Explore 2023 Bathroom Paint Ideas & Color Selections

The color trends for 2023 reflect strong moods that translate to beautiful interior design styles. From ethereal shades to inspiring vibes, the coming year promises to reflect individuality and bring out your inner adventure-seeker. Be inspired and discover how best to incorporate them into your bathroom remodel.

2023 Color Trend Mood #1: Optimistic

There’s something about a sunset that nourishes our soul and feels welcoming and calming at the same time.

The New Year’s top shades reflect a renewed desire for less introspection and more exuberance. Colors like Benjamin Moore’s Raspberry Blush and Conch Shell, Dunn-Edwards’ Terra Rosa mimic the natural flush of skin from fresh air or joy-filled moments. Sherwin-William’s Restrained Gold, Benjamin Moore’s New Age and Glidden’s Cool Clay and Spicy Mustard all appear lit from within like a golden sunset over a stunning landscape.

2023 Colors of the Year
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How to Incorporate the Optimistic Color Trend Mood into Your Bathroom Design

Optimistic Transitional Bathroom: Stick to a single range of hues in a transitional bathroom. Introduce four or five tones of the same shade, then add a pop of color that draw the eye and adds visual interest. Add a glass-enclosed shower with a DuraBath Natural Stone wall surround in Sofitel Gold or French Mocha.

Optimistic Contemporary Bathroom: Muted tones, like Conch Shell and New Age soften the high-contrast palette of this design aesthetic and pair well with cool metals such as chrome or nickel. Consider a natural stone shower surround in White Carrara or Volakas or the acrylic version in Ivory Marble or Tivoli Travertine for a seamless look.

Optimistic Traditional Bathroom: Warm tones and dark woods set the stage for a traditional style bathroom, so Restrained Gold and Spicy Mustard are both solid color choices for this design aesthetic. Pair with an elegant light fixture a Natural Stone wall surround in Sofitel Gold, and finish with oil-rubbed bronze fixtures.

Optimistic Rustic Bathroom: Rustic bathrooms draw from a nature-inspired color palette, which makes Restrained Gold, Terra Rosa, Conch Shell, and Cool Clay all ideal options. Choose fixtures with a warm tone such as copper, matte brass, or antique gold. A shower with stone flooring, a rainfall showerhead, and a vein cut, natural stone wall surroundcomplete the look.


2023 Color Trend Mood #2: Mysterious

Elegant, alluring, romantic. 2023 brings a new neutral with a dramatic, mysterious edge. These colors are deep, dark, and dimensional, and they’re not for the timid! The Colors of the Year that fall into this mood include Glidden’s Dark Granite, Mostly Metal, and Pine Forest (and Natural Linen for a softer backdrop), Krylon’s Spanish Moss, Benjamin Moore’s Wenge, and Sherwin Williams’ Darkroom and Poetry Plum.

Mysterious Colors of the Year

How to Incorporate the Mysterious Color Trend Mood into Your Bathroom Design

Mysterious Transitional Bathroom: Neutral wall colors make a nice backdrop for the design elements in a transitional bathroom, but if you prefer the dark and moody shades in this color trend, don’t be afraid to go dramatic! The trick with color in a transitional design is to stick to a single range of hues for consistency. Choose one bold hue and layer in lighter tones of that shade. Blue, green and purple are all serene shades that create a calm, comfortable vibe, so the mysterious color trend mood is perfect for a transitional bathroom!

Mysterious Contemporary Bathroom: This style is marked by high contrast colors—typically black and white. More dramatic contemporary designs feature black as the dominant color. The shades in this color trend mood can easily take the place of black for an of-the-moment style that’s still true to the design aesthetic. Pine Forest or Wenge contrast beautifully with muted tones like taupe or almond. Pair with brushed nickel or polished chrome accents and complete the look with the Almond or Italia Marble acrylic shower surround for a contemporary bathroom with modern flair.

Mysterious Traditional Bathroom: While traditional bathrooms tend to lean towards muted or understated color schemes, a dark accent makes the perfect statement for this design aesthetic. Picture wide decorative molding, creamy Natural Linen walls and elegant white subway tile as the backdrop for a clawfoot tub in Dark Granite or Spanish Moss. Add a few thick, monogrammed towels in the same deep shade to complete the look.

Mysterious Rustic Bathroom: Nature-inspired colors like beige, chestnut, salmon, and pale gold serve as a perfect backdrop for bold accents and Pine Forest and Poetry Plum fit the bill perfectly for a Rustic vibe. Bleached colors keep your look cohesive and can be used on any surface, from walls and doors to ceilings. Complete the look with a seamless shower surround in Silver Vein Cut Natural Stone or an easy-to-maintain acrylic like Desert Stone or Tahoe Granite.

2023 Color Trend Mood #3: Energetic

Jewel tones are all the rage for 2023 and the latest shades spark creativity and a sense of adventure. From Benjamin Moore’s Savannah Green, New Age, Starry Night Blue and North Sea Green to Glidden’s Vining Ivy, Foxfire Brown, and Lazy River, all the major brands have included a healthy dose of energy in their 2023 color picks.

Colors of the Year

How to Incorporate the Energetic Color Trend Mood into Your Bathroom Design

Energetic Transitional Bathroom: The muted jewel tones (Vining Ivy, Lazy River, Savannah Green, and New Age) in this palette complement the deeper shades and keep the color consistency of a Transitional bathroom while also adding subtle energy to your space. Add cool metal tones like brushed nickel or chrome and stick to one-two metals—too many can take the vibe from energetic to chaotic.

Energetic Contemporary Bathroom: To create a Contemporary style that’s more energetic than dramatic, swap out the black, or darkest contrasting shade, with a deep jewel tone like Starry Night Blue or North Sea Green. These can both be paired with off-white tones or even the more neutral Foxfire Brown to soften your space. If you prefer a black and white color palette for your contemporary bathroom, add an accent wall, vanity, or high thread count towels in North Sea Green or Vining Ivy.

Energetic Traditional Bathroom: While traditional bathrooms tend to lean towards muted or understated color schemes, a dark accent makes the perfect statement for this design aesthetic. Make wide, decorative molding stand out in Vining Ivy or Foxfire Brown. Choose New Age or Lazy River in place of a more traditional almond or off-white and choose an understated shower surround in Ivory Marble or White acrylic to keep the look cohesive.

Energetic Rustic Bathroom: The textures and materials in a Rustic space are typically weathered and worn. Beadboard or shiplap walls in Savannah Green or Foxfire Brown are a perfect foundation for a Rustic bathroom. Opt for a walk-in shower with a teakwood shower seat, surrounded with Natural Stone in French Mocha or Teakwood. Add industrial finishing touches such as a freestanding copper tub or vintage porcelain knobs to complete the look.

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