Updating Bathrooms - Dated Tile Solutions

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Last week I was called for a staging consultation where the agent and home seller thought one of the biggest problems was the turquoise tile in the bathroom.  It looked dated.

bathroom with teal or turquoise tilesFrom my perspective, that was an easy challenge to tackle.  Turquoise is one of the “hot” new colors for 2010, and so bringing dated tile to look 2010 will be easy!

Still don’t think it is a color you can fall in love with? 

Here are excerpts from an interview with Maria Killam – color expert and author of the blog “Colour Me Happy”. 

The combination I’m using in the bathroom update aren’t included here.  We’ll show off our decorating with turquoise success here next week!





From the BluLabel Bungalow interview:

With turquoise as the Pantone Color of the Year, can you give us three color palettes that contain the color turquoise?

I love the sophisticated look of turquoise with black and white!  Here it is with the addition of yellow:


Click here to see the other color combinations and original post.


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Comments (13)

Trevella Williams
Aloha Coast Realty, LLC - Hilo, HI
Realtor, Salesperson, ABR SFR

Growing up in the west Turquoise has always held good conotations for me :) my favorite combo is still and silver with  and chocolate brown coming in a close second. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the tile...

Mar 09, 2010 03:11 PM
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Totally LOVE that combo....can't wait to see the after pic's!!!

Mar 09, 2010 04:30 PM
Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Looking forward to seeing your photos Margaret!

Mar 09, 2010 09:36 PM
Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

Looking forward to your photos...turquoise is one of my favorite colors for staging in 2010.

Mar 09, 2010 10:59 PM
Mary Lou Teague
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

I h ave turquoise all thru my own house...and I use it often in staging and re-design. I would use Chocolate brown with this bathroom..as that is my second favorite color...please let us see the after photos can't wait to see what you do with this...

Mar 09, 2010 11:09 PM
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

Trevella - I think if Oregon people still haven't caught on much to loving turquoise yet much -- but I'm seeing it lots in clothing this spring.

Kathy - I love the third combination best . . . never would have thought of it!

Thanks Michelle and Wanda - It's always fun to make these bathrooms really pop isn't it!

Mary Lou - I love chocolate brown as well . . . ever count how many chocolate brown towels you own for staging?  It goes with so much!

Mar 10, 2010 12:19 AM
Tessa Skeens
Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign - Grand Junction, CO
Staging For Realtors, Builders & Investors

Margaret can't wait to see how you update the bathroom. That's always one of my biggest challenges.... taking dated decor and making it all look fresh and new!

By the way just noticed your new photo - looks great!!

Mar 10, 2010 01:28 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

All shades of turq, seaform and other blues are my personal favorites but I have found turq. tile difficult.  Looking forward to your photos Margaret. 

Mar 10, 2010 04:18 AM
Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow

What a great oppotunity to explore a fresh Spring palette! Thanks for the mention...

Mar 11, 2010 03:11 AM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Turq. is a great color to work with.  Cute buttons incorporating your logo...clever idea!

Mar 11, 2010 01:28 PM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Can't wait to see-love these colors and have it in my home office.

Mar 12, 2010 02:58 AM
Pangaea Interior Design Kitchen & Bath Design, Remodeling
Portland Oregon - Portland, OR

Z Gallerie has some great turquoise accents here in Portland, but they are calling them "Peacock". I love turquoise with orange, another hot color this year!

Mar 13, 2010 06:19 AM
Liz Gallagher
LG Home Harmony - Home Stagers & Organizers - Montreal, QC
Montreal Quebec RESA member

Margaret, my daughter just had us paint her room turquoise. I just didn't see her vision till I came across your post ... the dinning room is great.

Thanks for keeping me in " the know" zone ;o)

Mar 15, 2010 02:48 PM