Bathroom Progress

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Well, I painted the bathroom navy blue, Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore. I’m on the fence about whether I like it.

Here’s what the bathroom looked like before.

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Navy Bathroom Progress

Navy Bathroom Progress

Navy Bathroom Progress

And, here is what the bathroom looks like now…

Navy Bathroom Progress

Navy Bathroom Progress

It’s been storming like crazy here for the past couple of days, so there was almost no natural light. I turned on the overhead lights, so that’s why the weird yellow/orange tone is showing up. I’ll take better pics when the weather is a bit calmer.

Navy Bathroom Progress

IMG_0721 I love the color. I just don’t really love it with the beige tile and back splash. I had a feeling it wasn’t going to work, but I wanted to try. If the counter and back splash were in the cooler color family (white, grey, pearl…), it would have looked amazing. At least I have a paint color in my back pocket for a future project.


IMG_0723 I love the wall color/baseboard/floor tile combo though.

It’s in that stage where it looks better than it did, but it’s not where it could be. Do you know what I mean?

The edges where the back splash and counter meet the walls need to be re-caulked. The paint bleed into the caulk lines a bit.


Navy Bathroom Progress It is nice to have the walls one color instead of three different colors from testing paint swatches.

I’m on the lookout for a neutralish metallic wallpaper. Painting convinced me that I was going in the right direction before; neutral/metallic wallpaper is the way to go.

I got those mirror frames from Home Goods, but I need to find different prints to go inside them. There is still a bit of work to do in here…

What do you think? I feel like the room is a teenager that hasn’t quite found it’s look yet. She’s just trying a few things out to see what she likes (or would I be the teenager in this scenario?).





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  1. Christine Russell

    December 5, 2014 at 12:33 am

    I love the Hale Navy paint look! So sophisticated. Of course I would like it as I created a Zen bathroom for myself. Small blue mosaic glass tiles floor and walls and ceiling. Grey sink and tub and toilet. Backlit representations of trees mountyed on the wall. No Laura Ashley bathrooms for you or me.

    • Nicole Bedford

      December 7, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      Your bathroom sounds amazing and stunning! I can imagine the absolute serenity you must feel when you use it. Our main bathroom is still an absolute disaster with weird, textured tiles on the floors. Maybe someday I’ll be able to transform it into a space a wonderful as yours!

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