Bathroom Color Ideas: Bold colors

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By Dawn from AD Aesthetic

Often only neutral colors are used in bathrooms, but if you are looking for bathroom color ideas beyond the typical white paint and wood tones, you want to be here with us!

Bold Bathroom Color Ideas: Inspiration

Take a look at some of the amazing inspiration I found while browsing around the web:

Bold Colorful Bathroom Inspiration | Bathroom Vanity With Purple Drawers And Golden Knobs Feature Undermount Bathroom Sinks Also Ornate Mirrors
Image Source: Style at Home | Photo Credit: Laura Muir
Bold Colorful Bathroom Inspiration | Blue Vanity with Shiplap
Image Source: Better Homes & Gardens
Bold Colorful Bathroom Inspiration |
Image Source: Houzz | Photo Credit: Milestone Building
Bold Colorful Bathroom Inspiration | Turquoise Bathroom Vanity. Amie Corley Interiors.1
Image Source: House of Turquoise | Photo Credit: Amie Corley 
Bold Colorful Bathroom Inspiration | White Metro With Black Grout Bathroom
Image Source: Hammer & Hand | Photo Credit: Casey Keasler
Bold Colorful Bathroom Inspiration | Green Vanity
Image Source: Young House Love | Photo Credit: John & Sherry Petersik
Bold Colorful Bathroom Inspiration | Yellow Towel Cabinet
Image Source: Beauty Geeks 
Bold Colorful Bathroom Inspiration | Bright Red Vanity with Ornate Mirror and Sconce
Image Source: Better Homes & Gardens 

Aren’t the bold colors inspiring?

You really can make every color of the rainbow look chic and intentional in a bathroom.

With that rainbow of inspiration in mind, here’s what I came up with:

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Vanity  |  Mirrors |  Backsplash Mosaic   |  Backsplash Tile

Floor Tile  |  Shower Stool  |  Hand Towels  |  Towels

Bath Mats  |  Sconces  |  Faux Succulent 1  |  Faux Succulent 2

His & Hers Art Prints  |  TP Patent Print

Working with colorful cabinetry can seem intimidating, and going bold is definitely not for the feint of heart! Here are some tips on working with bold color if these designs are up your alley.

Tips for Designing Bold Bathroom

Balance – Probably the most important tip for taking on a bold vanity color is to balance out the bright with plenty of neutrals and/or complimentary colors elsewhere in the design. One thing each of the inspiration photos above have in common is the liberal use of white to soften the boldness of the color choices and keep the room from feeling overpowering or clownish.

Accent – While it’s important to create a sense of balance in the space with neutral colors, it’s also a great idea to bring in a few pieces that tie back to the bold vanity color. Whether it’s artwork, linens, or even a fun soap dish, repeating your primary color choice elsewhere in the room helps to keep the vanity from feeling like it’s garish, out of place, or sticking out like a sore thumb.

Let the color be the star  – My final tip for working with bold color in a small space like the bathroom, is to let the color be the star. Looking back through the inspiration photos, you can see how the visual hierarchy of each automatically lets the bold vanity shine. In other words, if you can, avoid pairing a vivid color of cabinetry with an equally eye catching ornate mirror, or over the top bath mats. While such pairings can work occasionally, it’s much more likely that the end result will be a room that’s so busy it feels overpowering.

Bold Bathroom Color and Design | Tips and Decor Picks | Colorful Bathrooms

So there you have it. What are your thoughts on bold bathroom color? Are you a fan, or is it a bit much for your taste?

As always, thank you to Cassity and the Remodelaholic team for having me back each month. I’d love for you to visit me over on my site,, or follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram for more updates and inspiration. Have a great day, friends!


Bold Bathroom Color and Design | Tips and Decor Picks | Colorful Bathrooms

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Dawn is one half of the team behind the creative blog, AD Aesthetic. By day she works as the VP of Creative for a design and marketing company (getting paid to make things look good!), while by night she renovates her Midwest home, refinishes thrift-store furniture for fun, and works with her husband on raising two tiny humans. Dawn believes in the potential to design your surroundings and your life one day at a time, and lives by the motto, 'Make everything beautiful.' Get to know her better by visiting her blog,, or following along on Facebook and Instagram.

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