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What's best for your bathroom: wall tiles or paint?
Today's bathrooms enjoy the full status of living-space. They offer plenty of scope for decoration to get them on-trend and match them to your interior design style, whether that's modern, industrial or inspired by nature. Check out our advice on tiling or painting your bathroom walls.
Types of paint
Bathrooms are bound to be humid, so they need an appropriate type of paint. Choose a paint that’s washable, water-resistant and anti-mould. To ensure a long-lasting finish, make sure your paint is also formulated for use on your type of wall: concrete, plaster, etc.
Oil-based paint is tough, waterproof and washable, so it’s a great choice for the bathroom.
Acrylic paint is a good alternative to oil-based, especially in bathroom renovation projects. It’s water-based, but it has many of the benefits of solvent-based alternatives, including toughness and easy cleaning.
Choice of colours
You can use colour to create a sense of space and change the atmosphere of a bathroom. Choose whatever colours create the ambience you want.
Warm colours like yellow, orange and red are vibrant and help kick-start your day.
Cold colours like blue and green are more relaxing and create a cosier environment.
Using light colours like white in a small bathroom can create light and give the illusion of a larger space.