This post was created in partnership with Sherwin Williams. All photos and opinions are my own.
Our master bathroom is tiny with zero windows. I find that this makes sprucing up our bathroom space a bit challenging. This past spring, we decided that a fresh coat of paint was needed to freshen up the space. I wanted a color that would compliment our master bedroom, but was light enough to brighten the small space.
In order to narrow down our paint color choices, we checked out the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® phone app. I had a lot of fun with the app, and even found myself choosing random paint colors just to see what our bathroom would look like.
1 gallon of Tinsmith (SW 7657) Emerald® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint in a Satin sheen
1 quart of High Reflective White (SW7757) Emerald® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint in a Flat sheen
1 quart of High Reflective White (SW7757) Emerald® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint in a Semi-Gloss sheen
1 36mm roll of painters tape
1 Purdy Marathon Roller Cover 3/8″ nap
1 Purdy Nylon Stiff Brush 1.5″
1 Plastic Roller Tray 9″
1 Purdy Power Lock Pole (2-4″ extension)
1. We filled in any small holes that we found on the walls before we started painting. We like to use drywall compound to patch them up. You simply fill it, allow it to dry, and sand down until it’s smooth. We also removed the shower curtain, towels and covered our bathroom fixtures with plastic.
2. We started painting from the ceiling area and worked our way down. We painted the ceiling with one coat of Emerald® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint in High Reflective White color (SW7757, flat).
3. Next, we painted the bathroom walls with one coat of Emerald® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint in Tinsmith color (SW 7657, satin). Once the paint dried, we added a second coat of paint. I find that the second coat fully covers any painting mishaps or spots we might have missed.
5. The last areas we worked on were the doors, trim, and baseboards. Although it’s hard to see from the photos, this bathroom has two doors not including the closet door. The doors were previously a dull beige color that made the room look very dated. A coat of Emerald® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint in High Reflective White color (SW7757, semi-gloss) has brought the doors back to life.
I love how the new paint color gives the space a spa-like feel that is both inviting and soothing. I finally have a bathroom that I can enjoy!
How do you freshen up small and dark spaces? I’d love to hear your tips and tricks!