It can be argued that the primary bathroom is the most important room in your home as it’s the only one in which you can enter, close the door, and expect to be given full and complete solitude. Its neutralness between black and white gives it a solid and stable appearance that, when we surround ourselves with it, offers a sense of calmness and composure.
This is a light, warm gray paint color that boasts a very fain green undertone that, despite being faint, still exudes a calm, picturesque quality.
Silverpoint is an incredibly versatile paint color and after you use it in your primary bathroom, you may just find yourself wanting to continue on and use it elsewhere in your home. In fact, you’ll likely find Cornforth White to be a more decidedly gray shade than many others on this list. Named after the late John Cornforth, a revered architectural historian, this paint color offers a strong neutral and is a great choice to pair with brown or red tiling.
As its name suggests, this gray is like a light, soft mist featuring just the smallest of pink and purple undertones. These undertones make the paint color an exceptionally great choice for those who have wooden furnishings, such as pairing with cherry-toned cabinetry and frames.
Its yellow and green undertones make it particularly a great choice when combining with natural wood or terracotta flooring.
Pavement by C2 is a very soft gray that features just the smallest touch of blue sourced from rare, finely ground artesian pigments. Its ability to nicely reflect soft white and yellow lights make it a fine choice in a smaller space like the primary bathroom in which it’ll give off a more refined and yet inviting aesthetic. This gray paint color is created with a brown-gray base in which violet hues are added.
The result is a pint color that boasts the warmth of the brown with a cool violet shine. When painting your primary bathroom with Stone Harbor, we recommend using warm temperature lighting to really accentuate its warmer properties. If you are looking to accentuate the porcelain white of your bathtub, toilet, and sink, then you’ll love how well this Stonington Gray pairs with that. This gray paint color is a darker shade than most on our list and will provide a nice complementing contrast to whiter items within a room. For this reason, Dorian Gray is probably best used not for painting the entirety of a bathroom’s walls but instead using it either as an accent color or for use on cabinetry. For example, if you’re using white tiles to cover the lower two-thirds of your bathroom walls, then the Dorian Gray paint color would be a perfect pairing to use on that top third.
This is perhaps the darkest gray on our list and while it won’t mesh well with a lot of primary bathrooms, if you are able to complement it with natural wood paneling and accents or light marble and you enjoy more standout spaces, then you will absolutely love this color. Jailhouse Rock is more of a charcoal hue that nicely reflects warm lighting to create a very sophisticated and refined atmosphere.
This coolness makes it a very versatile paint color and a good choice if you’re not sure yet what you want the whole of your primary bathroom design to be. In fact, you might start by painting your walls with Shoreline and soon find yourself adding it to the rest of your home.
They say that Benjamin Moore’s Gull Wing Gray paint color was inspired by the Florida Sky, but it seems more reminiscent of a foggy autumn morning in Maine. If you hate mornings and need something to inspire you as you wake and prepare for the day, then Pratt and Lambert’s Argent is the perfect color for your primary bathroom.
This affordable paint color is a light gray that is a good choice if you like the look and feel of white walls but want something with just a tad more punch. Applied in a primary bathroom with soft natural light, this paint will reflect ta nice silvery blue undertone that goes well with more minimalist design styles.
This paint color has a light, airy quality that gives off a warmer feeling than other, more blue-based grays on our list.
This paint is a bit of misnomer as generally when people think of space, they think of a large swath of black darkness lit only by the stars. Benjamin Moore’s Deep Space boasts a color that is significantly less severe as black, although just as strong and impactful. This is a bold color that’s ideal for use in more contemporary designs and in primary bathrooms that have either ample natural light or smart usage of mirrors to create a more open space.
If you’re going for a more country-esque or rural home look, then this gray should absolutely be a contender on your personal shopping list. This darker lead gray is created with strong blue hues that give it a very complex and standout finish. This paint color is another great choice for the person who likes the bright simplicity of white but wants to move on with something a bit more fun.
You might consider using Sheer Mist in your primary bathroom if you want something close to a classic gray and without any outstanding undertones. Stone Hearth is one of those paint colors that can drastically change shade depending upon the size and light of a space. For the primary bathroom with a lot of light, you’ll get the paint’s ideal mid-tone depth that pairs well with just about any type of furnishings thanks to its beautiful neutral tone.