Friday, February 22, 2013

Paint Color Combination for Believable Buff {What Color to Paint Your Powder Room}

Question from Tracy:
Q: I'm a long time follower of your blog. I've been putting off painting my powder room for months because I can't choose a color that will look good with my SW Believable Buff, which is the main color in my house. My husband is begging me to get away from all the beige I have going on. Any ideas for something that will coordinate nicely but still give us a pop of color?
A: Tracy, having a great neutral like Believable Buff can make picking out coordinating colors a whole lot easier. There is no one answer to this question and it really depends upon your preference. Your powder room has separation from the rest of your home so the flow between colors is not as critical as it would be with an adjoining wall.
Below I put together some suggestions that I think would be a great place to start, once again depending upon your preference. I would choose a color you love, maybe one from the color combination below, and get samples of colors that are similar.
Lighting can also be a big factor. Powder rooms usually don’t have a lot of natural light so the color can change quite a bit from room to room. The key is to sample.
Favorite Paint Colors- combination for Believable Buff
Paint Colors to go with Believable Buff in powder room:
*Silvermist by Sherwin Williams
*Cordial by SW (I think an eggplant purple would look awesome too!)
*Footlight by SW
*Dried Thyme by SW
(On-screen paint color may differ from actual color)
Also, look through Favorite Paint Colors bathroom/powder room gallery for more inspiration. There are dozens of rooms to get your creative juices flowing and some awesome ideas not only for colors to use but decorating ideas as well.
And when you are done, send us pictures so we can see how everything turned out. :)
If any of you have any other suggestions, colors that you have used in your bathroom or powder room that you love, feel free to comment below.
Speaking of that, I have installed Disqus so commenting should be much easier. I would love to make it more like a forum, where you can leave paint color suggestions to posts such as this one and you don’t have to do it anonymously because of restrictions. Also, if you have a question that you need to ask I can answer you back and it will go straight to your e-mail if you subscribe to the comments, plus others will be able to see it as well.
Thank you and have a great weekend! So glad it’s Friday!


  1. Ive got the urge to paint in my home. What are good rules and guidelines when painting rooms in your house? I felt like the powder room was a great place to start with color bc I am terrified. I don't want it to look or feel like a circus tent. :/

  2. I agree with you and your house paint colours combination is excellent idea.

  3. I can't find Footlight listed in SW paints. Could it have a different name?


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