In the past, when we dreamed about our perfect bathroom, it was almost always white: pristine, clean, with no product spill in sight. But lately, there’s a different bathroom color that we can’t stop thinking about.
We are completely infatuated with green bathrooms. From hunter green to soft, subtle sage tones, it seems like green decor can do no wrong. And in bathrooms, the color seems to do even more, transforming otherwise plain spaces to something you’d expect to find on a home designer’s portfolio.
Meet the Expert
Katherine Carter is an interior designer and founder of Katherine Carter Design.
Whether you live in an apartment with green tiling from the ‘70s or you’re just desperately looking to spruce up your bathroom with new decor, it’s worth it to consider going green. Here, we’ve rounded up our favorite green bathrooms. Just scroll on through and get inspired to start redecorating.
Add a Plant
Worried about bold color overtaking your space? Fear not. You can incorporate green into your bathroom without having to paint your walls or cabinets. "The best way to incorporate green into your bathroom is by literally decorating with a green plant as I did here for Lauren Conrad's Pacific Palisades master bathroom," says Carter. "Be sure to place by a window or natural light source so it gets the love it deserves."
Green is one of those colors that just feels exotic, no matter the shade. That’s why we love the idea of adding a Kelly green and black animal printed wallpaper in the bathroom. Add some potted plants and it feels like a little tropical oasis.
Tile It Up
Typically, when we think of bathroom tiling, it’s on the floor and in the shower. But if you’re going to tile in a more unexpected color (such as green), we say think outside the box. Go for a more unexpected place, like on the walls behind your mirror.
Design Custom Cabinets
If you’re looking for a more out-of-the-box way to incorporate green into an already well-designed bathroom, look no further than your cabinetry. It’s likely that you’re working with white laminate cabinets. The bathroom pictured installed green lockers to add an unexpected design and pop of color to the eclectic space.
Give cabinets a fresh coat of green paint to elevate the space (just remember to get a landlord's approval if you’re renting).
Darken the Space
If you’re the kind of person who wears black every single day of the week, you might be more inclined to surround yourself with dark and dimly lit rooms, too. For a deep take on green, choose a paint color that’s as close to black as possible.
Go Bright and Busy
So you’re tired of boring bathroom designs? You’re not alone. Try going all out with a pattern, decorative tiling, and, the pièce de resistance, mint green. Boring bathroom no more. You’ll want to spend all your time surrounded by such a bright and exciting design.
Use Green as a Neutral
Yes, green can totally be neutral. If you still want to stick to your grays, whites, blacks, and beiges, a great way to inch out of your comfort zone is with a muted tone of green. Surprisingly, it gives off the same warmth as a gray without being too glaringly bright.
Add Green Marble
Most bathrooms incorporate white porcelain sinks, but if you want a modern take that ditches the glossy look, it’s all about the marble. Here, the deep green color and rectangle shape elevate the sink to a new level of chic.
Mix Pink and Green
One of our favorite color combinations? Pink and green. To avoid a space that borders on watermelon colors, go for a soft blush pink. The color combo is perfect for anyone who might be looking to spend their me-time in bubble baths or spending a few more minutes on their nightly skincare routine.