Guest bathroom paint and more progress!

Benjamin Moore Alaskan Skies Guest Bath

We are slowly but surely getting there with this guest bathroom. It’s transformation is nearly complete!

I have to say that I was pretty excited when the fresh paint went onto those newly smooth walls! This bathroom has been really tricky in terms of getting the color right. In the very initial stages, I thought about going for a deep, intense, and mysterious blue. I tried it, and then promptly began hating it. It didn’t feel “clean” enough for me for a bathroom. Then I swung too far over to the other side of the spectrum, trying Creamy White on the walls–and while it’s lovely, it just proved to be slightly too anemic-looking for this room and too yellow, given the white and black tile on the floor in the bathroom.

I *think* I’ve come up with the answer. Are you ready for it? I chose Benjamin Moore Alaskan Skies (972) for the walls and Benjamin Moore Dune White (968) for the beadboard and trim. And I think I’m in love…

benjamin Moore Alaskan Skies and Dune White


I added some details that I hope will make the guest bath experience a little more special:

robe hook

Good lighting is key, I think, to bathroom happiness:

Bathroom tube sconce

The crown molding was just installed this morning. It still needs to be painted, etc., but I think it will add a nice finishing touch:

I say hurray for progress!



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  1. The wall sconces are stunning! The new atmosphere is pristine, clean and fresh. Bring in the thick Turkish towels, Molton Brown body wash and your guests will thank you. Fine transformation!

  2. Anna, I came across your blog when searching for paint recommendation for my house. I love the color combo you have used in your guest bathroom. So fresh and modern! I am at a dilemma because we have moved to a house that is not my style at all. I have a burnt orange large granite countertop (the actual color is Bordeaux), espresso cabinets and medium-stained wood floor. The window has a yellow tint (they call it “almond” tint). Would you be willing to recommend light and airy paint color that can tone down the burnt-orange countertop and make it less offensive? It is driving me crazy! Thank you so much for your time!

    1. Thanks, Yosan, for your kind comment! You sound like you’re facing a lot of different variables in your kitchen! My first impulse would be to try to tone down the orange-y elements with a white that has gray or green undertones. Maybe something along the lines of BM’s Morning Dew:

      Here’s a link to a blog post by Emily Clark that may be helpful. She chose SW Shoji White for her kitchen:

      I would also try looking closely at the other tones in the granite which may be cooler to see if they suggest a cooler or more neutral tone that might help tone down the warm tones of the granite, but that still relate.

      Hope this helps! Thx again for your comment!

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