What Colors Are Best for Bathrooms?

What Colors Are Best for Bathrooms?

We all spend time every single day in our bathrooms, yet they can often be neglected when it comes to design. 

An easy, low-cost way to show your bathroom some love is to paint the walls. Here are some great options for bathroom wall colors.


Take a Minute to Assess and Plan

When deciding on paint colors, you should always take some time to evaluate the space in your own home. Ask yourself some questions: 

  • Does the room have a window? 
  • How much light does it get? 
  • Is it a small room you’d like to feel bigger? 
  • What kind of mood do you want the room to have? 

Some people are looking for a soothing, spa-like vibe. Others are looking for a happy, cheerful space. If you have kids, you might be hoping to inject some fun and bright color. It also helps to find inspiration online or in a magazine, but keep in mind the specific qualities and needs of your own space. Take into account the existing features of your bathroom and whether you’ll be changing them, especially with larger projects like tile, cabinets, and countertops. Include those features in your color palette to make sure everything works together. 


Aim to Please

Neutrals are always going to be a safe bet and are a common choice for bathrooms. Whites, greys, and beiges are all classic neutral choices. Keep in mind that lighting can have a dramatic effect on how a color reads in a particular space—what looks good in one home may look completely different in your own. A good rule of thumb is to mix two neutrals, such as a grey and a white tone. Follow the 70/30 rule with these two colors, and you’ll create a calming color scheme that looks put together.


Bring Home the Spa

Infusing your space with soothing light greens and powdery blues can help create a spa feel. When choosing these colors, remember that the color will usually appear much darker and more saturated on the wall. What looks like a nice light blue color on the paint chip may skew sky blue on the wall. When you find a color you like, check out the surrounding shades on the paint deck, and try going a shade or two lighter. 


Create Some Drama

A popular trend right now in home design is the jewel box concept, where a single room is saturated with color, like opening a jewelry box. Powder baths are a great place to experiment with a little more color and bold statements. They’re smaller rooms that often don’t have much natural light, making them a prime spot to try out a more saturated hue. Darker hues like charcoal grey, navy blue, or even black can look great in the small space—and may actually help it to feel bigger. Even colors like purple or red can look great when contained in a small half bath, giving your home a hit of color without overwhelming.


Mountain States Kitchen and Bath Can Help

If fresh paint isn’t making enough impact, it might be time to upgrade the cabinets in your bathrooms to create the look you’re after. Here at Mountain States Kitchen and Bath, we have a wide range of materials and finishes to complement any space, and designers to help you choose the best option for your Utah bathroom. Wherever you’re located in the Utah Valley, from Springville to Draper, contact us today to start making your dream bathroom a reality! 


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