with a bamboo plant pattern a little over six months old that I kind of like. Bamboo looks kind of nice as a plant or shower curtain pattern, plus is a great material for making slide rules.

    The ony other colored stuff is some green soap dispenser, soad dish, etc, and a dark green toilet lid and tank cover. My wife picked that stuff out and it could stay or go depending how they look after I paint. Overall, I've kind of felt the green worked okay both with the shower curtain and the wallpaper that used to be on the walls.

    The shower curtain:
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    Sugared Almond next to the shower curtain:
    [​IMG]

    Kansas grain next to the shower curtain:
    [​IMG]

    Okay, that's just lame. They look practically the same in the photos on my monitor unless I get my face real close to the screen. The Kansas grain is very bright (or at least very bright right next to the Sugared Almond). The Sugared Almond is almost white on a color strip, but I'm pretty sure a roomful of it will definitely have some color to it.
     
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  3. Jul 23, 2008 #2
    Use the color that covers up blood the most..................I'm just saying.....................in case..........I have to go now...........
     
  4. Jul 23, 2008 #3

    wolram

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    Not bold in bathrooms, bathrooms should be tranquil and neutral.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2008 #4
    Paint it the lighter color, and if you dont like it go over it with the darker one. Bathrooms are small, it should take only a few hours to paint at most.
     
  6. Jul 24, 2008 #5

    lisab

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    Generally I like bold over neutral, but I voted for Sugared Almond. I like it better with the shower curtain.
     
  7. Jul 24, 2008 #6

    Mech_Engineer

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    Go bold, boring colors that are basically "off-white" are no fun IMO.
     
  8. Jul 24, 2008 #7

    Gokul43201

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    Go for the paint that's not Behr. Consider the following alternatives: Ben Moore, California, M.A.B, Sherwin Williams. They're likely all more expensive than Behr, but worth the money (especially for something like a bathroom).
     
  9. Jul 24, 2008 #8

    Moonbear

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    Both look too yellow compared to the very cool beige of the shower curtain, unless that's the monitor artifact.

    I'd actually be more inclined to go for a shade of lighter green that's in the bamboo leaves of the shower curtain. A little color, but a soft one. Too much beige could be very bland.
     
  10. Jul 24, 2008 #9

    Moonbear

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    I agree. I think Sherwin Williams is the one that makes a good mold-resistant sealer type paint that is excellent for bathrooms. Behr is fine for bedrooms or living rooms, but always takes an extra coat, and I don't think would hold up to the moisture in a bathroom.
     
  11. Jul 24, 2008 #10

    turbo

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    Agreed on the soft green, Moonie. I'd go to Sherwin Williams and see what they can mix up in pale green mold-resistant paint. They can be expensive, but bathrooms are generally one of the smaller rooms in a house so the extra few $/gal shouldn't hurt too much.
     
  12. Jul 24, 2008 #11

    Math Is Hard

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  13. Jul 24, 2008 #12

    BobG

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    Wow! I could go for something like that!

    That might be over my head, but an easy pre-prepared mural might be a more interesting idea than just putting up a picture.
     
  14. Jul 24, 2008 #13

    Math Is Hard

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    I like that one!
     
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  16. Jul 24, 2008 #15

    lisab

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    Fun with murals:

    [​IMG]

    Not exactly relaxing.
     
  17. Jul 24, 2008 #16

    G01

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    These colors look the same to me...:confused:

    I never understood these subtle differences between paints...
     
  18. Jul 24, 2008 #17

    Math Is Hard

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    Wow! That's pretty freaky! :eek:
     
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