15 Ideas for the Perfect Bathroom Paint Color

A bathroom may be a functionally-driven room, but that doesn't mean it can't be a beautiful and inspiring space! The best place to start? A fresh coat of paint. Paint has the power to turn boring bathroom walls into spa-like heaven. Should you stick with neutrals like off-white and gray, classics like deep blue and greens, or color trends like peach or plum?  The right color for your room is going to be determined by your decorating style, the size of the bathroom, its purpose, and the amount of natural light it gets. Since many bathrooms are small spaces, even subtle color differences can make a big impact on the look and feel. There’s a lot to decide before you get started with your DIY bathroom makeover! We've compiled a list of the best bathroom paint colors for this year's trends to help you get started.

Bathroom painted in Benjamin Moore Smoke and Swiss Coffee

Undertones & Natural Lighting

Decide how you want your space to feel, and whether you want it to balance or flow with the rest of the colors in your home. Warm color palettes—colors with rich undertones like red, orange, and yellow—brighten a space and make it feel more cozy and inviting. Cool palettes with undertones of blue, green, and purple, bring a calm, refreshing ambiance that feels very zen.

Lighting plays a big role in how a paint color will look in your bathroom so be sure to observe samples at different times of day to see how the amount and direction of light effects the color.

Neutral Bathroom Colors

Chantilly Lace OC-65

White is always a classic choice for interior paint and Benjamin Moore's Chantilly Lace is a top-selling white for a reason. This crisp, clean color is as close to pure white as you can get with no noticeable undertones. It’s inviting and versatile enough to work with any interior design style. If you have a bathroom without a lot of natural light, Chantilly Lace is an optimal choice because it naturally brightens any room. Plus, if you are fortunate to have large windows in your bathroom, you’ll get to experience the secret nature of this paint – it gleams like silk in the sun. Truly, it’s one of the best white paint colors from Benjamin Moore because it can be used on the walls, ceiling, cabinetry, and trim. Keep in mind that this white bathroom paint pairs really well with warm wood and boldly colored accessories.

White Dove OC-17

Looking for a slightly off-white paint to give a bit of style to your bathroom? Try White Dove—Benjamin Moore's most popular color. It’s a subtle neutral color with gray undertones that many people use on bathroom cabinets and trim. It’s well-suited to bathrooms with marble sinks and showers because the color is very similar. The hint of gray in this paint sometimes comes across as cool, however, this unique hue is a bit of a chameleon. In bathrooms that are south-facing with lots of natural light, it will appear to be warmer. For this reason, it’s really important to sample paint colors at multiple times of the day in your specific bathroom.

Warm Bathroom Colors

Primary bathroom painted in Gray Mirage

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This primary bathroom perfectly pulls together texture, warmth, and natural textiles to create a space that is equally zen without an ounce of sterility.  Grey Mirage pairs with Moonlight White on the ceiling and Sparrow on the doors for a balanced palette with warm green undertones. 

Bathroom accent wall painted in Benjamin Moore Golden Vista 308, Aura Bath and Spa, Matte

Grand Teton White OC-132

Part of the Off White Color Collection, this classic beige is like a warm cup of coffee in the morning. It pairs well with an earthy color scheme and organic accents, making it an inviting choice for your master bathroom. Depending on the light, Grand Teton White can appear more brown or gray — almost taupe. If you’re looking for a neutral that has some depth, this sandy beige is a comforting and serene choice.

Bathroom wall painted in Benjamin Moore August Sunrise

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Pink is in! The 2020s have seen a resurgence in this warm color's popularity. Add a pop of personality to your bathroom with this gorgeous peach-pink from Benjamin Moore. August Sunrise has nuanced golden undertones that adds depth and maturity. It’s versatile, pairing well with trending black and white fixtures. August Sunrise works particularly well in powder rooms and smaller bathrooms where it brings just a soft blush of color without overpowering the space.

Bathroom accent wall painted in Benjamin Moore Golden Vista 308, Aura Bath and Spa, Matte

Golden Vista 308

In need of a wake-up call in the morning? This lively medium orange color will do the trick. With warm yellow undertones, Golden Vista is cheerful and full of personality. It works well for bathrooms in whimsically decorated homes. Plus, its energizing nature is sure to surprise and delight guests.

Cool Zen Bathroom Colors

Bathroom painted in Benjamin Palladian Blue

Palladian Blue HC-144

Blue-Greens are the quintessential color choice for creating a spa-like atmosphere. Palladian Blue is Benjamin Moore's most popular aqua, with subtle gray undertones and just the right balance of blue and green.

Bathroom painted in Benjamin Moore White Heron

White Heron OC-57

White Heron is a beautiful cool white paint color with light gray undertones and a hint of green. It has just the right amount of color to make your space feel fresh and new while being neutral enough to go with any style. Like White Dove, this hue pairs nicely with stone and marble accents as well as brighter accent colors like Chantilly Lace and Lychee. If you want to warm up your space, consider adding gold fixtures or sunny cabinetry (these cabinets in Marblehead Gold HC-11 exude personality!)

Bathroom painted in Benjamin Moore Mediterranean Breeze

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Dive into this cool ocean blue hue and feel instantly relaxed and refreshed. Benjamin Moore's Mediterranean Breeze creates a serene space that is easy on the eyes and light on the spirit. This powdery blue works beautifully with fresh whites and navy blue home decor for a nautical contrast.

Bathroom painted in Benjamin Moore Angelica

Angelica AF-665

With notes of freshly picked lavender from Provence, this elegant pale purple creates a soothing atmosphere in a master bath or powder room. Benjamin Moore Angelica’s subtle yet unique purple tint creates delicate depth with warm white accents.

Dark Bathroom Colors 

Rich colors and jewel tones create drama and style. 

Bathroom painted in Benjamin Moore Peale Green

Peale Green HC-121

Bring the outside in with one of the most popular paint colors for bathrooms, Peale Green. Part of the Benjamin Moore Historic Color collection, this beautiful forest green was unveiled in 1976 with 191 other colors inspired by America's historic landmarks. Creating a tranquil and organic space, this deep and luxurious shade adds a pop of timeless color. It also looks beautiful on bathroom and kitchen cabinets.

Small powder room painted in Benjamin Carter Plum with a high gloss finish

Carter Plum CW-355

Bring the drama with Carter Plum, which creates a jewel box effect in a small bathroom. The high gloss paint shown here naturally reflects light, making small spaces feel brighter and more glamorous. To make the most of this unique color, try mixing it with other deep accent colors and metallic finishes. If painting the entire bathroom is too much chroma for your taste, try using Carter Plum to create one accent wall.

Bathroom painted in Benjamin Moore Black Satin

Black Satin 2131-10

If you’re a fan of a dramatic, sophisticated bathroom, you’ll love a black bathroom. While it may seem counterintuitive to what you’ve heard, black can give the illusion of more space as corners recede and lines blur in the deep color. A matte paint like Aura Bath & Spa will give you a smooth, contemporary finish that looks extra luxe paired with gold fixtures and accents.

Bathroom accent wall painted in Benjamin Moore Evening Dove

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To make a statement while keeping your space bright, try an accent wall in a dark navy. Evening Dove's velvety-smooth indigo tones offer the perfect balance of classic elegance to this modern bath. Hints of grey and purple undertones pair well with cool whites and grays like Moonshine and Gray Owl.

Bathroom painted with Tomato Tango on the ceiling

Tomato Tango CSP-1145

If you're looking for a bathroom paint color that's energizing and fun, Tomato Tango is a clear standout. This bold red hue makes a great accent wall, door, or ceiling color, adding a pop of color without overwhelming your small space. It is ideal for a mod-styled bathroom or kid’s bath.

Sample a Bathroom Paint Color

Whether your home improvement project is aimed at creating a tranquil oasis for yourself or a stylish guest bathroom design, a Benjamin Moore paint color will transform your space into something magical. Ring’s End carries a wide selection of Benjamin Moore paints, including specialty bathroom paints, in-store and online, shipping anywhere in the U.S.