A great way to impress your guests is to have an awesome powder room. More importantly, you can really express your personality with it, as it does not have to conform to anyone else’s tastes. You can use a bathroom upgrade to make a personal statement and wow your guests at the same time. Here are some awesome color themes you might want to consider when upgrading your powder room.
Large powder rooms give you the opportunity to use darker colors, and a great choice would-be navy-blue wall. It is an elegant color, and you can complement it with a white quartz or marble vanity table, vintage wall sconces, and a fancy mirror. These will all go very well with the understated luxury of navy blue. You might even dare gold fixtures, which will set off your mosaic backsplash and/or floor tiles of different shades of blue.
Sandy beaches, blue waters
Another blue color scheme, but with a touch of fun is a Mediterranean-inspired bathroom. Pair blue and white tiles on the wall with a sand-colored floor, and you can make a small powder room seem a lot bigger and brighter. Put in some fun finishing touches such as seashell or sea-inspired fixtures, a tiny pail of fancy soaps with a small shovel, and a sunburst mirror. You can almost believe you are on a beach vacation!
A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance, and that is just fabulously appropriate! If you have flamboyant tastes yourself, the powder room can be your canvas. You can have a flamboyance of flamingos frolicking in the powder room quite easily by turning to wallpaper.
Wallpaper is not usually a good idea in a bathroom, as the humidity can be your undoing. The powder room is the exception, as it is usually not wet all the time.
If you find the flamingo theme a bit too much, you can palliate the fabulousness a little by putting in a plain white marble or quartz vanity top, simple fixtures, and a basic mirror. The powder room will still be a conversation piece.
Most bathrooms do have one color, usually white, and that’s boring. However, you can use the one-color theme more creatively by choosing shades of a bold color such as orange or purple, and putting in striking accents to set it off. Brass or pewter fixtures will look great with any vibrant color and pairing it with a patterned granite countertop that reflects the main color should seal the deal.
You cannot go wrong with a black and gold combination, as these two striking colors play off each other in a stunning way. Choose a black tile backsplash and black granite or quartz vanity top with gold flecks or streaks and flank them with gold-toned wall and floor tiles. The effect is that of gold jewelry against a black velvet setting. Put in matte black side lights, brass or chrome fixtures, and a stark, round mirror and you have a winner.
Just like wallpaper, wood floors may not do so well in a regular bathroom, but fare quite well in powder rooms with no shower facilities. You can indulge your passion for natural and recycled wood materials by using them for the floors and pairing them with marble or granite vanity tops. You might also carry over the natural look by using either wood or granite tiles for the walls. To make it even more eco-friendly, install LED lights and put in a low-flush toilet to conserve energy and water.
Bathroom tiles can be boring or interesting, depending on what you choose. Most bathroom remodelers can offer a variety of mosaic tiles ranging from standard to awesome for your walls and backsplashes. Put those against a solid white background and you have a fully functional art piece going on. You can also try putting the tiles in a Moroccan or damask pattern for added interest.
Black on white
If you like the utilitarian look, you will probably want a white bathroom. Complete with a floating vanity in white marble. You can do that for your powder room and still give it a unique look by incorporating black accents such as a black-and-white backsplash (choose small tiles for this) and matte black fixtures. Put in a modern mirror with beveled edges, stainless steel or chrome towel bars, and black towels to complete the edgy look of your white bathroom.
Back to the 70s
The 70s was known for the predominance of earth colors in design. Perhaps as a reaction to the bright colors of the 60s. If you want to incorporate a bit of 70s nostalgia in your home, you can do this in your powder room. Use earth tones such as brown, beige, rust, mustard yellow, and avocado green for your design, and follow through with your walls, floors, and vanity tops. Granite fits particularly well in this theme. You can carry over the theme to accents, such as a matching toilet seat.
Using one of these themes can help you make the most of your budget for your bathroom upgrade, especially for your powder room. It can even help you sell your home faster if that is your intention. Expressing your personality in the powder room can be a plus.
You will probably need a professional to help you execute some of these design ideas, though. You can get in touch with Mimosa Kitchen and Bath if you are in DC metro area, Columbia, Rockville, Bethesda, Jessup, Chevy Chase and surrounding areas. Also you can visit our showroom in Ellicott City, Maryland to see the many bathroom products and stone slabs we have available. This includes marble, granite and engineered quartz.
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