What do I have to say about Beige in the Bathroom?

When I was into punk rock we had buttons that said “No Beige”. I’ve tried to abide but it’s never been easy. Not one of my favorite colors but it’s absolutely everywhere in this world and I have to admit it’s used all the time with great success. Elegant and simple, it combines so well with so many other shades and… as always… looks great with gold. Everything pretty much does look great with gold and the Metallic Gold Rope Border undermount basin is no exception.

gold rope border painted sink in beige bathroom
Gold Rope border design on a white 17 x 14″ undermount basin with traditionally-styled oil-rubbed faucets.

The slightly opalescent sheen to the mirror, somewhere between gold and silver, looks great set against the tumbled stone tiles. Stand alone mirrors are showing up everywhere in bathroom style these days they can really make a statement in a bathroom interior, especially powder rooms. Plus they stay cleaner longer because they are usually hung higher above the sink and further from water splashes.

Rope Border painted sink, bronze faucet & gold accessories
Rope Border painted sink, bronze faucet & gold accessories.

Now I’m not a big fan of brown either but this faucet is kind of cool and works great with the stone. It’s a slightly lighter shade than most, closer to bronze, and can be used for a single hole or 4″ faucet drilling. Thanks again to Standard Plumbing Las Vegas for dismantling their showroom (switching from American Standard to Kohler) and supplying us with some great sample sinks which included really nice, high end faucets. Bonus!

Here’s the actual sink with the Rope Border Design. This is a standard 17 x 14″ undermount but it can be applied to virtually any sink. We would like to see it on the front of a vessel, it would look good, up near the top.

Gold Rope border design on a white undermount sink.
Gold Rope Border design on a white 17 x 14″ undermount basin. Can be adapted to many fixtures.

Our Border Design hand painted sinks…coordinate easily with any vanity style and countertop from traditional to ultra contemporary can be the perfect touch to bring together the total look of your new bathroom interior.

Another sink from the our Gold Borders Hand Painted sink collection that could work well in this bathroom interior is the  Matte & Metallic Gold Border.

Matte and metallic gold border hand painted on Kohler Devonshire undermount.
Matte & Metallic Gold Border on a white Kohler Devonshire undermount by Decorated Bathroom.

This one is on a Kohler Devonshire and the curved area near the top of the sink makes a great space for the border.

Fortunately this design has enough going on in it that it covers over the ugly Kohler logo that they have marred all their sinks with. Back in the good old days we could use them because they came with a peel off logo. Not anymore, they stamp it on there, usually crooked and it’s into the glaze. Fortunately we have China to get our fixtures from (we design and decorate them here in the USA) and not everything that comes from China is bad. There isn’t a whole heck of a lot that can go wrong with a piece of porcelain and some glaze, China has been doing that for centuries. Really… and most of the big name manufacturers here get their sinks from China and Mexico. I should do a posting on what’s wrong with sinks, it’s a constant headache for us, little black spots, crooked drain holes. We try very hard.

One more sink, we’ve shown this one before, but the Greekie Key undermount in gold goes with everything. It’s got even more gold on it and would coordinately nicely with the stone tiles and gold accessories in this bathroom design. It also looks great in the Black and Gold Greek Key Themed Guest Bath which was covered in a previous post.

big greekie design on in gold on a white undermount sink.
Modern interpretation of the traditional Greek Key design. Shown in gold on a white undermount.

Heading out to the Valley of Fire State Park just outside Las Vegas tonight to watch the meteor showers. You can count on a clear sky in Las Vegas, temperature is going down to 74 degrees!!!! and just hoping for a good show in the sky.

Two days later… We’ll we went, it was boiling hot, I saw one super gigantic meteor about 11 pm (John missed it) and not much else. It was a bit of a long night and then boiling hot in the sun about 7 am.

Thanks for reading the blog. I appreciate it and please remember to click through some of the links above and check out the rest of our collection at decoratedbathroom.com.

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