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5 Hot Interior Paint Colors For Your Bathroom

Bathroom, Interior Design & Decorating
By Katie Carlson on Jun 24, 2016
5 Hot Interior Paint Colors For Your Bathroom

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Paint is the foundation of your bathroom’s interior design. The furniture and décor will be dependent upon the paint color you select. Homeowners want to know what bathroom colors interior designers are endorsing before starting any projects of their own, so I’m here to tell you.

It’s smart to keep your bathroom updated and tasteful because it’ll help you sell your house one day. My guess is you spend a lot of time in your bathroom, so you’ll want something easy on the eyes. See five interior paint color ideas for your bathroom and why they’re perfect for any home.

White Paint

1. Simply White or An Alluring Hue of White

I’m sure you’ve heard it before, that you can’t go wrong with white, but that doesn’t mean you should just slap together any variations of white you can find. Creating a white bathroom also doesn’t mean that it has to be plain and boring. Experts recommend decorating with stark white or dynamic shades of white. Use our paint calculator to determine how much paint you need for your project. 

There are a lot of variations in this family to choose from, so do your research. White paint is the right option if you want to brighten up the space and make it look bigger. Additionally, light colors help augment the effect of natural light, which is definitely a bonus. To create continuity and flow, consider painting your bathroom cabinets and trim to match the walls.

Gray Paint

2. Gray

Gray is the new black, both in clothing apparel and home décor. In fact, gray has become a popular paint color to use in bedrooms and living spaces, in addition to bathrooms. The great part about gray is that it goes with everything, so it’ll be easy to decorate the rest of the room when you’re done applying the paint.

If you prefer more variation in your design, instead of solid gray walls, there are other options for you to consider. Try mixing warm and cool shades of gray for a modern and timeless display. Painting a gray ceiling or accent wall is another way to use the color without necessarily covering your entire bathroom in it.

Coral Paint

3. Coral

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The suggestion of coral might surprise, or even scare you at first, but hear me out. There are many shades of coral to consider and it’s a color that’ll bring some life back to your bathroom. You’ll also be glad to know coral goes with many popular accent colors such as gray, beige and blue.

Color will spice and glam up one of the most important rooms in your home. Coral is often associated with colors suited for a Caribbean beach house or tropical décor, however, this bold yet warm color is quite easy to pull off in many spaces because of the many variations in tone.

Blue Paint

4. Shades of Blue & Green

The color blue is one that brings a sense of calm and peacefulness to any space. When you walk in a room that’s painted blue, you just feel better and happier. It’s the color of the sky, water and many other beautiful features found in nature. You really can’t go wrong with this hue.

Green Paint

A pastel green will give your bathroom that cottage feel, especially when paired with a white vanity and trim. If you’re the modern type, then think about adding wide stripes or installing a shimmery backsplash to compliment your paint. Shades of green will give your bathroom new energy with its vibrant and unique appearance.

5. Shortbread (Tan or Beige)

Neutrals are an interior designer’s best friend. They create a warm, soft and cozy space that never goes out of style. Incorporating gold into your beige or tan design is a fantastic way to add a little glitz and glamour to your bath. Using the same color for the wall and ceiling will guide the eye to travel effortlessly upward and throughout the space, giving once again, the appearance of a larger bathroom.

Tan and beige are advantageous colors to work with because there are so many other bathroom features that’ll go with your paint. Tile, towels and cabinets are all items that look pleasant when presented in this tone. Your bathroom will be light, airy and sophisticated. A goal many of us try to achieve in your bathroom décor.

Tan Paint

Tips for Starting Your Painting Project

Start by mapping out what statement you want to make with your bathroom design. This is your chance to start fresh or give a facelift to what you already love about your bathroom. Remember that the paint color you choose is going to play a major role in how you’ll decorate the rest of the room.

Your best bet is to shop around, skim Pinterest images and take a peek inside your friend’s and family’s homes to see what they’re doing. Depending on the size and height of your bathroom walls, you may want to consider hiring a pro to help you paint. Otherwise, check out some of our DIY painting articles to help you along the way. 


Use paint to add style and set the right mood in your bathroom. There’s no right or wrong, it really comes down to implementing a balance of your personal preference and what the popular interior design colors are at the time. The best part about paint is that if you get done and don’t like it, you can change it.

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