I finally chose the bathroom paint color! And the winner is…
Hale Navy!! (the first sample, above)
After seeing the paint on the wall at different times of day, in different light, Hale Navy was the one true navy. The other two seemed to have a bit more red or purple in them. I loved each color, but for this project, I wanted a dark, true navy. Hale Navy is it!
I have two dilemmas left to figure out before I start slapping paint on the walls. First, where to put the wainscoting:
So, in the above photo, #1 represents where I want to add the top trim of the wainscoting on the wall. #2 represents the top of the tub surround.
What I realized is that, if the top of the wainscoting isn’t even with the tub surround, there won’t be a clear, even line or area of navy on the wall. In other words, the navy would end at the tub surround on one part of the wall and then dip down lower on the other part of the wall. And I feel like that would look wonky.
I could raise the top trim piece of the wainscoting to be even with the top of the tub surround, but then I’m afraid it’ll look odd that high.
The other option is to do more of a window-pane-type trim, where I put the top trim high up, even with the tub surround, but then have several panes of trim within the space below (rather than one framed area with trim). Does that make sense?
The second question is whether to leave up the large mirror glued to the wall in that bathroom. I would love to take it down and put up something more decorative and stylish, but I’m sort of afraid what might be lurking underneath it (a giant hole in the wall, perhaps, like what I found when I removed the kitchen cabinets?).
Let me know what you think. This project will be on hold this week while my mom is visiting, so hopefully that will give me some time to think about it and sort it out!