What to do with a baby blue bathroom
tantzi
June 23, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have baby blue tiles and fixtures in my 1960's bathroom. Any suggestions on a paint color? White is boring, dark blue was depressing.
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Wyland Interior Design Center
Are you keeping the floor, counter tops, etc? I see the paint swatches and painting. I'm assuming that you are keeping the painting and what to work around it and the tile, correct?
June 23, 2013 at 2:58pm   
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HERE Design and Architecture
I would try wallcovering - it can allow for more variety in the color, which I think this bathroom needs, and a greater sense of depth and space.
June 23, 2013 at 3:09pm      Thanked by tantzi
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anne dee
June 23, 2013 at 3:23pm        Thanked by tantzi
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anne dee
As suggested wall paper to coordinate your blue tiles Inspiration pic

June 23, 2013 at 3:28pm        Thanked by tantzi
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Genevieve
You can try grey and as anne dee suggested wallpaper add navy blue towels or white

Light French Gray Paint
Gable Stripe Wallpaper, French Blue
June 23, 2013 at 3:33pm      Thanked by tantzi
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Matilda Bos Design Studio
Hi....It's hard to see what the floor is, but I agree with anne dee wallpaper will tie everything together.
June 23, 2013 at 3:39pm      Thanked by tantzi
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collettec
Some additional ideas for wallpapers to consider. Both black and white and blue and white. http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/657972 http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1507729 http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1120906 http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1507640

For a paint color, perhaps a cream color.
June 23, 2013 at 3:39pm      Thanked by tantzi
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anne dee
@collettec that blue chevron stripe would look quite nice I think.
June 23, 2013 at 3:43pm        Thanked by tantzi
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747.2fra
I like the chevron stripe idea. You could also go bold with a orange or coral depending. Or even match the blue to make it blend in.
June 23, 2013 at 3:48pm        Thanked by tantzi
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Keitha
A retro wallpaper or maybe a stencil technique could give it a boost and look awesome!
June 23, 2013 at 3:49pm        Thanked by tantzi
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lntrcrts
The mirrors and light fixtures are cute also the towel bars. If you did keep the white up top, you can easily pick out some white/gray glass tiles. Or you can get rid of the tiles and just paint it gray. Either way it will match the floor also.
June 23, 2013 at 3:54pm      Thanked by tantzi
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Mark
Paint your mirrors and cabinet dark brown or espresso color, get a bathmat with brown and blue, dark brown towels. http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/1/1/135435-mystique-bath-rug.html
June 23, 2013 at 3:57pm        Thanked by tantzi
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tantzi
Wow! Thank you all so much. I just wish I had found Houzz BEFORE I painted the vanity white. It used to be dark brown. Ugh. You are all wonderful.
June 23, 2013 at 4:19pm     
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motownmom
You could use a paintable wallpaper. There was an article here on houzz that inspired me to use tin-tile type as my backsplash, and beadboard style on my kitchen cabinet & drawer facings. Link to article here:




I see you were playing with yellow paint swatches, I personally LOVE yellow & blue together. You could get a paintable wallpaper (I've seen it a Lowe's and Home Depot) and choose one of the yellows you like. It would add texture and color. There are far more types than just the tin-tile and beadboard.
June 23, 2013 at 4:26pm      Thanked by tantzi
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Wyland Interior Design Center
1). Paint color: How about Sherwin Williams Paint SW 0066 Cascade Green on the other three walls. Photo#1.

I know you ask only for paint, but I couldn't resist.

2). On the wall with the mirrors, install tile mosaic above the blue tile to the ceiling, similar to tile mosaics I have posted below in Photo 2 . Photo 4- A example of where I did this on a bathroom project.

3). Consider changing out the floor tile to something new that is a lighter travertine looking porcelain tile, then adding a tiled rug in front of the vanity inserting a border strip of the same glass mosaic to floor.

4). Consider replacing counter top with Pental Glass2 / Color: Coral Blue which you could add a LED light from underneath for a dramatic statement. Photo-3

4). Accessorize the bathroom with towels, small bath mat by shower, candles, artwork , basket of soaps all in the combinations of the same colors.
June 23, 2013 at 4:52pm        Thanked by tantzi
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Jayme H.
Yes, Mark has a great idea..I did that in my bathroom when we moved in...blue floors, blue walls...the brown worked well!!
June 24, 2013 at 8:23am        Thanked by tantzi
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tantzi
Great ideas! Thank you so much. My funds are very limited but I'm going to check into that mosaic idea.
June 29, 2013 at 12:49pm     
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kathleen MK
My sister in law has that 60's blue tile and painted the walls a sandy tan color then added chocolate brown accessories and it looks great, like Mark's ideas. Shower curtain, towels and mat are a quick easy fix and cheaper at Anna's Linens than at Bed,Bath and Beyond my budget.
June 29, 2013 at 1:18pm      Thanked by tantzi
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mpoulsom
I like your blue tile and white! Just add some tans (sand color) and make it all beachy! Looks clean and crisp! I think I would mainly look for some new flooring and save up for that!
June 29, 2013 at 2:02pm      Thanked by tantzi
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mpoulsom
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I know that the blue and whites are in opposite places on the wall from yours, but you could just do a strip of mosaic glass tile above your existing blue tile for some variety.
June 29, 2013 at 2:06pm      Thanked by tantzi
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wallysgirll
All great ideas--it will be fun to see what y ou come up with!
June 29, 2013 at 2:45pm        Thanked by tantzi
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pjprather
I love dark brown (as suggested before) it is a very smart look. Brown and blue together is so pretty!
June 30, 2013 at 6:09am      Thanked by tantzi
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debd59
Just a thought: a friend of mine bought a house and the bathroom had GREEN tile. He bought paint, specifically made to go over tile (he chose white) and it looked like a new bathroom when he was done.
July 5, 2013 at 5:38am   
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