Go Big in Small Spaces: Why Dark and Bold is a Good Choice for a Tiny Bathroom

Dark, dramatic bathroom makeover using Sherwin-Williams Naval paint
Sponsored by Sherwin-Williams

We're back to share the tiny makeover we did in the tiny bathroom at the 2017 Curbly House. But the scope and the room are the only small things about the project – because we used a bold color that made a big difference. Read on to see our new, blue 'loo. 


For the last year or so, I've had a growing crush on dark powder rooms. Maybe it's because they're always small, so a dark dramatic color feels like a surprise. Continue Reading

Eye Candy: 10 Bathrooms That Have Gone To The Dark Side

Traditionally, we’ve always been told NOT to paint small rooms a dark color. “Dark paint closes the room in and makes it smaller than it already is!” Blah, blah, blah. Well, here are ten bathrooms that are getting it right when it comes to dark and dramatic.      


A lovely dark bath with a gallery wall to add height via Liz Daly Photography 

Dark walls and all white accessories keep things balanced via Emma Reddington of The Marion House Book 

Keeping one wall a light color helps reflect some of the gorgeous natural light that flows into this bathroom via Melanie Acevedo 

If you like funky furniture, this orange chair helps brighten the space via House To Home 

Dark walls can seem to fall away like in this small but impactful bathroom via Lonny Mag 

Half black walls and half white tile keep the bathroom feeling chic and intimate in this bathroom spotted on Apartment Therapy

This bathroom belongs to Tara Mangini & Percy Bright, the couple behind Jersey Ice Cream Company. Continue Reading

Moody with a Dash of Color

This 1,200 sf apartment went through a 10K reno. The result is moody with a smidgen of color here and there. Dark walls, dark floors, dark furniture…and yet, there’s something about it that appeals to me. The pink coffee table? The faux bookcase wallpaper? The letter art? I dunno. How about you? Do you think living in such darkness would be cozy or creepy?

For more pictures of the apartment, head on over to Digs DigsContinue Reading