Monday, June 10, 2013

verrrrry blue bathroom

A few weeks ago I posted about shower curtains for our upstairs bathroom, because I was going to have the painter repaint that bathroom.  It turned out that I didn't have the painter do the bathroom at that time, and I didn't end up going with any of the shower curtains in that post, either. I painted the bathroom myself, and I ended up with a simple white shower curtain with turquoise/green/blue trim stripes on it from Target.  

I painted it Behr's Havasu. You can see in the image below that it is a peacock-turquoise-greeny-blue.

It appeared wayyyyyy bluer than peacock when I opened the gallon, despite having tested a sample in the bathroom prior to starting.

Sadly, in the pictures below it appears to be a painter's tape royal blue, but I assure you that in person it has a strong green undertone.  

The Botero (or "the butt painting" as the kids call it) has taken up residence in the bathroom.


The blue actually coordinates quite nicely with the Sophia Loren poster that is right outside the bathroom door.

The dark peacock color is very close to what I was hoping for....but....I am not 100% on board with this color.  More like 85%.  I don't hate it, but I don't love it like I thought I would.  I can tell you that I am not in the mood to repaint it.  Also, the heavy orange peel texture in this room made it difficult to keep crisp, straight lines, even with tape, so this color is probably going to be here for a while.  

Ever have a paint color turn out not quite what you thought it would be, even though you tested it first?


  1. oooh pretty! we just painted our living room, and i am also feeling 85% on board with it...

  2. I know how you feel. Actually I just posted a sneak of a bathroom color that I am NOT loving. I hate painting!

  3. I have a hallway and two ore gallons of the same paint in a colour I am not crazy about! Blues are very tricky. They need to look almost grey in order to work, really. Otherwise the reflection of each wall on the other makes it incredibly intense--as you have discovered! Small rooms are the worst.

  4. I painted our family room a year ago. Without testing. I so wanted it to work because I wanted to be able to say: "See, you don't have to do all that testing business. Just pick a color and go!"

    Wrong. I'll be picking a new color soon. Sigh.

    I like your blue, though. You do strong colors well.

  5. I like your blue, and I LOVE how it plays off the Sophia poster. I'm sure having that outside the bathroom won't be an influence on your boys at all ;).

    Having the wainscoting below it makes not quite SO BLUE, too. But I think that you'll be more satisfied with the color if you change out the white tile floor.


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