6 Bright Bathrooms Where a Single Color Is the Star

Get rid of all those paint swatches. Sometimes the best way to make a statement is with just one color.

Deciding on a bathroom color scheme can be daunting. What color looks good with this color? Where do I even put color? Walls, tiles, countertops, backsplash — the combination of color placement is endless. Before you know it, your entire house is covered in paint samples. Here's some good news that should clear up that color palette confusion. Color can be easy when it’s just one making the statement.

Check out these six bold bathrooms that creatively use one color to make all the difference.

Go Counter Crazy 

Master Bath Features Red Countertop & Vessel Sinks

Master Bath Features Red Countertop & Vessel Sinks

A vibrant red countertop catches the eye in this modern master bath. Two vessel sinks with matching mirrors and sconces finish off the symmetrical design.

Photo by: Christopher Barr

Christopher Barr

No need to worry about a paint color for your walls when your countertop is the attention grabber. This bathroom by Eric Spry went big by selecting a vibrant red for the countertop and pairing it with simple white vessel sinks. If you’re planning your own bathroom reno, consider making the counters the focal piece.

Wow With Wallpaper

Powder Room With Graphic Pink Wallpaper

Powder Room With Graphic Pink Wallpaper

Graphic wallpaper and an elegant mirror create a stylish powder room with a vibrant personality.

Photo by: Ball & Albanese

Ball & Albanese

I’m all about painting walls with colors that stray from the neutral color palette. This powder room designed by Chango and Co. steps it up a notch by adding a floor-to-ceiling graphic wallpaper in salmon pink. Save a Saturday and give your bathroom an affordable makeover with fun wallpaper.

Wall Tile for the Win

Yellow and White Asian Bathroom With Soaking Tub

Yellow and White Asian Bathroom With Soaking Tub

Simple and sophisticated, this lovely bathroom gets a sunny shot of energy from its yellow tile accent wall. Light the candles and soak your worries away in the huge soaking tub.

Photo by: Jackson Design and Remodeling

Jackson Design and Remodeling

Instead of relying on a paint job to add some color, this Asian inspired Zen bathroom by Jackson Design and Remodeling dedicated an entire wall to bright yellow tile. Not only does it brighten things up, the sunny glass tile wall adds visual interest to the overall simplicity of space.

Paint in Perfect Places

Green and Neutral Bathroom with Mirrors, Patterned Wallpaper and Blue-and-White Rug

Green and Neutral Bathroom with Mirrors, Patterned Wallpaper and Blue-and-White Rug

This gorgeous green-and-white bathroom features two mirrors and a double vanity to make it easy for a pair of people to prepare for their day. Farmhouse-style fixtures light up the space, while a blue-and-white throw rug provides a bright contrast to the kelly green cabinets and accents.

Photo by: Allison Corona Photography, Let It Shine Photography, Doug Petersen Photography

Allison Corona Photography, Let It Shine Photography, Doug Petersen Photography

Matching cabinetry and mirror trim in an eccentric color? Sign my bathroom up. This bathroom designed by Judith Balis uses bold green in an unexpected way by painting the cabinets and mirror trim with the same rich color. If you have that wow-factor color you’re dyeing to use (no pun intended), spice things up and make your cabinets the statement piece.

Statement Showers

White Bathroom With Blue Glass Tile Backsplash

White Bathroom With Blue Glass Tile Backsplash

Blue glass tiles bring Caribbean calm to this bathroom. White marble flooring adds a luxe note.

Photo by: Michael J Lee

Michael J Lee

There’s nothing better than a hot shower after a long day. This clean and simple bathroom by Ana Donohue made the shower the center piece by tiling the walls with a blue backsplash. The industrial sliding glass door is a fun industrial twist, but leaves all the attention to the tub and shower. 

Monochromatic Materials

Industrial Master Bathroom Balanced with Contemporary White Accents

Industrial Master Bathroom Balanced with Contemporary White Accents

The brick accent wall and exposed steel pipe draw attention to the back of this industrial master bathroom. Contemporary white accents evoke a sense of harmony along the way, gently balancing the sleek silver fixtures and dark wood floating vanity.

Photo by: Studio 10 Interior Design

Studio 10 Interior Design

I’ll admit, using wood for the floors and cabinetry combined with a brown brick wall sounds like a lot. But I am loving that the monochromatic palette of this urban bathroom is established through natural materials. Rich wood flooring and cabinets contrast beautifully with the white tub making this spa bathroom a relaxing getaway. 

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Antique Inspiration

HGTV fan BelleInteriors was inspired by the time period of her early 20th-century home when she remodeled the bathroom. Yellow-green walls and a bold pink floral arrangement provide great contrast between the black marble floor and the room's cool color scheme.

Pretty in Pink

HGTV fan dotsazules created this glamorous pink and black bathroom with a budget and creative ideas. The graphic floral shower curtain was uniquely created from dress fabric. Pink floral arrangements and a fresh white coat of paint on the cabinets amplify this girly space.

Dash of Yellow

Black walls can make a room look small and dark, but not this bathroom that pulls it off beautifully using a good balance of white, light and a splash of color. HGTV fan KT_Designs incorporated subtle touches of yellow for an element of color against the walls and furnishings. A black-and-white toile shower curtain helps pull the entire look together.

Vintage Vibrance

To make this splash of green really stand out, HGTV fan dezignrogue added white floor-to-ceiling subway tiles to cover up old attic stairs and add a vintage feel. The perfect touch to this all-white bathroom is bold color accessories like the green potpourri and candles.

Modern Blues

With black mirrors and vanities, HGTV fan tiki262 brightened up a dark bathroom with turquoise on the walls, a white-tiled tub surround and flowing white curtains for softness.

Sea Daze

Nothing is more relaxing and serene than the sea. HGTV fan VintageKitchen used sea-inspired colors of green as inspiration for this spa-like master bathroom. The walls are covered with aqua glass tiles that end at an angled beadboard ceiling. A vintage crystal chandelier and white china cabinet lend a shabby cottage feel.

Dramatic Addition

This small bathroom was transformed into a chic powder room by HGTV fan KarenSpirit. She hand-painted oversized pink flowers on the walls to serve as the space's focal point. She added simple decor to complement but not take away from the dramatic walls.

Sleek in Blue

HGTV fan Sombreuil wanted to create an Edwardian-retro look in this 100-year-old bathroom. He used white subway tile on the wainscot and tub surround to separate and soften the cobalt-blue paint. Deco-inspired fixtures and a mosaic-tiled floor complete this transformation.

Color Complements

If you can't change your bathroom tile, try decorating around it in a coordinating color. HGTV fan mstupski infused this gray-tiled room with yellow and brought it back to life on a budget. Sunny accessories, paint and a floral bathmat dramatically brighten the gray tile.

Orange Warmth

Spice up a master bathroom with a touch of orange. HGTV fan 8926419 began with a neutral wall color and added bold orange and blue accessories to create a finished look in a comforting palette.

Rustic Transformation

This formerly pink bathroom was given an updated rustic makeover by HGTV fan katieg2578. Fresh green walls and rich brown tones provide a soft and natural feel.

Bold Stripes

If you're having trouble choosing one wall color, why not go with two? HGTV fan stereosandsouffles paired turquoise paint accented with a metallic stripe on the walls. Blue and silver accessories help brighten this guest bathroom and shine against the black countertop.

Vibrant Trio

Green is a bold, fresh color to complement a black-and-white color scheme. HGTV fan palmax chose a bright green to add a pop of color to a basic dichromatic room. White tile on the wainscot adds a touch of sleekness.

Golden Sophistication

This Bali-inspired bathroom by HGTV fan BoBendana boasts color confidence in an understated, elegant way. The carved teak vanity, seashell mirror frames and exotic accents pop off the sea-green walls.

Retro Wallpaper

It's all about the silver and green floral wallpaper in this 1960s redo. HGTV fan aralston127 embraced the retro look, adding a simple framed mirror, a vintage-inspired black vanity and simple silver accessories.

Gray Modernity

For less than $500, HGTV fan smwagne turned a drab 1970s bathroom into a modern space. White cabinetry and tile tub surround add lightness to the deep gray walls and black-and-white shower curtain. Deep red towels add a splash of color and chic style.

Shabby Chic Pink

A gorgeous white buffet is the focus of this shabby chic master bathroom by HGTV fan MyLittleYellowHouse. The pink walls and frills are a soft contrast against the white buffet and mirror and make this space perfect for any girly girl.

Spa-Inspired Oasis

HGTV fan gogirlgo transformed a small, plain bathroom into a luxurious spa-like getaway. Pale blue-green paint and a pebble rock wall above the vanity set the stage for serenity. With a TV mirror, there's no reason to leave this oasis.

Rock Star Glamour

HGTV fan lisaann19672002 transformed her guest bathroom with edgy rock-star decor. The now-glam bathroom features silver silk drapes, floor-to-ceiling black tile, a glittery vessel sink and a solid hot pink wall for a dramatic splash of color in this mostly black space.

Tropical Retreat

This gender-neutral bathroom features colors perfect for the two boys and one girl who share it. HGTV fan rdoukas brought the beach to the bathroom with bright summer colors and Hawaii-inspired decor.

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