Jack and Jill bathrooms have long been used as a connecting area between two bedrooms. It’s not uncommon, in fact, for two children’s rooms to make use of the same bathroom. Unfortunately, this can lead to some decorating confusion on the part of the homeowner; how do you go about choosing a color for a room that is adjacent to two others? After all, chances are that your two kids’ bedrooms feature two different colors, and that bathroom ideally needs to coordinate with both. Thankfully there are several tricks you can use to choose the color of the bathroom to help everything blend.
Pick a Common Accent
Go through the rooms on either side of the Jack and Jill bath and take a look at all the colors. Is there one accent color that shows up in both rooms? If so, consider making that the predominant color in the bathroom. For example if both rooms have a hint of sky blue, this can become the wall color of the bathroom, while other shades of blue or green mixed with white could make up the rest of the bath.
You really can’t go wrong with neutrals in a bathroom. White bathrooms are always a nice, classic choice, as are white and cream or black and white. This allows you to change out and mix up the towel colors and bath mats to suit the personalities of the two users, without making any permanent color decisions. This is particularly useful if your children are likely to change their bedroom colors as they get older.
Pick a Triad Color
This is a tricky choice and works only if the two rooms on either side are far enough apart on the color wheel. Triad colors are three colors that form a triangle on the color wheel, so if you have one purple bedroom and one green bedroom, you could pick a shade of blue for the bathroom and it would blend in well with both. The key is to make sure that all three colors are exactly the same distance apart from one another on the color wheel in order to work well.
Mix It Up
Don’t be afraid to create a mostly neutral bathroom with two or even three accent colors pulled from the bedrooms. The idea is to create a shared space, so don’t hesitate to share the colors as well.
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