We finally got around to making over our downstairs bathroom. It was in terrible shape.
The floors were concrete that had been painted once, and everything was yellow and brown. I tried to make it look better temporarily by adding some cute towels and a shower curtain, but it really didn’t do a whole lot. This was in need of a whole lot of work.
The shower was the worst. Brown linoleum on the walls, a dingy old basin on the bottom, and we found out that someone had drilled a peephole in one of the walls that lead to the laundry room!! EEK! I’m not sure why else it would be there?? So creepy and weird.
I looked through a bunch of paint swatches for the wall and vanity, and decided on Repose Gray by Sherwin-Williams. I started to paint it on the walls, I didn’t even test it and it looked really purple to me. Remember we had really yellow walls. So I went back to the paint store and bought some more samples of colors that I liked. Here they are:
1: Gossamer Veil by Sherwin-Williams (really close to Repose Gray, but more tan than gray)
2: Silverpointe by Sherwin-Williams (I liked this color, but too blue for me)
3: Silver Strand by Sherwin-Williams: More blue than Silverpointe
4: Repose Gray – it didn’t look purple at all on this poster board. It was a warm gray and didn’t seem to have any weird undertones on here. So I decided to go with it again and just paint the whole room, seeing if taking away the yellow would get rid of the purple. It did, and I love it on the walls. I will show you pics of the finished bathroom soon.
5. These are colors I was sampling for the vanity. This one was Mediterranean by SW. I love the color, but it was a little too bright for me.
6. Grizzle Gray was my first choice. It’s so hard to know what a paint color is going to look like, especially in a room without natural light. It’s amazing how much it changed once I put it on the vanity, but I actually liked it a lot better than what it looks like on the posterboard. Here it almost looks black, but on the vanity it was a dark gray with a hint of navy in it.
7. Perpetual Gray was another consideration, but it was too light.
The winners are Repose Gray and Grizzle Gray!
I also decided to do an accent color in “Sweet as a Peach” by the HGTV collection line from Sherwin-Williams. More on that later.
Have a great weekend!