Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Three Color Choices for the Bathroom Walls: the Good, the Bad & the Wimpy

Ready for a multiple choice question? Yes? Here it is:

If you had a lavender bathtub, what color would you paint your walls?

A. Amethyst Cream - This is the same color as the bathroom cabinets. I know it's hard to see the actual color here. It looks white, but it's got a hint of lavender, I promise! 

B. February Frost - This looks nice in the picture, but in the sunlight, it's a little bright. Maybe it's too bright. I'm not sure.

C. Lilac Murmur - This one is not much darker than choice A. I actually requested a different color for this sample when I was at Home Depot, but she mixed the wrong shade on the card I gave her. I didn't notice it until I was home.

I really don't want to go back for another sample, so I need make a choice from these three. In all honesty, I wish I had a color halfway between choice A and choice B. Is it possible to ask them to mix that?

So, which color would you pick to paint your bathroom? 

I'm not going to say which choice I think is good, bad or wimpy. I'll wait until I get a few comments before I reveal which way I'm leaning (which changes daily!). Fortunately, my sister-in-law is going to be here tomorrow. She's got a knack for decorating and I'm not going to let her leave until she gives me her opinion!


  1. Pick the color closest to the woodwork, in my opinion. Not sure which it would be of these three pictures.


  2. I vote for B mostly because I can't really see the other two colors but I really want to see your lavender bath tub!!

    Grey goes good with lavender in my opinion

  3. Amethyst Cream is the color I picked when I painted the bedroom. Unfortunately I sent DH to the HD and he bought Lilac thinking I might want a bit more purple. Its time to repaint (I've settled on sage).
    Yes you can take the two colors and ask them to make something in between the two.

  4. A house full of men and boys might not appreciate a purple bathroom. I vote for the Amethyst Cream. :)

  5. Good point, Shirley! Lauren was here today and she likes the Amethyst Cream, too. That's what I was leaning towards, so that it is!

  6. Tree - I considered doing sage in there, but I'm thinking it might be too trendy, especially with the purple. And, my living room is sage, so I don't want to do the same in the bathroom.

  7. I vote for the Amethyst Cream. I think the lighter color contrasts well with the top tile pieces which are darker. We just completed our bathroom remodel and we used a darker color on the bottom half of the wall and asked them to mix a color two shaders lighter for the top half of the wall which is separated by a chair rail.