What Color Should We Paint Our Bathroom with 1989 Tile?

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Q: We just removed the wallpaper from our master bathroom. Our house was built in 1989 and it had horrible '80s pastel wallpaper to match the grayish blue tile you see.

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My question is, what would be a good paint color for the walls that would work with the existing tile and that lovely stained glass window? The flooring is a light gray with a linen pattern, and the grout on the grayish blue tiles is a sandy beige. Our go-to color for the rest of our house is gray, but we wanted to change it up a bit for our bathroom. We do plan on updating the tile and replacing the window one day when we can afford it. In the meantime, we are trying to make do. Please help!

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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