“No matter how grand the house, it is first and foremost a stage on which real human beings play out their lives.”
FROM THE FORWARD OF
American Splendor: The Residential Architecture of Horace Trumbauer
By Erin Carlyle
The following is an except from the Houzz article 15 Bathrooms That Wow With Vivid Color
This en suite bathroom was designed for a 17-year-old. Orange and blue are opposite each other on the color wheel, positions that indicate complementary colors, or those that have the sharpest contrast. The bold color choice makes for an energetic feel.
For master bathrooms, many people want something that makes their skin look pretty, says Barbara Eberlein of Eberlein Design Consultants in Philadelphia — “so everyone ends up with a rosy bathroom.” But people need not feel limited to skin-flattering colors, especially in smaller or less frequently used rooms like powder rooms. “I don’t really think there are any colors to avoid in a bathroom,” Eberlein says. Her own powder room is a lacquered high-gloss black.
Eberlein suggests pulling colors for a bathroom from the spaces that share architecture with the bathroom, such as a hallway. This room is a good example of that principle; the fun palette was pulled from the teen’s adjacent bedroom.
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