Ask almost any realtor, and they’ll tell you to avoid the use of colored fixtures in your home if you intend to sell down the road. Deal-breaking pink toilets left over from the 1980s are evidence as to why. Fixtures in avocado and harvest gold, from a little farther back, make an even better case. The problem is that color trends are ever-changing, so they can make your home look dated faster than you can say Shazam!
If you love a lot of color in your house, we know it’s difficult to pass up the ever-expanding palette for bathroom fixtures. Many of our clients are in the same boat. They want to bring color into the bathroom but in a way that won’t cause their home to look dated come time to resell. How about a compromise?
Probably the best way to add color to your bathroom is with paint. If you have traditional white fixtures and a neutral floor and countertops, you can get away with pretty much any hue you want—and escape that hue with a fresh coat of totally different paint whenever you’re tired of the look or ready to sell.
It’s also an option to paint your cabinets, depending on their material and style:
One place where it’s easy to add eye-popping color—but you probably shouldn’t—is your shower curtain. Rare is the colorful shower curtain that looks truly classy and sharp, especially if it’s not set against a totally crisp white backdrop. How about changing up the linens and rug instead?
When you’re ready to make changes to your bathroom, keep the colored-fixture guidance in mind. (Notice we said guidance, not rule!) In the end, a bathroom with neutral fixtures, countertops, and floors actually offers a lot more flexibility to the person who loves color in the home. It’s a blank canvas you can re-imagine over and over again, with any color under the sun!