Bathroom Color: Be Brave, Be Bold

Add personality to your bathroom with colorful walls and accessories.

  • One way to add unexpected color in the bathroom is in a decorated sink. This one, called Plum Blossom, adds a dramatic and Mandarin-red stylized floral border to a classic round sink. From
  • A fantastic vanity in pristine white can provide a wonderful contrast to bathroom walls of any color. This bathroom was designed for the 2005 San Francisco Decorator Showcase by Steven Miller. The bombe-style Louis XV cabinet is crafted in Corian and comes from Miller's furniture collection called ton. Photo by Matthew Millman.
  • You’re hip, you’re cool and you love color? Obviously, you need a Meta Plasma medicine cabinet cube from Dornbracht in your bathroom. Available in orange, green and yellow, these plastic cabinets are sure to make your bathroom pop. Available at
  • Wood paneling and a chair rail add formality to this charming powder room tucked under the central stairs of a new colonial-style home. The patterned wallpaper and touches of gold create a warm feeling. Room design by Thomas Conway.
  • To create a masculine bathroom, try combining marble, glass and mirrors as designer Elissa Russo did in this narrow bathroom.
  • When the rest of your bathroom is colorful, consider adding contrasting pieces in white, such as this traditional Fairhaven medicine cabinet. From
  • Contrasting tiles in complementary colors can add zing to a mostly neutral bathroom. Designer Katie Leavy used 12" x 12" blue and gold tiles set into a diagonal on the floor and above the tub. Matching 4" x 4" tiles create a frame for the vanity mirror.
  • Want roses in your cheeks and a romantic atmosphere? Try different shades of pink in the bathroom. Designer Lori Dennis added a gilt-framed landscape to add sophistication to this room.
  • Something as simple as a shower curtain can make all the difference in a bathroom color scheme. In fact, this Victory Garden curtain from has rows upon rows of green silk ruffles, providing a great inspiration for a color palette. There’s nothing wrong with planning your entire bathroom around your towels or other linens.
  • Marble and dark woods can form an arresting combination in the bathroom as demonstrated in this Pottery Barn room display. Their espresso-finished wood console perks up the room and works well with wheat-colored walls. From
  • Pinky-peach tones are great for bathroom walls and accessories (they make you look healither!). We like Restoration Hardware’s bath accessories made of durable resin in tones of blush. Check out
  • For a splash of color, consider a waterproof perch for your bathroom, giving you a handy place for your towel or to sit down and dry your toes. Philippe Starck’s Prince Aha Stool fits the bill in a variety of colors, from peach to blue. From
  • Here's color you can take with you from one bathroom to another or when you move: delightfully dotted colorful bath mats. In choices called copperplate or spray from © 2010 Scripps Networks, L.L.C. All rights reserved
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