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9/03/2013

Master Bathroom Reveal - Glidden My Colortopia


So, remember when I shared with you that we were painting our master bathroom?  I told you the walls were burgundy, but I didn't show you any pictures. Here is a nice little sampling of pictures of our master bath before:

We knew we wanted to go with a blue, but when you walk into Home Depot to look at color choices, blue translates to something like a thousand color choices.  With the help of the Color Tools from My Colortopia and Glidden® paint's  simplified color palette, we came up with this:


Not only did we find the colors that we used for this project, True Turquoise and White on White, but we are planning to use Misty Aqua on our next project.  Talk about killing two birds with one stone!

We started with the Gripper White Primer to help cover the dark paint color.  It also is good at filling in some of the surface imperfections and gives you a nice uniform painting surface.  Not to mention it makes the paint color you choose look more accurate on the walls.  Another great benefit is added mildew resistance, which comes in handy in a bathroom.

We then painted the ceiling White on White, and worked our way down to the walls with True Turquoise, then finished up with the trim, also White on White.


So, without any further ado. Here is what the bathroom looks like after:


We still have plans for the room, like replacing the gold trim shower, but I really wanted to show what a difference can be made with just paint.  I often put off starting a project because I feel like I have to be able to afford to do everything I want to do in that space before I even start.  In reality, that could mean waiting years to redo a bathroom that could cost upwards of $30,000 to remodel. Instead, I started with the wall color, which made a dramatic impact.  Painting the trim and doors made them look brand new! I even reused the same towel holders and just used spray paint to turn them from gold to brushed nickel (a trick I might try on my shower too).  Now I can enjoy a bathroom color that I love and can continue to save for the the bigger projects.

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74 comments:

Anke said...

Right now I actually can't decide what color to paint our fireplace surround. The living room walls are yellow and right now the fireplace wall is red. I'd like to lighten it up, but am not sure what color direction to go in...

Laura said...

Love, love, love the transformation! We striped our hallway a few weeks ago and I am. in. love! Great job!!

Vel Criste said...

Wow! What a change! Love the soothing blue!

rachel said...

Yes, our sunroom. We need new flooring in here first!

kellyr78 said...

I would like to paint our computer room next, I actually purchased a can of paint, but now I am not sure if it will look too dark so I have been putting it off(it's a slate green color)

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kellyr78 said...

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Annie said...

That looks so good!! No clue what to do in my family room!! It's so big and it includes the kitchen!

Mami2jcn said...

We have been putting off painting our bonus room because my husband and I disagree about the colors. He wants a light color and I want something darker.

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Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/374998995451396097

Susan said...

I need to paint my master bedroom but having trouble picking a color. Don't want to go too dark to make it look smaller. Thanks for info on Colortopia. And for chance to win.

Susan said...

I tweeted about the giveaway. Thanks. https://twitter.com/sebh55/status/375001054296813568

Elena said...

I want to paint the kitchen in lighter color, but haven't decided what color I want

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Elena said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/375006557034930176

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Heather Babcock said...

I cannot decide what color to paint my family room. Right now, it is a hideous cotton candy pink. It doesn't match anything. I am torn between a grayish color and a taupe color.

Rhonda @ home.made. said...

Love the blue - it's the same color as my front door! (Great minds...)

I'm in the middle of painting my kitchen right now, including the cabinets and a LOT of trim. Joy.

brenda o said...

I hate to admit it but my home needs every room but the master bath painted. I have ideas about stripes in the bedroom with the same color but using flat and eggshell finishes for the slight contrast/interest. cannot make up my mind if I want vertical or horizontal. My mini kitchen needs some pizzazz but shades of gray would make my hsb happy.

Melissa said...

I'd love to give my master bedroom a little make-over with a new coat of paint!

Rachel said...

Yes! My living room. It's a lavender grey right now. I'd like something different but can't figure it out.

Tina said...

yes. my master bedroom
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Tina said...

https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/375683220307574784
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Anonymous said...

I'd like to paint my daughter's room but this issue isn't what color to choose (some kind of light blue), but how to move her bed!
madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/375952497338101762

Stephanie Foster said...

Within the last year, we have repainted nearly every room in the house...except the master bedroom because we could not decide (or agree) on a color that we would both want to live with every single day. I change my bedspread often, so I am afraid of picking a wall color that would limit my options for bedspreads. Basically, I am too indecisive and I don't know if I will ever settle on a color...so either my walls will remain white, or I will begin changing the wall color as often as I change my bedspread.

Tammigirl said...

First: I have seen people paint the shower enclosure trim with great success.

I have been putting of painting every room of the house. Seriously. I went (more than once) and bought the same color the builder used so I can do touch up to the cheap paint they use. It's a fine ivory color, but my gosh if you look at it, you leave a mark. And you can not wash anything from it.

I have also bought black paint to do all the doors. That was... many months ago? Maybe a year ago? But I haven't cracked open the can yet. Then, two weekends ago, three? I went and bought paint to do... the laundry room. But I haven't cracked that can open yet either. I'm such a fraidy cat.

JC said...

I have been putting off painting our master bedroom because I haven't been able to choose a color.

JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/376731999760699392

Elizabeth said...

I really must paint my bedroom. We moved to this house two years ago and it is still the same taupe the former owner left it! I would love to have it all decorated and my style.

Anna Pry said...

my kitchen looks so awful its hard to choose where to start or what color to use pryfamily5@gmail.com

Anna Pry said...

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Leslie M. said...

That's a really nice change... I'm planning to change the color if the basement

susan1215 said...

Yes, I have been wanting to paint the family room but I can't decide between 3 colors. My husband is no help, he likes all 3 colors.

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susan1215 said...

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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I would love to paint my downstairs bathroom, I am just struggling to decide what color since my Husband and I have very different taste

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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Tweeted
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Kerry said...

Yes - our bathroom.....

Kerry said...

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Lisa Brown said...

I want to paint my dark bathroom.
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Lisa Brown said...

tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/380750038021836800
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Harmony Burmeister said...

I really need to paint my living room, but I cant decide on what I want
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Harmony Burmeister said...

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Katie said...

LOVE the color you chose Lorie! (May need to steal it!) I'm in an endless debate over what color to paint the kitchen.

Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/381230154535546881
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Tammy Snider said...

I can't decide what color to paint my master bath. Our bedroom is gray and I need to find a color that flows with that, so it is still builder beige until I can decide.

Thanks
Tammy @ thecoloreddoor.blogspot.com
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groovyonetoo said...

All of them! We just moved into a new house this summer and all of the walls are white. I love the brightness but need some color. I keep thinking about blues and yellows, but can't seem to make up my mind about any of the rooms. Maybe I'll start with the girls' bedroom and let them have the neon green they're asking for. ;)

StephanieC said...

yep in our bedroom just can't choose! scg00387 at yahood ot com

StephanieC said...

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Nicole Larsen said...

I'd love to paint my daughter's room!

Nicole Larsen said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/382334505291247616

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Amy said...

Oh yeah...my little boy's bedroom. He loves blue but I don't want to make it looks sad or too dark. This sounds like a fun and helpful tool to use. Thanks for sharing. I love the color that you pick!

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Amy said...

tweeted:
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One Frugal Girl said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/382941047749234688
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One Frugal Girl said...

The bathroom in my basement!
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ms-texas said...

i need to remove some old wallpaper and paint my kitchen

Betty C said...

Absolutely love your changes. Now if you could just come over and help me decide what to do with my living room. It needs a drastic change.

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Tori said...

No not really. I'm not very adventurous or courageous with color on walls as yet. :)

MCantu1019 said...

I would like to paint my kitchen.
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ms-texas said...

i posted a tweet:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/384052691636203520

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meredith m said...

I need to repaint my bedroom!

meredith m said...

https://twitter.com/mermont84/status/384429004142301184

ellie said...

I would like to paint my bedroom. It's all white and has not been repainted since we first moved in 21 years ago. A touch of color would really bring it to life. Although I can't decide on a color.

ellie said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/384678427392892928

Anonymous said...

Id love to paint my bedroom

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Anonymous said...

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angie lilly said...

No, not really. It is not a matter of not being able to choose a color but rather not being able to overcome my laziness and apathy to get the job done! LOL But I have bought the paint now, for my bathroom, so it will get done! LOL
Angie
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angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/384699570778697729
Angie
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Tabathia said...

I would love to repaint my living room and make it more bright

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Tabathia said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/384731863459176449

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Thomas Murphy said...

I would like to paint my bathroom.

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Thomas Murphy said...

https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/384757791346286592

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Carmen N said...

It took a long time to paint my daughter's bedroom because my husband wanted one look and I wanted another. We finally agreed on a compromise (white walls with the colors in accents)

slehan said...

My bedroom hasn't been painted in years. It needs an update.
Thanks for the contest.

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slehan said...

https://twitter.com/slehan/status/384796704634978305

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Whitney said...

I really need to repaint my kitchen!

Whitney said...

https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/384854853194747905