It is amazing how paint can transform a space! I’m sharing all the details behind our inexpensive Navy Bath Makeover.
This post has been sponsored by BEHR®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
When we first moved into our home, I was loving all things neutral. I added a paneled wall treatment, painted the walls a neutral beige and added a starched fabric wall treatment to our half bath.
Four years later, I decided it was time for a bathroom refresh as we head into the new year. I have been crushing on navy lately, and I knew a color would add some fun and drama to the space – without breaking the bank.
Navy Bath Makeover
I went to our local Home Depot and played around with BEHR’s ColorSmart app. It is so easy – just grab a paint chip and scan the barcode! The app allows you to see the color in various spaces, and it helps visualize what your room will look like in a color.
The display also shows the various paint sheens and suggests the best use of each. I chose BEHR in Dark Denim.
It is a navy, but it does have quite a bit of gray in it. I wanted to avoid a more royal blue look, so I made sure to find something with a deeper undertone. My space also has no natural light, so I only painted the upper wall to avoid making the room appear smaller.
I used BEHR’s Premium Plus Ultra paint in the eggshell finish – one of my favorite finishes.
I also painted the bathroom door using BEHR in Orion Gray – the same color I recently painted my laundry room doors (see more here). I am slowly painting the doors in our mudroom hallway this gorgeous medium gray. The doors were an off-white, but they see so much use that they were hard to keep clean. This gray hides so much.
For the door, I began with two coats of KILZ premium primer. I used a foam roller for a smoother finish and brush for hard-to-reach areas (like the inset panels in the doors).
Once the primer was dry, I added two coats of BEHR in Orion Gray – once again using the roller and brush.
The result is a sophisticated entrance into the bathroom.
The navy adds so much to the space! I found an inexpensive rug and floral art and kept the decor minimal.
As I mentioned before, the bathroom has no natural light. I kept the paneled walls their original off-white color to not allow the room to be swallowed by the darker color palette.
BEHR in Dark Denim is now one of my favorite navy paint colors! Where can you see this color in your home? I already know some other rooms I’d love to see it in my home!
Go create something!
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