If you are not quite ready to commit to a particular colour scheme but still want to paint your lavatory walls then choose a light or neutral color such as white, gray or sombre tones of brown, which you can accent by adding eye-catching accessories. These colours are also easy to paint over if you do decide on a color scheme at a later date.
Another way to choose colors if you are starting from scratch is to use nature as your inspiration, you would be surprised at the many different colour combinations that are in your backyard or your flower garden.
The most common way of choosing your color combination is through the use of colour cards or a colour wheel to help spark your creative mind’s eye and map out the colour schemes in your bathroom.
If you are trying to create a warm, cheerful and energetic feel to your bathroom then use warm colours. Warm colours have a tendency to advance in space, whereas cooler colours have a tendency to recede. If on the other hand you would like to create a calm, soothing impression, then cooler colours such as blues, greens and purples are your best choices.
All colours can be made either warmer or cooler depending up the combination of pigments, for example green can be made warmer by adding more yellow or cooler by adding more blue.
Another way of changing your bath wall colour is through tints, shades and tones. If the colour you choose for your bathroom is made lighter by adding white, the result is called a tint. If black is added to your lavatory colour, the darker version is called a shade. And lastly, if gray is added to your bathroom wall paint, the result is a different tone.
The purpose of a colour wheel is to combine colours so that you can get a sense of which colour schemes to use. Complementary, split complementary, analogous, and monochromatic are four commonly used colour schemes used when designing your lavatory.