Best Colours To Paint A Small Bathroom

Small bathrooms are never ideal, and whether it’s due to physical or financial limitations meaning you can’t expand, there are plenty of ways to make the most of the space available. The key one is your colour choice across the walls, tiles and even in the flooring of your bathroom, as this will have a huge impact on how spacious your bathroom looks and feels. Use the advice in this guide to completely transform the overall feel of space in your bathroom. Make the most of what you’ve got!

Light & Cool Tones

Naturally, when it comes to wanting to create the illusion of more space in your bathroom, light and bright colour choices are your best friend. You want to pick colours that bounce natural light around the room, and light even the darkest of corners; helping to maximise the available space that’s there and leaving the room feeling bigger. Some of the best paint colours to go for are:

  • Pastels (yellows, pinks and purples)
  • Light greys ( a pearl grey with some luminosity is great)
  • Bright white, and if this is too much for you an off white or beige
  • Blush pink
  • Sage

Paint Your Walls And Ceiling The Same Colour

Generally with a small room, you’ll have a low ceiling to match, which can leave the space feeling closed off and a little claustrophobic. To help combat this, a top tip is to match your ceiling colour to your wall colour. This optical illusion helps to stop your eye lingering at the line between the wall and the ceiling, helping to create a false sense of spaciousness. Make sure that if you are using this tip that you pick a more neutral colour, a pastel yellow or sage ceiling might not work for everyone!

Match Your Wall & Tile Colours

In a similar fashion, keep the eye travelling effortlessly around the bathroom by matching your wall and tile colours. Now, this doesn’t mean everything has to be bland and boring - far from it! Try adding different textured tiles, or different tones of your set colour for something more intriguing. If you’ve already tiled your bathroom, you can actually paint over your tiles to freshen them up (just makes sure that you choose a tile safe paint!).

Finishing Touches Are Everything

Whilst this post is about the best colours to choose for your small bathroom, making sure that the job is carried out to a high standard is really important for the overall finish. You have a small space, so make every part of it perfect. As well as painting your walls and ceiling, put time into making sure your skirting board, radiators and doors are all finished to a high quality. It’s these things that make all the difference. When people walk into your bathroom they won’t pick up on how small it is, but to what a high standard the bathroom has been finished to!

Posted on: 24th July 2019

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