Sharing all my tips and tricks for how I transformed our farmhouse powder room into a stunning and moody half bath with Benjamin Moore’s anchor gray paint in just one day with pictures.
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Moody Half Bath with Benjamin Moore’s Anchor Gray Paint
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I just LOVE how easy and inexpensive it is to transform any room with just a small can of paint.
Moody Half Bath Before
We had given our powder room a makeover soon after we moved in with a wood countertop, new sink and paint of course!
But now, I wanted to give our small bathroom an updated look with new paint.
Dark paint gives personality and character to any room if done the right way.
Although, it took me a long time to figure this out when it comes to my home decorating… I think less is more when it comes to painting any home a dark color.
I like to stick to either a feature wall in a couple of rooms separated by lots of neutral white paint or only one or two darkly painted rooms.
Our first fixer upper, I started out painting every room a bold color and it was just WAY too much!!!
Moody Half Bath Feature Wall
The dark bold paint I chose is Benjamin Moore’s anchor gray.
It is a dark and moody grayish navy blue paint color.
I was tempted to paint the whole bathroom with Benjamin Moore’s anchor gray paint from the cabinets to the walls, windows and doors but didn’t want our small half bath to feel dark or too closed in.
My kids also have a tendency to leave sticky and dirty finger prints all over my bright white bathroom cabinets and dark paint does an awesome job hiding it.
Moody Half Bath Cabinets
So I painted the main wall of our bathroom with the bathroom sink, wood countertops and cabinets from the top to the bottom of the ceiling to the floor with Benjamin Moore’s anchor gray paint.
I painted the walls and cabinets with a satin finish.
I love the look of the satin finish of our moody half bath cabinets but am thinking about repainting the wall with a flat finish.
The shinier the paint, the more likely the imperfections will show.
Moody Half Bath Decor
I also painted the oval mirror back to gold again to add a little more glam and sophistication to our moody half bath.
The green painted mirror (shown HERE) no longer went with our dark blue gray walls.
I also like the look of mixed metals in the moody half bath from the chrome faucet to the gold mirror to the oil rubbed bronze hardware.
Anchor Gray Cabinets with Glass Knobs
I replaced the 2 oil rubbed bronze door knobs with large glass knobs I found on the clearance isle at Hobby Lobby a few years ago.
For just a couple dollars each they give the moody half bath cabinets character and a timeless look for our century’s old farmhouse.
I keep the oil bronze cup door handles for the cabinet drawers since they already matched the character of our farmhouse.
We also decided to keep the other three walls of our moody half bath a cool light gray called Sherwin Williams Crushed ice since they help keep the farmhouse powder room looking bright and cheery.
I am absolutely in love with how our moody half bath turned out with Benjamin Moore’s Anchor Gray Paint.
I am definitely planning another dark paint feature wall transformation in another room of our farmhouse in the next few months.
I hope our moody half bath gives you some inspiration and ideas if you are thinking of painting a wall in your bathroom a dark color.
Let me know if you have any questions for adding a moody half bath to your home with paint!