purple bathroom

Bathrooms should serve as a relaxing retreat from the stresses of daily life. Once you're done working for the day, there's nothing better than escaping to a serene bathroom interior for a long overdue soak. 

To create your dream oasis, you'll need the right colour palette to work with. When it comes to creating a tranquil bathroom interior, there's no better colour than purple. Refined and regal, purple shades instantly elevate any space. 

Purple bathrooms make a welcome addition to any home. If you want something bright and airy, choose a lilac or lavender-infused shade. If you plan to create a more luxurious retreat, think about using aubergine hues that can be paired with gold and earthy tones. 

Ready to realise your dreams of a purple bathroom? At Tikkurila, we offer an incredible range of purple paint shades. Whether you're looking for subtle shades for light and airy spaces or a more majestic hue, you're guaranteed to find the perfect colour match.

Why Opt for a Purple Bathroom?

Purple has long been associated with royalty. However, you don't need to have blue blood running through your veins to enjoy the benefits of this beautiful colour family. 

Purple walls are perfect for turning a spartan bathroom into something truly special. Richer shades like plum and aubergine can create a cocooning effect, helping you unwind as you pamper yourself at the end of a long day. 

Furthermore, purple can be used in bathrooms of any size. Muted neutrals are a good choice for a small bathroom, with shades like lilac bouncing around light incredibly effectively. A more muted purple will also coordinate nicely with all-white furniture arrangements and plain bathroom suites. 

If you want to turn a tired bathroom into something extraordinary, don't be afraid of experimenting with a darker purple palette. Use richer hues to create stunning feature walls, then work in complementary colours a shade or two lighter. 

Purple bathrooms are the way to go if you want to add some luxury to your home. Darker purples work incredibly well with earthy hues and metallics, making them a fine pairing to gold-tone fixtures and room accessories. 

5 Stunning Purple Paint Colours for Your Bathroom

Thinking about using purple to give your bathroom a makeover? We've picked out some of our favourite purple paint colours that will serve as the perfect base for your design project. 

Decorating a smaller bathroom? If your room receives low levels of natural light, it's best to stick with a subtle shade like Violet Y344. This pared-back purple will keep your room feeling light and airy, while still bringing bags of pigment to your space. 

Although this is a cool grey shade, there are hints of blue and purple at work here. The neutral tones work nicely with white bathroom fixtures, but also give you ample freedom when it comes to incorporating additional colours and decorative items. 

To add character to your bathroom, consider installing hardwood flooring. If you're a fan of more ornate details, upgrade your bathroom sink for a vintage-inspired basin. 

If you're a fan of light purple shades, lavender is the way to go. Searching for the ideal shade to coat your bathroom walls with? How about Minuet X344? 

Although subtle, this light purple isn't lacking in vibrancy. You can use it in bathrooms of any size, although it's particularly effective in smaller spaces. 

If you are decorating a larger bathroom, take some time to consider secondary colours and room accents. Keep it classic with crisp white finishes or go for a more neutral accent and select off-whites and grey tones. 

Because there's more of a purple undertone here, you can effortlessly incorporate darker shades into your room plan. Use cooler purples or rich lilac shades to add depth to your interior. Alternatively, swap out all-white basins and bathtubs for dark wood units. 

The best purple paint colours inject instant electricity into a room design. If you want an unapologetic purple with bags of character, consider something like Lilac J426. 

This rich shade is one of our most versatile purple paint colours. It will make a fine addition to a more traditional bathroom, pairing nicely with ornate suites and room accents. However, you can also put it to good use in a more contemporary space. 

If you are aiming for a more contemporary aesthetic, stick to steel grey and dusky shades when selecting complementary colours. When it comes to fixtures, go with polished chrome to make a statement. 

For those looking to create a tranquil space they can unwind in, it's best to use a dusky shade. A medium purple like Shantung V481 will work very well if you're planning on creating a spa getaway in the comfort of your own home. 

This dusky purple is rich and muted, creating a warm and welcoming ambience. You can give the purple pigment a quick lift by using crisp white for room finishes or create layers of colour with lighter or darker purple shades. 

If you are using this paint colour to create a more elegant bathroom interior, don't skimp on the finishing touches. Ditch the vanity unit and upgrade to a countertop basin and swap out chrome fixtures for brushed gold. If your budget will stretch, you can even consider adding some white marble to your bathroom.

Purple and grey always work well together. If you want a paint colour that combines the best of both palettes, think about using Charm S427 when decorating your bathroom. 

Although a fairly delicate paint shade, this hue has plenty of depth to enjoy. It'll work nicely in small and large bathrooms alike. Use it on its own to paint your entire space, or coordinate with darker shades to create an interior rich in tonal character. 

When fitting out your room with fixtures and furniture, you have a couple of options. You can stick to tried and tested design trends like all-white suites or elevate your space with ornate details and accessories. 

Choosing the Right Shade of Purple

The right shade of purple can transform any bathroom into something extraordinary. However, if you want to use this palette effectively, you'll need to take a step back and consider the scope of your decorating project. 

First, think about the size and layout of your bathroom. If your bathroom is on the small side with limited natural light, you're best off sticking to light lavender or muted lilac. If you're working with more square footage, you can lean on artificial lighting to compensate for a lack of sunlight and indulge your tastes for darker purples. 

Next, consider your design tastes. If you're a traditionalist, a lighter purple will probably work best, allowing you to incorporate classic white fixtures and fittings. If you want to experiment with more contemporary design elements, a darker purple might be the way to go. 

Finally, think about colour matching before deciding on a shade of purple to anchor your bathroom. At the very least, your purple of choice should coordinate nicely with white and at least one neutral colour. If you want to take a more tonal approach to interior design, test the waters to see how well your go-to shade pairs with other hues from the colour wheel. 

Which Colours Work Best with Purple in a Bathroom?

Purple is a fairly dramatic colour choice, but this doesn't mean you're limited when it comes to incorporating secondary shades into your bathroom. 

The easiest pairing for purple walls in a bathroom is white. If your current bathroom suite has an all-white finish, just about any shade of purple will work well. 

When choosing secondary colours for bathroom walls, you'll need to be a bit more cautious. A grey palette will pair effortlessly with all shades of purple, especially if you're after a more refined interior. 

If you're interested in injecting some contemporary character into your bathroom, reach toward the opposite side of the colour wheel and experiment with oranges and yellows. Turquoise blues and classic black can also be used in moderation. 

Metallics are another great pairing for purple walls. If you want a more modern interior, chrome and steel are easy choices. If you're leaning toward designer luxury, go with brushed brass, copper or gold. 

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