Let’s be honest: Selecting the perfect bathroom paint color can be tricky. In a perfect world, you’d find a great paint color that oozes spa-like vibes or turns your small bathroom into a high-impact powder room. The good news is that with so many amazing shades to choose from, no matter your wall size or aesthetic, you’re bound to find something that speaks to you. We’re sharing 30 of our favorite bathroom color schemes below; they’ll have you running to the hardware store to pick up a few new cans of paint ASAP!
RED-dy or not, here we come! This bathroom, featuring Sherwin Williams’ Ardent Coral, is bright and full of life. If there’s a color you love that you wouldn’t necessarily incorporate in a larger room of your home, consider testing it out in a space like a bathroom as a happy compromise.
Blogger Ashley Goldman of The Gold Hive also used gray—more specifically, Antique Tin by Behr—in her space. “I chose the shade because I wanted a dark hue that was neutral yet bold,” she explains. “There’s so much white tile on the walls and the floors that I had a good opportunity to go for a deeper hue on the walls. The deep charcoal provides a modern contrast yet keeps with the classic style of the bathroom.”
Jenna Ratliff of At Home With Jenna used Network Gray by Sherwin Williams in her space. The shade is an excellent neutral color that’ll let the rest of your space shine.
The Makerista’s Gwen wasn’t shy when painting this bathroom Sherwin Williams’ Childlike. In a blog post, she shares plenty of tips on how to select the best paint color for a space. “Paint will present itself differently on different planes, so you want to be sure to have the samples upright, not laying on the ground. I look at them on each wall, in corners, during the day and at night,” she writes.
It’s only fitting that this California craftsman bathroom features a some robin’s egg blue paint, like this Valspar shade. While the space is small, the mix of patterns, colors, and textures doesn’t feel too busy.
8. Put Powder Blue in the Powder Room
Sarah Gibson of Room for Tuesday used a powder blue in her bathroom, noting, “After feeling bored with neutral spaces, I really wanted to implement a punch of color. It isn’t too saturated and I think it will withstand the test of time!” Gibson used Sherwin Williams’ Sleepy Blue on the walls and Languid Blue for the door.
Light pink pairs beautifully with plants and other green accents, as seen in this Washington, DC house tour. This bathroom just feels oh-so-cheerful and put together with its mix of bright colors and decorative pieces. Recreate the look with Farrow and Ball’s Middleton Pink.
Ariel Garneau of PMQ for Two offset a peach like Behr’s Flamingo Feather with an oh-so-chic black ceiling. “We were inspired by many simple spaces with a hint of retro,” Ariel says. “Nothing is more retro than a pink bathroom with black border tile. Since we were renting at the time, we found a solution to our design woes by painting some beadboard in this lovely punchy shade of pink.”
No longer is light yellow solely a color for beach houses or nurseries. As this modern farmhouse proves, it’s a totally viable bathroom paint option, too! The white cabinetry stands out against this sunny backdrop. Get the look with a light lemon shade like Benjamin Moore’s Light Yellow.
Blogger Tracey Amadio of Porch Daydreamer repainted her bathroom using Behr’s 2019 color of the year, Blueprint, to create a coastal look. “Since this is a very small room, I chose the deep blue to help create visual impact,” she says. “Dark paint colors create an optical illusion visually pushing the walls back making the space appear larger and more substantial.”
It’s not too often that we spot magenta paint, particularly in a bathroom, but we’re feeling the spunk it adds here. Sherwin Williams Juneberry is a close match. A piece of abstract art finishes off the eclectic look. Let this “nerd chic” house tour show you how it’s done.
14. Colorblock with Green
Dabito of Old Brand New added a splash of Behr’s Forest Edge to his master bathroom. “I wanted a splash of green that brought calmness to the space,” he says. Dabito’s tip for painting their bathrooms is to start with an accent wall first. “Then, you can decide if you want to paint the rest of the bathroom, or you can also just leave it at that, like how I did in my bathroom,” he explains.
15. Work Wonders With White
In a sea of color, there’s nothing wrong with opting for plain white as blogger Erin Kestenbaum did during her One Room Challenge. Kestenbaum, who selected Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White, says, “Using a crisp, bright white on the walls visually expands the room when combined with lots of light streaming into the space. I also wanted to use white on the walls to create a gallery experience that draws your focus to the abstract art, bold blue vanity, and the luxe marble shower.”
16. Paint a Simple Section
Go green, get clean. In this Spanish house tour, a green accent wall spices up an otherwise plain white bathroom without completely overpowering the space, ensuring it still feels zen. To get the look, try Joanna Gaines’s own Magnolia Green.
20. Decorate With Double Duty Walls
Just because wallpaper is a go-to option for most bathrooms doesn’t mean you can’t add a fresh coat of paint. In this whimsical London flat, Anouska Tamony did double duty by painting one wall and covering the other in a sweet print. A shade like Sherwin-Williams’ Morning Glory matches the tropical Jane Clayton wallpaper.
22. Select a Subtle Shade
We’ll be the first ones to admit that a bright, reddish coral is by no means subtle. However, if you want to incorporate the color in your small bathroom, pair the hue with crisp white tiles as Ray and Laura Uhlir did in their abode. Try your luck with a punchy pigment like Behr’s Red Coral.
26. Craft a Colorful Ceiling
28. Jazz it Up With Jewel Tones
29. Get Pretty With Peach
Believe it or not, a soft, barely-there peach hue can make a major statement. Since most of this Australian abode is painted a pristine white, a shade like Clare’s Wing It can act as a breath of fresh air.
30. Work Wonders With White
This may come as a surprise to you, but white isn’t necessarily off the table for your bathroom. When your walls are covered with towel racks, framed pictures, and plants galore—like this Chicago house tour—a crisp white can offer a blank canvas for all your accouterments. Having a hard time choosing the right white? Opt for a Benjamin Moore’s ridiculously versatile Simply White.