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25 Trendy and Elegant Ways to Bring Color into the Neutral Bathroom

If you are a design aficionado, then the idea of the luxurious modern bathroom is nothing new or revolutionary. Even for those who do not closely follow design and decorating trends, the spa-inspired bathroom is something they would have come across all too frequently in the last few years. Increasingly, bathrooms are embracing luxury, tranquility and a sense of innate minimalism. They are no longer just an afterthought and it is often the neutral color palette that shapes these stunning spaces. But how do you add a bit of color, character and energy to these awesome bathrooms?

Modern Scandinavian style bathroom with a bright splash of orange [From: Lisa Lev Design]

Bringing color into the bathroom with a neutral color scheme is all about balance and the right utilization of space and aesthetics. Sometimes too little color goes unnoticed and on other occasions too much color can take away from the sense of tranquility inside the bathroom. Showcasing the right balance without moving away from the spa-inspired look, these are 25 bathrooms that blend serenity with colorful bliss.

Working with Accents

Accents are the easiest way to bring color into any room and it is no different in the contemporary bathroom as well with the neutral backdrop allowing these accents to shine through further. It could be something as simple as towels in bright hues or a fixture as unique as a bathtub in bold color. No matter which accessory or bathroom fixture you choose in an attempt to add color to the neutral bathroom, make sure it is repeated more than once to create a bigger visual impact.

It need not always be color that brightens the bathroom
Orange bathroom fixtures are definitely a rarity
Traditional bathroom in neutral hues with a bathtub in green that adds color and contrast [From: Parsifal Studio]
Turquoise floating vanity and shelves for the spacious contemporary bathroom
Use simple accents to add color to the neutral bathroom [From: RAW Sunshine Coast]
Even a tiny splash of orange can make a big impact in the neutral bathroom

Tiles and Ceiling

For those who want to go down a more permanent route this fall, tiles with colorful panache are a wonderful option that work with variety of styles. By keeping the rest of the bathroom neutral and using colorful tiles for the floor, you can instantly create interest without altering the theme of the room drastically. The same can be said for the painted bathroom ceiling – a route that this taken far less often. For some reason homeowners are still reluctant to paint the ceiling of rooms and this is a space constantly under-utilized while altering the style and visual appeal of the bathroom.

It is the blue ceiling that brings color to this neutral bathroom in white
Light-filled transitional bathroom in white with blue penny-tiled flooring [From: Lux Construction]
Tile sections in orange and blue for the contemporary bathroom in white [From: rudakova]
Turquoise tiled accent wall for the modern bathroom in white [From: Stuart Sampley Architect]
Blue is a color that always works well in the bathroom [From: Alison Kandler Interior Design]
Fabulous tiles bring both color and pattern to the polished Mediterranean bathroom [From: Hanna Miles]

Style that Makes an Impact

You need not always stick to a strictly contemporary narrative when trying to create a relaxing bathroom that oozes class and luxury. Even with styles such as industrial, rustic, eclectic and shabby chic, you can still shape a beautiful and serene bathroom by infusing a bit modern flair. Here color comes with textural contrast using brick wall sections, wooden beams and concrete accent walls. Despite the change in texture, you can still add further contrast with a colorful vanity or some cool bathroom fixtures with metallic glint.

Exposed brick wall section is a great way to add color and character to the contemporary bathroom [From: Shift Property Styling]
Mediterranean style bathroom with blue section and shower area [From: Clarissa Orsini Architetto]
Stylish and polished way of adding pink to the bathroom
Tropical style bathroom where the backdrop adds color to it [From: Reuter Homes]
A splash of yellow for the dark eclectic bathroom [From: ARCHEA Ltd]
Eclectic modern bathroom with a wallpaper covered section

Exploring Different Options

Be it the bathroom rug, the wallpaper or the feature wall with paint, it is best to pick what works in your particular bathroom over just what is currently trending. Using the right lighting also accentuates this colorful addition further. From wall decals to murals and colored tiled sections, finding the right solution does take a bit of time and you might not always get it right on the first go. Be patient and we do hope the inspirations on display today make the choice easier for you.

Adding collectibles and dolls to the bathroom is a fun way to usher in color
Combining two hot decorating trends of the season – navy blue and metallics! [From: Studio Steidley]
Gorgeous bathroom in white and gray seems both elegant and chic [From: Michelle Shakallis Interiors]
Lighting steals the show inside this bathroom
Transitional bathroom clad in lovely grayish-blue wallpaper with floral pattern [From: Mec Reformas e Interiorismo]
Add color to the bathroom in a minimal, understated fashion [From: Pinney Designs]

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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