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Green: The new neutral?
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2011

If a person speaks about a green bathroom, odds are many would think the space's eco-friendliness is being referenced.

While "going green" by installing more efficient faucets, toilets and showers as well as bathroom vanities constructed using environmentally-friendly materials and manufacturing processes is undoubtedly becoming more and more common, so is using the color green in bathroom spaces.

According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), a survey of bathroom designers has revealed that green is becoming an increasingly popular color choice for bathrooms.

"A year ago, green color palettes were used by only 14 percent of NKBA designers, but at the end of 2010, that figure had risen to 24 percent," according to an NKBA press release.

Tennessee-based bathroom designer Kris Keith agrees.

"The most popular greens are in the medium tones: sage or olive green," he recently told the Chattanooga Times Free Press. "Shades of beige and charcoal are used as accents. In the last year, we've gotten a lot of new colors from cabinet manufacturers trending toward chameleon colors. Green is kind of like a chameleon - if you put it with blue it looks more blue, put it with gray and it turns gray. Green is the new neutral."

Other common colors for bathroom spaces include white, off-white, beige, brown, blue, gray, bronze and terracotta.




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