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djeslyn2
I need desperate help with my new rental bathroom.
djeslyn2

My new rental is from the 50’s and the bathroom is very pink with olive color..i seriously don’t know who thought this was a great color combination…The tiles are in mint condition but this color scheme simply depresses me every time I look at it. I fell overwhelm as I honestly don’t know what to do with it. I can’t paint over the tile since it’s a rental but I can paint the wall. I thought of painting the wall white but I read somewhere that if I paint it white, it will only make the pink pop out more and make the bathroom look dirty.

Also the sink is white with light wood color and also the toilet seat is white. Since my options are very limited I thought of buying a toilet seat that matches the same pink/coral color and perhaps putting a sink cover to hide the light wood color. I need help with ideas on how to make the colors less noticeable or what prints can I add. Any ideas to make it less depressing.
I would love feedback..Thanks a million!
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A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

Since it's a rental, and things look to be in good shape, I'd leave it for now, let it get trashed by the tenants, then when it comes time to sell, either have all the tile sprayed with enamel, or tear it all out and replace it.

You're right, whomever thought that color combo was a good idea was more than slightly deranged. Of course, I am of the camp that one should always stick with classic design and colors for the hard fixtures of a home and save the "decorator" touches to paint choices, dr-aperies, and other "soft" decor that is easily changed by whomever purchases the home.

Classic colors and design NEVER go out of style, unlike the fad garbage such as you've pictured.

dj1
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dj1

From the language of your post, it looks to me that you are the new tenant, but I may be wrong.

Regardless, a tenant can't do certain changes or alterations, as specified in the lease agreement. If you are indeed the tenant, ask the landlord to make these changes. He will be inclined to make them if you prove to him that you are a worthy tenant.

However if you are the landlord, I don't see any problem doing all these changes.

Lynne
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Lynne

That's quite a challenge! Good luck trying to find a toilet seat to match. Maybe you can find some linens that will distract from the wall color. Or some artwork.

keith3267
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keith3267

If you are the owner, just replacing the toilet with a modern water saving white toilet will help a lot, then paint the walls a shade or two lighter of the field tile color.

The pink trim tiles could be chipped out and replaced with another color, maybe black, and then paint the walls white to keep the place from being too dark.

johntheplumber
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johntheplumber

I was in a somewhat similar situation and found this company www.designerdrains.com they offer shower drains with cool designs on them, it didnt take the funky orange i have to deal with but its makes it easier having the sea turtle as my shower drain.

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