12 Bathroom Paint Colors That Always Look Fresh and Clean

If walls could talk ... they'd request these.

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Paint is the pixie dust of the home improvement world. A few coats can revamp even a blah, beige-tiled bathroom. No matter if you're working with a powder room or master suite, these pro-approved colors will upgrade your space fast.

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Benjamin Moore
Arctic Blue

Looking for a personal oasis? You're not alone. "Most of my clients want their bathroom to feel like a rela spa," says Abbe Fenimore at . "I like to use soft blues with gray undertones for this look."

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Nathan Kirkman
Black

Intense hues don't typically read "rela," but a trip to the dark side might be in order. Ebony adds an edge to traditional white subway tile, especially if you paint the trim too. 

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Jean Allsopp
Powder Blue

Your walls aren't the only place ready for color. Blue cabinetry (with a hint of violet!) refreshes a traditional cream backdrop. 

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Benjamin Moore
Taupe

 earned the title "Color of the Year," but the brown-gray combo is here to stay thanks to its versatility. According to Julie Holloway and Anisa Darnell at , "Benjamin Moore's Sparrow is a great, earthy gray, that pairs well with natural accessories, like a jute rug or matchstick bamboo blinds, as well as anything cream or ivory."

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Annie Schlechter
Ink

Wallpapered rooms deserve a refresh too. Coat the ceiling with a shade too bold for a larger space — it's a risk that'll pay off, big time. 

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Stacy Bass
Cerulean

Take an instant vacation with a nautical shade. A watery blue brings to mind lapping waves at the beach, or a nap by the pool. 

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Lisa Romerein
Warm Gray

There's a reason neutrals reign supreme. A chameleon-like gray keeps up with everything, so go ahead and invest in a colorful set of towels. 

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Max Kim-Bee
Pistachio

Fresh and vibrant is the name of the game. Paneling looks cheery — not stiff — in  coordinating yellowy-greens. 

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David A. Land
Charcoal

Punch up beadboard with an unexpected dose of graphite. Then pepper it with art, curios and vintage light fixtures for a cool collection looks like it grew over time. 

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Mint

The paint color is just as fresh as the toothpaste. "This blue-gray-green shade can be used in almost any room," says interior designer . "It's an especially good choice for cooling a very sunny room."

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Cody Ulrich
Clean White

Short on space? Mirrors on top of white-washed siding does the trick. The reflections create a "window" on any wall, nipping that cramped feeling in the bud. 

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Cool Gray

Start the day off on the just the right note. " provides a clean, sophisticated backdrop," says interior designer . "But also adds a nice warmth when paired with white trim."

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