Adding an Accent Color to the Bathroom Vanity
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When designing or remodeling a bathroom space, consider using an accent color for the vanity. Most vanities come in a white shade to pair with a variety of bathroom styles. Choosing a color that expresses your personality and accents the bathroom nicely will create a unique and aesthetic design. Some colors that have been popular over the last year are shades of blue, green and gray. Other colors that have been used are black or wood material to add a coastal or boho theme to the bathroom. Using a vanity color should be considered with the fixture and hardware finishes in mind as well as the overall style of your bathroom to ensure it will be cohesive.
Fixtures & Hardware Finishes
Whether your faucet fixtures and hardware finishes match, choosing an accent color within the same tone or in a shade that will contrast nicely is important. Finishes such as brass, bronze, and nickel are warm, while finishes such as chrome and black are on the cooler side. These finishes can be mixed and matched together in several different options such as chrome and matte black or nickel and brass.
Choosing an Accent Color
To ensure the color pairs well with your style and décor, grabbing some paint samples to test in your bathroom can help. Visiting your local hardware or paint store and grabbing either paint sample cards or actual paint samples can help see the color of the vanity in person. By testing the colors, you are able to see how they look in the lighting whether its natural or synthetic. It also helps to see the actual color in person rather than on the internet because of the different hues they may offer. Once a good variety of colors and shades have been tested and the winner has been chosen, next step is painting the vanity.
Painting the Vanity
Now that the color is decided, there are two options for painting the vanity, one is hiring a professional painter to handle the job, and two is doing a DIY project and doing it yourself. If you choose option one, hiring someone reputable is always a good call. If this is a DIY project being readily prepared can make for a smooth task. The painting basics are definitely needed, such as paintbrushes for the hard-to-reach places, a roller for the sides, tape, and plastic to protect anything not meant to be painted. Paint pans are also great for utilizing as much paint as you need without making a mess. Patience is key in projects like these, as hardware will either have to be taped or removed, and it may be a bit tedious to paint in some places. After the paint has been applied and dried, the final step is updating any décor or accessories.
Once the vanity is completed, upgrading your décor is a great way to freshen up the bathroom to pair with your new vanity. Accessories range from shelving, soap dispensers to new towels and rugs. Kingston has different styles of bathroom accessories in finishes, such as polished chrome, matte black, and levels of brass to match your existing fixtures. Shelving is a convenient addition because plants, necessities, and other décor can be placed upon it. Soap dispensers are a charming upgrade from the plastic dispensers they come in. Towel bars and rings are great for showing off decorative towels. Explore Kingston’s accessories that are perfect for your space.
An accented vanity design can really bring a unique element into your bathroom while staying on par with your style and theme. While this also may be a fun DIY project, choosing a professional is also a great option to ensure a smooth installation. Accent colors are a fun play on a design feature and an even better way to express some of your personality. Visit Kingston for faucets, accessories and more for your bathroom!