How to Choose Your Bathroom Paint Colour

Olivia Cirocco
 | December 21, 2022

‘What colour should I paint my bathroom?’

‘What are the best colours for bathroom walls?’

These are common questions, and the answer is more complicated than you might think!

When you’re looking to transform your bathroom with a renovation, one of the most important elements is your choice of paint colour. It can set the mood and atmosphere for your entire bathroom, so selecting a hue that fits not only your style but also the size and shape of your space can be crucial. Here are some tips to help you pick the perfect bathroom paint colour.   

Choose a Neutral Palette for Smaller Spaces

If you have a small bathroom, using light and neutral colours is key. Light neutrals create an airy feeling in smaller spaces and make the area look more open and inviting. They also pair well with any decor or fixtures you may have in the room, creating a timeless look that won’t go out of style anytime soon.

Plus, if you ever decide to switch up your bathroom decor, having a neutral background will make it easy to incorporate different styles without needing to repaint. If you have a smaller bathroom, check out our list of tips for maximising bathroom space.

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Go Bold for Larger Bathrooms

On the other hand, if you have plenty of room in your bathroom, why not take advantage of it? Go bold with richer hues like blue or grey to create an eye-catching oasis that stands out from all other areas in your home. Darker shades can also help hide dirt and imperfections on walls or fixtures like cabinets or vanities better than lighter colours would.

And don’t forget white! A bright white is perfect for larger bathrooms as it gives off a refreshing vibe while still being practical with its cleanability factor—especially important when dealing with wet environments like bathrooms. 

Find Balance With Accent Colours

If you want something even more special for your bathroom design, consider using accent colours alongside light neutrals or darker hues as an added touch. Accent colours can be used on cabinets, doors, trimwork and even walls in order to give extra life to certain parts of the space without overloading it with too much colour overall. You could even use them as part of an ombre look by incorporating similar shades together for added depth throughout the entire room!  

No matter what vibe you’re looking for in your bathroom design—whether it’s relaxing and serene or bold and bright—having the right paint colour will make all the difference in how successful in achieving this goal.

Get in touch

If you’re ready to throw in the towel on choosing a bathroom paint colour, let us help. GIA are the renovation and extension experts. We work all over Melbourne and on projects with a huge range of different scopes—whether it’s a complete home renovation or just one area of the house, we’ve got you covered.

Ready to book your bathroom renovation? Our friendly team will be with you every step of the way.  

Olivia Cirocco

Olivia Cirocco

Design Manager

As a Bachelor of Interior Architecture graduate of The University of South Australia, Olivia has gained extensive experience in the field. In addition to developing critical analysis skills, Olivia learned how to implement creative, environmentally and socially sustainable settings. Using these techniques she has since enjoyed specialising as a bathroom and kitchen designer.


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