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    ideas for paint color for bathroom

    I am looking for ideas for bathroom paint color.
    I want the color to complement violet.
    The closest match for the violet is the center color in the photo shown in the link.

    Would appreciate your input.
    Thank you.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_(color)
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    What type of technique are you going to use? How large is the bathroom? I have used different colors of purple with olive or chocolate brown accents.
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    A nice Grey would be pretty with your violet
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    When I am undecided as to complementary colors, I take a stroll through a fabric section and look for prints that have the color I want to coordinate with. When you find a print, look at all the colors in the print and decide which (or if) you like any of them in combination with your main color.
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    To complement Violet ... is that the colour of your bedroom? or something you are wanting to put into the bathroom?

    If the bedroom is violet ... how about a lighter shade?.

    Go withs ... think of flowers, particularly irises ... other shades of violets/purples, deeper, lighter
    White ... can help to keep it clean and fresh looking
    Grey ... I'd be careful on that. For me it could become dreary all too fast.
    Mustard ... can work really nice with violet
    Pinks, rubies, burgundy, etc. .... again back to looking at flowers!
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    I would go with mint green and put up some botanical prints of violet flowers.

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    A beautiful shade of sage green, herb green, or even ivory would be pretty with violet.

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    Hi ranger. I saw a beautiful silver that I want to use in my bathroom. It isn't that big a room and the former owners of my house really did a horrible job in all the rooms they painted so I'm have to re-paint them.

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    I am having my interior repainted and I choose a silvery gray (not drab) for my bathroom. It has a blue undertone. I chose a little darker shade for my bedroom. My grandson put samples on the wall today for us to check out. I like to do this to check out the colors at different times of the day. My main rooms will be a medium tone khaki...the sample has more green in it than I want so we're going to have it corrected tomorrow. My grandson worked for a paint company and he is soooo good with colors. I'm lucky to have him!!

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    i ALWAYS THOUGHT VIOLET AND BABY BLUE WENT WELL TOGETHER.

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    gray works great
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    I made a quilt using all purples and turquoises and love it.

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    Gray is the new white. Do gray

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    If it was me doing a bathroom, I would go with a neutral color first and then make my shower curtain and towels the violet colors. Good luck on what you decide.

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    I painted my little bathroom pale pink, and then sponged opalescent over it, and stenciled floral bouquets in pastel colors at the top near the ceiling. It's beautiful, and I can change the look by using different colored towels. Everything goes.
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    In college I had the same color in my bathroom and I sed violet and a baby chick yellow with sage green accents. For some reason I found these colors always put me in a good mood when I went in there no matter what the mood was when I entered. I always had the yankee candle of lavender and lemon burning too it was wonderful.

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    Seeings how purple is the shadow color for yellow, I'd let Mother Nature help here.
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    Frankly, all those recommendations of gray dismay me. Gray sounds like a vile color for any room in a house. It's such a dead color.

    I love mixing shades of purple, violet, lavender, periwinkle and so on, so a pastel purple or violet with maybe white would be my first thought.

    A soft celery green is another.

    If you want to brighten it up some, a baby yellow would do it. Or use a gold or amber for a more restful, but still light, look.

    Someone mentioned combining the violet with a light blue. That would give it a soft, cool look and feel.
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    I am for the soft buttery yellowgold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suebee View Post
    A nice Grey would be pretty with your violet
    In our first house that was built in 1965 we had lavendar bathroom fixtures. Very pretty but hard to decorate around. I chose a soft, light grey and my relatives all called it battle ship grey! We finally were able to remodel and went to light beige fixtures. I also now stick to white appliances and fixtures. Easier to change color whenever you get tired of your choices.
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    ideas for paint color for bathroom

    I used a pale yellow in my bathroom it would work with violet or a pale green would look wonderful Both are almost neutrals so changing later would be easy.

    Well I had two pictures but ???
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    ideas for paint color for bathroom

    Lets try the second one. The color is actually between these two but changes with the light
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger View Post
    I am looking for ideas for bathroom paint color.
    I want the color to complement violet.
    The closest match for the violet is the center color in the photo shown in the link.

    Would appreciate your input.
    Thank you.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_(color)
    Ranger
    I painted my bathroom a minty green. It's almost lime. Then I found a shower curtain that had the green that matched the paint and it had lavender blooms on it. So, I found lavender bathmat and towels at Sears that matched. I just love it. It's a very small bathroom with a golden oak cabinet and bisque tub, etc.
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    Thank you to everyone for your input. I am wavering between mermaid green and celery green. I THINK I will coordinate with lavender for the accessories, but that may change. I plan to make a couple of wall hangings for the area over the toilet. They will be square wall hangings.......about 30"X 30".

    Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger View Post
    Thank you to everyone for your input. I am wavering between mermaid green and celery green. I THINK I will coordinate with lavender for the accessories, but that may change. I plan to make a couple of wall hangings for the area over the toilet. They will be square wall hangings.......about 30"X 30".

    Thanks again.
    Well now that we others are involved we expect pictures when its done ya know ;-)
    I am trying to figure out what to hang for pictures/wall hangings in my bathroom . Haven't decided whether to carry the theme of the bathtubs from the shower curtain and window curtain or if that would be too many bathtubs.

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