A grey colour palette works well in just about any space, but it's particularly effective in bathrooms. Light grey shades keep things simple and make full use of natural light, helping a small space look larger. Darker hues can be used to create drama, especially if you're introducing more dynamic accent colours like teal or fiery orange paint colours

If you're decorating a new bathroom, you can keep things low-key by painting in the same colour. Alternatively, use tonal greys to create depth and character. Grey is one of the most versatile colours around, meaning your options are almost limitless when it comes to incorporating accents and decorative pieces. 

Grey bathroom paint is also a low-maintenance choice. To make your life even easier, make sure you're using high-performance paint that will hold up well against mould and moisture. Our Luja range has been specially formulated for these exact conditions. 

Eager to get your bathroom renovation off the ground? Our in-depth guide outlines everything you need to know when decorating with a grey palette. 

Our Favourite Grey Paint Colours for Bathrooms

Not sure which grey to go for? Our bathroom paint range is packed with eye-catching shades that will transform any space. Below, we spotlight some of our favourites. 

If you're wary of slate greys and charcoal shades, go with a grey-infused paint colour instead. Something like Bungalow G500 is perfect if you're looking to embrace the versatility of grey, but don't want to say goodbye to colour entirely. 

This pale blue paint colour is a timeless choice for any bathroom. It's a strong choice for smaller bathrooms that are lacking in natural light but also works well in larger spaces. 

Use this one to paint bathroom walls, then introduce layers of colour when painting vanity units, doors and window trims. Because of its mute grey undertones, you can go either way when introducing further hints of colour. 

If you're a fan of contemporary interior design, don't be afraid to experiment with darker greys. If you'd prefer to keep things simple, stick to a lighter shade or off-white neutral. 

Blue-infused paint colours are a guaranteed hit in any bathroom. Necklace F428 is a particularly elegant choice, with plenty of blue pigment and unmistakable grey undertones. 

Use this one to coat your interior walls, then bring in darker or lighter shades to create contrast. You also use it alongside a pale grey for a dynamic two-tone effect. Use this colour when painting the upper half of your walls, and then use a lighter shade to decorate the bottom half of your room. 

This stunning grey will also work well alongside darker shades. Think about introducing a dark wood vanity unit or matt black cabinet hardware for a sophisticated finish. 

If your bathroom is on the small side, it's always a good idea to use a lighter colour to open things up. A colour like Snowdrift L503 is an easy choice. It's light and airy, but there's a subtle shot of grey pigment here that ensures your space isn't left feeling too sterile. 

In smaller bathrooms, this paint colour can be used liberally throughout. If you're decorating a larger space, think about using it alongside a slightly darker shade to create contrast. You can adopt a two-tone approach when painting walls, or save your secondary colour for room accents and furnishings. 

Sometimes, a richer colour is called for in the bathroom. Shadow J496 is a fine choice, bringing together the best qualities of blue and smoky grey. 

This classic colour works in any style of bathroom. It sits nicely alongside roll-top baths but also works well alongside fitted suites. 

The richer pigment makes this a warm and inviting choice. You can keep things simple with crisp white contrasts, or add some darker hues into the mix. 

What Type of Grey Paint Should I Use in a Bathroom?

When it comes to decorating a bathroom, you'll need to ensure you're using high-performance paints that hold up well to moisture and mould. Our Luja paint range has been specially formulated to protect your finishes against the stresses of moisture-rich environments.

Our Luja Universal Primer is a must for any bathroom decorating project. Planning on painting walls and ceilings? Our Luja 7 paint will deliver the stunning matt finish you're looking for. 

Need something that can provide a long-lasting semi-matt finish? Use Luja 20. For those semi-gloss applications, Luja 40 is just the ticket. 

All of our Luja paints are coloured to order, meaning you can take your pick from the full colour directory when planning your bathroom renovation. 

What Makes Grey a Good Choice for Bathrooms?

Grey is an enduringly popular choice for bathrooms. A grey-toned space is not only sophisticated, but it's also instantly soothing. This makes it the perfect palette for when you want to unwind and relax at the end of a stressful day. 

A grey palette is also easy to build upon. Once you've decided on a shade for your walls and ceiling, you can introduce darker or lighter hues to create contrast and visual interest. 

It also pairs well with just about any style of furniture. If you decide to ditch your filigree furnishings after a few years, a grey-toned bathroom will serve as the perfect backdrop for contemporary pieces. 

Grey Bathroom Colour Schemes

Ready to get your grey-toned bathroom makeover underway? Below, we highlight some of our favourite grey-inspired colour combinations. 

Contrasting Grey Bathroom Colour Schemes

Misty Light Grey
A ​Light And Inviting Warm Cream

Just because you're using grey in a bathroom, doesn't mean you have to stick to a monochromatic palette. In fact, experimenting with playful colour contrasts can leave you with a room to be proud of. 

Use a more muted shade like Shadow J496 when painting bathroom walls. With its grey undertones, this subtle blue will serve as a first-rate foundation for a more daring bathroom colour scheme. 

Now you can start introducing more dynamic shots of colour. A shade like Cocoa Butter F392 works incredibly well alongside grey-infused hues. This soft pink might seem overwhelming at first, but it's surprisingly versatile and works particularly well alongside grey colours. 

Sky Blue and Grey Bathroom Colour Schemes

Pale Light Grey
A Calming, Light Blue Hue

Blue and grey is an incredibly effective colour combination. If you're not ready to commit to an all-grey interior, it's definitely worth introducing some blue into the mix. 

A stripped-back shade like Necklace F428 works well on bathroom walls. It's a subtle take on sky blue, with grey undertones ensuring the colour isn't too overwhelming. 

You can now start adding some colour to your interiors. To bring out the blue of your signature colour, use Cumulus Y354. This sky-blue shade isn't lacking in vibrancy, making it perfect for creating visual interest.

Dusky Pink and Grey Bathroom Colour Schemes

A Pale Grey-Blue Tone
Playa X395
Light Camel

For a more elegant interior, why not incorporate some dusky shades when decorating your bathroom with a grey palette? Pink and purple-infused hues work incredibly well alongside greys, leaving you with a stylish and sophisticated bathroom you can really relax in. 

As always, it's best to start with something simple. A paint colour like Bungalow G500 is a fine choice for bathroom walls. This pale blue has timeless grey undertones, with both pigments working well alongside dusky accent colours. 

Now you're ready to introduce some colour, reach for Playa X395. This dusky pink is sultry and sophisticated, instantly adding a layer of luxury to your bathroom. It pairs well with grey-infused colours, but also looks great alongside crisp whites and metallics. 

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