The colours we choose are personal. There are people who have a passion for purple, are lovers of lime or worship white.
While other folks find red repugnant, other bods find blue bothersome and some simply loathe lemon. At the moment there is a craze of Shades of Grey but fashion is a fickle mistress.
In the novel The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Age 13¾ by Sue Townsend the teenage hero decides to paint his room black. There are many mournful adolescents who have done the same thing.
If you have a small bathroom any dark colour is best avoided as it will make the room seem even smaller. It will also make your room a depressing place to bathe.
Imagine sitting in the bath in a black bathroom. You want your bathroom to be calming and relaxing and it would increase stress if your bathroom was black.
Even if you love the colour black and wear a lot of black clothes you should avoid this colour for your bathroom.
Actually any luminescent colour is best avoided in the bathroom. While light colours such as light blues and white are good for bathrooms bright colours are not.
When you go for your morning shower you don’t want to need to wear dark glasses. A bright bathroom will certainly wake you up in the morning but you should not need your walls glowing to get you going.
You must also consider the effect it will have in the bathroom mirror. Too much light behind your head reflecting in the mirror will affect the way you see your face. Indeed, you may not be able to see yourself properly because too much light is coming from behind.
The principle is the same as if you were to take a picture of someone in front of a light strewn window. All you would see is a silhouette as the light streams past them.
Gender specific colours should be avoided when painting any room and especially a bathroom. Pink, as an off-shoot of red, is not really that relaxing a colour.
Even though it is a feminine, dainty colour it is not that relaxing a shade. There are sickly shades of pink that can be off-putting.
In the seventies, along with the infamous avocado, pink baths, basins and toilets were popular and you don’t really want to go back to the taste of the decade that taste forgot.