I just finished remodeling our downstairs bathroom and choose a light blue for the walls with chocolate brown towels, bath mat and shower curtain. I think the colors are contemporary and really give my outdated bathroom a lift, particularly because our budget dictated that we had to keep the older pale yellow tile.

If you’re thinking of repainting, House Beautiful has a great article of classic paint colors that designers keep returning to as well as some tips for using in rooms. And don’t forget to check out our simple, step-by-step videos with text instructions to walk you through the painting process.

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