12 Ways to Use Orange in a Bathroom

Bathroom with orange tile

Macey Folk

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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    Try Peach

    Powder room with light peach paint

    Design: Zoe Feldman Design

    Photography: Stacy Goldberg

    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.

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    Add Wallpaper

    Bathroom with orange wallpaper and vanity

    Erika Ludwig

    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.

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    Mix With Pink

    Bathroom with orange wallpaper

    The Pajaama Hub

    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.

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    Go Wild With Tile

    Bathroom with orange tile

    Tire o sapato! Inspirações

    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.

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    Be Daring With Orange

    Orange bathroom with standing tub


    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.

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    Experiment With Shapes

    Orange bathroom with black sinks

    APE Grupo

    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.

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    Go for Terrazzo

    Bathroom with floor to ceiling tiles

    Barn on the Green

    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.

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    Try Orange in a Powder Room

    Powder room with orange paint

    Madison Taylor

    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

    Bathroom with orange tiles

    Home With Helen and Co.

    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.

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    Mix Blue and Orange

    Bathroom with bold wallpaper and blue paint

    Handsome Salt

    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.

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    Add Some Texture

    Bathroom with striped wallpaper

    Renée Gaddis Interiors

    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.

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    Pair With Gold Accents

    Bathroom with gold faucet and peach vanity

    Creative Tonic

    Orange is a great color because it works with nearly any finish. That said, we can't get enough of the gold accents in this bathroom from Creative Tonic. Swap out your silver faucet for a gold one to bring in even more warmth when paired with orange.