Navy Bathroom Makeover

This post has been sponsored by BEHR®.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

It is amazing how paint can transform a space!  See how my navy walls instantly (and inexpensively) updated our bathroom.

Navy Bathroom Makeover

When we first moved into our home, I was loving all things neutral.  I added a paneled wall treatment, painted the walls a neutral beige and added a starched fabric wall treatment to our half bath.

Four years later, I decided it was time for a bathroom refresh as we head into the new year.  I have been crushing on navy lately, and I knew a color would add some fun and drama to the space – without breaking the bank.

I went to our local Home Depot and played around with BEHR’s ColorSmart app.  It is so easy – just grab a paint chip and scan the barcode!  The app allows you to see the color in various spaces, and it helps visualize what your room will look like in a color.

The display also shows the various paint sheens and suggests the best use of each.

I chose BEHR in Dark Denim.  It is a navy, but it does have quite a bit of gray in it.  I wanted to avoid a more royal blue look, so I made sure to find something with a deeper undertone.  My space also has no natural light, so I only painted the upper wall to avoid making the room appear smaller.

I used BEHR’s Premium Plus Ultra paint in the eggshell finish – one of my favorite finishes.

I also painted the bathroom door using BEHR in Orion Gray – the same color I recently painted my laundry room doors (see more here).  I am slowly painting the doors in our mudroom hallway this gorgeous medium gray.  The doors were an off-white, but they see so much use that they were hard to keep clean.  This gray hides so much.

For the door, I began with two coats of KILZ premium primer.  I used a foam roller for a smoother finish and brush for hard-to-reach areas (like the inset panels in the doors).

Once the primer was dry, I added two coats of BEHR in Orion Gray – once again using the roller and brush.

The result is a sophisticated entrance into the bathroom.

The navy adds so much to the space!  I found an inexpensive rug and floral art and kept the decor minimal.

As I mentioned before, the bathroom has no natural light.  I kept the paneled walls their original off-white color to not allow the room to be swallowed by the darker color palette.

BEHR in Dark Denim is now one of my favorite navy paint colors!  Where can you see this color in your home?  I already know some other rooms I’d love to see it in my home!



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  1. You have kept so busy and it makes me happy!! I love the white paneled wall below and the crisp blue above. That pot with the green plant looks perfect. How you hung this frame looks unique. Just a great look all the way around. It was 1976. Everything was navy blue. Dishes. Clothes. But no home decor!!! I was frustrated as a young Teen! My mom let me spray paint everything but it wasn’t til the mid ‘80s any Navy was seen in decor. In the 90’s I was married and did navy and white in a main bathroom. A white wallpaper I did on my own. GASP and navy accents. It soon disappeared because Tuscan red rose to fame and then white. It’s my turn FINALLY!! I’m old enough. I’ve waited my entire life for navy and shades of blue that aren’t pale to be in. I’m embracing it!!! Glad you are too!!! My house shall look like the Oval Office on Madam Secretary—except he got different drapes tonight. I am going for some blue ones from last season!!!

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