Friday, August 5, 2011

Color Palette for Basement Bath

I had given an update on our basement bath not too long ago. You can read that post here. This is one photo to give an idea of what we're working with now.

This is the towel that I had found at HomeGoods that serves as the inspiration piece for the space. I was really drawn to the blue/green in the towel and thought it would look nice against the variation in the brick.

I also had this image in the back of my head as well that I had pinned a while ago into my Tiny Love board on Pinterest to possibly do someday in my daughter's bathroom. But why not work the palette into this bath since I loved it so much?

I love the coral and blue together.

So for fun I started playing around with the goodies I have for the bathroom already. Here is a photo to give you an idea of my current thought process on this one.

The paint swatch on the bottom left is Beryl by Martha Stewart. That paint is going to go on this wall.

The piece of trim above the brick will be white.

I picked up the vintage looking peach frame today at HomeGoods for $2.99. I thought it would be perfect for here.

The print is called Roses in a Vase by Childe Hassam. Have you heard of this artist? I picked up a calendar that had a collection of his paintings included in it for $2.25 at a local consignment shop. When I was thinking about artwork to use, I remembered that I had picked this up and that there could be some options to use for here. I really like this Roses in a Vase print and I think it pulls the blue/green and the peach, but I also played around with a few other prints found in the same book all done by Childe Hassam.

This work is called The Church at Gloucester. Pretty but not exactly what I was looking for.

This is Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. I love this one but a little too dark for here.

I'm fairly certain I'm going to use the flower print. I think it's perfect.

There are a few other small cosmetic updates we need to make to this bathroom, but overall I think with some paint and accessories we'll be good to go. 

I am happy to report that things are moving along smoothly and quickly with this room update (for once). Hooray!

Have you had a room that you were able to update fairly quickly? It's quite rewarding! 

Have a wonderful weekend! We are off to a family party in Maryland and very excited to catch up with some family.


  1. I love this color palette...and it's so great when things go quick and easy on a project! I'm just excited to see the results! That exposed brick wall is *gorgeous*! Have a great weekend!

  2. That is going to look so pretty...gorgeous color palette. Have fun this weekend!

  3. It is going to look great! I love the inspiration photo and you are great with color so it will be AMAZING. Can't wait.

  4. I fell in love with this image the first time I saw it in Martha! Love that color combination!

  5. Just stumbled upon your blog! I LOVE the color palette you chose. I really want that frame too! Can't wait to see the makeover!

    I ♥ Nap Time

  6. Wow, awesome work here! I love these colors, they are so rustic and welcoming. Keep up the good work!

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