Stand out from the endless sea of white bathrooms. Impress your guests (and yourself!) with what a little bit of paint can do in a bathroom whether it be small or spacious. We’ve got ideas on hues you should consider as well as a few designs for those more artistically inclined.

1. Yellow

Small bathrooms don’t need to look dark and neglected. Turn to the transformative power of color—and a container of paint—and watch as the space turns fun and vibrant. This one keeps things simple and neat with white walls and a yellow accent wall. The black faucet fixture and toilet brush holder add another level of interest too.

2. Light Blue

Create a calm environment in your home’s powder room with a shade of blue reminiscent of clear skies. It’s cool, refreshing, and just bright enough to keep the bad vibes away. Warm wood tones provide balance and make the space even more welcoming.

3. Pink

Elevate a relatively simple bathroom setup by being thoughtful with your choice of wall color. Notice how the pink walls tie together the other elements in the space like the rose gold bathroom accessories and towel. And, remember the 60-30-10 rule? The white acts as a secondary hue and the light blue pot is the pop of color. Removing any clutter and having less frequently used items out of sight are also key.

4. Green

Go bold with a showstopper shade of green like this one. It’s a crisp, confident hue with a punchy personality. If you like colors like this one, there might be no better opportunity to have it on your walls than in a small bathroom.

“In a small room, you can make a big statement that would be over-the-top in a larger space,” says Peter Dunham about a bright green shade of paint in the book House Beautiful: Colors for Your Home.

5. Purple

Complete your relaxing bathtub experience with a soft lavender shade on the walls. This one’s aptly named Perfection for total relaxation. We love how the hue is taken from the details on the floor tiles too. The greenery softens the room further as well. Imagine it without the plants. It’s just not the same, is it?

6. A Simple Mural in Neutral Hues

Looking for a weekend project? Consider a mural on your walls. You don’t have to be very artistic either as even a simple arch like this one makes an impact. To help you make your own, check out this Boysen quick how-to guide: How to Paint an Arch Wall Accent. We promise it’s beginner friendly.

7. Art in Focus

If you’re looking for something that’s more of a challenge, maybe a more complex mural will be to your liking. Stripping the room to just a few items places focus on the beautiful art on the wall.

Interested in any of the colors above? All the photos embedded in this blog post are from the Boysen Instagram account. You’ll be able to find the paint colors as readily available products on store shelves or as paint colors you can request at Boysen Mix and Match stations. Find your chosen color’s paint code and name in the caption of the post where it’s featured in.


Jill is a writer on a continuous journey to learn about paint and share them with you, the reader. She has an interest in the technical side of things but also thoroughly enjoys playing with colors. She likes calm greens, quiet blues, and mellow yellows best.

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