Paint Color Ideas With Mauve Bathroom Fixtures

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Paint Color Ideas With Mauve Bathroom Fixtures
In this bathroom, the red brick wall is used to accent the browns of the wood and whites of the accesories. (bathroom image by nutech21 from

Mauve accessories can be used to add interest to any bathroom. From toilets to tubs to towels, nearly every bathroom item can be purchased in a shade of mauve. But bringing it all together can be tricky. Use these simple tricks to paint your bathroom and soon you will have a space worthy of calling your own.

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If you have several mauve accessories, neutral is a great way to go. Neutral colours are often warm and inviting and will help keep the mauve from overpowering the space. Some neutral colours to consider are whites, blacks, blues and browns. Because these colours are neutral, they will go with everything. If you feel unsure of the paint's ability to coordinate with your accessories, be sure you get the paint at a similar tint or shade as the mauve of your toilet and tub.

White neutrals can open the space up and make your bathroom feel larger, while blues with provide a more spa-like feel. Browns will add warmth to any room and blacks or greys will feel more modern. You may choose to mix and match two neutrals using mauve as an accent colour to add even more depth and richness to your bathroom.


If you have chosen to use just a touch of mauve in smaller accessories, like the toothbrush holder, dustbin and towels, you may choose to paint one wall a similar shade. The eye will be drawn around the room to all the same colours. Be careful, though; it's easy for mauve to overpower a room so you may choose to paint only a small part of one wall mauve, leaving the rest a neutral colour.

If you are using many different shades of mauve in your bathroom, you may want to use a bath mat or wall hanging that brings all the shade together giving your bathroom a complete and polished look.


Using a metallic paint in golds or silvers is a bold move, but it may just be the right touch to bring your mauve bathroom to life. Be sure to use a highly washable and durable semigloss paint in your bathroom. Gold can add a touch of class to any bathroom and used as an accent paint can be attractive without feeling gaudy. Meanwhile silver will add a modern sheen to your bathroom while toning down the impact of the mauve. Metallics are a great way to add interest and depth to a small space without any extra expense.

You may choose to combine metallics, mauve and neutrals in an interesting way to create a bathroom you are happy to pamper yourself in every day.

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