Orange may not be your first choice for a bathroom, but it should be. Not only does orange create a vibrant, energetic feel, but it can transform a plain space into an eye-catching one. Of course, orange is a bold choice, but it can work well in any bathroom with the right color palette and complementary colors.
Because orange is the most visible color in the spectrum, you don't need to use a lot to make an impact—a little can go a long way. Here, we've rounded up some of the best ways to introduce orange into your bathroom and create a sunny, warm space you look forward to spending time in.
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If orange is a bit too bold for your tastes, consider a more muted option such as peach. This lovely powder room from Zoe Feldman Design features a stunning pastel shade of peach that adds just enough color to awaken the space, but won't overwhelm the senses. Pair with brass or gold accents for the full effect.Continue to 2 of 12 below.
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Wallpaper in the bathroom is a great way to upgrade your space without a full renovation. This cheery bathroom from Erika Ludwig features a soft orange patterned wallpaper that complements the bold orange vanity perfectly.Continue to 3 of 12 below.
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Mix With Pink
Looking for the best color to pair with orange? The Pajaama Hub proves that pink may be it. When paired with the bold, tropical orange wallpaper, this soft pink feels almost neutral. Pink and orange together lend a cozy vibe that's perfect for small spaces.Continue to 4 of 12 below.
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Go Wild With Tile
If you're ready to go bold with orange, consider getting there with tile. Here, a mixture of three styles of tile play together so well to create a fun, modern aesthetic in this small bathroom space.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Be Daring With Orange
This beautiful bathroom from 08warrendaisy proves that sometimes, a bold and intense orange is the way to go. We can't get enough of the richness and warmth this vibrant orange offers and we love matching the soaking tub to the wall.Continue to 6 of 12 below.
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Experiment With Shapes
This bathroom from APE Grupo plays with non-traditional shapes throughout the space, so it only makes sense to go with a non-conventional color too. We love the soft pink wall and how well it plays with the rounded black marble sinks.
Orange is a daring color to be sure, but it can also be a wonderful canvas for playing with even more daring shapes and textures throughout the room.Continue to 7 of 12 below.
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Go for Terrazzo
If you're a fan of terrazzo, you will love this bathroom from Barn on the Green. We love the floor-to-ceiling tiles in this space and how beautifully the stacked bond orange subway tile pairs with the fun terrazzo.
Orange can be a great pairing with terrazzo, especially if you opt for one with flecks of red or orange throughout to really tie the look together.Continue to 8 of 12 below.
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Try Orange in a Powder Room
If orange is too daring for your primary bathroom, consider it in the powder room instead. This bright and vibrant powder room from Madison Taylor is proof that the best colors in a small space are often the most vivid. This citrus-inspired hue really transforms this small guest bathroom and even makes it appear larger than it is.
About This Term: Primary Bathroom
Many real estate associations, including the National Association of Home Builders, have classified the term "Master Bedroom" (or "Master Bathroom") as discriminatory. "Primary Bedroom" is the name now widely used among the real estate community and better reflects the purpose of the room.
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Upgrade Your Subway Tile
We love subway tile as much as the next home decorator, but it may be time to give it a makeover. This cheery bathroom from Home With Helen and Co. features a vivid orange subway tile to make the whole space pop. We love how well it pairs with the bathroom greenery and how the color is pulled throughout the space and into the shower curtain.Continue to 10 of 12 below.
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Mix Blue and Orange
What is better than one vivid color? Two vivid colors. This amazing powder room from Handsome Salt not only features a wonderfully whimsical and bright wallpaper, but it also has bold blue paint as well. Blue and orange make a great pairing, especially in a small space where you want to pack a punch.Continue to 11 of 12 below.
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Add Some Texture
This lovely bathroom from Renée Gaddis Interiors is all about patterns. The orange zigzag wallpaper is enough to transform the space so that the rest of the bathroom can remain fairly subtle and traditional.Continue to 12 of 12 below.
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