20 Relaxing Bathroom Color Schemes

If you want to create a new look in your bathroom, but want to avoid a complete interior overhaul, consider tweaking your color scheme and decor. A few simple changes can create an entirely new vibe without going over budget. Design a bathroom with color and styles that truly speak to you. Since it’s the room you spend time getting ready in the morning and preparing for bed, it’s important to create a space the boosts your energy and offers you a quiet respite from your busy schedule.

If you’re looking for inspiration throughout the remodel process, we’ve hand-selected bathroom color schemes that will help transform your space. From peaceful blues and tranquil greens, to rustic reds, we’ve gathered an array of colors that work well with each other—making your project planning easier than ever. To bring your bathroom design to the next level, adorn the shower with a framed art prints or display a relaxing personalized candle near the bath.

Soft Blue Serenity

Sources: Mary Jo Fiorella

You can begin your day in a serene bathroom by choosing a soft sky blue color for your walls and backsplash tile. To balance out the blue, white cabinets and countertops will preserve the tranquil look. Don’t forget to also consider upgrading the material of your faucet, shower heads and light fixtures—the touches of stainless steel help carry out the clean look.

Blue Spa Heaven

Sources: Ted Fotheringham Photography

Give your bathroom—and every morning—a big, bright energy boost. This cerulean blue is a refreshing color that can be balanced out with neutral features, such as the white and gray shades in the cabinetry, rug and sink. These crisp blend of colors help create a dynamic bathroom with a soft, rejuvenating side.

Modern Woodsy

Sources: Lake Country Builders

Blend a rustic look with a more modern shower, double-faucet tub and linoleum flooring. Play with natural tones of the woods by using oat and brown-colored paint to round out the room. White and silver accessories bode well with this rich color scheme, so the natural browns can take center stage.

Vintage Mint

Sources: Branca Inc.

To create a clean and refreshing yet luxurious feel, design your bathroom using a pale pistachio paint with delicate white complements. Make sure to add small accents to the color scheme with hints of darker greens and golds. Don’t forget to elevate the relaxation vibe by putting candles and bubble bath on display.

Clear Green Relaxation

Sources: Dale Tan via High Rise Photo

Even if you don’t have large windows scaling your bathroom wall, you can introduce your fondness for nature in other ways. Stone or wood will emit the natural look, while mint green and white colors will ensure a refreshing feel. Clean lines will help reiterate the modern theme you’re going for—these square sinks work well in a rectangular shaped room and panel windows.

Gloriously Gray

Sources: International Custom Designs

Neutral colors, like an ash gray, give your bathroom a soothing sentiment. Pairing your grey walls with whites and browns will offer a welcomed contrast. For fully luxurious touch and to complete the look, install a freestanding tub, separate shower and vanity table.

Cool Mint

Sources: Laura Iverson Design

Adding color to a bathroom doesn’t need to be bright or showy. Choose a light mint color for a lush backdrop. If you pair this with white countertop and cabinets, you’ll have a clean look that lets you play with the floor design. Simple colors also give you the flexibility to accessorize with other pops of color in the guest baskets, towels and decor.

Tangerine Vibes

Sources: Laura Iverson Design

Don’t be shy to show your creative side when it comes to color. This mix of tangerine orange and white bathroom creates a space bursting with flavor. You can paint your favorite design or use wallpaper to mimic this look, but to balance it out, make sure to contrast the upper portion with solid-colored wainscotting below the chair rail.

Pink Energy

Sources: Fynes Designs

Energize your mornings with a radiant pink tone lining your bathroom walls. Contrast the power of pink with black accents like these sink vanities and framed bathroom mirrors. Keep the remainder of your color scheme simple to keep the emphasis on the pink.

Plush Pink

Sources: Branca Inc.

These uniquely textured walls help break up the blush pink so the solid color doesn’t appear too jarring. To pare down the color even more, introduce neutral browns, grays and whites in the cabinetry, backsplash or floor. This stone forges a natural look, but if you’re looking to create a softer feel, opt for white tiles. If your renovation is lacking color once it’s complete, try painting your mirror frame with a pop of color for that final touch.

Lush Lavender

Sources: Currant Interior Design

Why not make your bathroom feel like a mini getaway? By weaving in pale purples and plums, your bathroom will emit a luxurious ambience. Introducing soft tones in the decor and neutral plush accents like this rug and extended seat cushion, will help turn an average bathroom into something truly special.

Rustic and Natural

Sources: Currant Interior Design

Combining wooden flooring and cabinetry, along with artwork with natural scenes, this bathroom radiates a rustic vibe. Using a rich currant backdrop as its moodsetter, this color scheme adds an extra spark to any home. To contrast the rich rustic hues, choose light-colored or white baseboards and window frames.

Ivory Ambiance

Sources: Fiorella Design

Combine a range of whites and light grays to encompass a refreshing bathroom. This timeless look was pulled together by introducing different textures to the space such as the marble countertops and mosaic shower tiles. The variety of white shades help accomplish a clean look without the need for any bold colors.

Yellow Flare

Sources: Emma Chapman via A Beautiful Mess

If you’ve been craving a splash of yellow in your home, the bathroom is a perfect locale. Use a bright color on your bathroom walls to open up the space and introduce black and white accents to accessorize. Find a statement piece like this geometric painting to break up the intensity of the solid-colored walls.

Light Up Your Life

Sources: Emma Chapman via A Beautiful Mess

Kickoff your mornings and end your evenings in a vibrant space. Using yellow tiled walls contrasted with white basins and a gray countertop will help you accomplish a stunning bathroom through color and texture. Choose wooden cabinetry that not only fits your yellow scheme, but also brings out a natural, earthy look.

Dream in Cream

Sources: Lincoln Barbour

Step away from life’s busyness with a luscious cream bathroom. Interior designer Jenni Leasia used a soft yellow wall paint and pastel accents to create a mini getaway right inside a family’s home. She completed the look with gorgeous marble tiling on the floor and shower area—bringing luxury right to the forefront.

Simple Mocha Luxury

Generate a calming bathroom ambience by using a deep blend of cocoa, latte and black colors with clean white accents in the bathtub, sinks and toilet. Integrating texture in the tiling and blinds adds personality and life a simple color scheme.

Fit for Royalty

Start and end your days in royal fashion with an eggplant-colored backdrop and faded lighting. Split the wall color with a lighter wainscotting, like this ash grey, to keep the room from feeling too dark. A white bathtub, sink and toilet give the room fresh elegance without disturbing the overall aura. To tie it all together, incorporate silver accents, such as this mirror and chandelier.

Olive Oasis

By building a simple contrast of black and white tones, light olive-colored walls bring a playfulness to the bathroom. White baseboards and crown molding keep the color theme sharp, and a large jacuzzi tub adds a spa-like touch. Patterned flooring connects the room together and highlights the dark and light hues throughout the room.

Orange Refresh

With a cheery paint, like this carrot orange, your days can begin with a little extra oomph. Using white tones for the cabinetry, bathtub and sink balances the bright color and adds depth to the room. By mixing in black accent tiles and colorful pieces like the wall mirror, your bathroom can breathe with extra zest and personality.