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40 Purple Bathrooms You Will Fall In Love With

House Digest 10/21/2022 Lucy Clark
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The bathroom tends to be a little plain when it comes to decoration, but it doesn't need to be. Simply introducing a bold or eye-catching color can do a lot to improve the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom. One unique and effective shade is purple. Whether you add a simple purple accent wall or create a whole purple theme, it's a great color for your bathroom.

According to Color Psychology, some of the feelings stirred by purple include luxury, power, nobility, wisdom, and dignity. Purple is also associated with creative stimulation, as well as having mystical connotations. Finally, lighter shades, like lilac or lavender, have gentle and soothing effects. Since you likely both start and end your day in the bathroom, all of those connotations are beneficial to the room. Purple is still quite an intimidating color to work with, though -- especially in smaller spaces like your bathroom. Keep reading for some great ideas on how to create your own dreamy purple bathroom.

Dark Purple Tub

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Purple is quite a punchy color, meaning you don't need a lot of it for it to be effective. Jazz up a simple white bathroom by adding a dark purple tiled bathtub.

Retro Purple And Orange

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Purple is also a very fun, retro color, featured heavily in '60s, '70s, and '80s aesthetics. Lean into this aspect by pairing it with a fun and similarly retro orange.

Mauve And Purple

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Purple itself is quite a recognizable shade, but there are also lots of variations, like mauve, that you can also play with in your bathroom. Alternate purple and mauve tiles for a subtle but colorful bathroom.

Modern Lilac

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While most people don't associate purple with modern and minimalist design, lighter and flatter shades, like lilac, fit in perfectly. Feature glass and clean lines in your lilac bathroom for a sleek, contemporary feel.

Variations Of Purple

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If you can't pick just one purple, then have fun and experiment with multiple shades. Try and keep the warmth the same, but vary how light and dark they are on anything from the paint to the bath mats, towels, art, etc.

Lavender Tub

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Bring a modern but still quaint touch to a vintage-style clawfoot or standalone tub by painting it a light shade of lavender.

Purple Marble Floors

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When designing an eye-catching purple bathroom, you don't have to leave out the floors. Instead of simple tiles, opt for a stunning purple marble floor.

Moody Purple

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For a more gothic and moody style bathroom, pair ornate silver and vintage silhouette plumbing with rich and dark plum purple paint.

Raw Finish

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If you prefer a more contemporary and raw design in your bathroom, add an unfinished, purple stone wall to your bathroom, pairing it with lots of black steel and metal.

Purple Tiled Shower

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If you have a walk-in shower, consider tiling the walls alternating shades of purple and white while keeping the hardware a simple silver or white.

Purple Lighting

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For renters or those who don't want to renovate their entire bathroom, you can still create a purple effect by swapping out your regular light bulbs for color-changing ones. Purple light is very vivid and will cast a lovely purple tint in the whole bathroom.

Floral Mix And Match

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Liven up a simple white and purple tile pattern by adding a purple floral tile to the mix.

Fun And Whimsical

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Lean into the naturally whimsical and playful sides of lighter shades of purple in your bathroom, adding in fun shapes like clouds or flowers.

Spa Retreat

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Purple is a very tranquil color, in both light and dark shades. For a spa-like bathroom experience, combine flatter, less saturated shades of purple with either fake or real plants.

Grape Purple

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There's no need to get fancy when it comes to purple, as the color does most of the work itself. For a simple bathroom transformation, simply go for a bold grape-colored purple on the walls and cabinets, paired with black finishes.

Purple And Stone Blue

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Purple and blue are a timeless color combination. Vary it up a bit by adding an orchid purple tub to your bathroom, paired with stone blue walls.

Purple And Pink

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Purple and pink are even more classic, and go excellently in your bathroom. To avoid it feeling too frilly, opt for a darker, more sophisticated shade of pink.

Cottage Style

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For a quaint, cottage-like look and feel in your bathroom, paint the room a light wisteria purple, paired with lots of purple florals and gold accents.

Eggplant And Mauve

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Another more sophisticated spin on the classic purple and pink color combination is a deep but flat eggplant paired with a dark and rich magenta pink.

Funky Purple And Yellow

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Purple and yellow are complementary colors on the color wheel, meaning they provide a nice contrast to one another, but will always look interesting and balanced. Keep the yellow to a minimum, with small touches and accents here and there.

Modern Purple And Black

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Another way to make purple look modern and sleek is to pair a flat but deep violet shade with black tiling and contemporarily designed plumbing -- think hard lines, square silhouettes, floating designs, etc.

Magenta Walls

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As stated earlier, purple is incredibly effective on its own. Make a simple but stand-out statement in your bathroom with magenta tiled walls, paired best with simple white plumbing and floors.

Contemporary Style

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For a bathroom that is simultaneously trendy, contemporary, and colorful, pair Scandinavian-style cabinets and other bathroom features with a contrasting violet purple.

Emerald And Mauve

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Green is also a complementary color to some shades of purple. Let emerald be the star of the show with this duo, contrasting it with touches of a rich but flat mauve purple.

Amethyst Colored Bathroom

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For a twist on tradition, swap out all your plumbing for a deep amethyst alternative, keeping the rest of the bathroom in simple shades of white.

Retro And Techno

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Lean into the funky, techno aspect of purple by creating a multi-shade purple tile wall, carrying it over to your tub, sink, etc.

Soft Lilac

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A simpler, more subtle way to incorporate lots of purple in your bathroom without overwhelming it is to go for a very soft, delicate shade of lilac.

Classic Plum

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Add a level of depth to your bathroom by incorporating a classic plum-colored accent wall, which will help white appliances and plumbing stand out.

Cloud Like Lavender

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Another option for a spa-like, purple bathroom is an accent wall -- specifically, a relaxing mix of white and purple in a cloud-like style.

Double Purple Tile

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If you can't decide between purple tiled floors or walls, go for both! Make sure to add touches of white or another light color on either the floors or walls to keep it from feeling too overwhelmingly purple.

Purple Mood Lighting

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For a slight variation on the earlier mentioned purple lighting, instead of bright and lighter purple lighting, go for a darker, moodier shade of purple lighting to easily liven up your bathroom.

Pale Purple Walls

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If you only want the slightest touch of purple in your bathroom, paint the walls a light and pale shade of purple.

Iris Purple Accent Wall

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Another great shade of purple to add to your bathroom as an accent wall color is iris, which looks great with clean white appliances.

Plum Subway Tiles

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Add some variation to the classic black-and-white style of subway tiles by swapping them out for plum tiles with white grouting.

Gray And Purple Tile Walls

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Add a simple but effective touch of purple to your bathroom with a purple and gray tile wall, calming it down with neutral gray floor tiles.

Purple Curtains

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If you have a window by your bathtub, a great way to add some purple and privacy at the same time is with vibrant purple curtains. When closed, they'll almost look like an accent wall.

Purple Sink Counter

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Another unique way to add purple to your bathroom is by painting your sink cabinet purple, leaving the rest of the room simple and neutral.

Dark Grape Walls

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Add a dark, almost mulberry-colored accent wall, or even paint all your bathroom walls for a moody and complex-looking bathroom.

Simple But Effective Accent Wall

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You don't even need a whole wall for purple to stand out in even the busiest of bathrooms. If you have a small gap of wall in between tiles or appliances, paint it purple for a simple but effective pop of color.

Purple, Pink, And Red

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For a bright and punchy bathroom, combine bold and vivid shades of pink, purple, and red. Use them as colors for gradient-style wall tiles.

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