Here’s how one reader applied the Maria Killam system to her bathroom renovation. Here’s what she did right while working with whites, and a closer before and after look at her modern farmhouse white bathroom.
“I have been an avid follower of Maria Killam for several years now. I’ve used her color boards many times for color consultations as well! I just wanted to share my own experience, on renovating our bathroom, by following Maria’s tips for using White in the right space.
Our master bathroom gets the most natural light in our entire home. It is a south facing room, and it came with antique hardwood floors when we purchased the home. I felt like this room was the perfect set up for white from what I’ve learned! Little did I know even with all my design background how hard it was to get the right white, to work with the subway tiles and the vanity, etc.
Because of Maria’s insight into whites having undertones, it helped me SOOO much in this process! I loved how it turned out, it’s perfect for us and the style of our home. Here are pictures below if you are curious, we kept the wood flooring and the mirrors that I sanded down and antiqued with antiquing wax. Thanks for all the great information you share!” ~Dawn Stockbridge
I was so happy to see such beautiful after photos! Dawn did such a fabulous job with this classic and timeless modern farmhouse white bathroom.
Wouldn’t you agree it is so much better with the full-size double sink vanity?
She also repeated the flooring colour twice which is exactly how to work with an accent colour. Small, medium and large gradations in the baskets and mirrors.
Once people find my system, they often worry about combining true white and off-white together. And, you can see here that it’s really hard to notice that the quartz countertop and vanity is off-white while everything else is true white including the wall colour.
It’s true-white and cream, where the difference is more pronounced that it often looks best to repeat them both to create an intentional look.
To learn more about mixing and choosing whites, download my White is Complicated eBook here.
It took me a few minutes to notice that she had not repeated the black light fixtures in her decorating, but if you go back and look at the flooring, you’ll notice there’s black in it. Remember, if you want to incorporate black in your bathroom, repeat it once more in your decorating (twice at the MOST).
Read more, if you are trying to decorate with black: The Perils of Decorating with Black
Beautiful job Dawn! Thanks so much for sharing your classic and timeless renovation with my readers.
If you’d like your bathroom to fill you with joy, see my Create a Classic bathroom package here.