I’ve been thinking about my bathrooms lately and how un-renovated and dated they are. (update, see all my renovated bathrooms here) It’s a project I was going to tackle this year but honestly, they just don’t bother me enough so I let it slide.
Except for this: I have always loved taking baths but the tub in our master is too big and takes more than one hot water tank to fill and the one in my main bathroom is an ugly pink beige tub/shower insert and it hurts my eyes to look at it so I am uninspired and rarely bathe in this house.
The equivalent to bathing for a Fin is a sauna, but my favourite Mother in the world has been in Finland for months to be with her older sister who recently had to move to assisted living (I miss her soooo much).
We’ve only had one sauna bath since she’s been gone because usually she’s the one who builds the fire and calls us over (it’s a wood heated sauna–totally divine). We sit there naked and solve the worlds problems, so amazing!
My course in Houston this week was the best ever! None of my courses are ever the same because I’m constantly tweaking the course material to help make it clearer and easier to understand. See my upcoming dates here.
In my system for Understanding Undertones©, there are basically 9 primary undertones in the world. Everywhere you go, they are the same.
I received a question about shopping for shower curtains a while ago so I thought I’d take this opportunity to show all 9 in a row here.
The right shower curtain can magically hide a bad surround, or simply make your fabulous bathroom even more fabulous.
So here’s how to get the right shower curtain to coordinate with your tile or hide it if necessary, or at the very least distract attention from it.
There’s many a bad shower surround that can be put out of sight and out of mind with a shower curtain.
This shower curtain is blue grey and green beige so it would also work with the tile in the second image in addition to a bathroom with blue grey tile (as shown below).
I couldn’t find the right bathroom image with this tile (below), but I’ve seen many so ignore the sofa: This shower curtain would work best with biscuit or creamy plumbing so if yours is white, get the shower curtain above which is also green beige and blue.
There’s way more shower curtains in greys than beige right now so this was the best I could find. Keep looking if you think it’s kinda boring.
Lots of bathrooms in pink beige. That shade comes out quick in tile when it’s installed in a room without natural lighting. It makes sense to check your tile in a bathroom without natural lighting BEFORE you install it.
And it’s the reason why I think all bathrooms should be white or cream anyway. This way, there will be no unhappy surprises when the beige tile you were convinced was perfect suddenly turns out pink when it’s installed.
But if this happened to you, how great is this orange and pink beige shower curtain?
Don’t despair if you don’t like the tile you inherited, look for a fabric with colours you like and also the neutral undertone it’ll work with.
In the Tuscan brown trend and the sage green trend (right before brown came along) this slate was installed in bathrooms everywhere (below).
Lately, every hotel I stay in has orange undertones from their last renovation.
So, if your bathroom has tile that looks like this and also has bright white plumbing, this shower curtain will relate to the white AND pick up the orange/butterscotch tones in the tile.
If your finishes have a gold beige undertone, try this one.
Taupe is a combination of beige and grey. If your tile is taupe, this shower curtain will work.
Lots of bathrooms with this undertone, there are many shower curtains that will coordinate.
Image source | Shower curtain West Elm
Anthropologie shower curtain | Bathroom source
So, if you have anything but a white or cream bathroom, figure out which neutral undertone(s) are in your tile, use my How to Choose Paint Colours ebook to help you. Bring home all the colour chips in that category and then when you know what it is, go shopping with that colour chip.
Which neutral undertones are in your bathroom/s?
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