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6 impressive (and unexpected) ways to use paint in your bathroom

Make a splash by incorporating a bold display of colour in your soak-space
   Katie Byrne  |  written on: 30-08-2018 11:15am


1. Paint the ceiling
Let's start big. We're always hearing about the accent wall but have you ever considered the accent ceiling? If not, now could be the time: not for the faint-hearted, it probably works best in taller, airier spaces that won't feel stifled or suffocated by a fifth wall of colour. 

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TIP: If you're planning to paint your ceiling, use a neutral colour to fill the rest of your space. In the space shown above, for example, snowy white provides the perfect foil to the rich magenta on the ceiling and upper portion of wall. 

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2. Create a contrast
A two-tone approach on your walls is a great way to pair together a duo of colours.

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Using opposing shades - one light and one dark, or one primary and one pastel, and so on - is a great way to add extra interest to your walls without doing anything as 'quirky' as adorning a wall with a statement print or paper.

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3. Subtly create a weave of colour throughout the space
In the bathroom shown below, for example, a bold, bright blue dances from the wall to the floor of the bathtub, via the shelf attached to the wall. 

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4. Consider a mural
Got a blank wall crying out for a little love? Reach for the paint pots and design a bespoke mural, utterly unique to your home. 

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If your paint skills aren't 100% au fait, consider hiring an artistically inclined friend or a professional to help you out. 

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5. Pick opposing shades
A muted lavender provides the perfect backdrop for the bright tangerine of this freestanding bath tub, don't you think?

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6. Don't overlook the not-so-obvious details
Every element of your bathroom should be given consideration when it comes to switching up the colour palette - and that includes the windows! 

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A lick of paint on your blinds can transform the space in mere minutes. Extra points if it matches other details in your room, such as the bath and perhaps even the towels.

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NEXT! Given any consideration to seating for your bathroom? No - really! Click any image below to begin browsing our moodboard of ideas.





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   Katie Byrne
Katie Byrne is a writer, editor and filter fan (coffee, not Instagram), and lives in a Georgian-built flat that features various statement cobwebs.

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