The Color Rule The Property Brothers Use For A Bathroom And Bedroom In Perfect Harmony

If you have a bedroom with an adjoining bathroom, you may wonder if there's a way to maintain harmony between the two spaces without relying on dull neutral tones. According to HGTV regulars, the Property Brothers, one straightforward rule will aesthetically tie these spaces together while giving them a fresh and distinct look.

In the home Drew Scott shares with his wife Linda, the pair matched patterned light green wallpaper in their guest room with bold olive green subway tile they chose for the adjoining bathroom. Though it's a minor detail, Scott and his wife used matching colors to create a cohesive look in the separate rooms. Still, the diversity of pattern and texture elevates the entire space when taken in as a cohesive unit. 

The Property Brothers have held this color rule for a while. In a YouTube video posted by HGTV, Jonathan Scott shared that he likes repeating colors throughout the whole house, not just in the bedroom and adjoining bathroom area, to create a cohesive look.

Consider these tips for a harmonious flow between bedroom and bathroom

Unsurprisingly, the Property Brothers have another useful tip to add personality to your bathroom. Per MyDomaine, Drew Scott says that tiling is typically a cost-effective choice as attractive options can almost always be found on sale. Jonathan Scott added that he and the "Property Brothers" team seek out tile options with a unique "shape, pattern, and color" as "this is one of the easiest ways to make a bathroom pop."

If you're unsure about brightly colored tiles in your bathroom, you can always go for one of the following alternatives. Face cloths, towels, hand towels, or even a bathroom rug in your chosen color are the perfect way to keep a color scheme going without changing major details like flooring or walls. Naturally, tweaking minor details is the easiest way to incorporate a harmonious color scheme into your bedroom and bathroom.

Additionally, you can bring dimension to a room by pairing different shades of the same color. For example, if your bedroom has soft green wallpaper, forest green accents in an all-white bathroom will give the space depth and character while keeping the overall color scheme. 

The right paint color for you will vary from space to space

When it comes to actually picking out colors, consider the size of a space. To make a small space look bigger, stick to lighter colors like calming neutrals and shades of white or off-white. Using darker colors in a small bathroom or bedroom, especially without much natural light, could cause it to appear even more confined. 

Are neutrals not your thing? Try soothing blue shades instead. As Drew Scott told Restonic, "Blue is a popular paint choice for bedrooms, thanks to its naturally cool and calming effects. Aesthetically, blue hues appear to recede, making any space feel larger."

If you're still unsure, a good tip is to abide by the 7-2-1 rule. This means that seven-tenths of your bathroom will be neutral (think white, beige, gray, etc.), two-tenths will feature a more colorful but not-too-bright color, and one-tenth will be your standout color. You can apply the matching color rule for the lowest investment in terms of labor in either the two-tenths or the one-tenths areas.