Generally speaking, we recommend you stick to neutral shades when it comes to major bathroom fixtures — like the tub, shower, sink, and toilet. This is because these big-ticket items are expensive to replace if you get tired of a colorful choice you made.

But, that doesn’t mean you need to have an all-white bathroom. In fact, adding color to your bathroom can be a great way to liven up your routine and make it a space that you enjoy being.

The following simple solutions allow you to affordably add color to your bathroom. And the best news is, if you’re ready for another change, these tricks can be re-purposed in a different color!


In terms of bang-for-your-buck, nothing has a bigger impact on a space than the wall color. Plus, this is an “update” that can definitely be a DIY project with next to no experience. Don’t be afraid to go big and bold to give yourself a startling new look.

Go for an Accent Wall

Can’t buy in completely to an entire bathroom of blue or magenta? Go with a simple accent wall. In smaller bathrooms, this can be an especially good way to give yourself a bold pop of color without making the space feel smaller.

Use Colorful Towels

Towels are another good way to add bright pops of color. You can get them in practically any shade or pattern you want. Plus, replacing them is a relatively low-cost solution that hardly takes any time!

Use Colorful Floor Coverings

A bright bathmat or area rug can instantly liven a space up. Not only do these floor covers offer the added benefit of making your bathroom safer and more enjoyable to navigate — help cozy toes — you can use them to tie together accent pieces, like your accent wall or towels.

Fun Decor

Add a few fun décor pieces to your vanity in the accent color of your choice. This can help pull the room together.

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