Having two undertones in one room is never a good idea, but it happens. Bathrooms are a great place to experiment with fun colors or colors that you wouldn’t use in larger rooms of the home. In this case, I’d go dark to tie it all in.
The shower tiles and the cabinet have a pink undertone. The granite has a yellow undertone. This is a design mistake that I’ve seen more times than I’d like, and thankfully, it’s just in the bathroom so let’s have some fun. How do we work around these undertones? With brown.
Thankfully the saving factor for this blue is the brown. You can see it in the bathroom tile and on the countertop, and that is what we’re going to use to tie it in.
Yes, this brown has a warm undertone, but it will be OK since it is in the accent colors in this bathroom. Is it the best choice? I think it is for this bathroom. Other than choosing boring white, this brown will work well in this room.
You can also see that the homeowner chose a gray for this room. People think, “Let me just choose a neutral gray, and I will make my room look great,” does not always work. Depending on the gray, and we’re talking about undertones, it can make or break a room.
Another reason the gray does not work here because it is too light. The wall color should be fairly dark in this case, so the tiles and the countertop blend in. There is a very high contrast, and it has a very unsettling look.
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