Good Questions: Should I Paint My Bathroom Wall Chocolate Brown?

Good Questions: Should I Paint My Bathroom Wall Chocolate Brown?

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 21, 2007

Hello AT,

I've been thinking about painting our all white bathroom (with ugly green floor) for a while. We rent, so all we can change is paint. I was actually thinking a chocolate brown impact wall along the left side where all the photos are. Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? I want something high impact...

Thanks. Tori Long

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Dear Tori,

We think that your idea about chocolate could work very well. We'd also say that you should paint the other walls with a softer offwhite and leave the trim the brighter white. You definitely want to kill the shine on that cheap rental paint job. And with a bathroom that's sizable and has a window as yours does, you don't need to use a high gloss paint for humidity. A semigloss or even eggshell finish will do fine and it will help hide any inconsistencies in the surface of your walls.

Here are some good chocolate brown links:

Finalist #4: Patrick's Cosmo-Urban Studio Rental
ColorTherapy: The Blue and Brown Palette
Good Questions: What Goes Well With Brown?

Anyone else??

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