The Best Colors for Your Bathroom

Let us talk you through the best colors for your bathroom – according to whatever you need from the space! By only using some simple color psychology and utilizing a few other neat tricks, you can soon have a bathroom fit for royalty!

Colors can be really personal. What one person likes may not suit another. So set out in advance how you want the final design to look and stick to this idea throughout. Do you want to make your bathroom feel clean, bright, and fresh to encourage energetic mornings, or do you want a darker, warmer bathroom with an intimate atmosphere for relaxation at night? Or, perhaps you have young children (or a youthful spirit) and want to keep it bright and fun! Whatever you need, take your time to plan and choose with care.

Color Psychology

In addition to its optical properties, every color also has an effect on our minds. The facts can either be active (stimulating and stimulating our senses) or passive (calming and relaxing the mind). 

● Warm colors – make the interior feel warmer and invokes feelings of relaxation or energy depending on what shade is used and how – colors include burgundies, reds, oranges, and pinks
● Cold colors – cool the space and give the illusion of a larger space – can also be very calming. Shades include pale blues, turquoise, and pale greens.
● Neutral colors – do what they say on the tin – provide you with a neutral base that won’t interfere with your mood too much. A good option if you have an overactive mind!

Optical illusions

Using color and textures cleverly enough can not only influence your mood but also transform the space!


Dark and rich colors

● Paint a wall in a dark shade, and it will appear closer. Good if you like an intimate atmosphere that promotes relaxation.
● Overall, they make the space smaller and less bright – also, beware of saturated shades of otherwise sunny colors (yellow, orange). They have a similar effect and can darken a room unexpectedly when you might have intended the opposite
● We love burgundy for the bathroom and a shade of dark purple. This will look amazing with dark wood furniture and gold hardware for your fixtures! Totally bang on-trend, too.


Bright Colors and Shades

● Visually enlargen the space – light walls and ceiling will give a more distant impression, and the room will seem taller
● It gives the impression of more light – if you don’t like plain neutral white but still want to brighten up your bathroom, use a shade of ivory, or bring in some light wood furniture in combination with light grey walls. This scheme will look great complemented by small accents of warm green & invigorate your senses!


Glossy Surfaces

● Suitable for small bathrooms as they not only look luxurious they also visually enlarge and brighten the interior by reflecting light.
● Use glossy tiles, lacquered furniture, glass, and mirrors where you want to add light.


Matte Surfaces

● Give an earthy, muted impression, make the room feel “cozier”, absorb light slightly (but it depends mainly on the color) 
● Use tiles in matt finish, and also use materials such as stone and natural wood

Less is More

If you are unsure about your choice and want to avoid a cluttered interior, stick to the basic rule of “less is more.” Choose a maximum of two primary colors (at least one neutral) and brighten up the space with one complementary color. When choosing tiles, choose no more than two different types.

The range of bathroom studios and tile manufacturers is extensive and offers a wealth of possibilities for customization. You won’t go wrong if you stick to products from one series. 

Color Trends

Neutral, natural colors and shades have dominated bathrooms in recent years. The most striking trend is the popularity of white, and not only in the bathroom. This is understandable. White is completely neutral and brings light. In the case of the bathroom, it is a bright color of purity. A white space makes a visually larger impression, especially when combined with glossy surfaces and mirrors. White surfaces in the bathroom are easy to maintain due to their washability (unlike white fabrics!) and can be easily enlivened by adding any other colour in the form of furniture, part of the tiles, or interchangeable accessories and decorations.

Tip: If you combine white with wood and light grey, you’ll get a neutral bathroom in soft natural shades. On the other hand, if you complement white with one or two bold and rich colours, your interior will be playful, cheerful, and fresh.

The combination of black and white is an absolute classic that will hopefully never go out of style. In the past, it often appeared mainly as a classic black and white chessboard. Today it can be seen in the form of bold graphic motifs (wallpaper, mosaics, graphic tile patterns) as well as minimalist, full-surface solutions (squeegees, waterproof coatings, large-format tiles). You can be sure that you will never go wrong with this combination. Just beware of extravagant motifs and graphics, which will eventually become outdated and out of fashion.


White and black have been around since the beginning of time. Their close relative, grey, has been gaining popularity in recent years. Its popularity is growing along with the popularity of eye-catching concrete and cement squeegees in natural shades. Again, as it is a neutral color, it is very suitable as a base for your bathroom. But be careful about the resulting shade and the material you choose. Very light shades of grey, especially if they are glossy, are close to the characteristics of white.
Conversely, darker and duller tones take away light and make the space look smaller. Although grey is considered a neutral color, this may not always be entirely true. Even amongst grey shades, we can find both cooler ones (with a hint of blue or purple) and warmer ones (with a hint of brown or ochre). So if you’ve always thought of grey as a cold

What about bold colors in the bathroom? Although the previous lines might suggest that bold colours don’t belong in the bathroom, this is not true. Bold colors have always belonged in the bathroom and will continue to do so. But the truth is that such a bathroom may not be for everyone and must be designed with sensitivity and care. What at first seems like a good idea to brighten things up can end up being a disaster in the form of a dark and cluttered room.