Popular Paint Colours for Bathroom Vanities (or even a kitchen island!)
When it comes to painting a bathroom vanity (or island for that matter), there’s no need to stick with the ole wood or white of the ’90s when there are SO many awesome colours to choose from! And a vanity is a GREAT place for some depth or a splash of colour because it’s easier to commit to something a bit different on a smaller scale vs a large scale project like kitchen cabinets, which can be costly to redo if in 5 years if you’re tired of the colour (or 5 months if you’re like me).
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Bathroom Vanity Colour 1 Gray or Charcoal
Definitely in the top 3 for vanity colours, gray is a great way to add some interest to a bathroom without going over the top.
Soft Medium Toned Gray Paint Colours for a Vanity
BM Baltic Gray
Baltic Gray sits on the LIGHT side of the medium range. It has some body to it, but not quite the depth that some of the more traditional charcoals or grays can have. It’s a warm gray colour with a purple undertone.
SW Dorian Gray
Dorian Gray is a similar depth to Baltic, but slightly warmer. And while it has a purple undertone as well, it does step back a wink and can sometimes pick up a faint whisper of green (super faint).
And remember, when you’re choosing the best gray paint colour for your vanity, you need to pay CLOSE attention to the needs of your tiles and countertop. Find out which undertones you’re working with and coordinate your gray paint colour from there! Every gray will have undertones and you’ll want to make sure that they partner up!
Stronger Medium Toned Gray Paint Colours for a Vanity
If you want a bit more body on your cabinets – you better get nekkid baby, it is a bathroom after all! Oh, not THAT type of body. Okay, so if you want a bit more DEPTH on your cabinets, then I’ve got some beauties for you to check out.
See the AWESOME before and after of the above bathroom here
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This next one is not a bathroom…obviously, but it’s a great shot of Gauntlet Gray.
BM Chelsea Gray
Chelsea Gray has been a fan fave for years. It’s another solid, medium-toned gray and while it’s FRACTIONALLY warm (you’d hardly know it), it acts more like a standard charcoal and can pick up a SUPER duper vague green undertone.
BM Amherst Gray
Same idea, but darker and the green undertone in Amherst Gray can sometimes show up just a wink more, depending on the products you’re partnering it with.
SW Gauntlet Gray and Dovetail
Read more: The 9 Best Benjamin Moore Gray Paint Colours
Bathroom Vanity Colour #2 Green
Green is SUPER popular these days – especially anything bordering on blue-green or a more emerald inspired colour.
SW Isle of Pines
Isle of Pines is a goooorgeous green, with enough power to be interesting, but not so much that it’s heading to the primary school end of things.
SW Hunt Club
Just like its name hints at, Hunt Club is a more traditional, classic green.
BM Yorktowne Green
Compared to the other 2, you might that Yorktowne Green seems just a WINK teal-inspired, and it is, while still being firmly planted in the green range.
Bathroom Vanity Colour 3 Greige
Greige is another great choice and can sometimes work better than gray if you’re trying to transition out of the beige end of things. I say ‘sometimes’ as some bathrooms just CAN’T pull off gray or greige – it all depends on the existing finishes and what they can tolerate!
BM Kingsport Gray
Kingsport Gray is an awesome, solid medium-toned greige, planted nicely between gray and greige.
BM Mega Greige
Mega Greige sits softer than Kingsport Gray. It’s still a medium tone, but it has a bit less body to it.
BM Keystone Gray
Keystone Gray is really along similar lines to Kingsport Gray, but it’s a shift lighter and a touch grayer than Kingsport.
Bathroom Vanity Colour 4 Dark or Navy Blue
Oooo, I love a beautiful blue vanity. It’s classic and will be more timeless than green.
BM City Shadow
City Shadow is in BM’s Colour Stories collection, meaning it’s a HUGELY versatile, chameleon-like colour. In some lights, you might see it more like a blue-gray and in other lights, you’ll see a bit of green come up!
Oooo, I love me some Cyberspace and it’s one of my FAVE navy inspired colours. It’s a navy blue with a soft gray backdrop to calm it down.
BM Hale Navy or SW Naval
And for the next photo, you might be thinking, ‘Kylie MUST be in the cups today, that is definitely not a bathroom vanity!’ I’ll let you know, that if ‘the cups’ includes a venti vanilla latte, then hells yeah, I have fully indulged. However, once we hit noon, all bets are off on the wine-front, so you better hope I wrap this up quick. But really, I just wanted to show you how beautiful Cyberspace can be in action!
Also, see Cyberspace on a kitchen island HERE
Bathroom Vanity Colour 5 Black
Black is BACK baby. It’s strong, it’s striking, but it can ALSO collect a lot of lint/dust and fingerprints, so keep that in mind!
BM Black 2132-10
Black (which can only be found in-store or online using the number above) is a more striking look compared to our next colour which is…
SW Tricorn Black
Tricorn Black is a softer approach, picking up an ALMOST slightly blueish cast in comparison to Black.
SW Iron Ore
Iron Ore is a soft black for sure, that does lean towards a very vague green undertone and more rarely, a flash of slate blue (like SUPER minor).
And of course…
Bathroom Vanity Colour 6 White
If you just aren’t feeling the more colourful end of things, you might find that white gives you all of the inspiration you need!
BM White Dove
White Dove is one of my faves. It’s a warm, soft white – not as creamy as some, but not a stark/clean white.
SW Pure White
Pure White is an awesome white with just a WINK of softness to it.
BM Super White
Super White…is super white.
SW High Reflective White
High Reflective White follows right in the footsteps of Super White.
Read more: The 3 Best White Paint Colours for Cabinets
So there you have it! Some fabulous paint colour ideas for your vanity!
Still not sure which one will suit your bathroom tile and countertop the best?
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