Peter Fallico has a knack for making grey look glamorous, soothing or cozy. Since becoming a fan of Peter’s when I started watching Home To Flip, I’ve noticed that he often uses grey and he uses it well. While some may see it as a boring, dull colour, Peter always manages to give grey a makeover. And his recent Home To Keep bathroom makeover is no exception.
Peter’s grey bathroom is similar to the palette I posted earlier this month from Sarah’s House in that they both feature grey, yellow and black but the resulting looks are very different. While Sarah’s bathroom is very country and only features black in very tiny details, Peter’s maintains the same airiness while anchoring the room with a black tiled floor. Peter also uses pink accessories to bring some femininity into a room that could look very slick and even masculine without the flowers, perfume bottles and decorative mirror.
If you look at the palette alone, it could be straight from the 80s, but Peter keeps it modern with contemporary furniture shapes and finishes, such as the brushed metal cabinet and the simple, lacquer vanity table. The single swatch of yellow on the vanity stool gives the room a vital jolt of colour.
Even if you have a basic white bathroom you could incorporate this palette with accessories. A square, black lacquered tray on your vanity can easily hold decorative toiletries or a ceramic vase with pink flowers. I like this Sunbrella fabric (left) for an upholstered bench or chair in the bathroom. Being an outdoor fabric, you know it won’t get damaged by the moisture or steam in the room.
How To Apply Palettes in Any Room:
- Choose the colour you’ll use as the anchor. This will probably be a neutral, but if you’re brave, could be a brighter colour.
- Use this colour on the walls and/or major pieces of furniture.
- Choose three to four additional complimenting colours as accents (consult a colour wheel if need be!) and bring these into the room as rugs, pillows, window coverings and art. A plus: if any one of these decor items combine two or more of your chosen accent colours.
- Another way to create a palette is to choose a decor item that really appeals to you such as a painting, decorative plate or throw pillow, and use it as a jumping-off point: pull four to five colours from this object to recreate the same palette in a room!
- Colour Inspiration: A Country Bathroom from Sarah’s House
- Colour Inspiration: A Retro Kitchen from Sarah 101
- Colour Inspiration: A Summer Home Bedroom