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29 Bathroom Color Ideas That Will Inspire You to Grab a Paintbrush

Bold, bright, and better than ever.

By Hadley Mendelsohn and Medgina Saint-Elien
Emily J Followill

Great bathroom color ideas are all around, but committing to a hue that works for your space can feel overwhelming (especially if your bathroom is on the smaller side). Sometimes you need a push to leave your days of settling behind. We're here to prove you don't have to throw in the towel, so to speak. You can give your bathroom an extreme makeover with just one coat of paint, and it won't break the bank to do so! Deciding which color you want to use in your new luxurious self-care retreat is a crucial part of the process, so we're here to inspire you with designer examples of incredible bathrooms that put color first! These eye-catching bathrooms will spark your creativity and allow you to envision your own space in the color without lifting a finger.

Whether you're remodeling top to bottom or simply tired of looking at stark white walls, the designer bathroom projects below will give you the push you need to commit to a color. The opportunities to create a dreamy bathroom are practically endless, from an accent wall to a monochrome look. You can bring life to your powder room with a vibrant blue or take your time in the bathtub while reading a book while surrounded by lime green bathroom walls. Painting your bathroom is the quickest DIY project you can work on, and if you decide you aren't a fan of the color after a few months, you can simply repaint it. Read on to find the inspiration your Pinterest board is missing. These bold bathroom color ideas are packed with personality.

Sparkling Ruby Red

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Bring the party into your bathroom with rich jewel tone colors, as designer Kati Curtis did in this Boston-area home. She used Dark Burgundy by Benjamin Moore to give it a mysterious, moody feel. A purple chandelier and tropical curtains brighten up the space.

BUY NOW Benjamin Moore Dark Burgundy, $54

Lush Duck Green

matte green bathroom

While this luxurious bathroom designed by French & French Interiors is technically a guest bath, it has a creative concept worth applying to any main bathroom (especially a smaller one!). The design makes choosing a green this lush easy. We love how it lets the arched mirror pop against the backsplash.

BUY NOW Farrow & Ball Duck Green, $135

Sweet Lavender Haze

pink lavender bathroom
Eric Piasecki

Every day feels like summer in this dream of a bathroom created by designer Kureck Jones. The relaxing lavender pairs perfectly with the tonal pinks and purples of the tile and the romantic leaf motif on the floor.

BUY NOW Farrow and Ball Sugared Almond, $135

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Zesty Lime Green

green and white bathroom surrounded by a library
Courtesy of DXV

Every day is a spa day when you're surrounded by art and built-in bookcases in this bathroom by Corey Damen Jenkins. The Greek Revival columns and bookcase are coated in lime green paint that brings a sunny disposition to the space.

BUY NOW Sherwin-Williams Stay in Lime, $55

Invigorating Sunny Gold

yellow shower door
Old Brand New

Wake up with an extra pep in your step when entering this warm and eclectic bathroom. The sunset yellow arched shower door is tamed by a white paint from BEHR with yellow-green undertones.

BUY NOW Behr Night Blooming Jasmine, $63

Fresh Cornflower Blue

baby blue bathroom
Read McKendree

This New England powder room designed by Katie Rosenfield maintains a sense of place without being overtly theme-y. It's preppy and classic, but also fresh. With a sweet cornflower blue wallpaper, chrome accents, and silvery floor tiles, the powder blue paint turned out to be the perfect color for the wall-spanning vanity.

BUY NOW Benjamin Moore Harbor Fog, $80

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Mysterious Deep Plum

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Heidi Caillier

A deep shade of plum emboldens the beadboard paneled walls in this bathroom designed by Heidi Caillier. Opening up to a dusty peach-toned bedroom, the bathroom plays the role of its moodier counterpart and adds just the right amount of complexity.

BUY NOW Backdrop Self-Portrait, $49

Soothing Pale Gray

soothing paint colors for bathrooms
Osklo Studio

A pale shade of gray paint keeps this bathroom designed by Osklo Studio neutral and calm, but polished and formal, too. It's the perfect shade for this environment, as a stark white would be a little too bright. The gold fixtures and accents contrast the cool color family.

BUY NOW Farrow & Ball Cabbage White, $110

Refreshing Spring Green

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Lauren Pressey

This adobe home in Santa Fe, New Mexico features tons of rich earth tones. In the powder room, French & French Interiors matched a matte spring green paint color to the floor tiles.

BUY NOW Farrow & Ball Breakfast Room Green, $120

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Playful Clay Pink

Emily J Followill

"The was the first thing I planned on ripping out, and now it's one of my favorite rooms," says designer Lathem Gordon. Retro clay-toned tiles are brightened up by Sherwin-Williams's Bella Pink Paint. The bold gallery wall features colorful works so that it doesn't feel too monochromatic.

BUY NOW Sherwin Williams Bella Pink

Sophisticated Dark Gray

dark gray bathroom with green vanity
Heidi Caillier Design

It's all about layers, textures, color in this warm bathroom designed by Heidi Caillier. She transformed a rustic green dresser into a sink vanity which is polished off with a natural stone countertop for a sleek touch. the most transformative element of the space is definitely the dark gray paint, which strikes a cozy mood.

BUY NOW Portola Paints Quinn, $10 (sample)

Quirky Turquoise Blue

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House Beautiful

With an adventurous mix of colors, patterns, and textures, this bathroom designed by Sean Scherer is bursting with character. The inky black clawfoot tub, bronze sconces, and gilt framed artwork add a cool gothic twist to the light tropical turquoise wall and lime green and coral candlesticks. The floral carpets tie everything together.

BUY NOW Farrow & Ball Blue Ground, $110

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Elevated Light Pink

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House Beautiful

We love the eclectic artwork against the baby pink walls of this powder room. A teeny tiny bathroom is a perfect place for a playful paint color since there's no room for any other decorative statements. In this bathroom, the pink backdrop makes the traditional portrait gallery fun and whimsical.

BUY NOW Benjamin Moore Early Sunrise, $80

Edgy Light Gray

bathroom with gray walls
Leanne Ford Interiors

If you like grittier, edgier design, paint the walls gray and then incorporate more industrial elements. Here, Leanne Ford worked with concrete and exposed piping.

BUY NOW Farrow & Ball Plummett, $110

Formal Bright Blue

bathroom with blue painted walls
Victoria Pearson

Contrary to popular belief, stark white walls can make small spaces feel even smaller while dark paint colors will make a powder room or modest bathroom morel luxe and expansive. Plus, smaller rooms are perfect for experimenting, as we've mentioned.We love the classic blue paint Reath Design chose for this space.

BUY NOW Farrow & Ball Scotch Blue, $110

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Chilled Out Coral

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Commune Design

In this bathroom by Commune Design, this burnt coral paint strikes a nice balance between unique and neutral, sophisticated and edgy, soft and bold. All the gold accents add a contemporary yet timeless feel, especially paired with the warm wood cabinets.

BUY NOW Benjamin Moore Monticello Peach, $80

Timeless Warm Beige

bathroom with off-white paint
Heidi Caillier

Wood paneling painted in a soft greige shade creates a classic backdrop for this bathroom by Heidi Caillier. The wooden materials and accents like the toilet cover and mirror, along with the geometric tiled floors, complement the paint. The result is a low-key and approachable elegance.

BUY NOW Portola Paints Chateau, $110

Attention-Grabbing Red

white tile bathroom with red painted ceiling
Emil Dervish

Emil Dervish kept this industrial space modern and minimal with white graphic square tiles but added some funk with color on the upper half of the walls and ceiling. Opt for a bold red paint color like this if you want to make a strong statement.

BUY NOW Farrow & Ball Blazer, $110

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Grounded Earthy Brown

brown bathroom
Robert McKinley Studio

We're loving the offbeat yet neutral clay color scheme in this grounded bathroom designed by Robert McKinley Studio. The combination of mocha painted walls, a woven lampshade and blinds, and natural stone countertop create an earth-inspired oasis.

BUY NOW Benjamin Moore Cattail, $80

Sunny Tangerine Orange

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The vibrant tangerine-painted cabinets in this bathroom designed by ETC.etera bring out the orange undertones in the pink stone vanity topper, which also ties in the pink floor tiles and area rug. The lesson? Match your cabinets to your natural stones and tiles.

BUY NOW Farrow & Ball Dutch Orange, $110

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