There’s an old saying that kitchens and bathrooms sell homes. It may sound silly, but it’s true! If your bathroom is no longer a space that you love, changing the paint color may be the perfect solution. Repainting a room has the ability to bring in a new ambiance and style to the space without costing a fortune. Before you start pulling out paint rollers, check out this guide to choosing the right paint for your bathroom.
Consider the Moisture
Moisture and paint don’t always mix well, but the bathroom is obvious a moist room in any house. Start off your painting project with a layer of moisture-resistant primer. Then, only look at pain colors that come in a moisture-resistant formula. These typically come at a higher cost, but it helps to prevent peeling and lifting of the paint as it’s exposed to moisture over time. The ceiling should be covered with moisture-resistant paint and primer too.
Finding Your Finish
Semi-gloss paint is the ideal finish for a bathroom setting. It’s designed to withstand moisture better than an eggshell or satin finish. Use semi-gloss on the walls and ceiling of your bathroom but opt for a high gloss paint for trim and detail painting. Both semi and high gloss paint are easy to wipe down and clean, also making them a great choice for bathrooms. If you’re painting a half bath, a satin finish can be used since less moisture is present in the space. Satin finishes aren’t as easy to wipe down, but half baths typically don’t see as much wear and tear anyways.
Set the Mood
Choosing a color depends on the mood you want to give the space. If you want to create a spa like feeling, opt for a light blue or green tone. It’s best to avoid dark colors in bathrooms because they make the space feel smaller than it actually is. Colors that are bright can be used in a half bath but should be avoided in a full bath. Bright colors promote high energy and typically when you’re in the bathroom, you’re trying to relax.
We recommend getting a few paint samples and trying them on a small portion of your bathroom before you make a decision. Give each color a shot, see how it makes you feel, and then choose your favorite! Don’t forget to choose something that compliments counters, cabinets, and other features that are harder to replace.
Contact Rob Ross Painting
Ready to transform your bathroom? A fresh coat of paint can make a big difference! We’re the experts in interior painting in Gloucester and on the North Shore. Contact Rob Ross Painting today to request a free estimate.