5 tried and true bathroom color schemes (and fixtures to match)

Planning a bathroom remodel? Before you head over to your local paint store, take a look at some of the most popular color schemes for bathroom applications. Whether you’re looking for something that’s timeless and elegant or bright and quirky – these styles are all pulled from the portfolios of industry-leading interior designers, so you can rest assured that their styles are right on-trend. Plus, we give you added insight on which lighting pairs best with different color palettes.

  • Classic Black and White
Toll Brothers bathroom completed by Possibilities for Design
Toll Brothers bathroom completed by Possibilities for Design
  • The Look: The black and white bathroom is a timeless style that will endure for years to come. There are many ways for you to make it your own. Incorporate intricate tile and marble patterns for added visual appeal. For a more bold look, paint the walls black and make the room “pop” with white cabinets and accessories.
  • Featured Lighting: Victorian | Feeling nostalgic for simpler times? The Victorian Collection helps you create a vintage look in any room. This Polished Chrome three-light bath fixture is boldly simple with pure white, triplex opal glass shades and precise metal fittings. Coordinates with Delta Faucet fixtures to provide a whole-room decorating solution. This fixture can be installed with the glass facing up or down to suit your preference.
  • Statement Green
Photo courtesy of Stephen Alexander Homes and Neighborhoods
Photo courtesy of Stephen Alexander Homes and Neighborhoods
  • The Look: Bright color schemes don’t have to be saved for the kids’ room. This striking green color contributes to the coastal vibe carried throughout this Stephen Alexander Home. A perfect hue if you’re looking to infuse energy and vigor into your bathroom design – and start each day with a bang!
  • Featured Lighting: Inspire | The Inspire Collection freshens traditional forms with flowing lines. Antique Bronze oval metal arms gracefully breeze over and support etched glass shades. Uniquely designed three-light fixture can create different looks as its versatility allows it to be mounted up or down.
  • Gray Tones
Equinox Bath MiniPendant Mary DeWalt
Project completed by Mary DeWalt Design Group


  • The Look: Designers are saying that shades of gray are here to stay! With the rising of grey tones in home design, the hue “greige” has emerged. Greige is a warmer version of the traditional gray color scheme – and coordinates beautifully with a spa-like master bath.
  • Featured Lighting: EquinoxThe three-light sphere pendant inspired by ancient astronomy armillary spheres can be used individually or in groupings of two or more.
  • Soft Sea Foam
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Bathroom by Possibilities for Design and Toll Brothers
  • The Look: Soft sea foam green paired with light blues continue to lead the way in today’s bathroom colors. There’s nothing quite as soothing, inviting and relaxing as tones pulled straight from the sea.
  • Featured Lighting: Alexa | A visually interesting white linen finished glass with a crisp clear edge accent is complemented by a pleasingly simple Brushed Nickel frame.
  • Pastel Pink
Project completed by Farinelli Construction
Project completed by Farinelli Construction
  • The Look: Create a vintage appeal in your bathroom with hints of soft, pastel pinks and roses. This throw-back color is updated with the mixing of soft beiges and tans. The vintage vibe is furthered by subtle patterned curtains.
  • Featured Lighting: Equinox