25 Dreamy Green Bathroom Ideas We Can’t Get Over

updated Jan 2, 2024
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We see a lot of neutral colored bathrooms these days, but there’s nothing wrong with having some fun with color, whether that’s in the form of wallpaper, tile, or good old-fashioned paint. We’re majorly into green bathrooms these days, as this is a hue that can add elegance and personality to any space. Whether you use green alone, with one of the many colors that go with green, or even as just an accent color, it’s the perfect hue to create a calming atmosphere in your bathroom. 

The bathroom is more than just a purely utilitarian space, and it’s more than worthy of a little decorating attention, no matter if it’s a petite powder room or a spacious, spa-worthy suite. (If it’s the latter, we’re 100 percent jealous).

Check out these chic green bathroom ideas if you need inspiration to add this fresh, natural hue to your most private room.  

1. Try painting walls with a cool green tone.

If you want to add color to your bathroom while keeping things serene and spa-like, choose a green tone on the cooler side of the spectrum, as seen in this eclectic Swedish house.

Credit: April Salazar

2. Lean into your home’s retro features.

If you’re lucky enough to have a space with beautiful vintage touches, like the mint green tiles in this historic home, decorate around them! Instead of gutting the space and doing a major renovation, lean into retro features. Use decorative wallpaper and chic flooring to elevate it.

3. Bring on the tropical vibes.

We’ll never stop dreaming about the tropical mural in this New Jersey home inspired by the beautiful Palm Springs. And even if you aren’t an artist yourself, you can easily hire this job out. It’s often less expensive than installing fancy wallpaper.

4. Paint wainscoting green.

Wainscoting is a great way to give your home an elegant and vintage look. Plus, it prevents the bottom of your walls from getting scuffed and damage. Designer Nicola Broughton’s UK home includes wainscoting in the bathroom, which she painted a moody dark green.

5. Lighten things up with sage green.

Instead of going all in and painting your bathroom a dizzying dark green color, consider keeping things light and fun with a sage green or lime green, like the bathroom in this Pasadena apartment. It’s playful and fun, but not overwhelming.

6. Paint the bathroom a warm, mossy green.

Take inspiration from this Seattle home if you’re looking to add warmth to your bathroom. The owners coated the walls in a mossy green paint with yellow undertones, adding much-needed color and coziness.

7. Try mint green tiles.

When the owners of this Buenos Aires apartment renovated their space, they decided to restore vintage elements, like their mint green bathroom tiles. They added vintage-inspired decor to make the space shine.

Credit: Esteban Cortez

8. Decorate around vintage green bathroom fixtures.

The green sink and toilet in this San Francisco apartment are so unique and charming, but these old fixtures can look dingy without the right decor. Add patterned tile flooring and lots of white to brighten the space up.

Credit: Bailey Li

9. Paint dramatic designs.

The elegant gold and green mural painted in this island-inspired bathroom is anything but simple. Painting a mural (or hiring someone to do it) is a stunning way to add color and drama to your space.

10. Incorporate various bright colors.

The renters in this Brooklyn house took interior decorating to a new level. They even built the bright orange bathroom door, which is complemented by the small green tiles surrounding the tub.

Credit: Shawn Outley

11. Use yellow-green for a funky vibe.

Even if you’d like to deck your bathroom out in something a bit off the wall, the color green can still get the job done. The clever bathroom in this eclectic Ohio home  features a unique yellow-green shade with hand-painted dashes in white. 

12. Use green subway tiles.

We love how the slightly tinted green glass subway tiles add a zen vibe to the bathroom in this vintage and antique buyer’s home in Philadelphia. 

Credit: Jessica Rapp

13. Don’t try to make your green match.

One way to pull off a green bathroom? Just add a cool accent in a bright green color. The best part? It doesn’t even have to match, just like this pretty green mirror from the eclectic powder room in Leslie Sumner’s St. Louis house

14. Be inspired by nature’s palette.

Green is one of the most prevalent colors in nature, so using any green shade will automatically play a part in bringing the outdoors inside. Pair your paint color with some plants (real, fake, or a mix) to add life and texture to the space, as seen in this Philadelphia rowhome. Succulents or a dangling pothos are common choices for the bathroom and can be purchased inexpensively.

15. Pick a bold shade.

The bathroom is an excellent place to experiment with a funkier paint color that you might not normally incorporate in your home. If you’ve always had a soft spot for a bold green, go ahead and implement it in the loo! Let a small amount of the shade make a big splash in a powder room, as demonstrated in this Montreal flat.

16. Or pick a soothing, soft shade.

If muted colors are more your style, there’s nothing wrong with opting for something softer. This light green hue, seen in this LA apartment, will bring springtime, spa-like vibes to your space all year round.

Credit: Jeff Mindell

17. If you’re looking for a really rich hue, choose emerald.

Whether it’s in the form of paint or tiles (as seen in this LA bathroom), it’s a winner in our book. Emerald is bound to jazz up any bathroom and equally complements wooden, black, or white cabinetry. It also looks pretty darn fab with marble.

18. If your bathroom needs a dose of energy, go for a neon hue.

Neon green isn’t for everyone, but if you’re feeling something more unique, why not opt for a shade with some personality? This California craftsman shows us how it’s done. Bonus: your morning shower is really bound to wake you up!

19. Create a green bathroom with wall-to-wall paint.

Looking for a quick, affordable fix? Choose a color that speaks to you and go to town, no intricate stencils or borders needed. This New Jersey home proves that coating a bathroom in bright green is A-OK.

20. Cover your walls and/or shower with green tiles.

Try a classic, tiled look. (Or, if you already have tiles like these, don’t be so quick to cover them up, as they can look quite nice!). A seafoam green is calming and adds a beachy vibe to any bathroom, as demonstrated in this California home.

21. Or install green tiles on the floor.

If there’s no way for you to paint or install new tiles, you can always add a pop of color to the floor! Geometric green tiles add a dose of funk to this London bathroom. With so many floor tiles on the market today, you’ll have a blast selecting a print that best suits you. Or, try painting a green pattern on your floor.

22. Add green with a bold botanical shower curtain.

We love this tropical print, which is a nod to Hollywood Regency style. We’ve seen it on pillow covers, lounge chairs, and now shower curtains, like the one in this Brooklyn bathroom! This print will make your ordinary apartment feel hotel-like in an instant, and bring a huge dose of green color to a bathroom you can’t make permanent changes in.

23. Lots of green plants can make a bathroom look green.

If you’re into a more minimal look but still want to add some green to your space, bring on the plants! Add as many or as few as you’d like (and can care for!). Display them on cute stands or even hang them from the ceiling, as seen in this Australian home.

24. Cover your cabinetry in green paint.

Olive green cabinetry is a show-stopper, that’s for sure. Paired with a rustic mirror like the one above, it adds a farmhouse touch to this Louisiana rental. It can also be a great alternative to adding green paint to your walls.

25. Add green with bold botanical wallpaper.

Palm leaf strikes again, this time in a San Francisco apartment! Removable wallpaper is everywhere these days, and for a good reason ⁠— it’s full of life and personality while still being rental friendly. Opt for a botanical print to add a pop of color above the sink.