How to Make Your Small Bathroom Feel Bigger With Paint

Making a small bathroom look bigger with minimal effort is almost anyone's idea of a less involved and less expensive way to enlarge a bathroom space. There are any number of small bathroom ideas out there and an effective and easy one is through the use of paint colors. Think whites, soft pastels and neutrals for expansion. There are tricks with paint colors that can enlarge the smallest of bathrooms. Here are some selected colors and ideas that can enhance and expand a small bathroom.

Gray Glimpse

Gray Glimpse is a neutral soft gray that contains cool undertones. It allows for the look and feel of space as well as a calming and serene presence. When the paint color is coupled with white plumbing fixtures that are minimalist in size, along with the addition of cool nickel or chrome fixtures, a peaceful and bright feeling can be created. A mosaic patterned backsplash or shower wall enclosure would be an additional asset to a gray bathroom space. A color like Gray Frost with white accents could bring a slight contrast, as well as textural aspects, without interrupting the flow of color and space.

Gray Glimpse

April Showers

A soothing cool green such as April Showers can immediately create a spa-like atmosphere and when used on both walls and ceiling areas can give the effect of a much larger room. It is a color that emanates tranquility and revitalization, and is soft enough to provide the illusion of added space. When paired with all white bath elements and touches of nickel in faucet handles and other accessories, a small bathroom area will appear considerably larger. Supplementary light from either reflection from the painted walls or from lighting fixtures, windows and skylights always adds to the feeling of spaciousness. As light adds to the aspect of space, try to paint small bathroom areas with the thought in mind of light reflection.

April Showers

Delicate White

A cleaner white paint embraces serenity and tranquility which is what you want to strive for in a small bathroom. White paint also immediately creates spaciousness as it generates an open and airy look and feeling. In addition to the use of Delicate White paint, a white tone-on-tone, brightening and enlarging effect can be achieved with the integration of white tile, a floating white vanity or pedestal sink, a one-piece or wall hung toilet, an enclosed glass shower area, mirrors and bright lighting. If you decide to paint small bathroom spaces with white paint, be sure and accessorize with other white elements to take advantage of the enlarging capacity that they bring to a room. White on white is one of the simplest ways to simulate size.

Delicate White

Lotus Petal

Lotus Petal creates a neutral background that can also be used in a tone-on-tone painting strategy. You can create an open, breezy and spacious bathroom, without diminishing space. Select a lavish tile for a backsplash or shower wall area that contains hues similar to Lotus Petal, or choose another paint that consists of similar coloration, such as Malted Milk or Pale Taupe. Comparable paint colors create enough of a contrast yet are still able to integrate well with the original color and seal the feeling of oneness and largeness in a small space. Painting a ceiling with the predominant color also allows for a uniformity that doubles the look of a space. 

Lotus Petal
You can put your small bathroom ideas to use simply through the use of paint, plus you can make your bathroom look bigger with the right color selections. White, pale, neutral and cool interior paint color schemes are not only going to give the feeling of peace and serenity (something that most anyone wants in a bathroom space), but they are also going to provide the appearance of space. Think along those lines and enlarging your small bathroom area will be a whole lot easier.