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 white 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. Why? 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 five years if you’re tired of the colour (or five months if you’re like me).
And a HUGE thank you to my E-design and local clients, for sending me their ‘after’ photos – I couldn’t do this without you!
1. Best Bathroom Vanity Colour: Gray or Charcoal
Definitely in the top three for vanity colours, gray is a great way to add interest to a bathroom without going over the top.
Benjamin Moore Baltic Gray
Baltic Gray sits on the LIGHT side of the medium-range. It has some body to it, but not the depth that some of the more traditional charcoals or grays can have. It’s a warm gray with a purple undertone.
Sherwin Williams 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!
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 – weirdo. Let’s rephrase that…if you want a bit more DEPTH on your cabinets, then I’ve got some beauties for you to check out.
Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray
Chelsea Gray is a solid, medium-toned gray that has been a fan fave for years. And while it’s FRACTIONALLY warm (you’d hardly know it), it acts more like a standard charcoal and can sometimes pick up a SUPER duper vague green undertone (FULL REVIEW HERE).
Benjamin Moore Metropolis
Benjamin Moore Amherst Gray
The same idea as Chelsea Gray, 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.
Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray and Dovetail
These two are doing a similar thing, but while Dovetail is a medium depth paint colour, Gauntlet Gray is a medium-dark. They’re both beautiful warm grays with vague purple undertones and rarely, a wink of green (FULL REVIEW OF GAUNTLET GRAY HERE / DOVETAIL HERE).
See the AWESOME before and after of the above bathroom HERE
New construction home, see more HERE
This next one is not a bathroom…obviously, but it’s a great shot of Gauntlet Gray.
Read more: The 9 Best Benjamin Moore Gray Paint Colours
2. Best Bathroom Vanity Colour: Green
Green is SUPER popular these days – especially anything bordering on blue-green or a more emerald inspired colour.
Sherwin Williams Isle of Pines
Isle of Pines is a goooorgeous green with enough power to be interesting, but not so much that it heads into the primary end of things.
Sherwin Williams Hunt Club
Just like its name hints at, Hunt Club is a more traditional, classic green.
Benjamin Moore Yorktowne Green
Compared to the other two, you might find that Yorktowne Green seems just a WINK teal-inspired, and it is, while still being firmly planted in the green range.
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3. Best Bathroom Vanity Colour: 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!
Benjamin Moore Kingsport Gray
Kingsport Gray is an awesome medium-toned greige, planted nicely between gray and greige with only minor allegiance to beige/brown.
Sherwin Williams Mega Greige
Mega Greige sits softer than Kingsport Gray. It’s still a medium tone, but it has a bit less body/depth to it and can come across a wink more greige.
Sherwin Williams Keystone Gray
Keystone Gray is really along similar lines to Kingsport Gray, but it’s a shift lighter and a touch grayer than Kingsport.
Let’s take a quick break to talk about paint samples…
Undoubtedly, you’ll be heading out in the near future to grab paint samples – stop right there! I want you to check out SAMPLIZE. Samplize offers peel and stick paint samples that are more AFFORDABLE, EASIER and more ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY than traditional paint pots. Here are just a FEW reasons why I recommend Samplize to my clients…
- Samples arrive ON YOUR DOORSTEP in 1-3 business days, depending on location
- At $5.99, they’re considerably more affordable than the samples pots/rollers/foam boards that are needing for traditional paint sampling
- If you keep the samples on their background, you can move them around the room
Please keep in mind that Samplize samples come in EGGSHELL finish. Cabinets are usually painted in satin or pearl finish. This slightly higher sheen can make a paint colour look a bit lighter and brighter than you’d expect. If you’re at ALL concerned, you may want to go back to traditional sample pots.
Visit the SAMPLIZE website HERE
4. Best Bathroom Vanity Colour: Dark or Navy Blue
Oooo, I love a beautiful blue vanity. It’s classic and will be more timeless than green.
Benjamin Moore 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, while in other lights, you’ll see a bit of green come up!
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace
Oooo, I love me some Cyberspace, it’s one of my FAVE navy inspired colours. It’s a navy blue, but not overpowering in colour due to its soft gray backdrop.
Benjamin Moore Hale Navy or Sherwin Williams Naval
Read more: The 10 Best Blue-Gray Paint Colours
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
5. Best Bathroom Vanity Colour: 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!
Benjamin Moore 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…
Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black
Tricorn Black is a softer approach, picking up an ALMOST slightly blueish cast in comparison to Black (but don’t be mistaken, it’s still black).
Sherwin Williams Iron Ore
Iron Ore is a soft black for sure, especially compared to the above two colours. It leans towards a very vague green undertone and more rarely, a flash of slate blue (like SUPER minor).
And of course…
6. Best Bathroom Vanity Colour: White
If you aren’t feeling the more colourful end of things, you may find that white gives you all of the inspiration you need!
Benjamin Moore White Dove
SW Pure White
BM Super White
Super White…is super white.
SW High Reflective 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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