Ask a Designer -Best color for bathroom

Q: "I need some help for a temporary fix until next year. What color would you paint the cabinets and walls.  My master bedroom is a BM beige."

A: We get asked a lot about paint colors and in particular colors for bathrooms. I would be happy to be able to provide some suggestions to your ensuite!  It looks like you receive great natural light in this space.  You mentioned that your bedroom has a Benjamin Moore grey/beige color.  I will suggest colors from Benjamin Moore since you used it in your bedroom. 

I have included Benjamin Moore’s Revere pewter as a reference below. It is one of my favorite warm grey colors.  I think it would work well with the existing floor tile and tub and tub surround color as well as stone countertop color. 

I have also included Rodeo below which has a slightly different tons (Rodeo is a bit cooler when comparing to Revere pewter) 

I would leave the ceiling and window casing “white”.  A great white for door and window trim is Benjamin Moore decorator’s white.

Since this is a “temporary fix” until next year, I will make recommendations that are not costly. For the cabinets, they appear to be a wood in oak or maple with a stain finish.  I would suggest a paint finish for these cabinets as I assume you will be replacing the entire vanity including cabinet box, cabinet and drawers outright next year.  I would suggest Chelsea gray or iron mountain for the cabinet color. 

Changing the light fixtures would add a lot to the overall aesthetic as well.  I would suggest a nice pendant or ceiling light at the tub and a wall light above the vanity where your existing fixtures are. Additionally you could add electrical wiring and include a couple wall sconces at the vanity wall. New hardware pulls would also be nice...new hardware can make a bathroom look updated.

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