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    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 13th Oct 16, 5:26 PM
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    Bathroom paint colour?
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    • 13th Oct 16, 5:26 PM
    Bathroom paint colour? 13th Oct 16 at 5:26 PM
    I realise this is really an impossible question to answer, but I'm just looking for opinions.

    My bathroom is being refurbished.

    The bath, basin and toilet are white, as are the tiles around the bath and basin.

    Ceiling is white artexing (but that could, of course, easily be repainted to match the walls), and the flooring is going to be a dark blue pattern effect, somewhat similar to this.


    The untiled parts of the walls (just under 2/3rd the width of the room) will be finished with white blown vinyl wallpaper, which I'll need to paint.

    Any suggestions for a colour?

    I'll be using B&Q Bathroom Paint, so the range of colours are via the link below.

    http://www.diy.com/colours-by-bq?ecamp=Sea&ds_kids=43700014001399345&gclid=CI-6mcyT2M8CFUwW0wod4YIDuw&dclid=CJDznNWT2M8CFcWu7Qod DLEAjw
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    • jfdi
    • By jfdi 13th Oct 16, 6:08 PM
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    Our worktops in the bathroom are similar to your flooring and we've also got a white suite.
    We've had ours painted a bright daffodil/sunshine yellow with blue blinds and blue or white towels. It's lovely.
    Only thing is I can't see a similar colour in the range you've linked. :-(
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 13th Oct 16, 6:39 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 6:39 PM
    If you know of another supplier, where I can get it for a similar price, I'd get it from them.

    I just don't want to spend silly money on it.

    ETA: There are no worktops in my bathroom.

    There's just a bath, basin and toilet.
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    • jfdi
    • By jfdi 13th Oct 16, 9:22 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 9:22 PM
    How about this?

    http://www.diy.com/departments/colours-golden-rays-silk-emulsion-paint-25l/1145286_BQ.prd

    It's very similar! Vinyl silk.

    PS - I know you've not got worktops, just your flooring is nearly same colour! :-)
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 13th Oct 16, 9:34 PM
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    Is it suitable for bathrooms?

    I notice they have something called "Bathroom Paint".
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    • basil92
    • By basil92 13th Oct 16, 9:42 PM
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    Personally I'd just stick with white (off white or whatever shade of white available). You have a contrast due to the flooring and I imagine it isn't a big room, so any other colour will make it feel smaller.

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    • Jackieboy
    • By Jackieboy 13th Oct 16, 9:45 PM
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    If you use grey or white you can change your look with different coloured towels etc.
    • Bubblecat
    • By Bubblecat 13th Oct 16, 9:57 PM
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    When I had mine redone I also had a white suite and white wall tiles, with a mid grey/blue floor tile. I went for a deep, dark colour on the walls for a real contrast against the white suite and tiles. Everyone commented on how good it looked. I was worried about the dark walls making the room feel small but as there was a lot of white in the room this counteracted it. It was also a south facing room so lots of light during the day but it was nice and cosy at night when relaxing in the bath.
    • trailingspouse
    • By trailingspouse 14th Oct 16, 1:27 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 1:27 PM
    We have a white suite, white tiles on the floor around the shower and basin, and white tiles on the floor (black grout). White Venitian blind. We painted the walls and ceiling white. We ring the changes with the towels (currently black and grey). It sounds very stark, but really isn't - it looks very classy (and clean, which is important for a bathroom).

    Also, you don't need to use specific bathroom paint - as long as your walls aren't constantly running with condensation the ordinary paint is perfectly fine, much cheaper, and much easier to apply.
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 14th Oct 16, 1:57 PM
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    The walls may well be exposed to a lot of moisture.

    They're fitting a combined bath/shower, with the shower fed from a combi boiler.

    I'd rather do it right first go, than have to redo it in a few months time.
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    • juliettet
    • By juliettet 14th Oct 16, 2:17 PM
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    Very pale Aqua in my similar bathroom. Looks nice. Dulux bathroom paint. Sorry cannot remember the colour.
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 15th Oct 16, 9:23 AM
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    OK, I've got a sample of the vinyl flooring.

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    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 15th Oct 16, 9:28 AM
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    Very pale Aqua in my similar bathroom.
    Originally posted by juliettet
    Something like this?

    Last edited by Bedsit Bob; 15-10-2016 at 9:30 AM.
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    • CathA
    • By CathA 15th Oct 16, 5:44 PM
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    Re bathroom paint-I bought some a few years ago, thinking it would be similar to silk vinyl, which is what I normally use in bathrooms and kitchens due to the condensation etc.

    However, I would never buy it again, as whenever any cleaning products, particularly bleach, accidentally splashed on it, it took the paint straight off! Not that I was throwing the bleach about, mind you, but occasionally when cleaning the loo a bit would flick off the loo brush etc. It may have changed now but just a warning.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 15th Oct 16, 6:05 PM
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    We have an anthracite colour floor and pale blue walls, with our white suite and tiles.

    The colour, a bathroom one, was called duck egg, but it's more like a light airforce blue.

    We decided that it needed a pop of bright colour so bought a red bath set.
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    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 19th Oct 16, 6:18 PM
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    Curtains or Blinds?
    Thanks for the comments/suggestions guys.

    On a related subject, kitchen and bathroom, curtains or blinds?

    If blinds, what kind?
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    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 19th Oct 16, 6:46 PM
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    Thanks for the comments/suggestions guys.

    On a related subject, kitchen and bathroom, curtains or blinds?

    If blinds, what kind?
    Originally posted by Bedsit Bob
    I have no blinds or curtains in my bathroom, it has obscured glass & overlooks my long garden.

    I am all tiles, large white ones laid brick style to lesson the stark effect. White ceiling, white suite. I have a row of 3 deep mosaics in shades of brown/beige/taupe neutral around the middle of the room (tiles above & below). I have wood worktop & wood flooring.

    I have wooden blinds in my kitchen.
    • Bubblecat
    • By Bubblecat 19th Oct 16, 9:26 PM
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    Thanks for the comments/suggestions guys.

    On a related subject, kitchen and bathroom, curtains or blinds?

    If blinds, what kind?
    Originally posted by Bedsit Bob
    I personally prefer blinds - Venetian ones so you can clean them easily. I tend to avoid fabric in high moisture areas due to the potential for mold growth and kitchens due to the more greasy atmosphere.
    • Any
    • By Any 19th Oct 16, 9:47 PM
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    No blinds in bathroom, have a textured glass so you can't see in and absolutely no need for any other window cover.

    No window cover in the kitchen either, although I have cook books and large chilli plant there, so covering street level view in and still enough uncovered window above to provide plenty of light.

    Depends on your setting, do you feel you need some? Are you overlooked?

    As for colour-with this flooring you can go for any white/off white, blue or light grey shade-depends what you like the look off!

    Dulux has blueberry white for example, which is off white with very subtle hint of blue.. I have it in the living room where we have City grey feature wall and it just blends in nicely.. not stark white to make the wall too stand out and feels very cozy.
    • juliettet
    • By juliettet 20th Oct 16, 10:08 AM
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    [QUOTE=Bedsit Bob;71456358]Something like this?




    Yes Bob. I have a plain white blind. I spent my money on nice towels.
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