20 Hot Hues for Bathrooms

Bring on the color! From magenta to sunny yellow, Kelly green to royal blue, see these stunning designer bathrooms that don't shy away from bold hues. 

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July 13, 2016

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Perfectly Preppy

This oh-so-preppy bathroom proves that you can never go wrong by picking a favorite color from your closet to inspire a color palette. In this bathroom, designed by Judith Balis, Kelly green cabinets and mirror frames are pitch perfect when paired with navy and white accessories, Carrara marble tile and warm gold fixtures.

Make Small Spaces Sizzle

In this powder room, designer Erica Islas warms up the small space with a fiery burnt orange. The spicy hue is eye-catching but just muted enough to lend a restful feel. Painting just the wainscoting, while leaving the walls and fixtures white, strikes the perfect balance.
From: Erica Islas

Create Drama With Black

A bright color isn't necessary to make a creative impact. The graphic energy of the black-and-white floor tiles creates a striking contrast, while black rectangular tiles are used to design a bold backsplash.

Go All In With One Color

Designer Karen Bow gave this tiny powder room a huge dose of personality with floor-to-ceiling glass tiles in opalescent shades of pink. Although her whole home is decorated in shades of the rosy hue that this room is all about feeling a sense of joy. Tour more of Karen's playful cottage, that was featured in HGTV Magazine.

Or, Add Just a Splash

Even small additions of a kicky color, like these cherry red stepstools, can make an otherwise neutral bathroom feel much more energized.

Make It Minty Fresh

Pastel hues, like mint green, are right at home in a bathroom where the cool color feels fresh and serene. Homeowner Fallon Liles says, "With so many kids running around, I like things to look clean, simple, and bright." Tour more of Fallon's kid-friendly home that was featured in HGTV Magazine.

Focus on the Floors

Who says you have to add color to the walls? In this all-white kids' bathroom, designed by Jeff Troyer, hand-painted Moroccan tile becomes a playful point of interest and adds movement. Without drawers beneath the floating sink, the little room feels that much bigger.

Incorporate Global Influences

Floor-to-ceiling blue tile fills this bathroom with color. Custom Moroccan-style tiles create an unexpected display in the center of the tub, while long mirrors on each side of the tub add light and openness to the small space.

Play With Polka Dots

Embrace more than one shade with these candy-color polka dots. Designer Tobi Fairley keeps the rest of the space, including the double vanity, crisp white to limit the playful pops of color. Bright pink accessories and richly hued flowers complete the look.

Lemony Stripes

This small farmhouse bathroom felt cramped before the cheery addition of wide bands of lemon yellow paint. The colorful stripes visually expand the space while adding a playful vibe. Tour more of this crafty farmhouse, that was featured in HGTV Magazine.

Keep It Cool

A brilliant royal blue makes a stunning statement in this glamorous powder room where designer Lauren Clement paris traditional cream moldings with a serpentine vanity and sophisticated lighting. She adds a blue vessel sink and oversized peacock artwork in watery shades to complete the room's cool color palette.

Or, Turn Up the Heat

Mosaic tile in muted earth tones balances the brightness of the magenta walls in this contemporary bathroom. A frameless mirror combined with the sleek floating vanity brings an openness to the small space, while a tall cork vase adds a touch of nature.

Sparkle With Emerald

Though warm browns and neutrals are used in the main living areas of this home, the powder room is a great place to add unexpected color. Bright emerald green tile is applied on the vertical across the walls for a striking visual display. Using two shades of green create dimension, and the simplicity of the glass shower and contemporary white vanity allows the tile to be the real star of the space.

Everything's Coming Up Rosy

Don't forget about the ceiling when adding color to your bathroom. Here, GraysonHarris Interiors + Design paint the ceiling bright pink. The rest of the space is kept classic with Carrara marble tile, dark hardwood floors and a traditional white vanity, while the ceiling fills the space with a rosy tint for an unexpected pop of color.
From: GraysonHarris Interiors + Design

Splash of Sunshine

Understated is overrated. Add some drama to your bathroom colorful tilework. The oval bathtub acts as the anchor of this Mediterranean-inspired bathroom, but what really makes it the focal point of the space is the stunning use of yellow mosaic tiles on the tub surround and wall behind it.

Dive Into Blue

For this boy's bathroom, designer Gregg De Meza starts with classic simplicity: light blue walls, gray tile flooring and clean shapes. But to take the design to the next level, he adds in layers of fun, from the "No Diving" artwork to the pool blue floating vanity and blue mosaic floor tilework.

Gradients of Green

Color blocks of green mosaic tile are used throughout this bathroom: behind the tub, in the shower and acting as a backsplash to the vanity. Sleek black cabinetry is paired with glass countertops and a contemporary vessel sink, while vintage-inspired knobs bring a traditional tone to the space.

Plum Perfect

Purple is the ideal shade to bring richness and sophistication to your powder room. For this contemporary space, a deep plum pairs with a sleek black floating vanity. An Art Deco-inspired mirror adds a touch of glam.
From: Kelly Reid

Vivid Orange

Tangerine-colored tiles are set vertically to create height in this small bathroom. A strip of glass tile breaks up the orange, while a small corner sink floats on the wall making a tiny bathroom feel airy.

Play Up Contrasts

A kids' bathroom is the perfect place to have a little fun with color. Designer Mary Anne Smiley pairs bright blue tile with its complementary color: orange. A small band of orange-and-white tile runs throughout the space at chair-rail height, then the blue and orange meet again for a cool, confetti-style glass vanity top.

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