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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Mixing Bath and Bedroom Paint Colors

Today's post about Mixing Bath and Bedroom Paint Colors is sponsored by Lowe's. All opinions and ideas for this makeover were mine.

We've come to the end of our master bathroom makeover. The dust has settled and we're enjoying this entire space so much. When we started down this road, we knew our bedroom would get a few touches, too (since the layout sort of dictated that). We went bold and chose different colors for the bathroom and bedroom areas. Below, I'm sharing how we mixed and matched our bath and bedroom paint colors to coordinate seamlessly.

Bath and Bedroom Paint Colors
Although the colors and changes in our actual bedroom were quite subtle, they made a big difference in how the flow from this space worked into our actual bathroom spaces. You can see below how we decided on our bath and bedroom paint colors...and how we made them work together.

Mixing Bath and Bedroom Paint Colors

I can say, without a doubt, that when we started down the makeover road, I wouldn't have predicted using two completely different colors of paint for our bedroom and bathroom areas. And by two completely different colors...I mean not even the same brand of paint, y'all. We crossed the aisle between Valspar and Sherwin Williams Paint colors from Lowe's and are seriously loving the outcome.

Master Bedroom Paint Colors
If you haven't had a chance yet, be sure to check out our big bathroom makeover here. As I've shared, our bathroom has a really interesting layout. Behind this mirror are our two vanity areas. They are *somewhat* open to the bedroom area (as you can see above). In fact, the ceilings connect and there isn't a separation there. Since we scraped the popcorn off the ceilings in the bathroom, that ended up carrying into the bedroom, as well, due to our layout. Once we were painting the ceilings, we decided to just go for it and repaint the entire bedroom, too. Originally, we were just going to stick with our original color of Sea Salt (you can see it at Lowe's here). Our bedroom at our previous home was Sea Salt. We loved it so much we painted the bedroom here that color, too. But after five years of Sea Salt, we decided to change it up a bit. Although, our contractor laughed when he realized our new color of Geyser Steam was on the same exact swatch as Sea Salt...just two squares to the right. Baby steps.

Coral Paint
And then in the bathroom, we just wanted something fun and a bit out of the box. We went with Classic Coral from Valspar at Lowe's. The bathroom space (meaning the tub, shower, and toilet areas) had a more defined (doored) entrance, so this allowed us to have a different color without it being too awkward. See all of the fun bath and bedroom paint colors at Lowe's here.

Valspar Paint Options
Our contractor recommended some specific paints, as well. We went with Valspar's signature line, their ceiling paint, and their PVA Primer, too. Since we had removed a ton of wallpaper and popcorn from the bedroom and bathroom areas, we were working with freshly textured drywall. The PVA Primer was a great product to use in between the new texture and the paint. Lowe's has lots of great DIY painting advice and paint products here

Master Suite Paint Colors
While the colors are totally different, they really ended up working well together. For a brief moment, I worried it would all look a bit too Golden Girls-ish. However, I got over that fast and loved the outcome.

Pom Pom Leopard Pillow
One way to tie the colors together was bringing in some pops of the coral from the bathroom into the bedroom, as well. I put together this pillow (it's of the no-sew variety) to do just that. I'll be sharing the tutorial for it later this month.

Pom Pom Pillow
Who doesn't love a little leopard print with pom poms, amiright?

Bedroom Drapery
Another way we tied the spaces together was through the fabric. I had originally made these drapes for our bedroom last fall. I still had enough fabric to make drapes for the bathroom, too. You can see their entire tutorial here (they're actually reversible). The colors in the fabric work perfectly with both the Geyser Steam in the bedroom and the Classic Coral in the bathroom.

Coral Drapes
I just love how the coral paint in the bathroom makes the coral in the fabric pop. I used a basic ball finial curtain rod in white from Lowe's to hang the bathroom drapes. The rings coordinated perfectly.


Bedroom Plate Wall
I'm not completely sure I'm sold on the faux fur blanket on the bed...but it's growing on me (I think). It's supposed to mimic chinchilla fur. The jury's still out on this one. But, you can see in the above photo how well my bedroom plates pop off of the Geyser Steam color.

How they Decorated Book
So happy that Alstromeria flowers are back in season. 

Bird Artwork
You guys know I love old and vintage. This lamp screamed at me to buy it at the thrift store. Very rarely are their original shades in such great shape. I cleaned it thoroughly and now it's my favorite. I'm a huge bird nerd, so the artwork was also a no-brainer...another thrifted find. This is one of my favorite dressers, too. It's over 300 years old. We lucked into it in a local antique store about five years ago or so.

Bedroom Flowers

Brass Bed Sconces
I do have to tell you about these sconces. When we packed up my parents' home in November, shortly after my mother's passing, we found these sassy brassies in a trunk. I immediately fell in love with them...but I couldn't remember my parents ever using them. My dad explained that they belonged to my uncle and after his passing, my mom ended up with them. But, she never got around to using them (and apparently moved them three times!). They were still packed up from the early 1980s. We attached them to our headboard (see how we made this headboard here), wired them up, and they work perfectly. Hilariously, they still have their original three-way bulbs that my uncle had in them. And they still work. So, not only are our sconces circa 1984, so are our bulbs. 

Floral Club Chair
The other side of the room is kind of busy...but I'm a more is more kind of person. We know we'll probably never again have a bedroom this big (if we ever leave this house). And we truly try to use every bit of it. I often sit in the club chair in the corner and work into the wee hours. That sliding door leads out into the sunroom. 

Bedroom Corner
It's seriously one of my favorite spots.
The piece of art was my mom's.

Paint Mixing Ideas
What do you think? Would you ever mix and match paint colors in a master bedroom and bathroom area?






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    1. Thank you, Shannon! That's much appreciated. xoxo

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  2. it looks stunning your mom's art work looks great there what a peaceful area

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    1. Thank you so much, Jen! I was so happy to incorporate her piece there. Appreciate your kind words.

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  3. I personally LOVE it!! I'm a huge fan of color & NO Fear!! Way to go Kristi!!

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    1. Awww...thank you so much, Chelle! I really appreciate that! xoxo

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  4. That looks fantastic! Couldnt be better!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I appreciate your sweet words. xoxo

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  5. I think you just gave me permission to do something I've wanted to do for a long time, but I thought would be weird. Thanks!

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    1. Oh yay!! I'm so glad to have inspired you. Hoping it goes fabulously. xoxo

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  6. I LOVE it! It is just the perfect amount of vintage! *sigh* Wishing I had your room right now! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Maritza! I always teeter on that border of too much vintage...so I appreciate that! xoxo

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  7. It's something I'm working on right now. I have an old farm house and my master bedroom and bath were both added in the 80's. I am about done updating my bedroom and the bath is next, I really wanted a different color and you have given me the inspiration to go ahead and start hunting for the right color!
    Your choices are beautiful!

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    1. Hi Alleigh-- Thanks so much for stopping by! Really appreciate your sweet words. Yes, we're definitely enjoying the different colors...it kind of breaks up the spaces nicely. Good luck to you on your spaces...come back and let me know what color you decided on. xoxo

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  8. Love the color change, i get a lot of ideas from you❤thanks you so much.I have done my bedroom in a green also and decorated with blue and white vases. Might be adding some coral.

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    1. Awww...thank you so much! I really appreciate that. Your bedroom sounds lovely...and goodness, I'm such a sucker for blue and white vases for sure. Sounds so pretty!

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  9. Just beautiful! Looks like such a relaxing place to live!

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    1. Thank you so much, Julie! I really appreciate that. xoxox

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  10. I want to do this too, wish you lived closer I would have you help me choose colors. You have an amazing design eye and wonderful taste in decor.

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