Adding colour to a bathroom can greatly enhance its appearance and even make it feel like an entirely new space. But what are some of the best options? In this guide, we’ll explore various ways to add a splash of colour to your bathroom and discuss the benefits of each. Let’s dive in!

Painting Walls and Ceilings

Firstly, you may want to consider simply painting the walls to add colour to your bathroom. You might also want to paint the ceiling or even opt for only painting the ceiling and leaving the walls as they are. Either way, there are a plethora of design options to choose from. On average, it costs about £100 to £200.

Among the overall most popular wall colours to paint a bathroom are black, white, and pink (separately, not together – although a white, black and pink bathroom would be quite interesting!). Painting a bathroom green or painting it blue are also in vogue.

Naturally, the perfect wall or ceiling colour will depend on the vibe you’re going for. When it comes to a ceiling, it’s generally best to paint it the same colour as the walls.

The main reasons are that it can reduce a perception of height (thus making the room feel smaller) and it can create a greater sense of airiness in the room. Of course, there may be some cases were painting the ceiling a different colour works but in general it’s best to go with the same colour. If in doubt with any aspect of the design, you can always chat with a professional decorator, designer or painter for advice.

Other popular colours to paint bathroom walls/ceilings include:

  • Rich blues and greens to create a warm, peaceful feeling.
  • Receding blue or green shades work well for small bathrooms.
  • Yellows work best for north-facing bathrooms.
  • Blues and greens tend to go well with south-facing bathrooms.

Tiling Your Bathroom

Alternatively, you may want to tile your bathroom. The most popular tile colour is white. Neutral and plain tiles tend to make the most sense. However, if you want to add a splash of colour that is more pronounced, you’ll want to consider more colourful options. Moreover, along with a uniform colourful tiling setup, you may want to look into multi-coloured tiles for a more stand out and intriguing look.

On average, the cost to tile a bathroom lands around £800. With that said, it would heavily depend on the size of the bathroom. However, other factors to consider include the material used (e.g., porcelain, ceramic or marble) and the cost of labour in your location.


Another fantastic way of introducing colour into a bathroom is with wallpaper. Of course, not all bathrooms will be a suitable match for adding wallpaper. Firstly, wallpaper might work in a bathroom that is not too humid and wet. Either way, though, the wallpaper must be waterproof. Wallpaper can be waterproof if made from fibreglass. In this case, it could be installed in wate areas (e.g., showers).

Wall Art

Other ideas worth exploring are with installation of wall art. Again, the bathroom must be suitable. For instance, to avoid artwork from warping or peeling, your bathroom must be well ventilated. You’ll also want to consider what wall art is designed to be installed in a bathroom to add a splash of colour.

Colourful Accessories

Beyond that, you could also add colourful accessories to introduce more colour to a bathroom. You’ll want to consider accessories including toothbrush holders, pedal bins and soap dispensers.

What Else Should I Consider?

Other ways to adding a splash of colour to your bathroom include:

  • Colourful bath tub
  • Bath mat
  • Towels with a spark of colour

The use of colour in a bathroom can ultimately enhance the look and feel of the space. It’s important when planning out any changes to your bathroom’s interior design to consider how any new additions will work together from a visual perspective and how those colours when contrasted will affect the mood and feel of the room.

Hiring a Professional

Whatever way you want to add colour to your bathroom, if hiring a professional to plan or/and undertake the work, we advise obtaining three or more quotes before making a decision.

When comparing quotes, you’ll want to consider the following:

  • The price offered by each contractor
  • Their previous experience
  • Any online reviews/ratings
  • How well you get on with them

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