Creative Ways to Add Color to Your Bathroom

updated Mar 11, 2020
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You may be looking to add more personality to your rental. Or you have a neutral palette that needs excitement. Whatever your reason for wanting to add color to your bathroom, do it in a clever and creative way. Here are six ideas to inspire you.

(Shown above:) Colorful accessories like towels and containers boost the boldness of a neutral bathroom. As seen in Victoria & Cass’ Cozy Work-In-Progress Home.

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Embrace existing bathroom fixtures in bold colors (or paint them). Or create an eye-catching pattern with colorful tiles. Or do both like in this bathroom: Rupert’s Form & Function.

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Mimic the look of colorful wallpaper with fabric, as seen in Margaret & Gabe’s “Classic with an Eclectic Twist” New Orleans Home.

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Bold and brightly colored wallpaper is always a smart idea for a bathroom, as you can see in Irene & Evan’s Welcoming Whimsy.

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One big, textured accessory can make a colorful statement, as spotted in Thomas & Tara’s Eclectic Collected Home in Nashville. (Colorful, patterned curtains help, too!)

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Using a mix of colorful tiles in your shower surround can create quite the impact, as seen in this entrant from a past Room for Color contest: Katie’s “Rainbow” Room.

→ Need more colorful bathroom inspiration to look at? Our newly updated and improved Color Search tool is just the thing; now, you can search/filter by room type, too!