The Pros Have Spoken: These Are the Best Small-Bathroom Paint Colors

If we had to play favorites, the bathroom would outrank every room in the house. While we love a stylish kitchen, a luxe living room, and a blissful bedroom, nothing compares to the peaceful respite a well-designed bathroom offers. It's a place of refuge where we wash off a hard day's work, cleanse the soul, and beautify ourselves for the day ahead. It's a time for reflection and relaxation. (Who doesn't love a bath? Especially in a freestanding tub.) But decorating a bathroom can be challenging, though, especially when it's a small one.

The most transformative tool in your decorating arsenal? A paintbrush. "Bathrooms aren't the easiest spaces to make homely or stylish," interior designer and author Abigail Ahern tells me. However, a dark paint color will stop it from veering into the sterile-and-soulless territory. "Going bold with your color choice is an instant game-changer," she told MyDomaine. Designers also agree that a clean white paint color never goes out of style. You can always add pops of color in accent designs to finish the look.

Ready for a revamp? We tapped several interior designers for their favorite out-of-the-box small-bathroom paint colors.