Painting a Small Bathroom


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Painting a Small Bathroom

Posted 12/16/2014
Painting a small bathroom

Having a small bathroom doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style or narrow down your choices. In fact, there are a variety of paint colors that work well in small spaces. Feeling inspired? Let’s begin.

Colors impact our mood and evoke feelings. Research shows that colors can bring forth certain responses. Decide what you want the mood of your room to be and find a color that matches. The size of your bathroom shouldn’t stop you from experimenting. Light colors can open up a space, while dark colors can feel more intimate.

The Lettered Cottage

Nature’s Touch

Green, especially in a lighter hue, expresses nature while a darker shade creates a relaxing atmosphere. This is a fantastic option if you have a bathtub or shower and want your bathroom to feel like a spa.

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Keep It Neutral

Neutral colors are soft, calming and warm. Using neutrals as a base will allow you to add pops of color to your bathroom with accessories, towels and artwork. With a neutral background, it’s easy to change out accent colors whenever you want to give your space a fresh face.

Making It Lovely

Be Bold

Bright colors make powerful statements, especially in small spaces. This colorful coral complements the black painted sink and white tiles perfectly.

South Shore Decorating Blog

Gray Tones

Incorporating the color gray into small bathrooms can create a very modern space. Rather than going with the commonly used light gray paint, choose a dark gray hue for a contemporary feel.



Don’t forget that you’ll also need to choose a trim color for your bathroom. Many people forget about this detail or include it at the very end. If you’re thinking of choosing white trim, be conscious of the many shades of white that are available. Take paint samples home with you when you choose the main color of the room.