Bathroom paint is just like colors of any other room and should be carefully considered and chosen based on the feeling you are trying to evoke in your home, the other decorative attributes you plan on using, and the size of the space. I know that a lot of people don't think that size matters, but it certainly does when it comes to bathroom paint ideas because these rooms are inherently crowded. In other small rooms where you may be able to get away with a bold color choice with limited other decor, in this space you generally can't because of all of the other elements that you need to incorporate. I know the rest of our bathroom design is quite loud (like the large Turkish rug), but we really wanted to stick with monotone yet trendy bathroom paint colors 2020 that wouldn't take away from these furnishing while still remaining quite neutral and firmly in the background.
It took me ages to settle on the right bathroom paint for our master bath renovation -- I truly cannot believe how many dang swatches there are to choose from! As you can see, we went with the ever popular marble and white theme for our new look with trendy herringbone pattern, a classic soaking tub, and a brand new large walk in shower with frameless glass doors. Since our primary bathroom colors already centered around white and grey, I figured that if may not be a bad idea to do something just a bit different on the walls. I feel like most people would expect a cool grey or bright white to be the best paint for bathrooms of this style, but a clever associate at my hardware store suggested that I go with an ever so slightly contrasting beige just to make things interesting.
I had the hardest time picking out this bathroom paint because I really wanted to use a warm shade but I wasn't sure if it would look right against all of the cool grey marble. The other challenging thing about bathroom wall paint is that it tends to show moisture marks if you don't get high quality paint or a shade that will mask the drip lines (does anybody else have this issue too?) I have learned over the years that, for some reason, richer warmer shades tend to show this less than say a cool grey for example. Not sure why this happens but, for this reasons, I tend to stick to warmer bathroom color schemes like we used in here.
I am hoping for some advice on what color and finish of bathroom paint to use for a newly remodeled space that features a lot of marble but in a more modern style than you typically see. This was the closest photo I could find to what our new bathroom looks like in terms of layout and tile patterns, but I am just not sure if I am feeling the grey bathroom paint that they used. So many of my friends have suggested using a grey color like this but it just seems way too boring and neutral to me (I don't want to look like a copy cat of every other marble bathroom you see). I am much more keen on experimenting with bathroom color ideas because I know that paint is replaceable and really would not take much money or time to swap out if I did not like it.
Pretty much every time that I set out to pick a bathroom paint shade for a new build or remodel I end up going back to a classic soft neutral color like this. Honestly, in general I really think that the best bathroom paint colors sort of blend into the background and don't really make a statement on their own. Personally, I like the tile, vanities, light fixtures etc. to be the main focal point of the bathrooms that I design rather than the color on the walls. This may not work for everybody, but I have found the most success with this technique over the years. When in doubt, I will typically choose gray bathroom paint with a neutral or cool undertone, or a soft taupe like we used here.
For a long time I grappled on what type and shade of bathroom paint to use in this bathroom, but I actually ended up going with a wallpaper product instead. I had in my head that I would use one of the popular bathroom colors like grey or a really light taupe to offset the cooler undertones of the brick-look tile. When I painted swatches on the wall, however, it just didn't look right. I actually got the idea to use wallpaper at a yearly trade show that we attend to learn about the latest trends and products available to the marketplace. It seems like designers are tending to move away from some of your classic neutral bathroom wall colors in favor of the texture and depth that a faux finish wallpaper like this can bring.