Get ideas for updating your bathroom or powder room paint color. Ace’s Design Experts Julie Richard, Katie Reynolds and Nathan Fischer provide their Clark+Kensington paint color recommendations to help you decide.
- Avoid dark colors in a windowless bathroom that is used as a primary bathroom.
- Paint cabinets and vanities in an accent color. Try a semi-gloss gray with brass hardware for a classic look – Smokey Eyes N-C22 is a rich shade of charcoal gray that would look great.
- When using natural stone such as granite or marble, do pull a color from the stone for a warm, organic color palette. For example, with a brown or tan marble, try painting the walls in Haven of Coziness N-C1, balanced beige that pairs well with earth tones.
- Keep a guest or master bathroom light and bright. It does not need to be white, but avoid overly dark or bright colors.
- Avoid dark wall colors in your bathroom. You can bring in dark accents on the vanity, mirror, tile, etc.
- If you do not want brighter walls in your bathroom, here are a few “darker” colors that are not too dark – for a warm neutral use Swaying Hammock N-W26, for a soft gray try After the Rain N-C11 and for a neutral green try Easy Does It 24B-2.
- Keeping your bathroom ceilings white is typically the best bet. If ventilation is an issue in your bathroom, be sure your ceiling paint sheen is semi gloss.
- Paint bathrooms a soothing color that you’ll want to live with first thing in the morning like Sweet Retreat 29A-2, a pale tranquil green color.
- Crisp white fixtures and towels paired with a classic light gray like So Sophisticated N-C17 on the walls will create a clean, inviting look.
- For a kid’s bathroom try a pretty hue in pale colored stripes. Clouds Arising 29B-2 a pale bluegreen, looks great with Day At The Spa 29C-1, an almost white, greenish hue.