6 Unexpected Bathroom Color Ideas to Try

Bathroom Color Ideas | Wing It by Clare Paint

From wallpaper and beadboard to crown moulding and fun tile, guest bathrooms are some of the most personality-packed rooms in any home. These compact spaces are the perfect candidates for bold colors and eye-catching accents, thanks to their limited square footage. 

Case in point: the below six bathrooms designed by expert bloggers and interior designers. From a moody, traditional-style half bath swathed in Current Mood to a bold powder room dripping in head-to-toe Blackish, these bathroom color ideas are proof that sometimes more is more. 

Quaint Cottage 

Bathroom Color Ideas | Timeless by Clare Paint


To add warmth and personality to an old-school guest bathroom, lean into the vintage vibes with a coat of our perfect off-white Timeless on the ceiling, trim, and door. Paired with a floral wallpaper and gold accents, the space is dreamy and distinctive.

Modern Mediterranean 

Bathroom Color Ideas | Whipped by Clare Paint


This space is living proof that white bathrooms don’t have to be boring. A coat of our warm white Whipped on the walls complements the unlacquered brass hardware, seaside blue shower tile, and beautiful rust accents. 

Bold Black(ish)

Bathroom Color Ideas | Blackish by Clare Paint


If you’re looking for creative DIY bathroom decor, look no further than this bold powder room. A coat of Blackish (on the walls, door, and floors) works beautifully with the beadboard paneling, accent wall tile, book page wallpaper, and custom-stenciled floors—all without the help of a professional contractor. 

Charming Cottage

Bathroom Color Ideas | OMGreen by Clare Paint


When in doubt, add a splash of green (specifically our sage-seafoam OMGreen). This charming, kid-friendly bathroom was inspired by an Amelia Bedelia book, and it’s every bit as quirky and playful as you’d imagine. Josef Frank wallpaper, a custom sink skirt, and a neon green shower liner finish off the off-kilter look. 

Moody Traditional

Bathroom Color Ideas | Current Mood by Clare Paint


This half-bathroom is modern traditional perfection. Outfitted with a coat of Current Mood, picture frame trim, gorgeous crown moulding, gilded antique artwork, and contrasting modern vanity lighting, the revamped space feels right at home in the couples’ 1907 Dutch Colonial.  

Trendy Contemporary

Bathroom Color Ideas | Wing It by Clare Paint

Erin E Meehan 

This modern half bath may or not be the textbook definition of “powder room.” Outfitted with a clean, stone-topped modern vanity, a round backlit LED mirror, trendy textiles, and a coat of Wing It on the walls, this bathroom is bursting with personality. 


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