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Navy blue for understairs loo?

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Endoftheroad16 Sun 16-Oct-16 12:16:46

I fancy something dramatic for my small windowless understairs toilet.
It's currently all white and looks a bit grubby and public toilet like.

I'm thinking a navy blue but would it be too gloomy? It would only be two walls as the rest is wooden panelling that will remain white.

bouncydog Sun 16-Oct-16 16:16:30

Ours has black tiled floor, black marble effect tiles up to waist height, a black silver and white dado rail tile and white marble effect tiles above. Everyone who uses it remarks on how good it looks!

swillows Mon 17-Oct-16 18:02:13

We have just done exactly that although we went for a denim blue (I'll try and remember the shade). We have a white suite, white lino with black squiggles and put white tiles for the splashback and a cheap white circular mirror from Ikea above that. It looks fab! We wanted the colour to match up with a print we were putting in there. Painted the ceiling the same colour as well. No window like yours.

swillows Mon 17-Oct-16 18:05:27

Colour is Stonewashed Blue from the Dulux Kitchen range.

Endoftheroad16 Mon 17-Oct-16 20:57:17


JoJoSM2 Thu 20-Oct-16 18:14:52

I wouldn't leave it half white. Just for it and paint throughout for max impact.

BikeRunSki Thu 20-Oct-16 18:19:43

Ours is dark grey, with a white ceiling (slopey bit under stairs) and a big mirror. Not at all gloomy.

Endoftheroad16 Thu 20-Oct-16 18:23:39

I can't paint the wood panelling as it continues up and over the ceiling. No idea why! But I think a dark ceiling and walls would be a bit too much.

I'm thinking of going with Dulux Breton Blue.

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