Decorating a pint-sized bathroom is no easy feat, but the right small bathroom paint color can make all the difference. Whether you use an eye-catching hue to drum up some drama or opt for a light and airy atmospheric shade, color is everything.
In the market for a shade that packs some serious punch? From bold earthy hues to crisp bright whites, these small bathroom paint color ideas from Instagram will transform even the tiniest of spaces—without sacrificing an inch of style.
Consider an enveloping jewel tone
Once David Quarles IV settled on a fanciful floral wallcovering for a client’s powder room, he knew the first order of business would be painting the ceiling and trim in a deep, ambient hue. “I wanted a moody color to ground the whimsical wallpaper design,” he explains. “So I went with an inky midnight blue (Goodnight Moon) that envelopes the room while playing up the dark violet hues in the pattern.”
Go a with a well-balanced green
An earthy shade of green can breathe fresh life into a stuffy bathroom by evoking the soothing spirit of the great outdoors. Case in point: Ashley Petrone’s petite olive green powder room, where she painted everything from the walls and trims to the toilet paper holder Daily Greens, creating a calming atmosphere that doesn’t skimp on color.
Use white to open up a cramped space
A crisp coat of cool white paint with just a touch of warmth on the walls and ceiling will reflect natural light around the room and create the illusion of a bigger, brighter space. For proof, just see this closet-sized powder room painted in Snow Day.
Play up a sloped space with bold color
Embrace the angles of an under-stair powder room by painting the space in a daring hue à la Jennifer Koran. Instead of leaving the paneled walls and sloped ceiling of her—gasp!—19-inch wide powder room neutral, she enveloped the space in Instagram’s favorite deep green Current Mood to forge a cozy, cocoon-like effect.
Don’t forget to paint the door
Doors are a prime opportunity for small bathroom paint colors. Take a cue from Van Tuyet and paint the door in a rosy pink hue that packs a lot of punch, in this case Meet Cute, for an unexpected—and welcoming—pop of color and personality.