Yesterday the first coat of paint went on in the bathroom. Earlier this week we found the colour we’d been planning to use (a shade of grey) did not look good on the walls. It seemed to have a murky greenish tinge to it. So we got another tester pot, of a colour called Potters’ Clay. It’s very hard to describe this colour – you can see a computerized approximation of it here – but it was a colour we had in mind for the bathroom a long time ago, and we both like it, which is a good start.
Of course as soon as the walls had been done, it became clear that this colour does not sit at all well with our green glass tiles, which are above the basin. Yikes.
We spent a long time last night coming up with a plan. Replace the green glass tiles? Repaint the whole room? Apply some sort of tile-paint or transfers over the tiles?
The solution we’ve chosen, which may be temporary or permanent depending on how well it works, is to paint the wall the tiles are on white, but leave the other walls as they are. This afternoon the first coat of white paint went on, and it looks like another one or two will be needed before the job is done – but so far, so good.