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Best Bathroom Paint Colors to Create a Relaxing Space


Step into a world of serenity with Malone Painting! Forget chaotic mornings and stressful evenings – your bathroom can be a sanctuary of calm, ready to wash away the day's worries with every soothing soak and refreshing shower. But achieving this tranquil haven requires more than just plush towels and scented candles. The foundation lies in the very canvas of your bathroom: the paint color.


Choosing the right color sets the tone for your entire bathing experience. It can evoke feelings of relaxation, rejuvenation, and even a connection to nature. With that in mind, Malone Painting has curated a palette of five magnificent hues, each guaranteed to transform your bathroom into a haven of peace.


1. Serene Escape: Embrace the Tranquility of Blues


Evoking the soothing rhythm of ocean waves, blue is a natural choice for tranquility, and blue is synonymous with calmness. It's no surprise then, that blue paints are some of the best choices for creating a tranquil bathroom environment. Opt for soft, muted shades like Sherwin-Williams' Sea Serpent” (SW 7615) for a sense of endless sky – bold, dark navy neutral mixes a splash of sophistication with roiling mystery.


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Reflecting Pool” (SW 6486) for a touch of coastal charm. These blues invite tranquility without feeling cold or sterile.


2. Timeless Elegance: The Allure of Classic Whites

White may seem like an obvious choice, but its simplicity is its strength. A crisp, clean white like Sherwin-Williams' "Pure White" (SW 7005) instantly brightens and expands the space, creating a sense of airy serenity. White also acts as a blank canvas, allowing you to play with pops of color through towels, artwork, and accessories.


For a warmer touch, consider "Alabaster" (SW 7008) – a soft white with a hint of yellow that adds warmth without sacrificing the calming effect.


3. Nature's Embrace: Find Peace in the Greenery


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(photo courtesy of Sherwin-Williams)


A touch of nature is always calming, and greens like Sherwin-Williams' “Inland” (SW 6452) or “Great Green” (SW 6430) do just that. These warm, inviting hues evoke verdant meadows and lush forests, promoting deep relaxation and reminding you of nature's tranquility.


4. Ethereal Beauty: Let Delicate Pinks Unwind Your Soul

Pink isn't just for little girls' bedrooms – soft, dusty pinks can create a surprisingly calming and sophisticated atmosphere in a bathroom. Sherwin-Williams' "Amaryllis" (SW 6591) is a perfect example –this soft pink hue whispers of tranquility and romance, making your bathroom feel like a luxurious boudoir. 


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(photo courtesy of Sherwin-Williams)


For a calming option, consider "Charming Pink" (SW 6309) – a soft, dusty rose that adds a touch of whimsy and romance.


5. Warm Sophistication: Embrace the Richness of Plum

For those who crave a touch of luxury and drama, plum hues offer a unique and surprisingly calming alternative. Sherwin-Williams' "Wisteria" (SW 6822) is a beautiful example – a rich, dusty purple that adds depth and sophistication to your bathroom while still maintaining a sense of tranquility.


Best Bathroom Paint Color

(photo courtesy of Sherwin-Williams)


For a luxurious plum shade that adds a touch of drama and sophistication to your bathroom, consider "Expressive Plum” (SW 6271). It's perfect for creating a cozy and intimate atmosphere, ideal for unwinding after a long day.


Beyond the Color: Choosing the Perfect Finish


Now that you've chosen your color, it's time to consider the finish. For bathrooms, practicality is key. Opt for finishes that can withstand moisture and humidity. Here's a quick guide:


  • Eggshell: A subtle sheen that is easy to clean and hides minor imperfections. Great for walls and ceilings.

  • Satin: A soft, subtle sheen with a higher level of washability than eggshell. Ideal for walls and trim.

  • Semi-Gloss: A higher shine that is even more durable and easy to clean. Perfect for cabinets, doors, and trim.

  • Gloss: The most reflective finish, making it ideal for small bathrooms to create an illusion of space. However, it also shows imperfections more easily. Best used sparingly in bathrooms.


Remember, the key to creating a calming bathroom is to choose colors and finishes that evoke a sense of peace and tranquility. With the right palette and a touch of personal style, you can transform your bathroom into a haven of relaxation, ready to wash away the stresses of the day.


At Malone Painting, we're passionate about helping you create the bathroom of your dreams. With our expert advice and meticulous craftsmanship, we can transform your space into a haven of tranquility, tailored to your unique style and preferences. Contact us today for a free estimate and let us help you paint your way to a world of relaxation and rejuvenation.




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