NY Good Questions: How Should We Transform Our Bathroom?

NY Good Questions: How Should We Transform Our Bathroom?

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 10, 2008

Dear AT,

We're trying to give this pre-war bathroom a bit more of a luxe feel without doing massive renovations.

As a start, we bought a new sink.

We're working on adding more light.

Above all, though, I think the walls definitely need some color therapy, and we are feeling stumped.

The old subway tiles are not quite white anymore, so I fear that light colors (like lt blue or green) will just continue to wash out the room...

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I know that a gold color would whiten the tiles, but unfortunately, I kind of hate yellow (and I look horrible in it, so don't want them as a backdrop for getting ready every morning).

Would a gray work? (like Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter or Gray Owl maybe?) Or a beige? (like BM's Carrington Beige?)

Or is that still not bold enough to transform the room?

We've been considering deeper blues (like the Affinity color Lucerne), but I'm just a bit fearful of going too deep given that the bathroom is actually pretty big for a NYC apartment, and yet feels dark as it is.

What do you think?

Thanks! Rachael

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