2 Suggestions for Painting Your Bathroom in Yellow

In this article we'll show you some fabulous ideas for painting your bathroom in yellow. You'll have a warmer, brighter bathroom.
2 Suggestions for Painting Your Bathroom in Yellow

Last update: 24 January, 2020

In general, bathrooms are normally painted in gray, white, beige, perhaps blue… it’s quite uncommon to find a yellow bathroom. But in fact, painting a bathroom in yellow can provide a very striking effect.

It’s true that yellow, which falls within the warmer color range, is known for its intensity and strength. However, it’s not recommendable to use yellow in large doses in the areas of the home where you need to rest and sleep.

For instance, in the bedrooms or even the living room, yellow may be a little too intense. Pale yellow is a much better idea for a feature in bedrooms.

On the other hand, the bathroom is one of the rooms in the house that you use every day. However, you don’t generally spend long periods of time there each time you enter. With that in mind, yellow in the bathroom shouldn’t be too overwhelming.

When you’re considering how to decorate your home and which colors to choose, it’s very important to take into account color psychology, that is, how different colors affect us. In that context, yellow may not be a good idea in just any room of the house. It’s better to use in passage areas, or in small doses.

Below, we want to share with you some useful suggestions so that painting your bathroom in yellow will be a total success. There’s no doubt that vibrant, original colors are an excellent choice for bathrooms.

1. Painting your bathroom in yellow: choose a uniform tone

A dark mustard feature wall with white tiles in the shower

As we mentioned above, yellow can be a very intense, strong color. That’s why, even in rooms you don’t use all day, or smaller rooms, it’s important not to overdo it.

Along these lines, we don’t recommend you mix and match various shades of yellow; the effect may be a little too strong. And to the extent possible, try not to use a lot of different materials or different textures. That is, if you’ve already got yellow tiles, yellow walls as well may be a little over the top.

Think about what shade of yellow you’d like, since just one tone should be the predominant theme in the room. This applies whether or not you combine it with other colors. Don’t forget that other colors together with yellow will go better than various shades of yellow together.

2. The whole color scheme doesn’t have to be yellow

A classy yellow bathroom with white and beige furnishings

As we just noted, you can combine yellow with other colors, above all with white. If you want to go with this option, you could leave one wall white and paint the others yellow. Another possibility is to choose white tiles for the wall where the shower is and paint the remaining walls yellow.

Obviously, you’ve got a lot of different options. The most important thing to keep in mind is not to overdo it. If you want to be a little more daring, consider combining yellow and turquoise.

And although the idea is to create a cheerful, vibrant bathroom, if the walls are yellow, the fixtures shouldn’t be. (The ceiling should be white or some other neutral, discreet color.) It’s the best way to achieve a balanced, harmonious effect without overwhelming the eye.

Or, if your fixtures or furnishings are already yellow, you could maybe consider painting just one wall in the same color. In this case, it might be better to paint the wall in a shade just a little lighter than the furnishings, rather than the other way around.

Remember that you can also play around with the accessories, which add a lot more to the room’s decor than you might think at first glance. We’re talking about towels, soap holders, baskets, etc…

Choose a yellow bathroom

You can combine yellow with other colors to avoid overwhelming

As you can see, painting your bathroom in yellow can be an excellent option when redoing your decor. Just make sure not to mix different shades of yellow together. The furnishings, accessories, floors, and walls should make up a balanced whole, vibrant and original.

And don’t forget that you can buy paint that’s specifically for wet areas or rooms of the house with a lot of moisture.