One of my main tasks when we were redecorating our master was to choose a bathroom wall paint that would pair well with the existing marble and white vibe, but that would breathe a little bit of color and personality into the space. I knew that most neutral bathroom colors like white and grey would be totally out because they are just so monotone and boring. I wanted to find a shade that would add some vibrancy, but that would not overwhelm the space or make it look too juvenile. Blue seemed like the perfect choice because it is very on trend with popular bathroom paint colors 2020, but can still be soft enough not to overwhelm a space.
It is so interesting how much bathroom wall paint can truly transform a space from well-decorated to a true interior design masterpiece (in my opinion anyways). When we first moved in here, the bathroom paint was all white -- trim, walls, ceiling, everything. While it certainly looked good (very contemporary) it lacked the warmth that I usually like to see in my spaces. My style is mid century modern with a bold colors interspersed for personality. The vanity and shower both fell into that category, but I wanted to upgrade the bathroom color ideas slightly in order to give it that layer of my own personality in here.
I am loving seeing all of the bold bathroom wall paint shades coming up in the 2020 trend and idea guides on here. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a monochromatic neutral space as much as the next person, but sometimes I think that the best paint for bathrooms is bolder shades that make tile and sinks "pop" and look very crisp and clean. My main thing that I want to achieve in our bathrooms and kitchens is that I want it to be very inviting and the opposite of some of those cold and institutional feeling modern interior design that are popular these days. A rich blue bathroom paint like this certainly offsets all of the white and is just a cheerful way to start the morning in my opinion.
Bathroom wall paint can either truly enhance or dramatically distract from the other elements in the room. Of course, I always try to ensure that any new bathroom wall colors that I am thinking about using present a positive effect on the space rather than making it look under-decorated or simply outdated. So far, the best way that I have come up with to achieve this is by painting swatches on the wall and carefully evaluating how they look within the context of the space -- I am talking lighting, sizing, and the nuanced undertones of other materials used in the room. You may find that what looks fantastic in the photos of trending bathroom paint ideas 2020, may not blend well with your home.
I am so happy with the subtle grey bathroom wall paint that my designer helped me pick out for our kids room. She took the reigns on the rest of the home but, in order to save money, I wanted to attempt to finish up this space on my own since nobody will really spend time in here outside of our family. Based on all of the home design photo galleries that I looked through for the rest of the home, I knew that I wanted to keep things pretty simple and neutral for these bathroom wall ideas so that the space could grow with the kids. My overall plan is to bring color in through artwork and rugs, towels, toys etc. because these items are very easy and inexpensive to swap out throughout the years.
Bathroom wall paint was one of those decisions in here that I saved until last because I was really intimidated by trying to choose a single shade in the sea of hundreds and hundreds of paint chips at the store. I have read a lot about the importance of relying on neutrals in bathroom color schemes because they have more stylistic longevity than bolder shades. That is certainly fine by me because I am not an overly color-focused person. In terms of my general home decor tastes, I enjoy clean yet cozy spaces that feature lighter color palettes with just a few pops of more intense color here an there. The lovely gentleman at my local paint shop said that Sherwin Williams comfort gray has been touted as one of the best bathroom paint colors of 2020, so I felt that it was a safe choice for our home.