9 Bathroom Paint Colors Our Designers Can’t Get Enough Of

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Published on July 25, 2023

When it comes to the design of your home, we like to think of the bathroom as a hidden gem. It’s a great place to be adventurous — bold patterns can feel a lot more approachable when you’re working with less square footage than, say, your living room. It’s also the perfect place to transform into your own oasis, where you can enjoy a good soak after a long day, or at least where you can quiet your mind while brushing your teeth.

All this goes to say that the best bathroom paint color is a choice that’s highly personal and dependent on what you want to get out of this space — but we’re here, as always, to help you narrow down your list from countless swatches to 10 tried-and-true hues that our designers turn to again and again.

Whether you’re renovating a full-size bathroom and you want its walls to make a statement or you’re refreshing a half-bath with simplicity in mind, here are the 10 bathroom paint colors Havenly designers are loving right now.

Bathroom Paint Colors: Benjamin Moore Gray Mirage

There’s just something so soothing about Benjamin Moore’s Gray Mirage. The neutral paint color has green and yellow undertones, that give it an almost aquatic quality. So, when you want your bathroom to make you feel as relaxed as you would at some beautiful island retreat, this is a perfect pick.

Bathroom Paint Colors: Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White

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Simple white walls are a go-to for a reason — it’s hard to beat how pristine and clean they look, especially in a bathroom that also features white subway tile and a modern gray vanity. Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White leans cool thanks to its gray undertones.

Bathroom Paint Colors: Sherwin Williams Oak Moss

It’s hard to resist a good green — and Oak Moss by Sherwin Williams is a great one. It has yellow-gray undertones that give it a warmer look, so it coordinates well with brass and other warm accents. Use it as an all-over wall color or as an accent on wainscoting or a single wall.

Bathroom Paint Colors: Benjamin Moore Old Blue Jeans

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Blue is a relaxing color, and this exact shade by Benjamin Moore is a timeless choice. The cornflower hue can easily align with historic-leaning spaces but looks just as great in a cool, contemporary bathroom. We love it as a pop of color on wainscoting, as seen in this space.

Bathroom Paint Colors: Sherwin Williams Studio Clay

Another gray option, Sherwin Williams’s Studio Clay is a more warm-toned neutral that’s well-suited to pop against white accents. It also pairs well with earthier hues, like taupes and browns for a grounded look. 

Bathroom Paint Colors: Benjamin Moore Jet Black

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Black paint can sound pretty intimidating, but hear us out: It can be just the thing to make a small bathroom feel more intentionally styled and chic. This inky Benjamin Moore hue makes a great contrast against a true white (perhaps, even, Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White).

Bathroom Paint Colors: Farrow & Ball India Yellow

Looking for something a bit bolder? Farrow & Ball has what you’re looking for — the brand’s India Yellow is a vibrant hue that still feels elevated and slightly historic. It can pack a punch, especially in a smaller bathroom.

Bathroom Paint Colors: Sherwin Williams Alabaster

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White walls may have a reputation for being cold and sterile — but we couldn’t agree less. Sherwin Williams’s Alabaster, in particular, can brighten up a bathroom while lending it a warm glow. That makes it an especially good white paint for spaces that lean traditional.

Bathroom Paint Colors: Benjamin Moore Santorini Blue

Ocean-inspired colors will always be a tried-and-true bathroom favorite — and this Benjamin Moore option is no exception. Consider it a grown-up version of sky blue: Thanks to gray undertones, this paint looks just as sophisticated as it does relaxing. 

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Words by Rebecca Deczynski