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Best Bathroom Paint Colors

The fastest way to take your bathroom from drab to fabulous is a good coat of paint. We’ll go over different color inspirations from neutrals to jewel tones and the design elements and accessories that will turn your bathroom into an oasis. These bathroom colors can change the entire look and feel of your space, regardless of whether it is a small powder room or large primary bath.

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Grays

Gray bathroom

Hues of gray are having a moment throughout the home, including the bathroom. Not only is gray a calming color, but it’s a neutral option without having to defer to plain old white (although there are beautiful shades of white, too!). To bring texture and pops of color into the room, accessorize the bathroom with colorful or patterned shower curtains and towels, or go all out with an eye-catching chandelier to tie the room together.

Earth Tones

Another neutral collection of colors, earth tones as bathroom paint colors provide a warm palette with hues like cream, sage, tan, or even “greige,” a mix of gray and beige. Incorporate wet-loving houseplants like bamboo, ferns, orchids, or philodendron in the bathroom to bring in a contrasting cool tone. Just remember that since these plants love water, they might not be the best option in a guest bathroom that’s not used as often. Other fun accessories for natural colors include wicker baskets and wooden floating shelves.

Pastels

Pastel bathroom

A calming color scheme with a hint of femininity, pastels soften the feel of the bathroom with paint colors like dusty rose, baby blue, and mint. These colors were also popular during the ‘50s and ‘60s, so they’re a fun way to incorporate vintage flair into the bathroom without having to commit to dreaded carpeting. Other fun touches to tap into design trends from yesteryear include Hollywood vanity lights and ornate light switch covers. 

Jewel Tones

Burgundy, emerald, teal—these bathroom colors can turn your room into a chest of treasures. For homeowners who love a bold look, jewel tones can instantly take the look of your bathroom to the next level thanks to their deep, yet bright colors. Add gold hardware like drawer pulls, faucets, and light fixtures to continue the glamorous design theme.

Dark Colors

Darker hues don’t need to be kicked off the list, especially if your bathroom has design elements to offset it. For example, if your bathroom has lots of large windows for natural light, navy blue or even charcoal won’t feel so cavernous. Another way for dark paint colors to work is if tile has been installed halfway up the walls to create a contrast. The same applies for light countertops and flooring. So if there’s a dark color you’re in love with, you can make it work!

Wallpaper

Wallpaper in bathroom

If a bold look is your design goal, why not try wallpaper? With peel-and-stick wallpaper options available, the process doesn’t have to be painful and time consuming. There’s also loads of colors, patterns, images, scenes and even custom designs that can be made to create the perfect focal point for your bathroom. If you feel that your favorite print is too overpowering, opt for an accent wall paired with a matching paint color on the others. Since bathrooms are the wettest room in the home, opt for a vinyl wallpaper that will be able to withstand the humidity from hot showers or accidental puddles.

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