Prediction: These 8 Paint Colors Will Make You Consider a Purple Bathroom

We're calling it — purple is poised to make a major comeback. Last summer, we predicted the rise of the hue based on Sherwin-Williams' 2019 color forecast, and now we're divulging the paint colors that you should seriously consider for a bathroom. That's right. We're making the case to prove that you should consider giving your washroom a violet makeover. Scroll on to discover a range of eight shades spanning pastel-perfect lilacs to deep, moody aubergines all perfectly suited for creating a show-stopping purple bathroom.

1. For a Barely There Look

Light lavender shades are well-suited to small bathrooms, and this shade from Valspar ensures light will bounce around the room, making it look larger than it actually is.

Get the look: Valspar Lavender Moon

2. For a Pretty Pastel

The Shapeshifter palette, released by Sherwin-Williams as a color trend forecast for 2019, features muted pastels with deep blues and was inspired by clean lines and geometry. Among the shades is Elation, a soft purple that's already being touted as the new millennial pink.

3. For a Calming Space

Calluna from Farrow & Ball is a tranquil lilac that takes its name from heather scattered across the moors of Scotland. Black pigment was added by the paint colorists to steer clear of pinkish tones and create a sophisticated purple hue instead.

Get the look: Farrow & Ball Calluna

4. For a Bright Punch

Weaving neutral hues with bright colors is going to be all the rage in 2019 — and we might have Kylie Jenner's Los Angeles abode to thank for that. To create a striking purple bathroom to call your own, opt for this light, bright shade which pairs well with neutrals.

Get the look: Behr Confetti

5. For a Bold Look

Not for the faint-hearted, Eggplant by Benjamin Moore is a dark, rich hue similar to that of its aubergine namesake. If you have period features in your bathroom, use this shade to accentuate and intensify them. Now just might be the time to get that clawfoot tub you've been thinking about.

6. For a Sophisticated Almost-Gray Shade

Named after the group of plants that includes purple sprouting broccoli, Farrow & Ball's Brassica is ideal for lifting colder rooms and adding a hint of sophistication to a space. The rich lavender tone is feminine and prepossessing in areas with lots of natural light, but becomes much more intricate and gray in darker areas thanks to an underlying hint of black. The result: a perfect shade for a purple bathroom.

Get the look: Farrow & Ball Brassica

7. For a Classic Approach

Purpleheart is inspired by the classic shade used by an overwhelming number of homeowners in the 1970s for everything from walls to ceilings. The rich, royal hue is an unexpected choice nowadays and we think it would look great in a large bathroom. Plus, we can't look at it without spontaneously bursting into a rendition of Prince's 1984 classic Purple Rain. (Just us?)

8. For a Moody Vibe

Dark and quietly seductive, Valspar's Twilight Purple represents the hue in all the right ways. The deep violet-black will add a luxurious atmosphere to your purple bathroom, as well as create a dramatic and moody setting — perfect for meditation and mindfulness in an age of self-care.


Emma Jane Palin

Emma Jane Palin

Emma Jane Palin is a multi-award-winning blogger and freelance writer with a penchant for design and interiors.