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Paint The Laundry Room Luxurious

Paint inspiration for a fresh and clean laundry room

The laundry room stopped being strictly utilitarian when washers and dryers started coming in designer colors. So stop thinking of this as “the room where the dirty work happens” and imagine a space as beautiful and pristine as the clothes that come out of it. Paint is the simplest way to transform this busy room, and Olympic paints are durable enough to withstand the fair bit of abuse the room takes each week. Here are some things to keep in mind as you choose your colors.

It’s safe to mix the colours and the whites in the laundry room

Bright whites create a simple, clean look and show off stainless or colored machines, but don’t avoid mixing in colors, especially if you have white machines. For example, bright blue or teal walls will catch the eye and infuse a sense of energy and productivity as well as continue the “water” theme of the space. They also go well with white cabinets and tan baskets. Or consider a darker shade of gray to really make your white trim pop. 

Cabinets can be showstoppers

If you have only a little wall showing, use your cabinets to add colour to the room. Choose a shade that’s on the darker end of the spectrum from your wall colour for something more subdued or make the cabinets stand out by choosing a complementary color.

Add sophistication with dark trim

Who says laundry rooms can’t be sophisticated? Add elegance by keeping your walls light and painting your window and wall trim a dark, contrasting color. The results are stunning. White walls with black trim will pick up the black in your machines, and the simple colour palette will offer you myriad options for accents. Platinum gray or jewel tone accents will bring a more classic look while teals or bright green accents will be more modern.

The right paint can bring your busy yet neglected laundry room out of the shadows and into your home’s design flow. But be careful; what used to be something like a dungeon might become your new favorite hangout.
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