15 Bathroom Color Scheme Trends 2017
When choosing a bathroom color scheme you’ll need to decide what stays and what goes. Sure you can transform dated vinyl flooring with large bathroom rugs but what are you going to do about the avocado green bathtub? Consider having a glazier come in. They can work on the tile and possibly even the bathtub so you can save money on your original fixtures. It also saves you from the trauma of being without a bathroom for weeks or even months and you won’t have the mental image of a torn apart, completely gutted space haunting you. Add the items that won’t change into your color scheme immediately and work from there.
Bathroom rugs and towels are easy ways to personalize the space. Try blue and yellow accessories to turn a regular bathroom into a rubber duck retreat. If your teen wants a black bathroom compromise with a black bathroom rug. You may even want to paint small spaces on the wall with chalkboard paint or hang large maker boards. This way your teen won’t get in trouble for doodling on the walls and they get to add their color to the space. (Just make sure they stay on the chalkboard)
Tile floor color has a big impact on the bathroom. You might not think that you have enough money for a stone or marble floor. Use less expensive subway tile on the walls and shower. Bathroom floors are usually small so you can spend more per tile. Mosaic tiles are popular for bathroom walls and shower stalls. Don’t worry they come already glued together in larger sheets so you don’t have to painstakingly install every mosaic. Glittery blue glass tiles can be reminiscent of the ocean while metallic tiles add a chic look. Use these tiles sparingly if you aren’t going to update your bathroom for several years.
You’ll need to choose a lasting ceramic tile color so you aren’t always stuck doing DIY projects. White tile is fresh, clean and matches everything but it may get dirty easily. Match the grout to the tile color so it doesn’t stand out. Taupe tile will blend in with dirt but may also not ever seem clean. Look for ceramic tile that simulates stone. Some stone surfaces are too porous to use in bathrooms. Faux stone tile comes in a variation of colors and can be the jumping off point for the rest of your room.