The effect of color in rooms depends on natural light, the shape and size of the room, furniture, accessories, artificial light type, etc. Therefore, before deciding which color to paint or tile a narrow bathroom, we must consider that light and neutral tones tend to be visually distanced from the walls, creating a greater sense of spaciousness. Moreover, they multiply the light intensity, extending it evenly and in all directions. Here are some color combinations to use for this purpose:
1) White Tile or Paint
White is one of the most widely used colors for bathroom walls, especially in small, dark rooms, because it increases the visible space and multiplies brightness. Moreover, it combines with all kinds of furniture, beyond style, material, and tone. It would be best if you chose the tone that best suits your style: from pure white to broken, through a protein or an almond.
2) A Touch of Red
Although red is more suitable in larger bathrooms than narrower ones because of its intensity, the truth is that it is perfect for achieving a fresher and more welcoming atmosphere in combination with white. It is an excellent combination in narrow bathrooms where, the red of the painting resting on the sink countertop is not too conspicuous.
3) Combine Brown and White
Generally, light colors are chosen for painting or tiling the walls of a narrow and long bathroom. However, another simple trick is to use white or neutral tones for the sidewalls, making one or both backgrounds stand out with a darker color. Thanks to this visual trick, the desired optical effect is achieved: space appears wider than it is. It can also be achieved with blue as indigo, green as moss, or gray as charcoal.
4) Play With White Tones and Sand
Warm and serene, these shades are easy to combine and help make the decoration stand out. A good choice would be a soft sand color on the walls and ceiling and without a doubt, a successful contrast with the white of the toilets, the floors and the shower walls!
5) Bet on Blue Tones
Because it is a cold color, blue also tends to visually distance itself from the walls. There is a broad palette to choose from, from light blue, sky, sapphire, or grayish. Each of these shades helps to multiply the brightness of the environment while creating a relaxing and fresh atmosphere.
6) Combine Brown and White
Generally, light colors are chosen for painting or tiling the walls of a narrow and long bathroom. However, another simple trick is to use white or neutral tones for the sidewalls, making one or both backgrounds stand out with a darker color. Thanks to this visual trick, the desired optical effect is achieved: space appears more expansive than it is. In this bathroom, they did it with a wall in intense brown, although it can also be achieved with blue as indigo, green as moss, or gray as charcoal.
7) Choose Earth Tones
They are easy to combine and give rise to a natural environment, especially when in contact with light. Softer shades, such as camel or earth, are also handy for making a narrow bathroom look less narrow, especially if you opt for horizontally arranged tiles. These shades also add warmth in combination with white elements.
8) Decorate With Stone and Gray Colors
Do not opt for very intense shades of gray, as these can be too heavy on a visual level, compromising the environment. This combination will emphasize the rest of the decoration and furniture while offering infinite nuances depending on the type of light.
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