A bathroom is the perfect place to experiment with color, so we’ve chosen 20 incredibly colorful bathrooms from Rate My Space that are sure to inspire.
By Kayla Kitts
To make this splash of green really stand out, RMS user dezignrogue added white floor-to-ceiling subway tiles to cover up old attic stairs and add a vintage feel. The perfect touch to this all-white bathroom is bold color accessories like the green potpourri and candles.
With black mirrors and vanities, RMS user tiki262 brightened up a dark bathroom with turquoise on the walls, a white-tiled tub surround and flowing white curtains for softness.
Nothing is more relaxing and serene than the sea. RMS user VintageKitchen used sea-inspired colors of green as inspiration for this spa-like master bathroom. The walls are covered with aqua glass tiles that end at an angled beadboard ceiling. A vintage crystal chandelier and white china cabinet lend a shabby cottage feel.
This small bathroom was transformed into a chic powder room by RMS user KarenSpirit. She hand-painted oversized pink flowers on the walls to serve as the space’s focal point. She added simple decor to complement but not take away from the dramatic walls.
Sleek in Blue
RMS user Sombreuil wanted to create an Edwardian-retro look in this 100-year-old bathroom. He used white subway tile on the wainscot and tub surround to separate and soften the cobalt-blue paint. Deco-inspired fixtures and a mosaic-tiled floor complete this transformation.
If you think you can’t live without your bathroom tile, try decorating in a coordinating color. RMS user mstupski infused this gray-tiled room with yellow and brought it back to life on a budget. Sunny accessories, paint and a floral bathmat dramatically brighten the gray tile.
Spice up a master bathroom with a touch of orange. RMS user 8926419 began with a neutral wall color and added bold orange and blue accessories to create a pleasing palette.
This former pink bathroom was given an updated rustic makeover by RMS user katieg2578. Fresh green walls and rich brown tones provide a soft and natural feel.
If you’re having trouble choosing one wall color, why not go with two? RMS user stereosandsouffles paired turquoise paint accented with a metallic stripe on the walls. Blue and silver accessories help brighten this guest bathroom and shine against the black countertop.
Green is a bold, fresh color to complement a black-and-white color scheme. RMS user palmax brought in a bright shade for the walls and decor to add a pop of color to a basic dichromatic room. White tile on the wainscot adds a touch of sleekness.
This Bali-inspired bathroom by RMS user BoBendana boasts color confidence in an understated, elegant way. The carved teak vanity, seashell mirror frames and exotic accents pop off the light green walls.
It’s all about the silver and green floral wallpaper in this 1960s redo. RMS user aralston127 embraced the retro look, adding a simple framed mirror, a vintage-inspired black vanity and simple silver accessories.
For less than $500, RMS user smwagne turned a drab 1970s bathroom into a modern space. White cabinetry and tile tub surround add lightness to the deep gray walls and black-and-white shower curtain. Deep red towels add a splash of color and chic style.
Shabby Chic Pink
A gorgeous white buffet is the focus of this shabby chic master bathroom by RMS user MyLittleYellowHouse. The pink walls and frills are a soft contrast against the white buffet and mirror and make this space perfect for any girly girl.
RMS user gogirlgo transformed a small, plain bathroom into a luxurious spa-like getaway. Pale blue-green walls and a pebble rock wall above the vanity set the stage for serenity. With a TV mirror, there’s no reason to leave this oasis.
Rock Star Glamour
RMS user lisaann19672002 transformed her guest bathroom with edgy rock-star decor. The now glam bathroom features silver silk drapes, floor-to-ceiling black tile, a glittery vessel sink and a solid hot pink wall for a dramatic splash of color in this mostly black space.
This gender-neutral bathroom features colors perfect for the two boys and one girl who share it. RMS user rdoukas brought the beach to the bathroom with bright summer colors and Hawaii-inspired decor.
HGTV. 20 Colorful Bathrooms From Rate My Space, [Online]. Web address: http://www.hgtv.com/bathrooms/20-colorful-bathrooms-from-rate-my-space/pictures/page-4.html (Page consulted on August 18 2011)