The bathroom is a place in which to retreat after a long day of work. You should be able to take a long, relaxing bath in your personal spa-like retreat to help you wind down in the evenings. However, this is usually not the case with most people.
The bathroom is often overlooked when decorating the home. In reality, the bathroom should be thoughtfully designed in such a way to provide you with a soothing feeling. The best way to create a relaxing atmosphere is to begin with the paint selection.
Successful colors in a color palette are selected based on each of the other colors. Before choosing a paint color, determine how it will look with each of the furnishings and with the natural and interior lighting. Also, determine how it will suit your own personal needs and tastes.
The Color Groups
There are three color groups to choose from: cool colors, warm colors, and neutral colors. Cool colors consist of blues, greens, and violets. Warm colors include reds, oranges, and yellows. Neutral colors are white, black, brown, gray, and any tint, tone, or shade of these colors.
Neutral colors are “safe” colors. Many people choose tans, beiges, grays, and whites for their wall colors simply because they are afraid to use color in their homes. They seem to believe that paint is a permanent fixture. It is quite the contrary; painting is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to change the look and feel of a space.
Many people choose warm colors because they want to create a “warm” and “cozy” atmosphere. Warm colors such as reds and pinks work well in bathrooms because they create a warm cast on the skin. In other words, they make a person look good. However, reds, yellows, and oranges can have adverse effects. They may cause feelings of frustration or irritation in a person.
Few people realize how relaxing a cool color can be. While it is true that cool colors may cause a room to feel somewhat cold, they may also provide a more calming atmosphere than a warm color. Blues and greens are often associated with nature and tranquility. They work well when designing a spa-like feeling. However, blues may also cause feelings of depression in some people.
The bathroom should not be overlooked when decorating your home. Once you have selected any other furnishings for the space, consider the feel you would like to create in your bathroom. By selecting the proper paint colors, you will be able to create the atmosphere you would like to retreat to each evening.