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Help me pick a bold color for my clawfoot bathtub

5 years ago


looking for ideas for a bright and/or bold color for the exterior of my clawfoot bathtub. While the flooring and wainscoting/trim colors we've picked are neutral (Carrara marble hex tile and Cream Delight walls and Swiss Coffee trim by Valspar), the upper portion of the walls and ceiling are covered in a bold 1950s wallpaper combination with pink and blue hydrangeas over a yellow and cream striped background on the walls and solid pink hydrangeas on the ceiling. I really like the craziness of the wallpaper, and I'm looking for a bright, bold tub color that will complement it. We are currently considering turquoise, emerald green, raspberry pink, and deep purples. Eventually, I expect we'll steam off the wallpaper and repaint the walls, so it'd be great if the color would work as a stand-alone, too.

As I post this, I notice I don't have any pictures with great light... :-/

The floor with the hex laid out, but not grouted. Walls/trim have not yet been painted.

A layout shot:

Ceiling and walls:

Close-up of walls:

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