Timeless Bathroom Paint Colors

Bathroom Painting

Do you have a bathroom with avocado green fixtures from the 70s? Or maybe your bathroom features peeling wallpaper from the 80s. Perhaps you just want to change things up. Regardless, you’re taking a fresh look at the walls around the loo, and you’ve decided that it’s time for an update. And unlike the last time your bathroom was updated (if it ever has been updated!), this time you want to make choices that will stick. You want a look that’s timeless. As fads come and go, and “modern” turns to “classic” (or rather, “outdated” in the case of that signature avocado green bathtub in the corner), it’s time to pick paint that will last.

Clean Light Blues

Your bathroom should never feel dirty. As such, colors that look sanitary will help to make the room feel comfortable and clean. Light blues do just that. Consider using a robin’s egg blue in front of your porcelain washbasin, and pair it with brass fixtures for a rich, yet airy look. Or use a light blue that’s a bit more pale as a backdrop for those houseplants that you keep on the window in your bathroom; the pale coloring will lend life to those thriving plants. There are a myriad of colors out there, so grab several swatches and compare them with the fixtures and furnishings that you have in your restroom.

Rich Dark Blues

Similarly, dark blues look clean, yet they have a richness that you may not find in their lighter cousins. Consider a dark blue hue for a larger bathroom, since it may cause the room to look smaller. Or, you can use dark blue as an accent color on the smallest or most intriguing wall of the restroom for an interesting appeal.

Unimposing Greys and Off-Whites

Both greys and off-whites look sanitary, and they serve as the ideal backdrop for nearly any bathroom fixture combination. Whether you have nickel fixtures and a granite countertop or gold fixtures and whitewashed cabinets, you can find a hue that will look great (and timeless) in the grayscale. Just be sure to avoid off-whites that have a touch of yellow in them — yellow can appear to be dirty, and it may just remind guests of something that should be flushed, instead of a color that belongs on the wall.