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What colours would you absolutely not use for accessories in the bathroom?

My bathroom has granite colour tiles on the walls and floor, it was decorated that way when I moved in. I want to brighten it up a bit, I'm planning to get stainless steel accessories, such as bin, toilet brush etc but thinking about towels, bath mat, candles etc. I'm not going to put too many things in, it's just so it isn't all dark grey. Is there a colour that is an absolute no for using in a bathroom?

MrsCraig
29 days ago
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davewalsh126
davewalsh12629 days ago

My landlord once used mustard yellow and purple.. wouldn't recommend it.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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29 days ago

davewalsh126 that sounds absolutely awful! Purple on its own would be fine, as would mustard yellow (if you liked that colour) but definitely not together!

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9029 days ago

Eww.. 🀒

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davewalsh126
davewalsh12628 days ago

MrsCraig I think he just had two pots of paint left.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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28 days ago

davewalsh126 more than likely. The old owner of our house painted the outside walls in the left over magnolia paint he had used inside the house. As soon as the cold weather hit it started to peel!

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant2629 days ago

I always avoid blue, i think it feels cold. Ours is a very light grey colour.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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29 days ago

PinkElephant26 I had thought about a light blue but I think a warm colour would be better. I just don't want to put a dark colour in incase it makes the charcoal/granite grey tiles look darker. I was thinking light grey but then thought thst would be too much grey

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kfe202
kfe20228 days ago

I second this. Blue is the coldest colour and too many people have blue. Also I'd avoid brown in a bathroom and avoid too much grey.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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28 days ago

kfe202 as we already have grey tiles I'm not planning to add anymore grey to it. I had thought about duck egg blue as I think it is a slightly warmer colour.

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RachHC
RachHC29 days ago

We have a sort of pale turquoise in ours and i hate it πŸ˜– can’t wait to move house and will do so much differently

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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29 days ago

RachHC I don't mind turquoise but wouldn't paint my bathroom in it! We have charcoal tiles on the walls and ceiling, so don't anything too dark but I don't like cool colours, such as light turquoise would go. We are planning to sell when my husband gets a new job and want something that will be nice for staging and appeal to a number of people.

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Ann1984
Ann198429 days ago

I have beach theme with cream walls and darker cream tiles.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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29 days ago

Ann1984 I've seen a few beach theme bathrooms and they look lovely. I think you definitely need light tiles for it to work and it definitely wouldn't go with my current tiles and I'm not planning on changing them, so unfortunately don't think I could do a beach theme

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RichardDoolin
RichardDoolin29 days ago

avocado green and mustard yellow.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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29 days ago

RichardDoolin I hadn't even thought of using either of those colours but I completely agree with you.

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jamiepownall
jamiepownall29 days ago

Avocado Green is a big no no for me 🀒🀒

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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29 days ago

jamiepownall agreed. I will not be using avocado green!

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beccatavender
beccatavender29 days ago

Only explanation for this colour combination is that they were colour blind πŸ™‚

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kfe202
kfe20228 days ago

MrsCraig Me too. You're both so right. Neither of these colours would look good in a bathroom.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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28 days ago

kfe202 I can understand a nice green or a nice yellow, but those are both horrible shades and then to add them together! I remember when we were house hunting we viewed a house that still had an avocado bath suite! It looked awful

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9029 days ago

Warm colours (orange and red). I think those are better suited for a bedroom or a living room. πŸ›οΈ πŸ›‹οΈ

I also wouldn't like dark colours such as black or brown. Yuk.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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29 days ago

RegularComper90 I've seen a red bathroom before and it just didn't look right on my opinions. Orange and red were two that I was staying away from. As my bathroom tiles are a charcoal grey, black or brown would be far too dark, although I doubt I would have had those colours even if my tiles had been lighter.

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beccatavender
beccatavender29 days ago

We once had an avocado bathroom suite with cream and brown tiles not a good lookπŸ™‚

Have you thought of cherise or teal accessories to lighten up the grey Image

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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29 days ago

beccatavender ohh I like the look of the teal. I have some bright pink towels and bathmat just now, but I think that lighter pink is very nice.

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niknak88
niknak8829 days ago

I once lived in a flat where the bathroom was Lime Green, with pink bathroom accessories...horrendous!

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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29 days ago

niknak88 oh no, that is just wrong.

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niknak88
niknak8828 days ago

MrsCraig it was horrendous, every time I went in the bathroom my head spun! Safe to say I didn't stay there too long! 😊

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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28 days ago

niknak88 I'm not surprised! Those are 2 colours that just don't go together!

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap29 days ago

Most of our bathroom accessories are cute things our kids liked

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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29 days ago

Imnotcheap that will be for our next bathroom, but right now it is for staging the house to sell it once my husband gets a new job, so want something nice and simple but appealing to most people, a big ask I know!

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lilyflower
lilyflower29 days ago

We are restricted by the landlords tiles, blue/grey with pale pink flower, and pale pink carpet, originally walls and side of bath were pink we painted walls grey/blue (room gets sun all day) and sprayed bath panel white and put pop of pink in the room with bright pink curtains. It looks nice and open now, not a pink box.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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29 days ago

lilyflower sounds lovely. I am not restricted to what I can do with the room, I'm just not wanting to change the tiles so I'm working with what I have. Can I ask what material your bath panel is and what you sprayed it with? Mine is white but might look nice with an update, but don't want to buy a new bath panel

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lilyflower
lilyflower29 days ago

MrsCraig Bath panel is bog standard acrylic we used a can of white gloss spray paint from Wilko, took panel off painted and put back next day.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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29 days ago

lilyflower I might give that a try, thanks

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh29 days ago

For accessories, if the room is dark I’d avoid darker colours, and if the room is light I’d avoid lighter colours since they may blend in too much. If you have dark grey in there I’d go with something like yellow to add some warmth and brighten it up some, and avoid anything dark like navy.

For the walls I would say the main thing I’d avoid are metallic coloured paints. One bathroom in a rental I used to live in had metallic silver and gold paint in the bathroom and it always looked dirty with smudges everywhere from where it could get wet or where condensation could form. I hated it, but wasn’t allowed to change it.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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29 days ago

cocolgooh the room itself is bright, it just has dark grey tiles. It had dark grey tiles on the floor and the walls, so I'm not worried about painting anything, just the accessories. I've seen some nice stainless steel bins, toilet brush etc, but just don't know what colours to add.

I definitely won't be going with navy as too dark. Yellow might be nice, as long as I got the right shade.

Why would anyone paint the bathroom in metallic colours?

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh28 days ago

MrsCraig It sounds like it’s a nice room already then! I think yellow in the right shade would work too.

I have no idea why anyone would paint their bathroom in metallic colours! It was horrible though!

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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28 days ago

cocolgooh it is a nice room, just want to make it look nicer. I just put the towels etc from our old house in there but they are about 12 years old now and the bath mats got a bit ruined when the dog was a puppy, so would like some new ones but don't want to go with the terracotta type of colour we have now

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh28 days ago

MrsCraig That makes sense. It’s nice to try a different colour out too!

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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28 days ago

cocolgooh I was thinking a hot pink might be nice but I like the idea of yellow

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh27 days ago

MrsCraig Oh yeah, I think hot pink could also look great!

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Sugarbabe
Sugarbabe28 days ago

The first house I bought the bathroom was Pink and Burgundy 😐 Image

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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28 days ago

Sugarbabe that doesn't sound great! Nothing wrong with pink, but not with burgandy!

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Uniqueone
Uniqueone28 days ago

Brown for obvious reasons

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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28 days ago

Uniqueone I have a chocolate brown and cream theme in the living room, but wouldn't have it for the bathroom!

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Uniqueone
Uniqueone28 days ago

MrsCraig we have the same in our living room too!

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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28 days ago

Uniqueone ours came about because we bought a chocolate brown leather sofa when we moved in and it went from there.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold28 days ago

I typically like to stay very neutral but I do think blush pink or duck egg can look nice with greys if not overdone.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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28 days ago

Glitterandgold I was thinking about duck egg. It would just be the towels and bathmat that would be duck egg and bin, toilet brush, soap dispenser etc would be stainless steel to match the towel rail etc

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold27 days ago

MrsCraig I think that'd be perfect. I love duck egg. It's the only non neutral colour in my home.

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