5 Unexpected Colors That Look Great in Your Bathroom

  •       Small or large bathrooms can benefit from these bathroom paint color suggestions.
  •       The perfect bathroom color scheme can relax or invigorate you.  
  •       A professional paint project can make your windowless or tiny bathroom feel much more welcoming.  

Painting a bathroom is unlike any other interior painting project you’ll have done in your home. You not only have to keep in mind the potentially humid environment when selecting a paint type, but you’re also tasked with selecting a color for a typically small space where the wrong color choice gets magnified.

You usually don’t get the luxury of big windows that fill the room with natural light or a vast amount of extra space to add decorative elements. But that doesn’t mean you should cross it off your list of upgrades. Bathrooms are an incredibly personal space that, with a thoughtful color choice, can feel like the perfect pick-me-up each morning or an at-home oasis in the evenings.

“When choosing a color, think about how you’ll want to feel when you’re in your bathroom,” says Lee, owner of CertaPro Painters® of Louisville Metro.  “After you select a bathroom paint color that captures this feeling, you can add elements like hardware, décor and all the finishing touches that complement both the color and vibe.”

The team at CertaPro Painters® of Louisville Metro offers interior painting and color consultation services for projects like a seamless bedroom and bathroom color scheme could seamlessly flow together– bring a professional touch to more than one space of your home.

Here are some unexpected but beautiful bathroom colors that can help freshen up your space and help you consider other projects along the way.

Beau Green

This color is part of Benjamin Moore’s Color Preview, a collection of bold, saturated colors that are meant to bring spaces to life. When you pair Beau Green (2054-20) with Gemstone (264) and Sparkling Wine (949), you get a perfect color palette for an elegant bathroom.

It’s a bold color choice but not one that is too overbearing for a small space. It’s just dramatic enough to create a sophisticated vibe that feels so effortless at the same time. When painting with Benjamin Moore, your CertaPro Painters® of Louisville Metro team has access to use their Aura® Bath & Spa Paint, which was created to withstand warm, humid environments with no compromise to color integrity. Not only will you get a beautiful, professional paint job, but one you know is applied with hot, humid bathroom conditions in mind to lock out moisture and prevent water staining.

Ray of Light

Dealing with a dark, windowless bathroom? Bring in a beam of sunshine with Benjamin Moore’s Ray of Light (CSP-910). A yellow bathroom is one of the best colors to energize your morning. It’s available exclusively in Aura® Bath & Spa Paint, a testament to its popularity in brightening up bathrooms.

It can be difficult to find the right yellow that’s not overly bright and glaring. This color expertly balances both warm and vibrant qualities. Combine with Ice Milk (CSP-1025) and Canyon Rock (CSP-1120) to round out one joyous color palette.

Cavern Clay

Cavern Clay (SW 7701) is Sherwin-Williams 2019 Color of the Year. It’s a warm hue that pulls its inspiration from natural, earthy hues and terracotta. According to Sherwin-Williams, Cavern Clay embodies renewal, simplicity and free-spirited, bohemian flair.

This desert modern aesthetic works great in a bathroom where you can relax with thoughts of canyons, sun-washed evenings and Southwestern vibes. It’s the perfect backdrop for dreaming up your next outdoor adventure while soaking in the tub. To complete your bathroom color scheme, pair Cavern Clay with neutrals like Origami White (SW 7636), Distance (SW 6243), Moth Wing (SW 9174) or Dark Clove (SW 9183).

Ripe Olive

This Sherwin-Williams color may be darker than most people would select as part of a bathroom color scheme, but Ripe Olive (SW 6209) nicely complements neutral countertops and tiles as well as being one of the more unique bathroom colors. You can balance this deep, moody green with natural wood elements and soft linen accents. Touches of gold in trimming, light fixtures or bathroom accessories can help make the look modern and refined.

Don’t shy away from dark colors even if your bathroom doesn’t have large windows for natural light. A bold bathroom can be daring and energizing. Coordinating colors Oyster White (SW 7637) and Green Onyx (SW 9128) help complete this bathroom color scheme.

Ravishing Coral

If you want to be reminded of the beach but don’t want to default to a light blue for your bathroom makeover, consider Ravishing Coral (SW 6612), a color from Sherwin-Williams. Coral has similar qualities to a salmon or tangerine color and is super trendy in interior design right now.

A similar color, Living Coral, was named Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019, so expect to see it popping up a lot in both fashion and home design. A fresh coat of Ravishing Coral on your bathroom walls will make you think of your favorite destination beach house every morning while getting ready to start your day. To complete the color scheme, check out Silverplate (SW 7649) and Melon Meloso (SW 9007) to complete this bathroom color combination.

Let’s Get Started

Still need some help fine-turning your bathroom color palette? CertaPro Painters® of Louisville Metro can help you refresh your bathroom, as well as any other interior painting project you have on your list. Call us today to get a free estimate.