Though it’s the smallest room in your house, people are often stunned by the price tag of a bathroom renovation. Between fixtures, tiling, and plumbing, what you may have intended as a simple home improvement project often turns into a major production.

The good news is revamping your bathroom doesn’t have to carry an overwhelming cost. In fact, a little bit of paint and a lot of creativity can go a long way! Whether it’s a full or half bath, here are 5 tips for using paint to breathe new life into your washroom.

1. A dark color on the walls can still be dreamy.

Don’t be afraid of going super dark with your bathroom wall color, especially if it gets a decent amount of natural light. Not even black is off limits – neutral black walls can give you a sleek, blank slate for the rest of your decorating! Try gold fixtures or some bright, colorful décor to add a bit of drama.

dark color bathroom renovation

Photo by Studio McGee

2. Paint everything except the walls.

Does your bathroom have floor-to-ceiling tile? Or maybe you like the look of a white wall but still want to add some personality? Then paint every other available surface: the vanity, the door, the trim, the fixtures, etc. Even the bathtub is paintable with the right products!

bathroom paint renovation color design ideas

Photo by Tillman Companies LLC

3. In a small space, a little bit of contrast goes a long way.

If you want your bathroom to feel open and airy but still have an element of style, consider painting one wall, or just halfway up the wall. This chic washroom uses a charcoal color on the bottom half of the wall to add dimension to an otherwise simple room.

bathroom paint color renovation ideas pop

Photo by Future Home Builders, Inc.

4. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box.

Though it may not seem like it, the bathroom is the perfect room in your house to embrace pattern – like a light horizontal stripe if you’re looking to add a little interest. Since bathrooms are typically so small, you may want to stay away from bolder patterns or vibrant colors, but depending on the space and your taste, bold may work just as well (like the black and white vertical stripes in the photo below)!

bathroom stripe pattern walls color

Photo by Stonebreaker Builders & Remodelers

5. Paint the ceiling.

Add an unexpected pop of color to your washroom by painting the ceiling. It’s a modern take on the classic accent wall, and going with a cheerful color like this teal will make your morning routine a little bit brighter.

pop of color blue bathroom design ideas

Photo by Dave Fox Design Build Remodelers

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