recent trip to Mexico had me wondering how to bring the beautiful sparkling colors of the Gulf of Mexico into my home. The bathroom is just the spot to add shades of turquoise. While I’m not quite ready to embrace a 1950s-style bright aqua toilet, there are plenty of other opportunities to use the color. The trick seems to be to not overdo it. Here are 11 ways designers are including this brilliant hue.
Covering the vanity. Benjamin Moore’s Teal Tone brightens up this pool house bathroom vanity. Glass hardware adds a retro touch without distracting from the brazen color choice, while a bold graphic on the shower curtain complements the piece.
Vanity paint: Teal Tone 663, Benjamin Moore; shower curtain: Anderson Design Group for Deny Designs
Paired with natural elements. Like sea glass and driftwood,this lovely accent wall with its varying shades of blue provides a wonderful contrast for the organic tones and texture of the rough-cut wood slab.
Splashed on wallpaper. Wallpaper is a great way to add color and pattern to a bathroom. In a full bathroom, just be sure you have a good ventilation system that will help it stand up to steamy showers.
Embedded into the countertop. This unique countertop is made from a photograph printed on steel and topped with glass, and there’s a glass vessel sink. The home is full of various hand-blown glass collections (some seen here), so the look is very appropriate.