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The best paint colours for your bathroom

Bright and white bathroom with wooden floor, painted in Lick White 01

After the kitchen, our bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the home. It’s also, for this reason, however, they can quickly look tired and need updating from time to time. At Lick, our collection of paint colours offer a quick, easy way to makeover a space. Here we’ve compiled some bathroom paint colours for you to explore, read on for the key looks you can create at home.

The best type of bathroom paint

Before we get going with our colour roundup, let’s look at the type of bathroom paint you will need. Obviously a humid space prone to the occasional soaking, bathroom walls need to be moisture-tolerant and mould-resistant. Often known as a satin finish, Eggshell paint can be used in bathrooms and other high-traffic areas. It’s also known for being totally hard-wearing and wipeable too, which makes it perfect for a kitchen or bathroom. Additionally, great on woodwork for a beautiful finish, our range of new Eggshell paints launch in October. Always ensure surfaces are thoroughly clean prior to painting – all our paints are also primer based and will make a big difference in a bathroom environment.

Light and bright bathroom paint colours

When space is tight, reflect the light with a classic shade of bathroom paint. Our versatile White 01, off-white with a touch of grey is a popular colour and will make your space feel bigger on the darkest of days. Brighter shades like white also create a timeless appeal so you can be safe in the knowledge that it'll last for years. Pair with a modern white bathroom suite but if this sounds too stark, light wood storage can act as a neutral.

Bright and white bathroom with wooden floor, painted in Lick White 01

A timeless and modern bathroom painted in White 01

Bathroom paint colours that pop

If you’re a big colour lover, it’s time to get bold with shades of blue, orange, green and red. Vivid bathroom paint colours will forever brighten your day and snap you out of that mid-week brain fog. We’d also recommend sticking with earthier tones over brassier ones and pairing with natural materials like wood-grained flooring. Our Orange 01, a warm blood orange Matt paint, will provide a welcoming look without being too overkill.

Neutral bathroom paint colour ideas

Like the idea of white but not convinced? The best paint for bathroom balance is a neutral palette. Sometimes pure white can feel cold so a blend is required of subtle shades that can warm a room. A term simply meaning lacking in colour, neutral hues don’t compete but they do still have a purpose. A hint of Greige or Beige and your bathroom will glow, especially under fabulous lighting.

A clear white bathroom with red Persian rug and walls painted in Lick Greige 02

A glowing, neutral bathroom, painted in Greige 02

Dark bathroom paint colour ideas

Have you noticed bathroom colour schemes are slowly migrating away from easy to live with shades? Nowadays, homeowners crave a moodier look with black bathrooms that wouldn’t look out of place in a boutique hotel. If your room is light-starved, then keep flooring pale to make the room as a whole feel brighter. Then inject some comfort and style with our Black 02, a dark velvet black with red undertones, for a bathroom that’s cocooned from the world.

A black bathroom with white floors

Paint your bathroom walls in Black 02 and turn it into a bathroom that's cocooned from the world

A lick of paint in your perfect shade

Need some additional tips with bathroom paint colours? Look no further than our colour consultants at Lick. Both Tash and Sam have you covered with their exclusive ideas to get your home looking fab in a flash.

Discover our range of paints for your bathroom and get in touch if you need help to find the one.

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