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17 Modern Bathroom Cabinet Vanity Makeover Ideas

We love DIY projects that give you a huge bang for your buck. Painting or “re” staining your old cabinets is truly a great way to update your home with little cost. Here are 16+ bathroom cabinet paint colors to help inspire your budget-friendly bathroom makeover.

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Bathroom Paint Color Ideas

We rounded up some of our favorite colors from classic white cabinets to black cabinets and every bright color in between. Make sure you get through the whole list to see all of these cabinet color ideas. And while you are at it, you may want to consider painting your countertops or faucet as well!


  • Make sure you are using a line of paint meant for cabinets.
  • Proper prep and priming may be needed.
  • Always start with a clean surface before painting kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Most likely you will want to use a deglosser on a lint-free rag to completely prep the surface.
  • We recommend removing doors and drawers whether using a paint sprayer or brush and roller.
  • If your cabinet box, drawer faces, and vanity box are in good condition then your finished DIY bathroom vanity makeover will turn out well. Make sure you repair anything fully before trying to paint.
  • If your cabinet box is in good condition but the doors are outdated or damaged, consider replacing them with new cabinet doors. This can be an effective way to makeover your cabinets without the demo and hassle of a completely new vanity.
favorite bathroom cabinet paint colors with blue, grays and cream paint swatches.
  1. Sherwin Williams Jasper 6216
  2. Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black
  3. Color-matched Cracked Pepper by Behr
  4. Hale Navy Color Match in Behr Paint
  5. Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation in Nightfall
  6. Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint
  7. Store-bought vanity, but we love the color with gold new hardware
  8. HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Coriander And Olive Interior
  9. Behr Charcoal Blue Latex Enamel Semi-Gloss
  10. DecoArt Satin Enamels Paint in True Teal
  11. Behr Underwater
  12. Benjamin Moore White Dove
  13. Sherwin Williams Useful Gray
  14. Minwax Red Elm Gel Stain
  15. General Finishes Java Gel Stain

Our Favorite DIY Vanity

We are in love with the dark and moody but sophisticated feel of #5. They always do a great job mixing metals and adding their personality into their designs.

Do you need help choosing bathroom paint colors?

We recently just tried Samplize and it totally beats having to buy individual paint samples. These 9″ x 14.75″ samples will get shipped directly to you and save the hassle of clean-up (we loved that).

You can also read our full Samplize review here.

Also, if you are unsure about the type of paint to use to paint cabinets, we share some of our DIY cabinet painting tips and frequently asked questions we get in this post.

If you like color #8: you won’t believe all that was able to be painted in our house using the same gallon of paint.

Cabinet Color Trends

We love this trending color for kitchen cabinets and keep seeing this colored cabinet everywhere!

We also are noticing more mixed metals and fun faucets. Whether painting or repainting cabinets, we can’t wait to see more ways we can use these popular colors.

Classic colors are still in style. We still love seeing stained or light wood, light gray and white bathroom vanities (check them all out below)!

Darker Painted Bathroom Cabinets

From navy to darker gray, these bathroom painted cabinets are modern and clean-looking. These bathrooms just prove that you don't have to shy away from richer colors on your cabinets.

Dark Painted Bathroom Vanity
This newer color used was Cracked Pepper (but color matched in Benjamin Moore Advanced paint). The details in this painted bathroom vanity really came through with a darker color and it was a great way to modernize this bathroom nook. We can't believe this transformation was done for less than $87.
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tricorn black painted bathroom cabinets with black and white accent wall and part of gold mirror.
Repaint Bathroom Vanity Cabinets Tricorn Black
Even if you have previously painted bathroom cabinets you can always repaint them if your style changes. You have to see what this bathroom looked like before this budget-friendly makeover.
Repainting Vanity Tutorial
Blue painted bathroom vanity with gold mirror
Popular Navy Cabinet Color
Not only do we love this Hale Navy color match (she used Behr paint), but this new faucet is amazing. Who would have thought you could order something so classy looking for under $100!
Like the idea of Navy blue without painting your cabinets? Check out our use of a popular Sherwin Williams dark blue in our bedroom walls.
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Two sink navy painted bathroom vanity
Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation Bathroom
Blue is the perfect calm color to use in a DIY bathroom vanity makeover. This transformation just shows another real-life example. They were able to get a whole new look with a Rustoleum Cabinet Paint Kit in the color Nightfall. Read all about the ins and outs of using this product and how to get a smooth finish in the detailed instructions.
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Modern Dark Bathroom Cabinets
Going for a dark and modern bathroom makeover? We absolutely love all the elements pulled into this bathroom. From the dark vanity using Jasper SW 6216 to the extra bathroom storage under the sink.
You also have to check out the faux marble wall and fun bathroom wall shelf.
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Chalk painted bathroom vanity
Chalk Paint In Navy
If you don't like sanding or prepping then chalk paint may be for you. This amazing bathroom vanity cabinet was updated using Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint and dark wax.
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Blue bathroom vanity with gold hardware and octagon floor tile
Navy Blue New Vanity
Okay, this bathroom vanity might not be a completely painted makeover. But you can learn how to remove your old vanity to completely start with a clean slate. We also love the mosaic tile she chose for the floor.
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Blue and Green Cabinet Color Ideas

Cool colors seem to be completely on trend. From the navy cabinets above to more green cabinet colors below. Greens and blues are the perfect tranquil vibe for any bathroom.

Olive painted bathroom vanity
Rich Green Bathroom Cabinets
We love this green Behr paint color and that the bathroom makeover was budget-friendly. This modern green with other mixed textures makes us want to spend all day here.
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painted bathroom vanity cabinets with mirror and painted light fixture.
Painted Bathroom Cabinets (Before & After)
This old bathroom vanity was transformed using Behr Charcoal Blue Semi-Gloss Latex Enamel. You won't believe the old orange oak that is underneath. We absolutely love what a little paint and new hardware can do.
Oak Cabinet Painting Tutorial
teal bathroom vanity
Teal Bathroom Cabinets
Are you redoing your bathroom? Try a bright color and fun teal color. This fun color (DecoArt Satin Enamels Paint in True Teal) made such a difference in this bathroom.
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Bright Blue Green Bathroom Cabinet Color
Did we tell you how much we love different blue and green paint colors? This bathroom vanity is one to drool over. Adding their own freestanding legs truly made this cabinet a show-stopper. They used the paint color Underwater and we absolutely love the feel of this bathroom retreat.
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green blue painted bathroom cabinets.
Fusion Homestead Blue Vanity Cabinets
The wood vanity top with painted cabinets in a fun Fusion paint color made this bathroom makeover.
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Neutral Bathroom Vanity Colors

We can't forget classic white cabinets, wood tones or gray painted bathroom cabinets. Add any accent colors in your bathroom to get a completely fresh look.

whitewashed oak bathroom vanity with gold handles and faucet, white counters.
Whitewashed Oak Cabinets
Use this detailed tutorial to learn how to white color wash to get a boho chic or farmhouse styled vanity. We love when we can upcycle 90s oak without having to compltely tear it out.
Whitewashing Oak Tutorial
Blue wallpaper with white vanity
Blue and White Bathroom Design
Benjamin Moore White Dove turned this dated brown vanity into a showpiece. The "before" pictures on this bathroom vanity will have your jaw drop. You won't believe how this bathroom was transformed! We may have a DIY crush on this one!
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Useful Gray Painted Bathroom Cabinets
This bathroom vanity went from scratch to fresh-looking by using a neutral Sherwin Williams paint color. The mix of warm wood accents over the toilet adds to the nice charm and comfort of this DIY bathroom makeover.
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gray painter's tape accent wall in bathroom with mirror and two shelves.
Bathroom Cabinet Makeover Using Gel Stain
This bathroom added a fun painted accent wall as a cheap way to transform this small bathroom. Also, using Minwax Red Elm Gel Stain was a great way to update the oak cabinets without painting.
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Gel stained bathroom cabinets
Update Your Bathroom Vanity with New Cabinet Doors
This bathroom vanity makeover uses General Finishes Java gel stain to finish these new cabinet doors and drawer fronts on an existing vanity. Just another reason to make you want to put a little elbow grease into your bathroom today!
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Bathroom Cabinet Color FAQs

Should bathroom cabinets be lighter or darker than the walls?

We love it when the cabinets are a different color than the bathroom walls. Don’t be scared to add a splash of color to your bathroom cabinets. It is the perfect place to have some fun with color. If you have a small space, you may want lighter walls to help brighten the whole space.

Typically cabinets end up being darker for this reason. However, we do love a nice crisp white cabinet in a bathroom design. Architectural Digest gives a few awesome tips on how to help lighten dark bathrooms such as layered lighting and adding extra reflective surfaces.

What appears to be the most popular bathroom cabinet color in 2023?

Looking at our list of bathroom makeovers it appears that different blue cabinet colors seem to really be making a splash in these DIY makeovers. From the classic Hale Navy-inspired color to a more muted Charcoal Blue, blues seem to be the new gray cabinet color when it comes to the bathroom.

Do people paint the inside of a bathroom cabinet?

This is a personal preference, but most painted bathroom vanities have paint on the outside of the cabinet box, drawer face, and doors (front in back). There is a lip on the cabinet that can be a good stopping point if you do not want to completely paint the inside.

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Updating your bathroom vanity and cabinets with a fresh coat of paint can give your space a whole new look while keeping you on a budget. By choosing the right color, you can create a cohesive and stylish design that complements the rest of your bathroom decor.

We think it is time to try a bathroom vanity makeover. Not only will you create a modern space with one of these popular paint colors but it will help you stay on budget.

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  1. Hello! Thank you for such an informative and really useful article, I am very glad that I came across it on the Internet. I also adhere to the opinion that if there is an opportunity to paint the furniture and update it in this way, then this should definitely be done because much more money will be spent on buying similar new furniture. And I also really liked the color of the Hale Navy Color Match in Behr Paint, I think it is really worth the money, in the photographs this color is just amazing and will perfectly suit my bathroom.

  2. Sarah Jhonson says:

    Hello Erin

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful ideas. DIY projects are best way to keep busy himself. I like your Rustoleum Cabinet Kit. From where you bought it?