Are you remodeling or just moved into a new place? In case you aren't ready to tackle putting in a new floor, why not switch up the vanity. The colors available for vanities are very diverse, so how do you know which color goes with dark floors? We've done the color matching for you and put together a list to help!
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Whether you have tile or wood, there is a good handful of colors to choose from. Keep in mind that the floor is only one aspect of the room and can be totally changed by a few touches here and there to other elements. These vanity colors are able to span a wide range of aesthetics and taste.
- Deep blue
- Light blue
- Mint green
- Forest green
Now that you have a nice condensed list, let's see how they break down with different dark colors. Don't forget to consider the cost, size of the room, and ease of cleaning. Keep reading for helpful tips and more!
What to consider
Before you jump into this project, let's take a step back to think about everything involved. Do you own the place, or are you renting? If you only rent, it may be best to decorate with color instead of making a permanent choice. However, if you own your home, then you have free range.
Think about the size of the bathroom. Is it on a smaller or larger size scale? A small bathroom is going to require a little more creativity to ensure that the room feels big enough. A larger bathroom will need to be balanced to ensure sections don't get lost.
The size leads to the cost. How much of a change are you looking for? Do you just want to paint the existing vanity or purchase a brand new one? New vanities mean new fixtures, installation, even a new countertop.
Next comes the themes. What kind of mood do you want your bathroom to give off? It could be modern, boho, minimalist, or eccentric. The number of additional items for each theme can also determine the ease of cleaning. It could prove difficult with a lot of decor on the surfaces.
Finally, do you have wood or tile floors? Wood flooring is usually one tone with grain that may or may not be shiny. Tiles, on the other hand, can have many colors, different shapes, and be reflective. These little factors will contribute to what color vanity will complement the floor.
A rich blue will always work with dark floors. Wood, grey, black, brown, it handles it all. If you already have a smooth vanity surface that you'd like to change, then you can paint and seal it. Or you can buy a brand new one and pair it with gold fixtures.
Neat and neutral. If you're unsure if you want something out of the box or calming, a grey is a great mix of both. Since it's such an open color, you can pair it with tons of different darker and lighter accents. Gray is also a timeless color, meaning it can fit anyone's personality.
Maybe not one of the traditional colors you'd have in mind, but a surprising contender. Light blue can have a tranquil and spa-like feel to it. It will also contrast with the dark floors to pop and add more color to the room.
A fashionable and light color, mint green breathes fresh air into the room. It complements well with darker colors without weighing down the room. You can also pair a number of countertop styles with it, making it very versatile.
One of the most popular, if not the most popular, color choices for bathroom vanities. White is light and clean and stands out against dark floors. It gives you a feeling of cleanliness, which is important if you feel the floors look grimy. Plus, it goes with anything.
A little bit of a wild card but teal can be a very classy choice. Teal works especially well with browns and golds to give you a vibrant, modern bathroom. Add a white countertop to keep things light or even go with white subway tiles on the wall.
A darker green can bring an air of elegance into any room. Green can be paired with wood, tile, brown, black, or grey. It's a cool enough color to seamlessly flow with the existing dark colors, which will most likely also have a cool tone to them. A forest green can also be complemented with light green plants to round out the homey feeling.
Sleek and modern, a black vanity feels powerful. The only downside to this color is that any scratches or dents will be noticeable. However, it can stand alone or blend into the bathroom setting, depending on how much emphasis you want on the vanity area.
Finally, but defiantly not least, most likely the second most popular vanity choice. Wood is a nice choice since it comes in a range of colors and grains. So if you're looking for a vanity to encompass all styles but still have some personality, wood is for you.
How to match a vanity with the flooring?
Vanities can either be the spotlight of the bathroom or blend into their surroundings; it depends on what fits your personality best. Having a dark floor and light-colored vanities will create a strong contrast and pop the vanity out. If you aren't sure still, a helpful tip is to look at your floor and see what colors make it up. Do you have multi-colored tiles or different colored wood grain? Pull out a color from there to make the vanity and have it compliment the floor.
What is the most popular color vanity?
From extensive research, the results show that white, black, and grey are the most popular colors for vanities. White took the top of the rank for its overall feeling of cleanliness and welcoming nature. A nice thing about having a white vanity is that you can switch up your fixtures with patterns, brass, or other colors.
What does a dark floor do to a bathroom?
Especially without any natural light, dark floors in a bathroom can make it seem tight. Having all dark tones, such as dark floors, dark vanity, dark wall color, and a dark shower curtain can limit the potential of the small. A decorating hack to know, paint the ceiling white! Having a light ceiling can help the room seem taller.
Should you have a dark floor in a small bathroom?
You can if it fits your aesthetic, there's really no right or wrong. Just like with dark vanities, dark floors will show scratches and scuffs easier than a lighter floor will. If you're in a place where you can't paint or install a new vanity, here are some other suggestions for you. Add in colorful floor mats and towels. Place a glowing salt rock or fairy lights in the room. Small touches like these can be a budget-friendly solution.
Just changing the color of your vanity can change the whole look of your bathroom with dark floors. No matter your vibe, there's a color option for you. Pick anything from white to mint green to black. White is the most popular color and is able to be paired with a majority of accent colors. While dark floors may make the room feel small, there's no need to worry. Throw in some favorite rugs and lights to brighten the space!
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