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Stylish Bathroom Color Schemes

Bathrooms are excellent rooms to experiment with fun color palettes. Take a cue from these rooms to transform your bathroom into a stylish retreat.

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    • Chartreuse + Gray + White

      Large-scale chartreuse blooms climb the walls as a bold backdrop for the crisp white pedestal sink. A brushed-nickel faucet and metal-frame mirror offer gleaming companionship with the wallcovering's gray stems and leaves.

    • Black + Tan + Mahogany

      The walls of this masculine bath are covered with plaid Madagascar cloth in tones of black and tan. The vanity and trimwork add rich mahogany tones.

    • Black + Yellow + White

      Classic white subway tile mixes with vintage finds, such as the old farm stool and a refurbished wall sink. The underside of the sink is painted a matte black, while yellow and black accents dot the room.

    • Powder Blue + White + Walnut

      In this bathroom, white beaded board and soft blue walls lend a barely-there backdrop for a rich walnut vanity and shimmering chrome furnishings. The walnut cabinet base helps the airy color palette feel grounded. The bathroom's chrome furnishings reflect and bounce light around the room to add subtle sparkle.

    • Sage Green + Mahogany

      In this bathroom, green walls lend an earthy backdrop to a pair of antique wood vanities. The vanities, two vintage workbenches rescued from an old school shop classroom, were an eco-friendly way for the homeowners to boost style in their master bathroom. 

    • Purple + Coffee

      Pairing dark colors doesn't feel gloomy in this bathroom. Dusky amethyst walls and coffee-color cabinets work beautifully thanks to the mix of white, iridescent, and clear glass tiles, along with expansive mirrors.

    • Chocolate + Maize

      Golden yellow subway tiles create a bright, cheerful backsplash in this bathroom. Wheat-color walls come from the subtle tints in the tile and bridge the contrast between the soothing yellow and dark mahogany vanity and matching mirrors.

    • Fiery Orange + White

      The bold orange wall color adds warmth and a splash of youthful energy to this kids' bathroom. Crisp white beaded board adorns the lower portion of the walls, while the tub and its surround are covered with square white tiles that match the vintage look of the bathroom's trough sink. The blue stripes on the bath mat incorporate a hint of contrasting color.

    • White + Butter Yellow

      A color palette of warm yellow and crisp white creates a vintage vibe in this master bathroom. White-painted paneling covers three-fourths of the bathroom's walls, while the upper portion features a sunny yellow hue. The thick, dark grout lines throughout the shower and floor tiling, plus the vanity's furniture-style construction, emphasize the bathroom's vintage aesthetic.

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      Gray + Mustard Yellow + Sky Blue

      Soft gray walls lend a neutral backdrop for mustard yellow and sky blue accents in this spacious bathroom. The patterned shower curtain features a sunny floral motif, which functioned as the inspiration for the sconces that flank the bold blue mirror frame above the vanity. 

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      Black + White

      White-painted walls, wispy white draperies, and white marble flooring look grounded thanks to a collection of black accents in this master bathroom. The outside of the claw-foot tub was painted black to match the legs of the nearby chair and glass-top table. The bathroom's modern black-and-white color scheme draws a unique juxtaposition to its vintage-inspired furnishings.

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      Ocean Blue + Sandy Brown + White

      A soft palette of watery blue, sandy brown, and white creates a beachy vibe in this bathroom. The painted vanity cabinet matches the color of the walls, creating a seamless look. A mosaic tile backsplash along the wall behind the vanity adds a hint of sparkle and vintage appeal. 

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      Mahogany + Pumpkin + Ebony

      Deep, rich earth tones give this bathroom a masculine edge. The room's color scheme was designed to blend with its existing woodwork, which features a warm mahogany stain. To temper the small bathroom's predominantly dark color scheme, the vanity features a furniturelike, open construction.

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      Raspberry + Black

      A cheerful pink hue on the upper portion of this bathroom's walls lends an unexpected splash of color to the predominantly neutral scheme. The marble tile on the lower portion of the walls adds smooth texture, which is echoed by the trim along the ceiling. Mirrored cabinet fronts on the black-painted vanity ensure the piece doesn't overwhelm the small bathroom space. 

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      Yellow + Light Green

      Yellow is the most visible of all colors, and it boasts chameleonlike character, shifting its appearance with its surroundings. In this trendy bathroom, the light wood vanity cabinet and green hand towels both sport yellow undertones that pick up on the soft yellow wall color. The upper portion of one wall is covered with wallpaper that features a birch tree motif, which plays into the relaxing vibe created through the wall color.

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      Powder Blue + Buff Beige + White

      The warm neutral on the upper portion of the walls helps soften the crisp white beaded board that's used along the lower walls in this bathroom. Pale blue accents -- featured in the towels, the shower curtain, and a trio of hand-painted wall canvases -- add hints of sophisticated color.

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      Dove Gray + Gold

      Metallic gray walls create a dramatic backdrop in this regal master bathroom. Here, the luxurious Carrara marble countertop on the walnut vanity base mirrors the soothing gray on the walls. The shimmering gold mirror frame above the vanity subtly bounces light from the nearby window, echoing the room's gleaming chrome fixtures.

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      Pistachio + Baby Blue + Yellow

      This tiny bathroom has big style thanks to an analogous color scheme of green, yellow, and blue. To create the illusion of more height, the walls were outfitted with narrow-plank beaded board and the ceiling was painted a soft blue hue. Decorative elements scattered throughout the space, such as the window treatments, hand towels, and sconce shades, incorporate splashes of green and yellow.

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      Tan + Smoke Gray + Mahogany

      In this bathroom, grass-cloth walls, rich mahogany woodwork, and built-ins work together to create a room with character. The shower enclosure features glazed grayish-blue Moroccan tiles along the walls and marble flooring underfoot, both of which add cool, contrasting color.

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