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Bathroom Painting

Get Inspired with Bathroom Painting Ideas

Bathrooms offer personal space and privacy while providing a practical function. They are one of the most visited rooms in your home by you and your guests. It’s always a great time to ponder what bathroom color scheme will help you unwind or recharge.

First, a few tips for choosing bathroom colors:

  1. The color you put on the wall will be reflected on your skin. Stay away from bright white, yellows, and pinks.
  2. Good lighting is very important in any bathroom.
  3. When using darker colors, balance and contrast with lighter accent colors and accessories so the room doesn’t feel overly confined.
  4. Semi-gloss is the best paint sheen for bathrooms due to high moisture and the need for frequent cleaning.

Bathroom Painting Color Combinations

Relaxing Blue and Greens

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Highlighted with white accents and wood tones, blue and green bathroom painting color schemes create a pleasing aquatic or spa-like atmosphere.

Comfortable Utilitarian Grays

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Dark grays and charcoals, matched with off-whites or lighter grays, are a good choice for functional, high-use bathrooms. They can also be formal, sophisticated, or conservative.

Bathroom Painting with a Burst of Color

Terracotta and Deep Purple

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Bright and bold aren’t the usual colors you expect to see in a bathroom, but you can pull them off with class and style. Above, we have Sherwin Williams 2019 Color of the YearCavern Clay – on the left. Behr features what they call Majestic Blue with a Beach Foam accent on the right.

Red and Yellow

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Paint the bathroom red only with bright ambient lighting that seeps into every dark corner. Bright white and/or black can get you jazzed for work in the morning. If you don’t want white, try a shiny silver for an elegant look that opens up the room.

Most people avoid yellow bathrooms these days. It can alter light and is not always flattering. Choose a darker yellow like Benjamin Moore’s Dorset Gold or a warm off-yellow such as Behr’s Cream Puff with Polar Bear accents (pictured above).

Black, White, and Neutral

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Yes, you can paint your bathroom black! The lighting and accessories make all the difference. An abundance of natural light and white accents is stunning. The color black represents strength, seriousness, power, mystery, elegance, and authority.

White is a classic choice for a reason. It is clean, fresh, and bright. Light and brightly colored walls are more reflective, making any space feel open and airy. But if it’s too bright, it can wash out your skin tone. Install plenty of lighting or opt for an off-white paint color. Creamy whites and soft grays are safe choices.

Mixing neutrals, like beige, tan or taupe, with white or black brings a vintage look to your bathroom. Neutrals are warm and cozy, and the perfect backdrop for adding nearly any accent color you like.


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