How to choose paint for bathroom – color solutions, decorative effects


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We start the day and complete it in our bathroom. Therefore it is important to feel comfortable relaxing in the shower. Comfort depends much on the interior. We’ll show you how you can easily freshen up the interior with a color change.

The choice of a paint

Ceramic tiles were mainly used in bathroom years ago. Now designers choose paint often. Paint has an advantage: the color of the walls can be changed often.

As bathroom surfaces are constantly exposed to water or steam, you should use the certain types of paints. Acrylate-based anti-mold paint which has dirt- and water-repellent features is perfect. Luja paint (Tikkurila line) with three degrees of gloss – from matte to semi-gloss is great.

Choice of color

Bathroom was invented to relax, so you should learn some rules of color combinations and their effects.

Cool colors are often used in bathrooms. Green and blue relax, remind about warm sea and pleasant moments in SPA.

Warm colors are more vigorous and transfer their energy to the person on an emotional level, so combine bright colors! Good combinations are blue and orange, turquoise and yellow.

Neutral combinations like cream and white are also relevant, but here you need to pay special attention to decor. Paint ceiling in bold colors .You will feel relaxation watching your turquoise bathroom ceiling resting in a bath tub.

Another way of decorating your bathroom in original way is using a color screen on the walls. When you work with templates remember several rules:

  • Another way of decorating your bathroom in original way is using a color screen on the walls. When you work with templates remember several rules.
  • If the pattern is repeated, make wall partition to keep symmetry.
  • Use a sponge to apply paint. Attach stencil to the wall with adhesive tape, remove it after coloring carefully.
  • Clean and dry stencil each time you used it.

Sometimes it is enough to change the walls color and add accessories – and your small paradise is ready!

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  1. Ewan

    August 19, 2015 at 11:37 am

    what a find!! funny. yes, one should be very curefal in a house of windows. Had a great time going through your favorite blogs last night. Excellent selection!

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