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One Classy Color – Dark Gray Bathroom Refresh

A dark color in a small room may feel scary, but it’s worth it! I went bold with our dark gray bathroom and love how it turned out!

You know what feels good? Getting stuff done. I love nothing more than to accomplish things on my to do list, especially my house to do list. This weekend I finally finished painting our dark gray bathroom and I love it! (Forgive the pictures, it’s hard to photograph a bathroom at dusk!)

bathroom first stage

This was definitely one of those colors that by the time I had all areas around the trim painted I was worried that it would be too dark and wouldn’t look good, I was wrong. The color is so moody and sophisticated, it really helps give the bathroom a completely new and updated look. 

griege bathroom

Yes, the frames on the wall are still empty. I have plans to put a few pictures from Europe in them, so they’ll probably be empty for another two months. And the paint around the top of the sink looks awful. I ran into an issue with the previous owners getting non-paintable caulk all over the wall over there. If you have any tips on how I can fix that issue I’d love to hear them! But let’s not focus on the negative today…


I’m seriously in love with this color! It’s a muddy grey, kind of a dark greige if you will. It looks great with the white bathroom tiles, and the white curtains in the room. I even love the way it looks against the wood trim! What’s the name of this really great color you may be asking, well… I don’t remember. I know, blogger fail. I’ll have to track down my sample to find out since I got paint all over the sticker where they write the name of the paint. (I’m a really messy painter). 

master bathroom changes

Another change we made in here was flipping the mirror from vertical to horizontal. I have no idea why they hung the mirrors this way, but after we flipped it in the guest bath, we knew it needed to be done in here too. Eventually I’d love to get a bigger mirror for above the sink, or two mirrors and install double sinks. I’ll be painting the cabinets in here eventually and replacing all the hardware. Heck, we may do a complete overhaul in the next few years (fingers crossed!) But for now I’ll just enjoy my new shiny paint color! (I say shiny because I used a semi-gloss paint. The previous owners used flat paint in this room and you could literally see the moisture on the walls, not the case with the semi-gloss). 

bathroom progress

Who else is obsessed with greige right now? Or has been painting? Any ideas on what to do about my caulk issue?


  1. Yay, for bathroom makeovers!
    It’s so moody, I like it. And have I mentioned that I love how low your windows sit?

  2. Beautiful! I love the paint color you chose (and the pop of color from the hydrangeas!)!

  3. Looks great. I like where you went with this.. definitely moody and sophisticated. Nice job! Greige is the new hotness.

  4. Holy cow, that looks gorgeous! Our hall bathroom is pretty tiny and I painted it a dark grey and I’ve been in love since day one. Hooray for sophisticated, dark colored bathrooms!

  5. ValenzMom a/k/a Helen

    I really love your bathroom make-over! May I suggest looking for a picture frame to hang in front of your mirror? I’ve seen it done before and it really looks pretty hanging from a wide ribbon.

    Also, check out Thrify Decor Chick’s blog. If I remember correctly, she has some info on there about having to deal with unpaintable caulk. Her blog is the first one I ever started following and she is the DIY queen – you’ll see!

  6. This is a lovely colour, we have a slightly more grey and less brown version in our hall and I love it!!

    I think it’s fun to try some more brave colour choices from time to time. xox

  7. Jess @ Little House. Big Heart.

    It looks fantastic! I love how classy it is!

    I don’t think it’s too dark at all; I was thinking we’d go dark when we update our bathroom, too!

  8. Great color! And aren’t hydrangeas gorgeous this time of year? We have some beautiful deep pink ones–I wish I could bring them inside…the cats would eat them, though, and then barf them up. Which is obviously not beautiful. ๐Ÿ˜›

  9. Kelly @ Corner of Main

    It looks great! Nice job! I love the white curtains too; they look so breezy-like a spa!

  10. LOVE this wall color! Your bathroom puts my old little bathroom to SHAME. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Looks so great! You’ve totally motivated me – gotta get to work!

  12. Oh i love the color with the white. i’ve never been a white lover but i love it with my dark browns now! so pretty!

  13. Looks great!! I love the color! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. kelly @stayingonbudget

    Great color! Can’t wait to see updates with new pictures up too!

  15. That color is fan-freakingtastic!! Good work fellow messy painter.

  16. This looks super cute! Love the wall color!

  17. Very pretty!

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