We had high hopes of doing lots of house projects over the long Memorial Day weekend, but, as the story usually goes with two young kids around, we finished far less than we planned. We finished the smallest project on the list, but it was big for us.
The guest bathroom, in our guest bedroom, was one of the last nooks and crannies in the house still sporting the flat tan paint the builder plastered all over the house. Flat paint in a bathroom is a huge no-no. We have been slowly working our way through the whole house imparting our new color scheme, but this tiny bathroom evaded us. With my in-laws coming for a visit soon, we decided it was time to tackle one of the smallest rooms in the house.
Like with most quick and dramatic transformations, we now wonder why we waited so long! In just a few short hours, we painted over the yucky tan paint with a beautiful calming blue. The new paint color is called “Enamelware” by Martha Stewart and I think it is simply divine. It completely transformed the room. The lighter color makes the bathroom brighter. It looks clean and spacious.
We chose “Enamelware”, because it goes with the rest of the colors in our whole house color scheme. We wanted a light color that would work well with the deep blue, “Azurite”, color in the guest bedroom. Also, knowing I plan to use red and yellow as accent colors in the guest bedroom, we did not want a color in the bathroom that would compete. For example, a purple color would have been out of place. “Enamelware” was a color we both gravitated toward instantly, so instead of thinking it over, we had a gallon mixed up on the spot and painted the room the next day.
I used to keep the door to this bathroom closed all the time. Now, I want it open. I love seeing “Enamelware” and “Azurite” together. This tiny little bathroom draws you in now, like in oasis in the desert.
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It looks so much better. That color is fresh and airy, as a bathroom should be!
Karen Little says
Love your color scheme, too. I’ve sent your blog name to my daughter in Florida because she and her husband are renovating their fifties ranch with the same color scheme! I am motivated to change my powder room soon by looking at this post. Also, I will be using your idea for the shelves in some room before too long—-maybe in our master bath……great ideas and pretty pics, too. :)