There’s no single best color that’s suited for a particular type of room. The possibilities are very numerous so it’s important to take into account other factors as well. If you’re trying to come with a bathroom color scheme look at the big picture and see how much space you have available, decide what type of ambiance you’re trying to create, what your fixtures will look like and also how the bathroom will fit into the context of your home. This can ultimately help you decide what the best color or color combination for this space would be.
You can make your bathroom look simple and use interesting colors in its design at the same time. The trick is to use faded color tones and to limit the amount of accent colors you introduce into the space. Check out this elegant bathroom for example. It has a green accent wall that almost looks neutral and a chic red chair.
Sometimes it’s about any single color that you use but the overall scheme. You could for example give your bathroom a beautiful mural and use a variety of pastels and faded colors in it. This way you’d be focusing more on the ambiance and the big picture rather than any specific color.
It could also be cool to introduce a bold color into the bathroom. One of the easiest ways to do it is by creating an accent wall. Whether you paint it, tile it or apply wallpaper on it, the effect can be really great. This vibrant shade of green for example looks very beautiful in combination with the light wooden tones.
Warm colors such as orange, red or yellow are great if you want to give your bathroom a particularly inviting and cozy feel. At the same time, you can use any of these colors in a very sleek and modern way. Once again, an accent wall would do wonders.
Neutrals are also a nice option. They go really well with minimalistic and contemporary interior decors and they’re perfect if you want the emphasis to be on the geometry of the space, the furniture, the lighting or anything else.
There are obviously many different ways to introduce an accent wall into a bathroom. Using paint is a pretty simple and straightforward option but even then there are various variations you can try. For example, you could give the wall an interesting texture or introduce a pattern.
When using darker colors in the bathroom try to avoid making the space feel gloomy. Accent lighting is really helpful in this case. It would also be quite easy to complement the darker colors with a few bright white surfaces. The contrast could look very elegant.
Instead of limiting yourself to using only one color, you could play with multiple nuances and similar tones. They can be incorporated into some sort of pattern or design and they can suggest a certain theme. This for example is a very stylish combo and both the colors and the textures look great together.
Another idea is to play with patterns. Tiles can be used to create all sorts of interesting geometric patterns and they’re perfectly suited for the bathroom. You can take advantage of that to give this room a rather sophisticated look without compromising anything in return.
The lighting is very important for the bathroom and any other room for that matter. It can be used strategically to highlight certain surfaces and their beautiful colors or textures. We really love the way in which the wooden floor of this bathroom is illuminated by the LED band underneath the vanity.
When working with simple colors and neutrals an idea can be to put more emphasis on the materials and finishes used throughout the design. For example, you could highlight the natural beauty of the wood by allowing it to contrast with the surfaces around it.
It’s often nice to maintain a certain uniformity throughout the space. Avoid introducing too many different colors or different patterns into the bathroom. Here for instance the walls look the same and that creates a smooth transition around the corner.
As mentioned before, neutral colors go really well with contemporary designs. In the case of a bathroom that could translate into a color scheme limited to white, black and soft neutrals. Use this simplicity to your advantage and put the emphasis on the layout of the room, the beautiful freestanding tub or something else.
This bathroom has classic subway tiles on its walls and a herringbone pattern on the floor which could suggest a rustic design. However, this is in fact a beautiful modern space with subtle industrial hints and it looks really nice and inviting.
A few bright pops of yellow can help to create a very cheerful ambiance in any space, including the bathroom. Pair it with pure white surfaces or with light grays for a balanced look. In this case the light wooden flooring does a lot for the room as well.
Two-tone colored walls can look really nice in certain contexts. In the bathroom, that could create a visual delineator between all the fixtures and the furniture and the upper part of the room. Having a tall ceiling could look really cool in this case too.
Some colors go well with certain particular styles. For example, if you’re going for a traditional bathroom design, you can focus more on colors such as browns, beiges and various other simple and faded nuances. A color that too bright or bold would ruin the vibe.
On the other hand, bold and vibrant colors can look lovely in modern and contemporary bathrooms. Orange is a really nice accent color and there are lots of different ways to use it in here. Try a rug, a cool lamp, a chic towel rack and other elements which could potentially include this color.
The colors you choose for the bathroom should reflect the overall theme of the design in case you have one in mind. If you want the bathroom to look like a relaxing spa or to have a nature-inspired look then consider natural and earthy colors in combination with materials like wood, stone or marble.
Two-tone combinations can be used in all sorts of interesting combinations when decorating a bathroom. Here for example we have a two-tone set of walls but at the same time the furniture follows the same concept. This adds more visual interest to the room without overwhelming it.