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black bathroom - what colour paint?

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updadubs Mon 05-Sep-11 12:52:48

Anyone any advice? Have put black wet wall all along 1 wall and in shower, normal white toilet and sink. So have 1 wall and wall around window to paint but haven't a clue what colour. Its quite a small room, so want something bright and neutral but not sure what goes with black and white? Am really rubbish at colour schemes so any anvice would be gratefully received

loomer Mon 05-Sep-11 13:02:03

I'm planning our sitting room to be white and black and mustard yellow - do you think that you could live with yellow (albeit quite a dark, rather than a bright shade)?

narmada Mon 05-Sep-11 14:44:39

I was going to say yellow too. It's a very on-trend look ATM.

narmada Mon 05-Sep-11 14:45:17

I would go with a bright colour, as opposed to muted, but that may just be me.

orienteerer Mon 05-Sep-11 14:48:30


bluesky Mon 05-Sep-11 14:50:24

how about a silver paint? Dulux have one called Silvered Leaf. Something that gives an almost shimmery reflective effect.

snice Mon 05-Sep-11 14:50:58

i would go with white and then use coloured towels to add colour-then if you get bored with say yellow its easy to change

(disclaimer-I am very unstylish)

bemybebe Mon 05-Sep-11 14:53:43

Anything goes with black and white, but I would stick with black or white around the window tbh (prefer the black) and if you want some colour use bright towels.

I have a black (as in pitch black, not dark green, brown or aubergine) dining room with natural linen curtains and white "zettel" lamp above antique mahogany table and it looks great with everything muted.

bemybebe Mon 05-Sep-11 14:54:32

x-post snice wink

updadubs Tue 06-Sep-11 19:37:39

oh my I definitely don't read enough diy magasines - I never would have thought yellow would go with black n white! Thanks for the ideas, not sure if I'm brave enough to do any of them tho...I definitely need something neutral, as repainting if I decide I don't like it isn't an option. Coloured towels is a super idea will have to do that. But still not sure if just painting the whole walls white will not be a bit stark. Oh well.
Thanks for all the inputssmile

SquishyCinnamonSwirls Tue 06-Sep-11 19:41:20

I'd go with white walls too, and coloured accessories - towels etc.
But then all of our bedrooms are white, with coloured curtains, linen etc so it's a look I like.

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