When it comes to bathrooms, you need to check if the color
perfectly matches the size and design. Some people choose
color based on its meaning or practicality. Some people
may realize that their favorite hues can actually make the
room smaller or cluttered. There are a few simple
guidelines you need to follow to effectively get the look
and feel that you want.
The Different Shades
White is the most common bathroom color. It gives a sense
of cleanliness and purity. White is ideal for small
bathrooms since it makes the room seem larger and quickly
points out any eyesores. Together with white are yellow,
beige and pink. These are not feminine colors as what most
people may think. They provide a very relaxing aura
especially in the morning. With a little light,
individuals won’t have any problems shaving or fixing
Blue is another popular color providing a sense of
calmness and ease. Blue colored bathrooms are great for
decors and compliments stainless steel fixtures in the
area as well. People may choose white or dark blue tiles
to install which are a perfect match should blue be
selected as wall paint. Yellow and white light works well
with blue too making it a very flexible hue.
Green usually is used in bathrooms in lighter shades
evoking peace and quietness. Green is mentally relaxing
and is most attractive during the day. At night green may
tend to make the room seem smaller since the shade gets
dark without much light. White and yellow are great
complimentary colors so you may want to pick porcelain
fixtures having those.
Dark colors like black, red and maroon are almost never
used in bathrooms unless the area is really big. These
shades are very bold and can make a room seem small. These
colors also tend to absorb heat so rooms may be very hot
during midday or in the summer. There are a number of
bathrooms that did well with the inclusion of blacks and
reds considering that they used neutralizing materials,
patterns and decors to balance the environment.
Nowadays, people prefer tinted neutrals with hints of
blue, rose or green. The neutrals are now toned instead of
the traditional white or beige. Recently, earth colors
have also grown in prominence in most bathrooms. Brown,
yellow and burnt sienna were shown to be some of the top
choices in bathroom renovations. People are becoming more
adventurous by including metallics, pearlescences and
If you’re aspiring for a certain theme for your bathroom,
you need to study the main colors that constitute it. For
example, a country style bathroom will need more brown and
white, tropical bathrooms need blue, yellow and green and
conventional ones need a lot of white and probably traces
of black. Depending on your style and preference, it is
important that the color matches the overall theme.
Cabinets and vanity must only use dark shades if there is
enough room light.
Accessories and decors accentuate the main colors so keep
your palette consistent by sticking to the main hues.
Stainless steel and white are great neutralizers so you
may want to experiment with these. Plants and glass are
also great neutralizers. Stick to three colors at most
when designing your bathroom to keep it mentally
refreshing and relaxing.