Stunning Powder Room Paint Color Ideas

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Powder rooms are the jewel box of home decorating. When you have a small room that is mainly for guests, there is an expectation that you will take design and color risks. A powder room doesn't have to be too in-sync with the rest of your decorating palette. You can also choose to take color and design cues from the rest of the house, but amp up the style to make it a beautiful little retreat. Don't forget the accessories that complete the luxurious look of your powder room. Lighting, linens, and artwork can tie everything together with your new bold color.

No Need to Worry About Making the Room Look Larger

In your powder room or any other small space, color is the quickest and easiest way to create instant style. The beauty of a small room is that you are not trying to make it look larger because it's not possible and totally pointless. Instead, focus on choosing bold or dark colors that you'd never use in a small room.

Here are six stunning paint colors that live large in your tiny powder room.

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    Benjamin Moore Peony 2079-30

    Pink peony
    Benjamin Moore

    A vibrant fuchsia like Benjamin Moore's Peony, is a daring paint color choice, even for a powder room. A small room that is used only briefly can handle a strong and cheerful color like this.

    Creamy white trim, dark wood or tile floors, and a white stone vessel sink can balance this bold paint color. All shades of pink and peach are exceptionally flattering to skin tone in a vanity mirror, but a bright fuchsia may need some help. Decorate your fuchsia powder room with soft lighting to minimize the brightness and glare of vibrant wall color.

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    Benjamin Moore Marine Blue 2059-10

    Marine blue
    Benjamin Moore

    Deep blue can be a surprisingly glamorous paint color choice for a powder room. The secret to using a dark blue, like Benjamin Moore's Marine Blue, is to pair it with crisp white, metallic accents, and a fabulous light fixture. Swap out the usual bathroom mirror for a luxe style with a glistening and ornate gold or silver frame. 

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    Sherwin-Williams Peppercorn SW 7674


    The secret to choosing a dark paint color like Sherwin-Williams Peppercorn is planning your lighting carefully. Wall sconces on either side of your powder room's vanity mirror can illuminate the wall, and a delicate chandelier can add ambient light overhead. To add a touch of glamor, consider using a metallic silver or pale blue paint or metallic finish on the ceiling to enhance the chandelier's glow and add extra light to the room.

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    Valspar Apricot Butter 2005-2A

    Apricot butter

    If your decorating style doesn't include metallic gold walls, but you need a luxury powder room idea, try a rich gold-peach paint color like Valspar Apricot Butter. This pretty paint color is just as glamorous as gold without being over-the-top.

    You can decorate with a peach paint color that has every bit as much glamor as a traditional powder room color by using glam accessories and details. Fluffy white towels, gleaming metal accents, and a small chandelier can make even the simplest paint colors look more glamorous.

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    Sherwin-Williams Gingery SW 6363


    For Craftsman or transitional decorating style, rich neutral color like HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams Gingery adds drama without straying from the overall vibe of the home. A warm, yet vibrant rust or brown is a great alternative to the traditional red colors used in many powder rooms. Brushed metallic accessories and natural stone finishes pair beautifully with this color.

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    Valspar La Fonda Teal 5007-8B

    La Fonda Teal

    Valspar's La Fonda Teal is a refreshing paint color choice for a beach-inspired powder room that needs some drama. While green may not be your first paint color choice for a bathroom, teal has just enough blue to keep making it more flattering. A versatile teal like this can be paired with natural woods and accessories or made more luxurious with a glamorous mirror and light fixture.