If you are someone like me and are always swapping paint, decor, artwork etc, you probably understand why I make it my mission to know the popular bathroom colors as soon as they come out so that I know where I am going to take my design next. My husband hates how much money I spend on these little makeover projects, but I can't help that I am always redecorating things in search of the best bathroom colors to create a zen space that he can relax in after a long day at work. Quite frankly, I think he should be happy and thankful that I am trying to make a nice space for him haha. Anyways, what do you think of the bathroom paint ideas that I used in this latest step of my decorating journey? I think it is my favorite color to date and one that I am actually going to keep on the walls this time.
I know that some people may think that I am boring and a trend chaser, but I still think that some of the most popular bathroom colors are grey and white. Yes, I suppose this palette could be considered "so done" but there has to be a pretty good reason why thousands of people have chosen the same bathroom color schemes over the years. For me, grey and white achieves the perfect balance between traditional elegance and contemporary trendiness, in a way that still feels very timeless. As you can see from the photos of our master bath, we very much so stuck to this trend between the grey walls, white trim, and marble tile used throughout.
I am always trying to analyze trends on popular bathroom colors so that I can stay ahead of the pulse of the design world. Part of being a fantastic interior decorator, is being able to anticipate trends before they become a thing. This goes for everything from bathroom paint colors, to the type of tile you use in a shower, to even the light fixtures on the wall. Even though I really am not a fan of some of the elements of this particular bathroom (hello mirror and sconces I'm talking to you), I love the rich taupe shade on the walls and think this will be the next big shade for 2019. Yes it doesn't look like one of those colors you first think of when you are planning bathroom makeovers, but hear me out -- the warmth pairs extremely well with certain tiles like travertine and granite, yet the grayish undertone blends fantastic with marble.
When it comes to popular bathroom colors these days, I have to say that the earthy sage tones are really catching on. I never thought that we would be able to replace the ever popular "Comfort Gray" by Benjamin Moore as the best paint for bathrooms that feature marble accents, dark woods, and traditional styling, but here we are. I love how the unique color elevated the decor in this bathroom and gives the traditional space a cool modern vibe too it without being overbearing. I am looking forward to seeing how this trend in bathroom colors 2019 evolves over the years, and if other homeowners and designers will like it as much as I do.
I absolutely love finding new trends in popular bathroom colors, but I fear (and love) that grey may always be on the list. I get that it is a great neutral that blends well with a lot of the tile options out there today, but come on people lets try something just a teensy bit different. Admittedly it can be hard to come by great bathroom color ideas that blend well with a lot of tile and vanity finishes on the market, so I understand why people stick to the same shade when they find a good one. I don't want to completely get rid of grey forever, I just want to branch out a bit and see if other tones would look just as fantastic.
I love this awesome twist on popular bathroom colors by actually painting shiplap rather than leaving it white or applying color straight to the walls. Obviously, whatever bathroom wall colors you choose are a super important part of any design, so you don't want to skim on them or how they are applied. I love the mossy green shade this designer chose to coat the shiplap in, because it gives an earthy warmth to an already cozy space. Not only that, but the cool architectural detailing makes a semi-formal space a bit more casual and approachable. I have installed shiplap before so I can say this honestly, it is not that hard to expensive to add, so why not try out the trending bathroom paint colors 2019 on top of it? It could produce a fantastic style like this.