Master Bathroom: Purple Walls & New Mirrors
From the beginning, we knew we wanted our master bathroom to be purple. That might sound crazy to a lot of you, but purple was our wedding color and it is special to us. It’s also one of the colors in our master bedroom, so it made sense.
A thousand years ago, I developed this little mood board for the bathroom:
Since this moodboard was made in 2009 (?!?), we’re not planning on following it but it gives you a general idea of where we want to go with the room.
And then we tested out a paint color from Martha Stewart’s line, I forget the name of the paint. You can see it in the next picture – the purple painted on the wall on the right, in the top pic.
I didn’t like the color that much. It made our cultured marble tub look kind of pink-ish. And I was afraid that it was too purple. I love purple, but there IS such a thing as too much purple.
Then we moved on to other things, until I watched an episode of Secrets of a Stylist and fell in love with the purple walls that Emily used.
via (the color in this pic is apparently edited to look more plum-ish than it really is)
I hightailed it to her blog and found the paint color: Benjamin Moore’s Vintage Charm. Doesn’t that sound just… charming? We got a sample and loved how it looked on our walls, so we immediately bought a gallon.
Of course, it took us nearly a year before we actually opened the paint can, but hey, it’s never too late. And I LOVE IT. This purple is soft, cozy, and looks great with white.
Our bathroom gets a LOT of light during the day, so the purple walls really work well with all that light and all the whiteness of the cultured marble in the room.
Just ignore all the mess – we gotta clean up in there and do a lot of touch-ups. But as of right now, the room makes me happy every time I walk in there. And since I’m preggo, I walk in there. a. lot.
We took down the huge builder, plain mirror over our vanity to paint the walls and it was amazing how much smaller the bathroom felt without the large reflective surface. Mirrors REALLY do make a room feel bigger.
I’ll say this about the mirror from Lowe’s – it was perfectly wrapped in its box and it comes with its own hanging hardware. Excellent. But we like the World Market mirror better.
The World Market mirror is bigger and its white frame contrasts nicely with the purple walls.
The Lowe’s mirror is really beautiful, though, and I would recommend it to anyone. It’s really of great quality even though it isn’t that expensive.
The only thing I’m not sure about the white mirror is its “aged” finish. It looks vintagey, which goes with our purple walls in theory, but that isn’t really the look we’re going for. I’m thinking about giving it a coat of white spray paint.
I haven’t made a decision yet, though. I’ll chase down a second mirror at another World Market (the one nearest us only had one in stock) and hang them up… and let them simmer a bit before we make our final decision.
We’ll also paint our vanity a light gray (see below) and I’m sure that will help us decide what to do with the mirror. Also, we need to find new lights (and get an electrician to put in two light areas instead of one, ugh) and the style of our new lights will factor into our decision.
I want to hop in the car RIGHT NOW to search for tiles and lights, but there’s the problem of the car being at Nick’s workplace (we have only one car) and the little baby girl sleeping upstairs. Why must my life be so difficult?