Here's a thought: Let white be an accent color in your bath instead of the main hue. Have your bright white sink, tub, and a few accessories, but allow a warm color palette to make a statement everywhere else. These Austin homeowners wanted the only bath in their comfy bungalow to be a color-saturated space. On top of that, they also needed it to be packed with smart, practical storage. Their design plan worked; here are the steps to their success.
The Style Star: Tiles
Homeowners Jennie Burger and Bill Fagelson didn't stop at one or two tile colors for their bath; they picked out a palette of greens, red, and tannish-yellow. Just for fun: A pattern that doesn't repeat perfectly was laid on the side of the tub and as a stripe around the top of the shower area. Grayish-green glazed ceramic field tiles run from tub to ceiling. "A lot of people will stop short on tile when putting it on the walls, but I think placing it all the way up to the ceiling extends the space visually," says designer Laura Britt.