30 Bathroom Color Schemes You Never Knew You Wanted

Bathrooms can pose a challenge to a lover of home design – to most of us on a budget, they’re an expensive proposition to overhaul, and it can be difficult to justify a remodel if everything’s functioning. But how to decorate the room? Choosing the right bathroom color scheme can make all the difference in how much you love your bathroom…and the good news is, you CAN learn to love your bathroom again (or for the first time?).

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Below are lots of ideas for bathroom color schemes for almost any shape, size, and style of bathroom. While it’s hard for anyone to go wrong in pairing a beautiful color with white as a bathroom color scheme (plenty of examples below), there are lots of other options out there, too. We hope you’re inspired enough that, perhaps with just a coat of paint and a few accessories, you can change the entire space into a space you love. Or, at least, don’t hate.

Cream and white.

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Bathrooms weren’t traditionally very colorful spaces; historically, they didn’t tend to draw much attention in the décor/color scheming way. If your bathroom is a traditional style, you might enjoy keeping the color scheme pretty neutral – creams and whites. The look is not only fresh, but it’s light and bright as well.

Cherry red and white.

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Glossy red wall tiles and red bath mats are a cheerful and bright way to add spunk to an otherwise white bathroom. The color scheme is hospital-esque, likely because it emits a clean and germ-free aesthetic.

Amaranth and white.

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It’s a hot color right now, and for good reason. Amaranth is not pink, it’s not red, but it’s a beautiful, rich cross between the two that is neither too frilly nor too masculine. We love the unexpected coordinating shower curtain and cabinet doors here.

Mint and white.

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Fresh and unfailingly cheerful, mint and white make a lovely color scheme, particularly in tiny bathrooms where every square inch matters. An encompassing small-scale wallpaper print in the color scheme break up the solidarity of the walls and make the space feel larger. And flanking silver and white sconces add to the fresh appeal.

Pale blue and white.

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It’s warm, it’s traditional, and it’s utterly serene. Pale blue and white as a color combination, I mean. As a bathroom color scheme, it’s perfect, particularly when brightened up with some natural light. (And we can’t help but fall in love with a bathroom with that clawfoot tub!)

Coastal blue and white.

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There’s something historically fresh about the color combination of coastal blue and white (even the ocean itself has embraced the combo, so we have to know we’re onto something). This is evidenced perfectly in a bright, sparkling bathroom. Mosaic tiles around the bathtub are the clear highlight of this gorgeous spa-like space.

Midnight blue and white.

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You could substitute many dark, dark colors in for the midnight blue and still have a striking bathroom color scheme. We like this midnight blue, with all of its subtle tonal variations in different lighting – greens, blues, greys, and even blacks are all evidenced here, set off by the contrasting white tiles and fixtures.

Black and white.

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This classic color combination works well for a color scheme for any style of bathroom – from the very traditional to the very contemporary (and everywhere in between and aside). Let’s just take a minute to appreciate the lovely wiry chandelier in the background here, shall we?

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A more traditional black and white bathroom, with subway tile walls and black-and-white tiled floors.

Warmed up grey-blue and white.

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One way to warm up your lighter bathroom color scheme is to incorporate warm contrasting shades into the space – blue and orange are complementary colors, so this antique brass or bronzed mirror frame and firey-hued flora really bring the bathroom to life.

Charcoal grey and white.

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Modern and sexy, this color combination adds an almost romantic vibe to the bathroom. Letting your fixtures (sink, tub, shower, and toilet) serve as the white component of the color scheme enhances the minimalism of a contemporary space and contrasts beautifully against a moody hue.

Lavender and white.

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The sleek, contemporary lines of a modern bathroom (love the floating-shelf vanity!) are a lovely juxtaposition to the sweeter bathroom color scheme shown here. A retro feel comes through in the large-scale wallpaper, adding plenty of visual interest while not taking away from the important architectural details.

Rose pink and white.

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If you’ve got yourself a house with a circa 1950 bathroom, you might be quite familiar with the rose pink tile conundrum. The good news? You don’t have to rip it all out to have a chic, contemporary bathroom. Simplify your storage and wall art and update your porcelain fixtures, and maybe you’ll learn to love the blush hue like your grandmother did.

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White…and more white. Bathrooms are notoriously white, at least to a degree. Rather than fighting against this fact, maybe a good idea is to make it the entire crux of your bathroom color scheme. White everything – fixtures, tiles, towels, even porcelain and ceramic décor! Of course, a showing of great art is never out of line.

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A geometric tile floor adds warmth and personality without taking away from a white bathroom color scheme.{found on simonkennedy}.

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It should come as no surprise to anybody that this gorgeous doorless shower comes in its white-and-white color scheme. Love a wooden accent or two.

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Creamy whites are the foundation in this traditional bathroom, warmed up with some tasteful antique accessories and simple but sophisticated window treatments.

Chocolate and cream.

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No, we’re not just talking about components of an ice cream sandwich. The rich tones of a chocolate brown bathroom make even a smaller space feel simultaneously cozy and luxurious. Breaking up the expanse of brown with a geometrically patterned bath rug is a good idea, as is using colored cream tiles between the mirrors.

Turquoise, pink, and gold.

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Using a specific bathroom color scheme doesn’t mean that all parts are displayed equally; quite the opposite, in fact. Sometimes it’s useful to determine one dominant color (in this case, turquoise) that can be enhanced by a small but significant dose of another color or two (here, pink table and gold accents).

The result is balanced and striking.

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Green, white, and wood…with a touch of red. Found paired in nature constantly, kelly green and wood tones are a match made, well, on earth. Plenty of white space in this bathroom makes the colors themselves pop, and some well-edited splashes of red bring the bathroom alive.{found on smithandvansant}.

Brick red and forest green.

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This rustic, traditional farmhouse-bathroom style looks immediately friendly and inviting, thanks to the generous use of warm, earthy tones. We appreciate the fact that variations of brick tiles are used so as to not overwhelm, and things are broken up with occasional doses of piney woods.

Red, white, and black.

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Undeniably sleek and urban, this color combination works in the contemporary bathroom as well as in other spaces. White grout defines the black tiles, and red plumbing casings set off the unique black fixtures. Very cool-chic.{found on a3design}.

Pink, white, and black.

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Dressing up a color that can often read as juvenile or girly (like pink) isn’t hard to do with some black accents. A black framed mirror that mimics the pink damask wallpaper, for example, does wonders in transforming the space into one for grownups.

Cream and golden metallics.

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The epitome of luxury, golden decorating touches add a gorgeous element to a soft cream bathroom. Metallics used in this way work best when kept to individually slim profiles, so as not to overwhelm the space or appear gaudy.{found on architecturaldigest}.

Black and light.

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While “light” isn’t necessarily a color, it’s used fantastically here as a component of the overall bathroom color scheme. Black walls, floor, and ceiling create a cozy surround of a bathroom space, but exposed hanging light bulbs and undermount lighting keep the potential dark-space-discomfort far, far at bay.

Warm grey neutrals.

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Varying shades of the same color, such as this bathroom’s warm grey color scheme, provides depth and visual interest while keeping the room cohesive and soothing. Importantly, plenty of reflective surfaces keep the organic color scheme from feeling somber.{found on garyleepartners}.

Black and grey.

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This traditional bathroom gets a contemporary twist with a counter sink and classic details. Pale grey marble countertops and tile add a seamless cohesion to the entire space, while black cabinetry grounds it all.

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What’s your favorite (or least favorite) bathroom color scheme?