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That photograph is almost spooky. My sister had a powder room in the 80's with very high end pink fixtures and a 'sponged' wall - the sponging was done in almost exactly the same colours!

I never liked it.

If I were you I would:

- change the faucet to chrome or brass (chrome would be my choice)
-remove the mirror and buy one with a frame to match the faucet or in dark wood - maybe a rectangle or square to offset the curvey fixtures
-get rid of the towel bar and put in a towel ring
-paint those scary walls a creamy yellow
-buy some dark brown towels
-look for some art for the walls - a little poster framed to go with the mirror perhaps, check out the vintage posters at
-get a new light fixture, yours is not shown in the picture and maybe great, but if not you can probably replace it for a reasonable price with something nice from Home Depot

You will have fun transforming that little room with paint - show us how it looks!

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I think Mambogirl is right on with her suggestion that you match the intensity of the wall colour to the intesity of those fixtures so they make less of a statement. That is precisely what I did when choosing a colour for my kitchen walls - I have weird gray arborite cupboards. I did not want them to stand out so. I first brought home gray colour chips until I found one that was exactly the colour of the cabinets, then I used that chip back at the paint store and under their good light found a brown that was exactly the same intensity of the gray. Now, while I am looking for other things, I carry both the gray and brown chips around with me (along with my measuring tape, of course).

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I don't think I would use a dark brown, but a nice mocha or cafe au lait would work with pink. I think a brown would be especially nice with the fixture you describe and would be a more sophisticated scheme than using the yellow tone. It all depends, of course, on what you prefer, but based on your choice of fixture I am leaning toward brown for the walls, too.

Make sure to paint your trim white or off-white in any case.

Cream or white towels would be beautiful with pink & brown - I can't have such things in my home because I have kids! If your powder room is mainly used by "civilized" guests, my vote would go to lovely off white towels (I have seen lots in Homesense).

I can hardly wait to see the transformation! I would so love to cover those walls with paint I would be over to help if I could!

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