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Today a renter requests help with color selections for her bathroom walls and floor – selected to go with the current peach and black tile.
Dear Your Decorating Hotline:
I am a renter and I’d like to decorate with this old school tile. It’s peach and black!!! Any suggestions for a wall color? Also, the floor is peach!!! Any suggestions for a stick and peel floor as well? Thanks,” Sierra
Your Decorating Hotline’s Solution
Thanks for reading Your Decorating Hotline. I’m happy to answer your question and provide some input regarding your peach and black tiled bathroom. Luckily the tile is in great condition!
As a renter your decorating efforts need to be something that is not permanent and can be easily changed either before you leave or by the next renter, if they so desire. Here are a few ideas to consider:
1. Play up the peach: Find a print shower curtain or print towels that incorporate a peach that ties to your peach tile. This would give the peach a reason for being. Themes to consider include beach shells, a tropical theme, a floral print, even pink flamingos might blend enough if you want a little kitsch! Then pull one of the other colors from the print to use as a wall color and select a light neutral for a floor tile (white or perhaps a sand color).
2. Keep it pure: Use only the current black, peach and white colors. Use just these three colors for the entire space. Play with black, white and peachy towels (one, two or all three colors layered). Hang a white waffle weave shower curtain like many hotels do. Hang black framed art on white walls (perhaps peach botanical print flowers or black and white photos of something you love). Use all white, all black, or a checkerboard black and white design with stick and peel floor tiles.
3. Create “wallpaper”: Wall decals are another option – use black decals to create a pattern on white walls – there are many great designs on the market from which to choose. Another option is to stencil or stamp a pattern on the walls in black – perhaps a damask or a fleur de lis or a chandelier silouhette, or a retro design like starbursts or boomerangs.
4. Add color: If you want to paint and add another color to the bathroom, consider painting your walls a light sea green, sand, latte, light chocolate, aqua or light grey. Stay away from colors that have orange or red undertones.
I hope these ideas are helpful to finding something that works for you. I’d love to see your bathroom after you finish it. Please send me some photos!
Have fun with your project.