There is more to choosing a bathroom paint color than just a "nice blue" that matches your towels. A bathroom is your chance to take some color chances, while maintaining a refreshing or relaxing environment with color.
While blue is a popular choice for bathrooms, in Feng Shui blue or green is not the best choice for bathrooms because it represents the water elements which are already plentiful in the room. Feng Shui bathroom colors are warmer, to balance the cool water energy (which is... considered a cool color like blue.) Though you may not consider Feng Shui design when you choose color at home, the principle of balancing cool with warm elements can make your bathroom more relaxing. This list of the best bathroom colors includes both warm and cool colors, that work in a variety of decorating styles.
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Sherwin-Williams Summer Dragonfly is bright an cheerful. This is not a spa aqua, but more of a vibrant beach aqua. Because this color is stronger than a traditional bathroom aqua, it can stand up to stronger accent colors. Summer Dragonfly would look great with dark woods, and coral accents, for a sophisticated look. Pair Summer Dragonfly with a creamy white for trim and doors, to keep it looking crisp and clean.
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Reflection is a cool gray, with just a hint of green. This is a wonderful color for a room that gets a lot of light. Many bathrooms have extensive expanses of white tile, and could use a calm gray to soothe the palette. This unusual gray can work well with beach style decorating, as well as a zen-inspired design.
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Bungalow Beige is a color that is often reached for in decorating living rooms and bedrooms, but this comfortable beige is also wonderful in a bathroom. Pair this color with blue or green towels, and brushed silver fixtures for a classic look.
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You don't have to decorate in a beach-inspired theme to appreciate the coolness of Benjamin Moore's Jamaican Aqua. This Caribbean water-inspired aqua may be a great match for your cabinetry and floors that look too gray next to all the warm neutrals you've put on the walls. White cabinets can give Jamaican Aqua an appealing and fresh look, especially with lime green color accents in a bathroom.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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Most of Benjamin Moore's Historical Collection colors would shine in a bathroom, but Hawthorne yellow outshines them all. In the search for the perfect yellow for a bathroom, Hawthorne Yellow has just the right amount of saturation to keep from looking too sentimental. Pair this lovely yellow with charcoal gray towels, and white marble surfaces, for a traditional look.
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Deep blue in a bathroom? Yes! Benjamin Moore's Blue Nose could give you the drama you're looking for to jazz up the bathroom space, without resorting to a harsh color that you'll tire of. Blue Nose is another color that would look smashing with white trim, and white tile. This gray-tinted blue would be stunning with an ash gray or black tile floor.
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Want to keep it simple in the bathroom? Try an off-white like Snow on the Mountain. If you're looking for the ultimate in relaxing colors schemes, off-white paired with bright white, is not only soothing but incredibly romantic for a master bath. Your choice of accent colors is unlimited with an easy color scheme like this.
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