If you have the luxury of including cabinets in the space you have, pay attention to their color and design as it makes a huge difference to the way the room is perceived. The right color can accentuate the effect you are trying to create, and a poor choice can have your washroom looking too cramped or simply an assembly of mismatched colors.
How to Choose the Right Paint Colors?
Position of the Cabinets
Are the cabinets below the counter, or are they mounted on walls? If they are below and you have a small space, you don't want it to get too cramped by painting them in a dark color. Similarly, wall-mounted ones should not get too overbearing in a small space with dark colors.
The Size of the Bathroom
Lighter shades are perfect if you have a small space. It just gives a more spacious feel. On the other hand, if you have a large area, feel free to try any shade that would appeal to you. Furthermore, remember that chunks of color can be overpowering sometimes. So, determine the size of the cabinet before you paint them all in one dark color.
What is the predominant color in your washroom? Do you have a wallpaper that has been used in there, or just some plain tiles? If the wallpaper has some intricate patterns that you would like to highlight, choose a color that is lighter and will accentuate the wallpaper. The idea is to have the cabinet colors in tones that do not overshadow the wallpaper.
Similar is the case with the tiles. Further, if these cabinets are below the counter, you will also have to take into consideration the color of the counter top. Ideally, the wall against which they are placed should be of a darker color, and the cabinets themselves should be of a lighter tone, preferably of the same color.
The purpose of a cabinet, apart from its function of storage, is to serve as an accent in your bathroom. You want it to blend well and bring out the design. You do not want it to stand out on its own because it is a mere element in bathroom designing, albeit a very important one.
Ideas for colors
While there is no right or wrong color for a cabinet because it is so dependent on numerous factors, here are some ideas that will help you decide on how to go about picking a color that you think is appropriate.
Try Out Some Patterns
Light motifs or prints on your cabinets would not hurt as long as they don't demand all the attention. Try out pinstripes, mild floral motifs, or wooden textures.
Steal From Other Colors in the Bathroom
The kind of tiles and wallpaper you have applied will help you decide the exact color you want to paint the cabinets with. For instance, if you have a green wallpaper with blue and yellow stripes on it, you may have them in either light yellow or a pale blue. These will complement the wallpaper well and have your bathroom look complete.
Contrast colors or keep them in the same family, the choice is yours. Once again, ensure that the cabinets are painted in such a color so as to have the rest of the space stand out as a complete design, and that they don't stand out on their own.