How to Maximize Your Powder Room with Color

How to Maximize Your Powder Room with Color

Powder rooms are the jewel box of home decorating. A powder room doesn't have to be too in-sync with the rest of your decorating palette. You can also choose to take color and design cues from the rest of the house, but amp up the style to make it a beautiful little retreat. Don't forget the accessories that complete the luxurious look of your powder room. Lighting, linens, and artwork can tie everything together with your new bold color.

You Don't Have to Worry About Making the Powder Room Look Larger

In your powder room or any other small space, color is the quickest and easiest way to create instant style. The beauty of a small room is that you are not trying to make it look larger because it's not possible and totally pointless. Instead, focus on choosing bold or dark colors that you'd never use in a small room. Here are five paint colors that will look large in your tiny powder room.

Peony 2079-30 | Benjamin Moore


A vibrant fuchsia like Benjamin Moore's Peony, is a daring paint color choice, even for a powder room. A small room that is used only briefly can handle a strong and cheerful color like this. Creamy white trim, dark wood or tile floors, and a white stone vessel sink can balance this bold paint color. All shades of pink and peach are exceptionally flattering to skin tone in a vanity mirror, but a bright fuchsia may need some help. Decorate your fuchsia powder room with soft lighting to minimize the brightness and glare of vibrant wall color.

Marine Blue 2059-10 | Benjamin Moore


Deep blue can be a surprisingly glamorous paint color choice for a powder room. The secret to using a dark blue, like Benjamin Moore's Marine Blue, is to pair it with crisp white, metallic accents, and a fabulous light fixture. Swap out the usual bathroom mirror for a luxe style with a glistening and ornate gold or silver frame.

Peppercorn SW 7674 | Sherwin-Williams


The secret to choosing a dark paint color like Sherwin-Williams Peppercorn is planning your lighting carefully. Wall sconces on either side of your powder room's vanity mirror can illuminate the wall, and a delicate chandelier can add ambient light overhead. To add a touch of glamor, consider using a metallic silver or pale blue paint or metallic finish on the ceiling to enhance the chandelier's glow and add extra light to the room.

Gingery SW 6363 | Sherwin-Williams


For Craftsman or transitional decorating style, a rich neutral color like Sherwin-Williams Gingery adds drama without straying from the overall vibe of the home. A warm yet vibrant rust or brown is a great alternative to the traditional red colors used in many powder rooms. Brushed metallic accessories and natural stone finishes pair beautifully with this color.

In the Tropics CSP-640 | Benjamin Moore


Benjamin Moore’s In the Tropics is a refreshing paint color choice for a beach-inspired powder room that needs some drama. While green may not be your first paint color choice for a bathroom, teal has just enough blue to keep making it more flattering. A versatile teal like this can be paired with natural woods and accessories, or made more luxurious with a glamorous mirror and light fixture.

Do you need help with color? Let Spectrum Painting send our color consultant out to help you. Call us today at 973-706-6033 to set up an appointment with one of our estimators!

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