20 Neutral Bathroom Paint Colors to Create a Soothing Atmosphere

Sandy Apricot Beige

A light and warm earth tone like a sandy apricot beige color will create a soothing and inviting feel in a powder room. This space from Fantastic Frank is accented with bright gold and soft pink tones to complement the soft and glowing paint color.

Dove Gray

A cool shade of dove gray with a hint of blue will suit any style bathroom. Chango & Co. paired the soothing hue with silver fixtures and a gray-and-white marble tile floor and countertops that gives this primary bathroom a luminous feel.

Very Dark Brown

A very dark brown color will add depth to the walls of a traditional bathroom. Urbanology Designs painted the walls and wood trim of this elegant bathroom in a rich brown that is combined with dramatic stone, brass, and dark stained wood trim for a sumptuous modern feel.

Pearl Gray

Pearl gray is a classic alternative to white that will add a hint of softness without announcing itself as a color. Erin Williamson Design paired quiet pearl gray walls with white-and-gray penny tile flooring, a white subway tiled shower, chrome and silver-toned fixtures and finishes in this renovated vintage-style bungalow bathroom for a timeless look.

Light Green-Gray

Light green-gray paint is a cool, fresh choice to make any size bathroom feel airy and bright while adding a hint of color. Pair it with white subway tile and silver-toned fixtures for a timeless feel.

Light Warm Beige

Pair light beige paint with beige-toned stone for a neutral feel with a bit of warmth. Becca Interiors painted the walls and ceiling around this spacious walk-in shower with a light beige that complements neutral tiles.


If your powder room lacks natural light, embrace the darkness by coating the walls in a moody shade of charcoal. Sissy + Marley Interior Design paired the gray-black shade with a dramatic heavily veined marble vanity, dark stone flooring, and a black toilet that practically fades to black.

Neutral White

Light Peach Beige

Creamy pale beige with a hint of peach will complement light wood cabinetry and flooring for a fresh modern feel. Chango & Co. paired the soothing wall paint in this updated New York City townhouse bathroom with beige tile walls, modern lighting, and a central soaking tub beneath the central window.

Light Taupe

Dark Gray-Brown

Deep gray paint with brown undertones will add a grounding feel in a small bathroom. Becca Interiors painted the walls, wainscoting, and window shutters in a dark greige shade that complements white-and-gray checkerboard flooring and creates a backdrop for a vintage sink. The all-over darker neutral paint color makes the small space feel more expansive by blurring the lines between where the walls and ceiling begins and ends.

Dark Navy

Dark navy blue is a versatile shade that can read like a neutral. Kate Marker Interiors paired deep navy shiplap walls with bright white wood trim and moldings, silver fixtures, and a vintage-style sink and toilet for a timeless coastal farmhouse feel.

Pale Seafoam Green

Paint the wall moldings in a spacious primary bathroom with a light and luminous shade of pale seafoam blue-green for a hint of color that will create a calming feel, like this space from Jessica Nelson Design. Pair with gray stone flooring and shiny brass plumbing fixtures for a soothing mix of cool and warm tones.

Pale Green

Light blues and greens work like neutrals to add a calming feel in a bathroom with a hint more color. Studio Peake paired pale green with white tiles, green-and-white wallpaper, and warm terracotta floors in this small light-flooded bathroom.

Chalk White

Paint your powder room in an off-white shade with a cloud-like appeal that will give it a relaxing feel, like this space from Desiree Burns Interiors that is finished with black accents, a modern mirror, and patterned floor tile.

Light Warm Beige

Warm beige paint with a slight green undertone will create an understated base color for a bathroom of any size. Becca Interiors paired light warm beige paint with honey-toned wood, bronze hardware, vintage style drop wall sconces, gray stone flooring, and a clawfoot tub painted khaki green for a light but earthy farmhouse feel.

Earthy Dark Green

Try a textured paint finish to add dimension to a neutral color. A rich, earthy green will change in appearance depending on the light, looking brighter in the day and rich and moody at night.

Sky Blue

If your bathroom has large windows and a view of the outside, decorating with nature-inspired shades of blue and green is a natural fit. Louis Duncan-He Designs painted the tall ceilings of this spacious bathroom with sky blue paint that reads like a neutral when paired with gray-and-white marble tile and decorated with plants.

Soft Black

If your home is full of white walls and natural light, offer yourself a change of scenery by painting the powder room in a soft black that will give you a place to escape when you need a moment of escape. Mary Patton Design painted both walls and ceilings for an enveloping feel, adding mirrors, metal fixtures, and modern lighting to bounce around available light.

Bright White

Bright white paint will give your bathroom a fresh feel and amplify natural light. Desiree Burns Interiors paired bright white paint with wood and woven accents, brass fixtures, and a wall of green accent tile to give this top floor bathroom a bright and airy feel.

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