September 24, 2012

Powder Room Paint Plans

Installing the chunky wooden floating shelves in our powder room created a snowball effect of other updates I want to do in the room. Since it's tiny (4' 9" x 5' 4"), it shouldn't take a lot of money to update and one of the cheapest updates I can think of is paint.

I like the look of dark painted powder rooms because they're unexpected and add a bit of drama to an otherwise boring room:

[ Image via Lonny Mag ]

[ Image via Lonny Mag ]

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LOVE that gold ceiling!

My powder room has 10' ceilings so getting away with dark paint shouldn't be a problem. We also have a 3' mirror hanging above the sink which helps bounce around a lot of light and makes the tiny room feel a smidge bigger.

If you couldn't tell, I've been on a bit of a navy kick lately so of course my go-to blue was my first color choice:

If I went the navy route, I imagine the room would look a little something like this:

Gray was my second color choice so I was thinking of painting the room charcoal:

And I imagine it'd look like this when finished:

I like the look of the gray in Photoshop but I'm afraid it's going to be too neutral and boring in real life with the wooden shelves and white accents.

What do you think? Are you Team Navy, Team Charcoal, or Team Pick A Different Color?


  1. I love your inspiration photos! I'm Team Navy But Even Darker Navy Than Your Photo. Go all out and SUPER dark! It'll be SO luxe.

    -Kelly @ View Along the Way

  2. I love your Navy but you could do the gray to shake it up a bit! I LOVE that second picture you posted! And weirdly enough, the third one almost reminds me of a museum exhibit - like the toilet is part of the "art" - must be because of all the space around it!

  3. Thanks Kelly! I'm hoping I can achieve the luxe look and not the cave look haha

    Crystal - I do need to shake it up a bit haha That second photo had me at hello! I thought it was navy at first but I guess it's black! It looks so luxurious and pretty though :)

  4. Team navy all the way! But then again, I'm totally biased since my kitchen/dining/ family room is navy!! I would suggest a deeper navy though for that dramatic effect. It's going to be amazing in the end... I can totally tell!

  5. Thanks Shavonda! Off to check out your navy rooms :)


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