Yellow and Turquoise BathroomBeach Style Bathroom, Atlanta
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The structure of a room can affect how a color will appear, so if you’re painting or using color — such as the yellow tiles shown here — for an entire wall or more, test an area first. A bright floor might make the paint show up a little warmer than the color you love. High ceilings can make a color feel more potent. Painting multiple walls can also create a shift in tone.
Things to consider: Cracked tiles can be caused by a variety of problems, ranging from something heavy dropped on the floor to a subfloor issue. The unfortunate result is an unsightly broken tile marring the look of your floor or, in some cases, your backsplash or wall. Fortunately, replacing a broken tile is fairly simple if everything goes as planned. One contractor said he’d seen clients try to glue broken tiles back together. But this isn’t ideal, since you’ll probably always be able to see the fault lines.Instead, you can use a cold steel chisel to chip out the tile. This is delicate work that requires applying the right amount of pressure. Some people find it helpful to break the tile before they chip it out. “Most of our guys break the tiles so they don’t damage the rest around it,” says Joe Smith, general contractor at Owings Brothers Contracting in Eldersburg, Maryland. If you’re removing a tile from a shower wall, it’s going to be difficult to dig the tile out without damaging adjacent tiles if the grout is still in place, notes Robert Jenkins, remodeling contractor at Bobmahalo in Wahiawa, Hawaii. “Dig the grout out if it’s not cracked out already,” he says. You want to scrape out all the thinset or mortar down to the substrate.
To warm your bathroom up a little, choose yellow as the dominant color through tiles or paint and accent with blue. Given its sunny disposition, this combo is great if you live by the water.Do: Think about using traditional blue mosaic tiles, which don’t ever seem to grow stale.Don’t: Overdo it with the yellow because it can become overbearing, particularly in a small room.