Good Questions: What color paint for this ghastly bathroom?

Good Questions: What color paint for this ghastly bathroom?

Jan 12, 2007

Howdy AT:SF!

My husband and I are at a total loss when it comes to deciding what color to paint the walls in our circa-1939 bathroom in Oakland.

We'll remodel eventually (though we'll probably stay in a classic/retro vein, albeit with a fresher, cleaner feel), but can't afford to right now. The dingy white paint is in a sorry state, and we need to do SOMETHING to freshen up this bathroom ...

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The wall and floor tile (of which there's a LOT) is a sort of nauseating peachy pink, with a burgundy tile border. We definitely don't want to match the field tile, and we already have a couple of deep-red rooms in our home, so we don't want to match the border tile, either. Should we just repaint the walls a crisp white? Or can someone suggest another color that will work with the tile and the white fixtures -- something fresh and fun, but still fitting for a bathroom? Help!



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