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A Color Guide for Small Bathroom Designs

By Karin Mangan

Small bathroom designs are a challenge for most home decorators. A small bathroom can be cozy and intimate on one hand, but on the other a wrong paint choice can make this space look cramped and congested. Choosing the right paint scheme however, can help you transform your bathroom into a comfortable and relaxing haven.

Consider every available inch of space in small bathroom designs. The color of the walls, the floor tiles,cabinets, and fixtures can really help to visually increase your room size.

Color Tones: When deciding on the color for your bathroom, remember to choose the tone wisely. Tone refers to the visual temperature of a particular color. Warmer shades like yellows, reds, and oranges are considered to be "cozy" because they visually contract the view. Cooler tones such as grays, greens, and blues, on the other hand, can visually enlarge the space.

This is why using cooler tones is quite popular in small bathroom designs. For a clean neutral look, choose shades of gray for the walls with white fixtures. If you prefer to use more vibrant colors, go for blues, greens, purples, or even burgundies.

Color Saturation: After you have chosen the tone, think about the saturation of the tone you select. Color saturation refers to the intensity or brightness of a particular color or shade. Very deep or overtly bright colors can make a room feel closed in and cramped. Try to use lighter shades with low saturation of the color you selected.

For instance, if you want to use green marble in small bathroom designs, you should go for a light colored marble rather than darker shades. This doesn't mean that you can only select pastels; just avoid very deep or bright shades.

Keep Colors Consistent: Using a uniform color for both floor and wall tiles really helps to visually enlarge your small bathroom. This creates a continuous line that makes the space seem larger. Choose complementary shades for paint to keep the effect, and try to use a single pallet for all the colors in the room.

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