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.
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.
Go For A Dramatic Blue Black Scheme
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).
Create An Inviting Space With Warm Naturals
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.
Mix Coral With Grey For A Vintage Feel
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.
Choose A Grey White For A Warm Finish
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.
Paint Shutters To Match Walls
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.
Go For Oatmeal And Add Colour With Accessories
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.
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.