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Bathroom Decorating November 28, 2009

Filed under: decorating — dragonfly180 @ 12:43 pm
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I have had a kokopeli/south pacific theme with turquoise and beige in my bathroom for the past 5 years. I need a change. I have decided to paint the walls of my new bathroom the same color that is in my current dining room, because I love the color and will miss it when I move. It is called fava bean and looks very similar to this:

I think fava bean has more of a brown/yellow undertone than this does, but you get the idea.

The shower curtain I have ordered is a gray and black modern print. Reviews say that the gray is more of a taupe color, which will probably coordinate with my fava bean nicely. I think the black pattern will set a bold statement against the pale green.

I also want to add in a few bright pink accents. I found a print that I might get, or I may just do a black, white, and pink painting to go in there.

So what do you think of the colors/patterns? I’ve picked out some white bathroom accessories and a pink soap dish. I don’t want pink to be an overwhelming color in the bathroom, just a little accent here and there.
Do you think design style and colors should flow throughout the house? I tend to think that each room is a new opportunity for design and color. My living room flows into my dining room (no dividing wall) so I’ll probably have similar colors there, but I think my bedrooms and bathrooms are fair game to play with different colors and ideas. For instance, we will have mostly red and gold in our bedroom, but the spare bedroom will be light blue and dark brown. I also plan to use mostly blues in my kitchen, even though my kitchen is open to my dining area.

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6 Responses to “Bathroom Decorating”

  1. Mary Ann Says:

    I agree that each room is an opportunity for playing with different designs and colors. If you do the whole thing throughout the house it gets boring quick!

    Sounds like you have it all figured out. That painting is pretty. Where is it at?

  2. dragonfly180 Says:

    i found the print on amazon.com, but it’s sold by art.com.

  3. lauralights Says:

    I would say that if the rooms are connected then the colors, design and styles should flow and complement each other. I have found that if you change abruptly from one style and color to another it’s a bit confusing to the eye, that is, if rooms are connected. However, in rooms that are not connected to each other, open game, just use the same techniques of flow in each room.
    It sounds like you have an eye for design, the colors in your bathroom coordinate well and the use of an accent color gives a room a little interest. I love to set a bold statement to a room as well, It makes a good focal point.
    I have a couple of design tips in my blog and I’ll be posting more through out the year. Good job on the bathroom.
    Laura

  4. mindy Says:

    I love this! I think it will look wonderful!
    I love redecorating!!!

  5. Katrina Says:

    C– I just love the colors for your bathroom and shower curtain. You have really got to teach me how to put colors together… I’m so ready to see your new house! I also think that each room that’s not connected should be a different color.. I love different color rooms.. Where do you purchase your paint from?


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