Bright yellow walls create drama in this small room.
Strong color in the bathroom isn’t considered “spa” but that wasn’t the point of this amazing DIY job in an old French country house. The vintage tub was rehabbed by painting the exterior black and accenting the feet in white, to match the inside. Color for the sunflower yellow walls was mixed by the owner, a photographer, who added thin cordons of black, reminiscent of frames on film, to function like molding on the walls. An oversized photo of a yellow curtain almost looks like a mirror on the tub ledge. As a scheme, sunflower-black-white is more often chosen for kitchens than bathrooms and a big yellow clearly requires big space. Given all that, it’s unforgettable.