What’s the first you think about when you plan a bathroom remodel? The bathroom’s color, isn’t it? With the right paint color, you can get the vibe you are after, the mood you want, the style you adore, and the function you need. Too white and the stains will look ugly. Too dark and your days won’t start in a cheerful way.
Well, choosing the best color for your bathroom is not just about choices. It’s mostly about what you need and what you like. It’s also subject to the bathroom’s size, height, and brightness. Also, whether this is a guest bathroom or the home’s master bathroom.
Choosing a color for the guest bathroom is easier. That’s not the bathroom you visit every single day – if at all. But when it comes to your personal bathroom, you want it to be energetic, soothing, serene, and gorgeous. Don’t you? How can you achieve all the above? We’ll tell you.
Before you think of bathroom colors, consider the bathroom remodeling
First things first. If you are truly planning a bathroom renovation, think of all the practical things related to the project before you pick the color. No grey, white, or yellow color will make your day if you can hardly fit and move in the bathroom. Making sure the bathroom design is perfect for your space and the layout is the best possible for the square feet and shape of the room is important. Once you decide on all that, it’s time to think about color. Let’s see how.
What’s your goal?
While the color of the main architectural elements (walls, ceiling, door, fixtures) sets the tone in the bathroom, you should start on a small scale. And you should look ahead – what are you trying to achieve? A vivid – full of energy, space? A serene bathroom? If you like colorful bathroom accessories, you should stay low on the main architectural elements. If you want serenity through and through, you should go with mild tones for all things – from the walls to the items.
Is there a window in the bathroom?
Windows bring lots of natural light to the bathroom. Bright bathrooms can be painted with dark colors without becoming gloomy. But if there’s no natural light, prefer lighter tones – unless this is the guest bathroom, where a dark hue will have a dramatic and very interesting effect. Please, make a note that when you consider paint colors, they are affected by the way the lights fall onto different surfaces throughout the day. The colors look different. To avoid unpleasant surprises, let your home remodeler help you with that.
What’s the bathroom’s dimension?
There’s a paradox here. Bringing blacks and dark greys or blues to small bathrooms is alright. Dark colors make small bathrooms interesting. Dark colors look astonishing in very big bathrooms too. They prevent dullness and make the bathroom design intriguing. Mid-sized bathrooms though look better with lighter tones and perhaps a few dark accents, like having blue or black cabinets under the countertop.
What’s the vibe you get from different paint colors?
• Bright white is always an excellent choice – all white or in combination with other colors. All white bathrooms have a crisp, clean, and sophisticated look that’s beyond compare. With some accents, they become more playful.
• Taupe is a great choice if you want to play with neutrals but like something different. Taupe is warm, inviting, and welcoming and goes well with white.
• Light grey still falls in the category of neutrals, but it’s cold and so, ideal for strict lines, minimalistic bathrooms, and a soothing atmosphere. It can be used as an accent in a white bathroom to add some edge.
• Black is elegant, dramatic, and sophisticated. The bathroom can be all black or black and white. It might sound strange, but black is warm and creates a cozy feeling.
• Mute colors, like cool blue, mint, soft yellow, and buttery white, are excellent when you want to draw the attention elsewhere, like floral wallpaper or other intricate wall décor designs.
Don’t forget that you don’t need to go for a monochromatic scheme unless you love this style – and we assure you that it’s worth considering. You can mix and match colors – like black and gold or pink, white and grey, blue and mustard, et cetera. You just need to focus on the main color of the bathroom – the color that will dominate, and take it from there.