I have had a lot of bathroom paint color questions lately. It seems like everyone I talk to is either revamping their bath or in the planning process. I thought I would share some of color inspiration and tips for choosing bathroom paint colors that will look amazing in your home.
I pulled together a palette of some of my favorite bathroom wall and cabinet colors to help you with a starting point. Today’s palette are some of the most popular wall and cabinet colors right now for bathrooms and a good place to help you get started as you choose colors:
The bathroom is the hardest room in a home to choose colors for because most of the time, there is no natural light and it has the worst lighting in the home. Dangerous combination for choosing paint colors!
I don’t usually get adventurous or venture off the beaten color path when it comes to bathroom colors because of the poor lighting situation. If you’re lucky and have tons of natural light, you can try new colors and have so many more color options. However, for those of us without any natural light, I recommend going straight to some of the tried and true colors that the builders and designers seem to use over and over because they have a history of working well.
**Paint color name and brand is below each image in today’s post
Decorator White by Benjamin Moore
The most important thing is to always choose your paint colors in the space that you’re going to paint. This is especially important with bathrooms because of the problems with lighting. What may seem like the perfect color at the paint store can look totally different in your bathroom.
Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams
The best place to start in choosing bathroom colors is your flooring and countertops. If you’re doing marble or something similar in your tile, picking up on either the darkest or lightest color of the veining really can make a bathroom pop:
Solitude by Benjamin Moore
Pigeon Gray by Benjamin Moore
I personally like to see a strong contrast in a bathroom. In other words, having a dark or light color on the wall and then doing the opposite of the wall on the cabinets (lighter or darker). I think this contrast is a great way to compensate the eye for the bad dark lighting in the space:
Yarmouth Blue by Benjamin Moore
Another trick to ensure that your cabinet colors are the exact same undertone as your wall color is to use the same paint card. For instance, you can use either the lightest or second lightest color on the card for the walls and use the darkest or second darkest color on the same card for the cabinets. This is a really easy way to ensure that the colors will really work well together:
Cabinets are Fieldstone Gray by Benjamin Moore and Wall is Palace White by Benjamin Moore
Cabinets are Fieldstone by Benjamin Moore
Cabinets are Gettysburg Gray by Benjamin Moore
Rockport Gray by Benjamin Moore
Houzz is a fantastic resource for finding paint color inspiration. Designers and builders upload their projects onto Houzz and most of the time in the question section, they will post the paint colors for the space. You can begin to build an idea board and pick up the paint cards of the colors that you like to test out in the bathroom itself.
Chelsea Gray by Benjamin Moore
I hope you see a color that jumps out at you today. If you need more color inspiration, be sure and check out my Pick a Paint Color board on Pinterest here, where I have more than 350 colors pinned.
Thanks for stopping by today and if you happened to miss last week’s Paint It Monday, where I shared a easy recipe for a gray wash/stain for old baskets, you can get to that post by clicking the image below: