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The Best Bathroom Paint Colors in 2020

Since unveiling the Guest Bathroom Reveal here on the blog and social media, we’ve received countless questions about the paint color. That perfect blue-green hue (“Sea Salt” by Sherwin Williams, for the record) was a long agonized decision that also sparked the idea for a complete guide to Bathroom Paint Colors.

We’ve previously compiled our favorite paints for kitchens, but today we a curated list of bathroom-approved colors for spaces big and small. From crisp + classic whites to serene greens to warm neutrals and moody blues, we’ve got ALL our standbys for you to put to the test. 


IDCO Favorite Bathroom Paint Colors

Bright and airy English cottage style bathroom with modern lighting

Interior Design: Anastasia Casey | Photography: Madeline Harper




Committing to color can be scary for those of us who love neutrals, but a serene blue-green shade is the perfect middle ground. These spa-like hues naturally lend themselves to bathrooms by creating a calming environment to start and end your day.


Favorite Subtle Blue-Green Bathroom Paint Colors

Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams | Hollingsworth Green by Benjamin Moore | Light Blue by Farrow & Ball | Headspace by Clare


Interior Design: Katie Hodges Design | Photography: Amy Bartlam




Sometimes, great design requires taking a risk, and these moody tones do exactly that. Whether you opt for a bold vanity color or go all-in on every wall, we’ve found that deep shades of green, gray, and blue have some serious staying power.


Favorite Moody Bathroom Paint Colors

Current Mood by Clare | Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball | Soot by Benjamin Moore


Interior Design: Lindsey Brooke Design | Photography: Amy Bartlam





Truthfully, it’s hard to go wrong with a crisp shade of white. It’s the chameleon of “colors” that looks good almost anywhere—bathrooms included. We know finding the RIGHT shade of white can be a process, but we turn to these five faves time and time again.



Favorite White Bathroom Paint Colors

Simply White by Benjamin Moore | Fresh Kicks by Clare | Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore | Super White by Benjamin Moore | All White by Farrow & Ball


Interior Design: Studio McGee | Photography: Lucy Call




Call it beige, call is greige, or call it what you will, because warm neutrals are here to stay. Just remember, undertones can read wildly different depending on the space, the other colors in the room, and of course, natural lighting. When in doubt, grab a swatch and see how it feels in your setup.


Favorite Warm Neutral Bathroom Paint Colors

Snowbound by Sherwin Williams | On Point by Clare | Opaline by Sherwin Williams | Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore | Beigeing by Clare





Interior Design: Ames Interiors | Photography: Kate Osborne




When it comes to bathroom paint colors, shades of gray are a standby for a reason. Gray gives a neutral foundation (with just a hint of tone) and plays well no matter your which wood tones, tile colors, or finishes you bring into the picture.



Favorite Gray Bathroom Paint Colors


Moonshine by Benjamin Moore | Seize the Gray by Clare | Ammonite by Farrow & Ball | Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore



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