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The color of your bathroom says a lot about how you want to feel when you’re in there. White enhances a sense of cleanliness. A zesty green says you want to be invigorated. And a cool blue? You probably like to end the day with a spalike soak. For these reasons, green, white, blue, and gray are the most popular color choices for bathrooms, according to the 2024 Bath Trends Report from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. The survey’s findings are based on feedback from 536 respondents who are members of NKBA, including designers, showroom dealers, manufacturers, contractors, and architects. We can’t say we’re all that surprised by the top shades: We’ve seen them work their calming magic time and time again.
So what hues aren’t making the cut? Apparently, brown, beige, black, metallics, orange/terracotta, and pink/peach are the least desirable colors for a bathroom. It’s true these options aren’t common, but that’s no reason not to embrace them. Here are four of our favorite examples of everyone else’s least favorite bathroom colors.