I had a question yesterday from a reader, on an older blogpost of mine, about how to update the look of travertine tile floors.
She had a gold/orange-toned travertine floor and countertop in her bathroom and it was dominating her color scheme. She threw out lots of colors she was considering, some more beige tones and a few grays.
That Gray color with this travertine is just not working
She had painted one gray color on the wall next to the countertop as her cabinet color option.
Meh.....not doing that colorful counter any favors, is it?
Okay, so we can't all rip everything out and start over all the time, can we? (As much as I'd love to, that is. :-)
What I did advise her to do, was to paint everything a nice warm white, something like Benjamin Moore Cloud White. It will lighten and brighten everything, but not look too foreign or out of place with the color in the travertine.
Most travertine runs to the pinky-beige side and I typically advise Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige and Aesthetic White for good options to go with that coloration. However, this one was just such a gold/orange, a white paint color with more warmth and less taupe worked better.
Hope she sends me pics when done!
Want to see the post she commented on? It has some nice examples of travertine paired with white.
PS.....I'm working on a kitchen remodel with travertine floors now (that we are keeping), as they run throughout the downstairs of the house. Can't wait to start on the construction for this one. It will be a great makeover!
And yes, we will be redoing those countertops, plus a lot more!
This is the house where this kitchen will be updated.