It all started 2 years ago when I decided to do a blue guestbath downstairs and I picked out a couple of paint colors to try. This bathroom has no windows, so everything I put in there looked so washed out, so I looked at chips that were a little brighter than I thought I wanted. The first one was WAY too bright, so after I painted it and lived with it awhile, I went back and picked the 2nd color, which is called Marlboro Blue (BM, above color). So, that one has been up for almost 2 years now and I still wasn’t entirely happy with it. It wasn’t quite as bright as the pic above shows (with the flash), but still wasn’t the calm blue I was looking for. This is downstairs next to my office nook and laundry area, so a little different shade of blue was fine for changing that area up. I had wanted to bring this color in somewhere, so this seemed like the best place, the small guestbath. And Malboro was pretty, I just thought I could improve on it, so off on another blue paintchip quest I went and settled on Wedgewood Gray by Benjamin Moore. It’s a softer blue, more grayed down and calm and I think I’m finally happy with this blue!
The shower curtain was a main focal starting point for the whole thing and gave the bath a sort of vintage look, which I liked in here.
I found the floral print at Hobby Lobby and had it framed there. Added just a few accessories on the countertop.
Faux orchid in the corner.
These plates were a find from several years ago in Atlanta at one of my favorite shopping places, Hill Street Warehouse. They have the neatest imported pottery and home goods. These plates are from Italy and I just loved the colors of them and they go perfect in this bathroom.
The box and lime and black polka dot vase were from Homegoods.
Cute vintage bathtub art that I ordered and framed at Hobby Lobby. This shows the color very well.
So, there you have it…the light blue guestbath. I’m loving this paint color and don’t think I’ll be changing it anytime soon. It’s a nice little beachy retreat in our downstairs area.
Hi Rhoda 🙂
That color blue is fanastic in there. I always thought red was hard to get right, but I’ve learned the hard way that yellow and light blue are. Great work 🙂
I love it! What a nice color!
Scooterblu's Whimsy says
Rhoda, This color is beautiful! Glad you finally found the perfect color…it is so hard to determine if one is going to work, from a chip! Your accessories are a perfect match! 🙂 ~Rhonda
Classics and Country says
I love this! Wow everything came together so nicely. How wonderful I wish i had a bathroom that looked as good as this one.
Becky K. says
That is IT! The perfect blue. Amazing how hard it can be to find that perfect shade.
I have this shower curtain in my guestbath too and love it. Mine has a “D” though. 🙂 I love your blog!
Suzann @ Lavender and Roses says
I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen this room of yours before, but it is absolutely wonderful. I have a bathroom that I’m not fond of and directly across from it is my laundry room and the washer and dryer and navy blue – i’m thinking this paint color would be perfect for those two rooms!!! I love how this room looks. And this blue is much nicer than the original, but I know all too well how difficult it is to get just the right hue sometimes.
The blue bath is really lovely except for the toilet lid cover which is outdated. I’d also like to see a second color that would focus one’s attention to some special pieces, perhaps in warm buttery yellow (not a green tint yellow).
(I haven’t seen the other rooms but I am going to look through them)
I really like the Wedgewood gray. Excellent choice. I like your idea of painting the vanity dark. What about towels in a tan color to match the shower curtain in the prints of the old fashioned bath? Great job!
Well, I seem to be about a year late for this post, but had to leave a comment anyway. 🙂 I have the same exact layout in my guest bath. AND I just ordered this shower curtain the other day (with an “R”). Isn’t it funny that I find this room of yours today? Hopefully my room will come together as nicely as yours! Great blog. (LOVE, LOVE your Master bedroom, too!, as well as the rest of your home. Thank you for sharing it with us!)
Yes, yes, yes to painting the cabinet – either brown or black – whichever works best with the other dark items in the room (shelf, photo frame, shower curtain, etc).
Hi… when I think I’m going to do beadboard to my walls, I remind my hubby about your before and afters with the wallpaper. In looking around your pictures, I saw the bath rug that you have here, and I’ve been looking for something like that. Would you mind sharing where you got it? I cannot seem to find one at my local Target/Kohls/Walmart/BBB, etc. thanks!