Neutral shades are a popular pick for bathroom design, but that shouldn’t mean that adding color is totally off limits. In such a small space, color might seem risky — but it’s just the opposite. On a small scale it’s easy to go bold without going overboard.
Here are 10 easy ways to add color into your bathroom design, while still leaving the space feeling clean and put together.
1. Paint first
Practically speaking, paint is the simplest and most affordable way to add a large punch of color to a space. We recommend selecting the shade you want first and then building the rest of the room’s color scheme around it.
2. Opt for an accent wall
If the idea of adding color to the entire room seems a bit too much for your tastes, try doing just one. The key here is to pick the right wall to be your showpiece — you want one with a strong focal point or the one that’s directly across from the door.
3. Play With Colorful Tile
Where tile is concerned, the phrase “less is more” rings true. Gone are the days of covering the entire room in saturated tile. Rather modern bathrooms use colorful tiles to draw attention to a focal point. Use it in a spa-like rainforest shower or as an eye-catching backsplash behind your vanity.
4. Try The Tub
A modern option sure to make an impact is adding a shaded tub. You can choose from a variety of materials such as copper or painted porcelain, but whichever you choose be sure to select hue that you’ll be happy with for a long time to come.
5. Make Your Vanity Pop
When it comes to adding color to a vanity, you have two options: add color to the top or the base. Consider picking one and keeping the other surface neutral for balance. Colorful bases can often be a DIY project and work best on large vanities with cabinet space or shelving. For the countertops, your best bet is to select a colored marble or granite.
6. Use Colorful Towels
Why are towels such a great choice when it comes to adding color: they’re available in every shade imaginable, are relatively inexpensive and super easy to swap out if you change your mind.
7. Focus on Floor Coverings
A bath mat or area rug can infuse color into the space and also has a functional purpose in bathrooms that include a tub or shower. Choose a color that ties into with the rest of your accent shades for a truly cohesive look.
8. Don’t Forget the Decor
One common misconception is that since bathrooms are often smaller than the other spaces in your home, you don’t need to worry about decor items. The opposite is true. A few well-placed decor items are the secret to making this space feel truly pulled together. Consider using candles, baskets or decorative display shelves to really drive your design home.
9. Hang Vibrant Wall Art
A well-placed piece of wall art is an easy way to add a pop of color. Keep in mind when finding wall art for the bathroom, it’s important to take moisture into consideration. Be sure to either choose a water resistant material or add a frame for protection.
10. Bring In Some Greenery
If all else fails to pique your interest, incorporate a little color from nature. Whether they’re real or synthetic, colorful or simply green, a few plants can go a long way to add that pop of color into your bathroom.