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Choosing the Best Bathroom Colors

A Guide to Which Colors Work Best in the Bathroom

Redecorating or remodeling a bathroom leaves you facing a range of decisions—from the type of flooring to deciding which fixtures and furnishings to use. However, one of the very first things you'll want to think about is the bathroom paint colors, as these will help influence the appearance and design of everything else. To help you out, here's a short list of some of the most popular colors for bathrooms (and how to use them).

Ash Grey

A light, ash grey color like Deep Iron Creek can be an outstanding choice for more modern spaces and pairs perfectly with stylish marble or granite countertops. Still, it's usually a good idea to choose lighter colored wood or tiles for the floor and lighter colored countertops to keep the room from feeling too dark or gloomy. Another option is to use pure white trim, or use the same white on one wall to help break up the darker grey color. Combined with sleek modern lighting and furnishings, an ash grey color like Deep Iron Creek ensures a bathroom full of contemporary style and charm.


This warm, rich yellow color has long been a favorite for bedrooms and kitchens, but it also makes an excellent choice for bathrooms. The color is sure to instantly brighten up any darker bathroom, making it feel bigger and more inviting. A yellow like Corn Moon usually works best when paired with white fixtures and white trim. The contrast between the warm yellow and bright white provides a handsome touch that can make the room feel comfortable and serene. For an added touch, you may want to consider using brass or bronze fixtures to add an extra layer of richness and style to a room painted in Corn Moon.

Powder Blue

Whether it is used on an accent wall or you paint the entire bathroom in this color, powder blue can be a fantastic choice for a more traditional feel. When paired with vintage-style furnishings, a blue like Heavenly Blue can create a classic, calm setting, ideal for spending hours relaxing and soaking in the bathtub surrounded by candlelight. As powder blue is slightly darker than a sky blue, you'll want to avoid using too many dark furnishings or fixtures unless you add in more white or another lighter color to balance it out. One option is to use white trim and fixtures combined with a darker grey for the countertop.

Bright And Bold

Another popular choice for bathrooms is a rich teal. Depending on the overall size of your bathroom, you may want to consider leaving one wall white or using a contrasting color to ensure the teal isn't too overwhelming. A color like Bright Teal Surprise often works best with white cabinets and fixtures, although you should consider using a slightly darker grey or beige color for the countertops to balance things out. 

Although all of the above are undoubtedly popular choices, your search for the perfect bathroom colors shouldn't be limited to just this list. In fact, depending on the particular style and feel you're going for, there could be many different colors you may want to consider. Nonetheless, each of the four colors listed above are popular for a reason and will ensure that your bathroom looks stylish.