Design Series: Choosing Paint Colors




Hello beautiful friends!

I am beyond excited to be posting today the paint colours we selected for the bathroom renovation.

Let me just clarify here – I know it’s been a while… and the renovation has also been compete for a while. I can’t pretend that I can keep up with regular posting anymore (I’m sure you noticed I haven’t been the past year +), because the unfortunate (for my website) reality is is that I am in my second and final year of my business program, and this year I sit as President of the Student Association of my campus. My work with the SA quite frankly takes up more time than school itself! I’m not complaining by any means, I enjoy school and I find my involvement in school incredibly rewarding… but I also have many more years to go as I am transferring over to university next year to complete my degree.

This blog is still and always will be a huge part of who I am, but it just means my posts have large gaps between posting them. 🙁 I hope you can understand.

That being said, let’s get onto the post!

Some of you may remember my post how to choose the perfect paint colour. It’s a great resource (Check it out!) and I still stand by the steps! I used this process to aid me in selecting the paint colours for the bathroom renovation. There *is* something else I did which was very important in choosing the colours.

I took into account the updated  colours of the other rooms in the house, as well as colours I planned to use in the home in the future.

What does that mean? Well, I’ll walk you through it.

I’ve been working on slowly (budget, ya’ll!) updating and renovating different spaces into this home. The kitchen, entry, hallway (all the same colour), and living room have colours I updated rather recently. Although the spaces aren’t complete, they are a part of a colour scheme I wanted throughout the home.

The key here is to have the colours you love within your home currently, (if you plan to repaint don’t take these colours into account!) and select new complimentary colours that would flow together from room to room within your home.

Colours you plan to incorporate in the future should be taken into account as well. That is, if you have your heart set on a colour for a room, just try to keep a visual or maybe a paint swatch in mind to help you make your decision. Putting together the paint swatches of rooms that are painted, rooms to be painted, and the room you ARE painting will allow you to see how these colours look together.

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collingwood benjamin moore

The kitchen is Collingwood by Benjamin Moore. I’m not sure of the cabinet name, but I plan to repaint those eventually a white shade.

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We complimented the room with blue decor and furniture.

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palladian blue benjamin moore

The living room is Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore.

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I wanted to bring in the calm grey from the kitchen into the bathroom, but I wasn’t set on bringing in the blue. So I went for a white shade and a very warm grey for the space. I plan to have more white extend in some way into the master bedroom to help tie this bathroom to it, since it is the only bathroom in this home and I wanted it to feel as much like a personal master bathroom as possible – does that make sense? 🙂

So, with the steps outlined in my how to choose the perfect paint colour post, and taking into account the desired colour scheme of the home… I selected:

cotton balls mocha creme

cotton balls benjamin moore

Cotton Balls by Benjamin Moore.

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Mocha Creme by Benjamin Moore.

and now… I guess we can give a little preview into how it looks!

mocha creme cotton balls benjamin moore

 I know this doesn’t show the majority of the space (need to save some for the big reveal!) but you can see how much it brightened up the space. We used mocha creme for the trim, cabinets, and door.

Next portion of this design series will be selecting new hardware: light, faucet, handles, etc – as you can see a bit of a preview above. 😉

Check out the posts in this design series!

Where to Begin When Planning a Design
Design Series: Neutral & Navy Design Board

Happy October!

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  1. Sheryll $ Critters. says:

    Looking so beautiful. Wish mine was finished!

  2. You are so interesting! I do not believe I have read through a single thing like that before.
    So wonderful to discover someone with unique thoughts on this subject matter.

    Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This website is something that is required on the web, someone with a bit
    of originality!


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