As we’ve discussed before, bathrooms are a very important room in the house, and the style, comfort, and luxury of your bathroom can often dictate how your bathroom works to make your daily life more productive and less stressful, or simply remains another stagnant, under-appreciated room in the house. One aspect of your bathroom that can work to your advantage is color. Most people have colors they like, or color schemes they think would work well for their bathroom or the rest of the house. One thing many folks don’t consider, however, are the ways in which certain colors have an effect on psychological responses that result in things like increased stress vs. relaxation, or apathy vs. energy, etc.
So, if you’re wondering what colors might look best in your new bathroom, check out the list below to find a list of applicable colors and what kind of psychological response they’re likely to elicit from your time spent in the bathroom.
Blue is by far the most popular and attractive option for bathroom coloring. Psychologically, blue reflects coolness, reflection, and calm. Surrounded by a blue landscape, your brain is likely to feel at ease and you will have an overall sense of serenity and peace. Blue is not only ideal for bathrooms because of its close association with water, but it is also a great color for bathrooms because it will aid in calming you down after a rough day.
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Green ranks up there very close to blue when it comes to bathroom color choices. Have you ever noticed that the majority of domestic bathrooms you’ve seen have green or blue color patterns? Well, there’s reason for this. Subconsciously, green works to create a feeling of balance and harmony, and can often provide a sense of peace and rest. Unlike some colors that may have the tendency to cause stress or tension, green is known for causing a sense of peace and comfort.
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While many tend to avoid white bathrooms under the impression that they will be harder to clean and maintain, white bathrooms can be a great way of a pure, clean, and minimalistic space that is free of eye sores and clutter. Mentally, white can have a soothing effect on the mind by removing objects of distraction or irritation. White often denotes sterility, hygiene, and simplicity, and it can be a great way to give your bathroom an effortless look while still maintaining a classy, sophisticated feel.
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These are just a few of the most popular bathroom colors, but we definitely recommend experimenting with some other colors that you might like. These three colors are popular bathroom colors for a reason, and they have been proven to work in numerous ways for the average bathroom design. Before sticking with a bathroom design, look into the moods and temperaments that the color is often known to impose or reflect. Colors are much deeper than matching tan with dark brown. Match your bathroom tone to your intentions for its role in your home, and let us know what you find!