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35+ Beautiful Bathroom Paint Colours That Always Look Fresh and Clean
Bathrooms are very personal spaces, for obvious reasons. So even though it might sound a bit odd, when you’re thinking of redecorating this space, you need to ask yourself an important question: How do you use the bathroom? (Go ahead, get all your giggles out of the way before we move on.)
What we really mean is thinking how and when you spend your time in this room. For example, are you the shower and run type who needs a space to wake you up in the morning as you rush around? Are you looking for a spa-like space where you can let the stress melt away as you soak in the tub at night? Or do you need a family-friendly style to accommodate busy mornings that also serves as your quiet space for some relaxing in the tub?
Your answers to this question will help guide your color choices. Once you know what sort of vibe you’re after, it’s a bit easier to pick a hue. Here are some of our favorite bathroom colors of the moment to help you get inspired!
A bright shade of teal makes quite the statement in this modern bathroom design. Choosing a vivid color for the walls and ceiling really makes the subway tile backsplash, artwork and fixtures pop.
Black combined with silver accents brings a sophisticated look to any bathroom. Consider a shimmery silver mosaic tile as the backsplash to make the space really shine.
Metallics are definitely in right now, so why not incorporate them into your small bathroom design? Add instant elegance to the space with glimmering copper. Use mosaic tiles in shades of brown and neutral for the backsplash and a beautiful, floating marble countertop to complement the look and bring in additional interest and texture.
Show your girly side with a pop of pink. A graphic accent wall in earth tones not only adds fun pattern into the design, but helps counteract the brightly painted walls.
Not into the bold, vibrant colors? Try a more subdued hue like this baby blue bathroom. A sunny shade of yellow pairs perfectly with the space to liven it up.
Dark purple walls add femininity, while the woodgrain cabinets and vanity bring in a hint of rustic style to this contemporary design. Don’t be afraid to mix different styles.
In a bathroom with a high ceiling and good natural lighting, a deep, inky wall colour will look elegant. Use colour blocking to make the room feel loftier still, with the lighter colours from picture (or dado) rail upwards, and pick a pale, reflective material, such as marble tiles, for the flooring. Want a really contemporary feel? Paint the ceiling too (just check out our guide to how to paint a ceiling before you start).
If your bathroom faces north or has a small window, it’s likely to suffer from poor natural daylight, and may feel cold and unwelcoming as a result. You can fix this with a good paint colour choice: deep spicy shades calmed by muted naturals will make a bathroom feel instantly welcoming. Ensure the bolder shades have earthy rather than citrus tones, and match them with flooring in a natural material and furniture in dark, richly grained wood for a look that oozes character.
Pink continues its surge in popularity, making its way from traditional bedrooms for girls to living spaces in the last few years, and now to bathrooms. How to get the right shade of pink? For vintage style bathrooms like this one, picking a strong coral tone and matching it with a muddy green-grey creates a look that’s both bold and easy to live with. Want to see more pink bathrooms? Keep reading down.
Whether your bathroom lacks natural daylight, is tiny and needs a space-enhancing paint colour – or you just love white walls – an all-white scheme is an easy win. You can buy a bathroom paint that’s practical, without worry about your colour choice, and be safe in the knowledge that it’ll last for years. Then, all you need to do is invest in gorgeous-looking bathroom storage and accessories to brighten your space.
Loved the pink in the bathroom above? Here’s another way to include it in your bathroom paint colour scheme – but with a more traditional finish. The palest of pinks on the walls could look somewhat wan, but with the shade on the shutters, chosen to be a few tones darker, the room looks layered and interesting.
Bathrooms can feel cold and unwelcoming if they’re decorated in pure white – but add a hint of creamy brown to the bright white and you have a warm, neutral shade that makes the room glow even on dull days, and definitely under lamplight. And, if you want to switch up the colours in the room, you can do so with an ever-changing array of colourful towels.
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Nothing adds contrast and drama quite like black. Pair the dark shade with white for a graphic look that’s still bright, or go bold and create a moody space by pairing it with darker hues. Here, designer Laura Gonzalez used black to highlight the woodwork in the bathroom of a Paris apartment.
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A soft, minty green sets a tranquil tone in the room and evokes the calm of nature. Designer Sasha Bikoff painted a client’s bathroom in a cool green to make the space feel larger and capture the look of an Italian villa.
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Taupe is a perfect choice for those who want to go with a neutral, but still give the space some warmth. This gorgeous brown-gray shade is classic, but with a modern twist. There are several variations of taupe to choose from, each lending a slightly different feeling to the space. A more brown-heavy taupe gives off a more earthy look, while a more gray version is a mit moodier and more modern. For a hint of color, try a lighter shade of taupe with a more purple base.
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A soft, light gray is a great way to keep things neutral while adding some edge. It brings in the cooling colors of granite and concrete, but is still quite soothing. To balance out the cool tones, try mixing in dark wood elements (perhaps in flooring or furniture) to warm things up. For a classic look, go with simple neutral accents. For a more vibrant option, accent with pops of color in your accessories, like bright towels or a patterned shower curtain. You can really go wild with your color choice here, since soft gray goes with pretty much everything from soft pink to bright orange.
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A clean, crisp white bathroom is the ultimate in classic bathroom style. Though white walls are a relatively simple concept, this look can be quite striking and sophisticated. We love the idea of using different textures to break up the look. Try different shapes of tiles on the floor and in the shower, with crisp paint on the walls and all white accents. If top to bottom white is a bit too much for you, try warming things up by using light wood accents or softer neutrals. To keep things bold, go with bright accessories: think yellow, pink, or green.
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If you’re looking for a more dramatic bathroom look, try charcoal. It’s a more moody, sophisticated alternative to soft gray. While it’s a bit on the darker side, it has has warm elements, which makes it quite versatile. It gives your bathroom a cozy feel, but still keeps that contemporary edge. Charcoal pairs well with natural wood tones and metallic accents for a space that is very chic, yet still relaxing.
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We’re talking about the gorgeous shade of blue you see when you look up to the sky. You can’t help but feel relaxed when you’re surrounded by this dreamy hue. Using light blue as your wall color creates a very spa-like feeling, but you can also get that same feeling when you use it as an accent color. It’s a perfect match with white tiles and white trim details, for a palette inspired by a brilliant blue sky with fluffy white clouds on a sunny day. For a slightly more muted version that truly gives you a tranquil feeling, try a version of this shade with more of a gray base instead.
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When you decorate with green, it gives you the feeling of bringing the outdoors in. It’s a very calming color that helps to bring a cooling effect to a very bright and sunny room. This shade mixes well with other earthy tones inspired by nature, like brown, taupe, and sand. A few variations of light green to consider are a dusty jade or sage for a more earthy feel, or seafoam and mint for something a little more bright and fun.
by Annie Schlecter
Consider this beige and gray combo your paint color superhero. It can do it all, from adding some depth to an all-white bathroom or acting as a neutral backdrop for an entire home.
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Designer Mandi Gubler transformed a cookie-cutter bathroom into a boho haven with a gorgeous emerald statement wall, new tiling, fixtures, and more for only $939! See more of the incredible transformation on her blog, Vintage Revivals.
by Lizzie Orme
This true navy contrasts perfectly with the copper tub. Can’t imagine painting your entire bathroom this dark? Stick to a statement wallinstead.
by Lincoln Barbour
A true eggshell is a no-fail paint color time and time again. The color brings warmth to the room without overpowering it.
A little bit blue, a little bit purple, periwinkle is the perfect choice for a soothing space. For a more grown-up take, find a shade that has just a touch of gray like this bathroom.
Intense hues don’t typically read “relaxing,” but a trip to the dark side might be in order. Ebony adds an edge to traditional white subway tile, especially if you paint the trim too.
Wallpapered rooms deserve a refresh too. Coat the ceiling with a shade too bold for a larger space — it’s a risk that’ll pay off, big time.
by Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design
Brilliant yellow stripes bring a fun, youthful vibe to a small bathroom. Keep the fixtures and accessories minimal to not overwhelm the space.
Energize the powder room with a vivacious shade of red. This is a great color choice for the kids. Create a colorful gallery wall to decorate the empty space above the toilet and showcase your children’s artwork.
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On the lighter side, try a soothing shade of green. When paired with all-white fixtures, you’ll get a tranquil and rejuvenating space to freshen up. After all, Greenery is Pantone’s Color of 2019.
Consider painting your bathroom’s wainscoting instead of the walls. In this case, it eliminates the need for a backsplash.
This bright and beautiful blue is the color of the sea—specifically, the kind of gorgeous water you see at a tropical beach. Even though this color is bright, it’s incredibly calming, making it a perfect choice for a family bathroom. It instantly creates a relaxed, beachy style that will leave you feeling those vacation vibes all year long. Try pairing it with crisp whites for a more traditional nautical-inspired look, or more vintage-toned whites and pops of tropical brights for a beach house style.
If you want to create a bathroom with a very calm, earthy look, brown is the way to go. In any shade, brown creates a very relaxed, spa-like atmosphere. A dark chocolate brown creates a more dramatic feel and looks quite sleek when paired with metallic gold accents. A medium tone is more soothing and pairs well with details in lighter tones. A softer light brown works well as a neutral backdrop to feature accent colors like cream, beige, or soft blue.
This green is a little more vibrant than the light pastel greens we mentioned earlier. This shade brings a burst of energy to your room without being too in your face. It pairs perfectly with bright white accents to create a sleek and sophisticated bathroom style. If you want to tone it down a bit, pair it with natural woods and browns for a more earthy vibe.
If a bright, sharp white feels a little too intense for you, try a creamy white with a buttery warm base. This classic version of white adds some warmth to a colder, dark space. This gorgeous neutral pairs well with softer accent colors like light pink, soft lavender, or metallics with a vintage patina. It’s a choice that’s definitely classic, but certainly not boring.