Master Bathroom Refresh

As we have all probably figured out by now, paint does wonders for a room and it really is a fairly simple and inexpensive way to transform a tired space. The hardest part of painting a room is choosing the new color! It is nearly impossible to hold a paint chip to the wall and visualize what the outcome will be. Lighting will also make a huge difference. Do you have plenty of natural light or is your room on the shady side of your home? I almost always purchase a sample of my chosen color so that I can paint a small area and watch it throughout the day, as the sun comes up and sets in the evening. It will definitely take on different hues and change quite a bit. Some colors are so darn tricky too! I had a gray/blue sample once that I was so sure would be my color, but when I painted the test swatch on the wall, it didn't look gray at all, just very blue! Too blue for my liking! Paint samples are well worth your time and money. There's nothing worse than having gallons of specially mixed paint that you cannot return.

So that's my two cents on painting and getting it right the first time. Our master bedroom and bathroom were both recently updated with paint and the color I chose for both rooms is Titanium by Benjamin Moore. I'm happy with the outcome and the fresh, clean feeling it has created. The other changes to the bathroom were minimal. I have new curtains my mother-in-law made for me with fabric I purchased and of course new towels and washcloths. I decided to add a towel bar over the bathtub as well. And so there you have it, a simple update with paint being the star of the show! Here are my before and after photos! Enjoy!

 Previous paint color was Ivoire by Sherwin Williams

Previous paint color was Ivoire by Sherwin Williams

 Previous paint color was Ivoire by Sherwin Williams. Our counter tops are Cambria Quartz and the name is Cardiff Cream.

Previous paint color was Ivoire by Sherwin Williams. Our counter tops are Cambria Quartz and the name is Cardiff Cream.

 And here is our new paint color!!  Titanium by Benjamin Moore. The window straight ahead was actually a small window on the original floor plan. When we met with the architect I made sure he enlarged this one as well as several others throughout our home. I really love windows to the floor!  I wanted this one to feel like a door. 

And here is our new paint color!!  Titanium by Benjamin Moore. The window straight ahead was actually a small window on the original floor plan. When we met with the architect I made sure he enlarged this one as well as several others throughout our home. I really love windows to the floor!  I wanted this one to feel like a door. 

 I like to think of our bathroom tile and wall color as sand and water!  That coastal theme is very important to me!  The other side of the bathroom (opposite the shower) is the water closet and in front of that is my husbands sink and cabinet. That side is much harder to photograph so don't be looking for pics of that side anytime soon! 

I like to think of our bathroom tile and wall color as sand and water!  That coastal theme is very important to me!

The other side of the bathroom (opposite the shower) is the water closet and in front of that is my husbands sink and cabinet. That side is much harder to photograph so don't be looking for pics of that side anytime soon! 

 I went climbing to get this cool shot! 

I went climbing to get this cool shot! 

 The view from here is our side yard which includes the vegetable garden. The palms are from Pier 1 Imports and the towels are from Home Goods. Curtains were made by my mother-in-law. She's the best!!

The view from here is our side yard which includes the vegetable garden. The palms are from Pier 1 Imports and the towels are from Home Goods. Curtains were made by my mother-in-law. She's the best!!

 The shower featuring Dal-Tile, Brixton series and the color is sand. Inset design is same tile series but the color is bone.

The shower featuring Dal-Tile, Brixton series and the color is sand. Inset design is same tile series but the color is bone.

 Because everyone has flowers in their shower .. right?!  I hope you have enjoyed the before and after of our master bathroom makeover. Not much was done but that change in paint color made all the difference. Thanks for stopping by! 

Because everyone has flowers in their shower .. right?!

I hope you have enjoyed the before and after of our master bathroom makeover. Not much was done but that change in paint color made all the difference. Thanks for stopping by! 

8.jpg