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Bathroom decor opinion

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive March 2007: Bathroom decor opinion
By Reds9298 on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 10:33 pm:

We are remodeling the master bath. Well, part of the master bath I should say. The vanity area is large and open to the rest of the room (cabinet and sink), while the stool and shower are in a smaller separate room. We will be putting in new flooring throughout (neutral) and the shower and toilet are a darker cream color. We do not want to change those as they are in good shape and look nice still.

We are completely re-doing the vanity area. Replacing the cabinetry and making it bigger, adding a new countertop, sink, faucet, and mirror. The lighting fixture has already been replaced. The room is painted a sky blue color with white trim and all silver fixtures.

My question is this: I love the look of white cabinetry with silver hardware and it would go beautifully with what's already there fixture-wise (the silver towel bars and lights, etc.). BUT, I don't think I can do a white cabinet and white top due to the cream toilet/shower. SO, what are your thoughts on a white cabinet with some sort of a cream, cream speckled countertop? I have only seen one up close in the store and I didn't care for the cream top with the white, but I also didn't like the countertop at all. I just need to see more. Also do you think I could get by with white cabinetry and a cream-ish top with the cream toilet/shower or is that never going to work?

What do you think? On the other hand, the cinnamon wood cabinetry I also like just doesn't seem to go with the lighter, airy feeling in the room, and also not sure about that with the brushed silver fixtures.

By Kate on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 11:34 pm:

But...if the toilet and shower are in a separate room, what is the problem? And you already said you have painted white trim in the room so you've already mixed white and cream. I must be missing something here!

How dark is the cream? Is it yellowish? Brownish? I don't think I'd like a cream top with a white bottom though. Good luck!

By Amecmom on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 09:59 am:

Can you get a cabinet that is also cream? Like an antique (think French Provincial) white?

By Sandysmom on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 10:23 am:

What about a faux white marble top with a cream vein running through it?

By Reds9298 on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 07:02 pm:

Ame- I love the distressed look, but DH isn't too into it and we may be selling our house soon so I want it to be a more neutral style.

Kate-That's my problem! :) It is directly in the next room. I think I have this hang up that there should be some continuity between the vanity and toilet/shower in ANY bathroom, you know? I don't want it to look like we didn't "finish" the deal because the two "rooms" don't match.

Sandy- That's what I'm thinking now. The cinnamon wood that is beautiful...I just don't think I will be happy with it in the room unless I re-paint everything a darker/smokier blue. I really don't want to do that when, like I said, it's up in there if we could sell our house later this year. I think white would be beautiful in there and it's my first choice, but I'm hung up on the toilet/shower room. I saw a few countertops like you mentioned. I also saw one with cream and white flecks in it, but I'm not sure how much I like it. I have to go back and look around again.

Thank you ladies! It's hard when you can't see the room, but I thought I'd ask anyway!!

By Tripletmom on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 07:21 pm:

Can you post some pics.:) I've seen cream and white together and thought they looked great together.I'm also a person that likes a smooth continuous look from room to room:)

By Sandysmom on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 04:49 am:

It's hard because you can't take it home and try it on. Just because it's not appealing in the store, it may look totally different at home. Good luck. ;)

By Sandysmom on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 05:09 am:

I was thinking of something like this but in a faux.

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the "cremo delicato light"

By Debbie on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 12:57 pm:

Our neighbors, in our old neighborhood, had their bathroom redone before we left. She had off-white cabinets. They were beautiful. I would try and find a cream or off white cabinet if possible. Otherwise, I don't know how it would look. The only other option, that I think would look good, is to find a counter that has both cream and white in it.

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