12 Best Paint Colors for Small Bathrooms

Relax with Warm Peach Tones

Begin and end your day surrounded by Pink 02, a warm peachy shade that is both fresh and physically soothing. "Bathrooms suit being decorated with soft, spa-like tones that feel earthy and grounding," says Tash Bradley

Set the Mood with Deep Blue

Restore your mind, body, and home with Everglade Deck by Valspar, a dark midnight blue that balances elegance and calm. "Even a small space needs a distinctive mood that starts and ends your day or becomes a delightful experience for your guests," says Sue Kim, Valspar's director of color marketing.

Play It Safe with White

Are you looking for a reliable and versatile neutral? Try Behr’s 2023 Color of the Year Blank Canvas (DC-003), a warm white that freshens every bathroom. "Blank Canvas is a great choice for a small bathroom as the warm undertones transform the space," says Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr Paint Company. "The welcoming white creates an expansive and clean background for endless design possibilities."

Add Modern Elegance with Mauve

The beige undertone gives the pink hue a mature, sophisticated, and elegant edge, and its near-neutral quality means you can dress it up or down to suit a classic or modern aesthetic.

Create Contrast with Majestic Blue

Add drama to your bathroom with a deep azure hue, like Cascades SW 7623. Gray, yellow, and blue undertones give this dark, majestic blue shade a rich, complex, and unique character that instantly elevates a small bathroom. "Adding this pop of color to an accent wall will create a sophisticated mystique to any small-spaced bathroom," says Sue Wadden

Go Bold with Rich Green

Small bathrooms, particularly guest bathrooms and powder rooms, lend themselves to experimenting with bold colors and patterns. "Embrace that it is a smaller bathroom and celebrate brighter colors," suggests Bradley. She recommends going bold with a rich shade, like Green 02, and using the color-drenching approach for a fully immersive experience.

Achieve Calm with Warm Taupe

Are you looking for a way to make your small bathroom both bright and cozy? Shoji White SW 7042 by Sherwin-Williams achieves just that. "Lining bathroom walls in this warm and creamy white that marries modern lines with soft touches creates the ultimate escape in a small bathroom space," Wadden says.

Bring the Outdoors In with Fresh Green

Celebrate nature's soothing and restorative qualities in your small bathroom with Bassett Hall Green CW-480 by Benjamin Moore, a fresh mid-tone green infused with a soft gray undertone. "With a touch of warm gray, Bassett Hall Green feels fresh yet comforting and restorative," says Hannah Yeo

Create a Calm Oasis with Green-Gray

"Soft and comfortable, Sea Salt HGSW6204 is another perfect shade for a small bathroom," Banbury says. "Welcoming and inviting, the tranquility of this light green-gray crafts a space that helps quiet the mind to relax and unwind—perfect for a spa-like retreat."

Add Height with Calming Pink

Turn your bathroom into a welcoming space that oozes comfort, warmth, and calm with Setting Plaster, Farrow & Ball’s infamous dusty plaster pink. "Softer pinks—those without too much blue through them—can be very flattering and a great color choice for a small bathroom," O’Donnell says.

Embrace Moody Charcoal Tones

Lean into the darkness of a small bathroom with a handsome, dark, cool gray, like Benjamin Moore’s Charcoal Slate HC-178. "This moody hue transforms the space into a timeless design that feels dramatic and sleek," Yeo says. "From wall to ceiling, Charcoal Slate can blur the edges of the walls, making a small powder room appear larger than it is."

Freshen Up with Minty Green

Start each day feeling fresh and invigorated with Valspar’s Mint Whisper, a cool, light mint green. "This crisp hue brings a sense of peace—and nature’s positivity—indoors," says Kim, who recommends pairing it with a bright white. "The combination of mint and white keeps small spaces feeling light and airy," she explains.

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