Brandon’s Suggested Color Schemes
Brandon was chatting with a client the other day about an upcoming bathroom remodel and he noticed a trend. “As we discussed materials, she kept asking me what colors I thought she should use,” said the All American Wrestler turned All American Plumber.
It’s not really his specialty, but being the courteous man of service he is, he made suggestions: White Paint, Grey Stone, Warm Wood Cabinets, and White accent pieces.
By the time the conversation was complete, Brandon had casually offered color palette for his client to visualize and start collecting accessories to compliment.
“She said to me, you should really write these ideas down, I think they would be handy for your clients,” said Brandon who refuses to acknowledge that he’s good with putting colors together, but admits that he and his Dad, Greg Sheck, work with some very talented interior designers and he’s just listened to what they have to say.
That really sums up the core value of G&C Plumbing and Heating – They listen. So, for the client who asked:
Brandon’s Seven Favorite Bathroom Palettes
Creams and White
“Bathrooms aren’t traditionally very colorful spaces because they are mostly about function. We like to use natural lighting when possible so clients can get ready in a bathroom without looking like they’re in an interrogation room,” said Brandon. (When creams are mixed with white, the combination brings out the peach in skin tones and negates that washed out look an all-white bathroom can sometimes create)
Creams and Taupe
Continuing with the idea that a bathroom will be a primary space to get ready, shave, and put on makeup, Creams and Taupe, again, work well with the warmth of skin tones. “I think Taupe adds depth on walls and accents in stone or tile,” said Brandon.
Pale Blues and White
“This is how you create that spa feeling – especially when you use some nice stone,” said Brandon. Pale blues can look traditional or modern depending on the shapes and lines you select.
Coastal Blues and White
“We live in New England, why not bring the ocean a bit closer to home,” said Brandon who likes this look with mosaic tiles.
Black and White
“You can’t go wrong with black and white, it can be modern or traditional, but it’s always functional,” said Brandon who shrugged when we suggested you can add pops of color such as red or teal. “I guess so, but why would you?” Touché, Brandon. Touché.
Grays and White
This was the color combo Brandon suggested to his client who prompted us to write this blog (We asked if we could use her name, but she’s shy) “This is trendy, and it’s a nice update,” said Brandon. It’s easy too because you let fixtures (sink, tub, shower, and toilet) serve as the white component and then a variation of grays everywhere else. “Dark cabinets make the combo look deluxe and light cabinets look more modern. If you ask me,” said Brandon. (We did)
Grays and Neutrals
Varying shades of the same color, such as a warm gray provides visual interest while keeping a bathroom unified and soothing. “It makes an impact without being overwhelming,” said Brandon who we’ve never seen overwhelmed. Big and multiple mirrors or reflective glass tiles break up the monochromatic space to keep it from feeling like a sad man’s cave.
Humble – That’s Another Core Value
“We work with and recommend some great interior designers who can do a much better job explaining all of this,” said Brandon.
But, a big thank you to the client who asked Brandon about his opinion on color schemes – you’re right, this list will be very helpful for others wondering what colors they should use in an upcoming bathroom remodel with G&C!