Ooooh that is messy!
That brown color was so sad.
I cleaned up all the old brown paint around that towel handle with nail polish remover. It worked great and took about two hours to get all the paint off all tiles and fixtures. No pain, no gain.
My lovely new hand towel resembles ocean waves.
This towel hook was already installed, and with a new coat of paint surrounding it, it looks brand new.
Ta Da! It's complete.