Exit the Ugly Powder Room

The powder room downstairs had a couple things working against it. First it is teensy tiny and secondly the color was an ugly green making it dark and depressing. To make it worse the walls were just dirty and dingy and dinged up. The floors are tile in a mid blue/green tone, not bad but just dark when you paint the room a color in that range.

It was a week of swatching on the road to deciding what color to paint.

The powder room is right off the front door and the surrounding area of the house (open concept flowing into the living area including dining room and into the kitchen) is Lemon Chiffon by Sherwin Williams. {Love that color more every day}.

After auditioning a creamy white, boring=== and a softer green, ick==== I decided on an old Sherwin Williams color called Salt Glaze, it’s from an old Martha Stewart fandeck. I used a semi gloss for this room to offer a bit of pop, the rest of the house is in my chosen finish, flat.

As most small spaces, this room was hard to paint because of it’s extraordinarily wee size. I used a small roller and off I went. Love the new powder room, it’s light and bright and very pretty. It even works with the tile floor quite well!

Powder Room Before


Powder Room After

The color is one that doesn’t photograph really well, it truly is reminiscent of the color of salt glaze pottery, a bit of blue a bit of gray. The accessories (such as they are) need to be fluffed a bit but all things considered, I think the powder room is vastly improved!


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