12 Ideas for Bathroom Colors

Jan 14, 2022

Take the Quiz: 12 Ideas for Bathroom Colors to Suit Your Style

These 12 ideas for bathroom colors will help you pick the best color schemes for bathrooms in your home.

Mix and match to create your perfect style!

From shower surrounds to vanities to finishes and fixtures, you have countless bathroom design combinations to choose from. So what are the best colors for bathrooms, and how do you choose the right color schemes for bathrooms in your home? Try these tips and tricks. 

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What Are the Best Colors for Bathrooms?

Bathrooms are a versatile space for design in your home, but achieving the look you want comes down to the right color selection. Follow these four tips to make the best choice for your space. 

  1. Choose calming colors for spa-like spaces. Particularly for master bathrooms, calming colors add to the spa-like atmosphere many homeowners are looking for. 2022 Color of the Year selections reflect this trend, and include options like Evergreen Fog from Sherwin-Williams, Breezeway from Behr, and October Mist from Benjamin Moore. 
  2. Bold Colors are energizing. Past Colors of the Year like Aegean Teal, Illuminating, and this year’s Pantone Color of the Year Very Peri, are all bright selections that add energy to a room. As small and usually fully enclosed spaces, bathrooms provide a fun opportunity for playing with bold colors you might not use elsewhere in your home.  
  3. Consider lighter colors for smaller spaces. While bathrooms can provide a great opportunity to experiment with color, you might consider avoiding dark colors if you’re designing in a small bathroom. Lighter colors allow small bathrooms to reflect more light around the space, where as darker colors could make a small bathroom feel even more cramped than it already is.  
  4. Color doesn’t stop with the walls. In bathroom design, every surface is an opportunity to build and complement your color palette. A wide variety of shower surrounds, as well as bathroom accessories like cabinetry, vanity tops, and fixtures all bring their own elements of color, shine, and pattern to your space. Check out 12 bathroom mood boards we’ve created below to get you inspired! 
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Add These 12 Ideas for Bathroom Colors to Your Bathroom Mood Board

Looking for inspiration for an upcoming bathroom remodel or redesign? Look no further! Improveit’s design consultants have developed 12 bathroom mood board collections to get your creative juices flowing. These color schemes for bathrooms of all sizes combine shower surrounds with fixtures and wall colors for complementary design palettes. Start by taking our bath design style quiz and see if we can narrow down your best options, then explore other ideas below. 

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Modern Elegance ideas for bathroom colors
Modern Elegance

Clean white cabinetry and a warm gray wall color provide the perfect backdrop for this combination. On-trend brushed gold Align bath fixtures, and a smokey quartz vanity top, pick up the movement and subtle color variations in our Calcutta marble shower surround.

Farmhouse Chic

It doesn’t get more classic than white subway tile with black grout lines. Accent this popular farmhouse design style with popular matte black Gibson fixtures, gray cabinetry, and cool-toned Misterio marble vanity top. Want to soften the look a little? Try gray grout lines and brushed nickel fixtures.

Farmhouse Chic Best colors for bathrooms
Welcoming Warmth Color Schemes for Bathrooms
Welcoming Warmth

Traditional color schemes for bathrooms don’t have to look fussy or old-fashioned. Keep the warm look you love in your home with our river rock shower surround color, paired with a medium-toned wood vanity and soft wall color. The elegant Wynford fixture collection pops in chrome, with a subtle marble vanity top.  

Urban Energy

Let your shower experience get you energized for the day. Carrara marble shower surround is echoed in your vanity top selection for a cool backdrop with lots of movement. A square mirror and fixtures from our popular Voss collection offer an angular complement for a bold look. 

Urban Energy Ideas for bathroom colors
Best colors for bathrooms natural calm
Natural Calm

Take a mindful approach to bath design by adding calming elements right from the start. Our coastal stone shower surround features a warm tone with vertical veining that helps align your mind before starting a busy day – or at the end of one. Pair it with a subtle smokey countertop, white cabinetry, and brushed nickel fixtures for a soothing experience.

Modern Loft

Sleek, yet understated finishes like a basketweave shower surround and geometric matte black fixtures ground this modern look with a masculine feel. Gray cabinetry with a cool marble vanity top add the right blend of style and function for this loft-style combination

Modern Loft Color ideas for bathroom
Smooth Transition color schemes for bathroom
Smooth Transition

Transitional style blends the best of traditional and contemporary, and this combination gets it just right. The familiar warmth of dark wood cabinetry meets unexpected style in a hexagon shower surround. The subtle grayline reveal between the hexagons blends perfectly with the marble vanity top’s gray veining, while brushed nickel fixtures from our Gibson collection add a touch of shine.   

Earth Forward

This collection maximizes the richness of natural warm tones at every turn. A canyon slate shower surround and oil-rubbed bronze fixtures ensure your bathing experience sets a centering mood. Dark wood cabinetry continues the feeling, while white marble tops add a touch of lightness.

Earth Forward color schemes for bathroom
Classically Neutral Bathroom Color Schemes for Bathrooms
Classically Neutral

Among our most popular shower surround selections, silver-white marble is the classic neutral tone you’ve been looking for in your new bath design. Pair it with clean white cabinetry and brushed nickel fixtures for a magazine-style all-white bathroom. 

Positively Playful

Even family bathrooms deserve great style! Starting with neutral basics like a white bathtub with a square tile-look shower surround in almond provides the perfect backdrop for bright wall colors for bathrooms and shower curtains. Clean white cabinetry and marble vanity tops keep the neutral look while letting your kids’ bathroom “grow up” with them as their tastes and your style preferences change.

Positively Playful Bathroom mood board
Vivid Living best colors for bathrooms
Vivid Living

Unique ideas for bathroom colors and patterns don’t scare you! Pull a bright color from your shower curtain to use on the walls, accent the look of classic subway tiles with black grout lines, or try trendy finishes like matte black or brushed gold for a pop of style. 

Fresh Faced

You can’t go wrong with neutral surfaces – in fact, they can help your design go exactly right! A biscuit shower surround, smokey gray vanity top, and white cabinetry are the perfect clean slate. Accent this simple design combination with brighter wall colors or décor that you can easily change out with the seasons, style trends, or your own whim! 

Fresh Faced Bathroom Color Scheme Ideas

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