Paint is such a quick and economical way to invigorate any space, but in the bathroom, a new paint colour can be transformational! With the right paint product and the power of colour, you can turn an ordinary bathroom into a spa-like retreat. See how paint can take your bathroom from blah to aha.

Paint Can Take Your Bathroom from Blah to Aha!

Right Paint Product

When it comes to the type of paint for a bathroom, many people still believe that only a high-gloss oil will do, to avoid water spots and streaks from showing.  Not the case! With Benjamin Moore’s Aura Bath & Spa, you get a smooth, matte finish paint that is exceptionally eco-friendly AND it retains its colour integrity EVEN in the steamiest conditions.

Power of Colour

To narrow down your colour choice, it’s all about mood.  Do you want a calm, spa-like oasis? If so, a cool palette of watery blues and greens is my top pick for a serene setting. Palladian Blue HC-144 from Benjamin Moore’s Historical Collection is a favourite!

Looking for a space that enlivens the senses with the warmth of sunshine all year round? Try adding some pretty yellow tones in towels, artwork or even cabinetry and walls.  Antiquity OC-107, Golden Straw 2152-50 and Marblehead Gold HC-11 are some great paint colour options for an interior dose of Vitamin-D.

Of course, I can’t forget to mention the neutrals. There is nothing like a rich grey to add sophistication to your dream bathroom! For instance, Charcoal Slate HC-178. Paint it on all four walls for a dramatic effect. Or, for a more subtle look, experiment with pale walls and a dark ceiling or accent wall.

Right Mix of Texture and Pattern

Whatever the wall colour, your bathroom will also benefit from the right mix of texture and pattern. Layer a variety of textures and finishes into surfaces and decorative accessories, from floor to countertop to walls. Sleek glass, smooth marble and rustic wood are popular combinations that provide depth and definition. Bold tile patterns are prevalent in contemporary bathrooms, but the look can also be achieved with rugs, decorative towels and tile-inspired artwork.

So, use paint to take your bathroom from blah to aha. Whether it’s just a fresh coat of existing colour or a whole new palette, paint can play an integral role in creating the vision you have for a beautiful bathroom makeover!

By Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore Colour and Design Expert and regular guest on CityTV’s Cityline.

Benjamin Moore’s vision is to inspire and transform our homes, our communities, and our lives one brushstroke at a time.

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