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The best paint colors for bathrooms in 2024

I’ve got 13 gorgeous, fresh, bathroom paint colors for you today!

You won’t find a list of nothing but white paint colors here–I’ve included my top picks for bathrooms in 2024 and included everything from a dark, moody blue, to a pretty coastal blue-green, some trending beige/greige colors, to soft blues and a couple tried and true whites.

A few quick notes:

  • Pay attention to the LRV. This tells you how light or dark the color is. With 100 being pure, blinding white and 0 representing the blackest of black. Colors over 60ish tend to work well if you want a “light color,” while colors in the 80s range work if you want a soft off white.
  • Test these colors out in your home and observe how the light in your space changes the color. My favorite way to test the paint colors is the peel and stick samples you can find here.
  • Pay attention to the undertone I mention. If you don’t like the undertone, you won’t like the color on the walls!

Alright, now that you’ve got the basics down, let’s get into this list of pretty colors, shall we?!

Benjamin Moore White Dove

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If you’ve read any of my previous posts or visited my YouTube channel, you know my love for White Dove runs deep. White Dove is the most perfect soft white paint color on the market, of course, this is just my opinion, but once you sample this beauty, you’ll be a believer, too.

We used White Dove in our hall bath and primary bath, and all throughout our house!

I like White Dove because it’s a soft white, meaning, not a stark white, it’s got a good bit of warmth without being too yellow. It also has a greige undertone which really calms down the yellow undertone that you’ll notice in any soft white color.

a blue painting and rattan accessories in a bathroom

Now, is this a soft white? Yes. Is bordering on cream or creamy? No. If that’s what you want, you need to look to Sherwin Williams Alabaster.

If you love the idea of White Dove, but want to see more soft whites, make sure you check out my favorite soft white paint colors here.

Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments

Looking for a paint color that reminds you of a relaxing day at the beach? Look no further than Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments.

We used this stunner of a color in our kids bath, on the vanity and the sliding door. To say I love it is an understatement. It’s be-a-utiful!!

Now, Quiet Moments is a chameleon of a color. It’s technically a blue-green-gray blend, but it overwhelming reads blue. You can still see the nod to green in the color, but it’s not prominent. The gray works to tone down the color a bit, which I really like.

Benjamin Moore Britannia Blue

We used Britannia Blue in our powder room. If you want a smokey blue that isn’t too dark, this is the color for you.

Britannia Blue has an LRV of 18, so this is a dark and moody color, but as you can see here, even in a powder room with not even a so much as a teeny tiny window, the color is fabulous.

The gray undertone in this color works to create a more muted look, but just know it’s very subtle!

Now, we did do half Britannia Blue and half White Dove on the walls, and if you’re thinking about drenching the room in the full color and you don’t have a window coming in, this will be a dark room–nothing wrong with that, just be prepared.

Sherwin Williams Debonair

Hands down, this is one of the most under-rated Sherwin Williams paint colors. Debonair has an LRV of 34, and I’d classify it as a medium-dark paint color.

If you want muted blue, thanks to the subtle gray undertone found in this dramatic color, Debonair absolutely should be on your list.

Benjamin Moore Wedgwood Gray

Looking for the perfect powder blue? You don’t hear too much about Wedgewood Gray, but I am to change that.

This beautiful medium-toned blue has an LRV of 49 and a slight green undertone. This would be stunning in a bathroom with marble, but is versatile enough to work in just about any situation.

Benjamin Moore Pale Smoke

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If you like the vibe of Wedgewood Gray, but want something lighter, Benjamin Moore Pale Smoke is where it’s at.

The name of this color is a bit misleading, in that it doesn’t really indicate there’s a green undertone, but there’s no mistake with this color.

This is what I would consider a green-blue-gray. With an LRV of 63, this is what I would consider a light color.

Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige

For a while Accessible Beige could do no wrong, then it seemed homeowners started to pass it over in favor of much lighter greige paint colors, but now, it’s having its time to shine, once again.

Accessible Beige looks absolutely stunning on cabinetry, or on walls when you have a good bit of natural light in the room.

With an LRV of 58, and a green undertone (this “beige” is technically a gray/greige color, not a beige at all) this color can go kind of muddy pretty quickly if you don’t have a lot of natural light. That’s why it’s always a good idea to test your paint colors first!

Benjamin Moore Cloud White

Cloud White will always be an off-white that I recommend, especially when someone is pairing it with other soft neutrals and brass elements, as Julie has done above.

Cloud White has an LRV of 85 and has a yellow undertone. When compared to the other off white on this list, White Dove, Cloud White is creamier and doesn’t have a greige undertone like White Dove.

Sherwin Williams Stardew

We recently used this paint color on cabinetry in our home and I absolutely fell in love with it. While I love it on cabinetry, it’s perfect for a bathroom, as well.

With an LRV of 43, this blue comes off as a bit of a dusty blue, thanks to a fairly subtle gray undertone.

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt

There’s no way I could have a list of bathroom paint colors, regardless of the year, without the quintessential bathroom paint color, Sherwin Williams Sea Salt.

Like a breath of fresh ocean air, Sea Salt is a gorgeous costal blue color, that’s a good blend of blue, green and gray. The gray works to soften this color and makes it appear just a bit like a neutral. With an LRV of 63, this is light paint color.

Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray

If you liked the vibe of Accessible Beige but wanted something a bit lighter, you’ll love Edgecomb Gray. With an LRV of 63, this pretty greige is lighter than Accessible Beige, but still in the same color family.

Technically Edgecomb Gray is a Greige with a green undertone. I’m loving using it on walls, but I like it even better when used on cabinetry (like you see above) and paired with warm white walls, like White Dove. Talk about beautiful and timeless.

Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee

An extremely pale greige with the finest green undertone (so tiny, I hesitate to mention it!), Swiss Coffee comes across as a warm cream color on walls. Just like you see above, this color comes to life when pairing with warm wooden tones!

Sherwin Williams Rainwashed

The perfect, spa-like color for bathrooms, Rainwashed is a pretty blend of blue and green with a very subtle gray undertone. Pairs beautifully with marble or white tile.

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