Everyone wants their bathroom to have that “ahh” spa-like feel so when they take a bath they feel like they’re being pampered. But if your bathroom is painted the wrong color, you’ll never fully experience the true relaxation your bathroom can have. Learn the colors to paint your bathroom and you will have a spa-worthy experience every time you bathe.
Go for muted tones, like lavender, dusty blue, or a mint green. A bathroom in these subtle, soothing tones automatically set the mood for relaxation, and open a smaller bathroom wider to make it appear larger and more elegant.
Avoid even light yellow, white, or muted pink. These colors are dated, and give your bathroom an “old” feel to it, and you can’t quite relax when your bathroom looks like the same bathroom they have in a retirement home.
Avoid bright colors, like reds, dark blues, maroons, eggplant, and dark greens and yellows. While they may be decor-forward, these colors make your bathroom look tiny, and these colors won’t be popular long. Loud colors also don’t induce that calming feeling that you want when you want to relax in the tub. Rather, you feel like you’re being closed in.
Don’t do wall sponging or wall paper edging or anything like that. You just want one or 2 smooth, complementing tones that calm you down, but are not too busy. Even an seashell wall paper border is too noisy and reminds you more of a dentist’s waiting room than it does a spa, which is the goal you’d like.
Imagine calming colors, like the light blue of the sea, the light sunlight coming through your window, the never ending sand at the beach, the calming scent of lavender and your lover’s spring green eyes. You want these colors in your bathroom to immediately calm and soothe you when you enter the room.
Pick out a swatch book for bathroom decor, and hold the swatch up in your bathroom in natural light from the window to see how bright it will be in your bathroom. You want colors that make your bathroom appear larger, but go well with scents you have in your bathroom (like lavender and vanilla) and getting a color palate is a great way to see for yourself what will and will not work.
A great stand-by is a soft mocha color, like the color of way milky coffee. This color is complementary and soft in a bathroom, and also unisex. Leave a vanilla scent in the room and you have a spa every day. A great place to start.