I googled “ideal bathroom lighting” this morning. A leaky pipe is leading to new fixtures, which means repairing the ceramic tile, which means repainting the walls, which means re-doing the trim, which means the 1917 light fixtures need to go.
The ideal is to have lights on either side of the mirror preferably centered around eye height and between 32 – 36 inches apart. Even, shadowless light means you are less likely to look as if you are off your feed, so to speak. (It’s okay if you have a fixture across the top, just so it lights up the entire area and has translucent glass.)
Whew. Dodged that bullet. I would have always thought it was the wrong color of paint.