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 15+ bathroom cabinet paint colors to help inspire your budget-friendly bathroom makeover.
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 bathroom and kitchen 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 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- If your cabinet box is in good condition but the doors are outdated or damaged, consider replacing them with new cabinet doors.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.
- Sherwin Williams Jasper 6216
- Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black
- Color-matched Cracked Pepper by Behr
- Hale Navy Color Match in Behr Paint
- Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation in Nightfall
- Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint
- Store-bought vanity, but we love the color with gold new hardware
- HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Coriander And Olive Interior
- Behr Charcoal Blue Latex Enamel Semi-Gloss
- DecoArt Satin Enamels Paint in True Teal
- Behr Underwater
- Benjamin Moore White Dove
- Sherwin Williams Useful Gray
- Minwax Red Elm Gel Stain
- 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
See what we think the next trending color for kitchen cabinets will be in 2023. We 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)!
Bathroom Cabinet Paint Ideas
Here is an amazing list of some of the best paint colors for your bathroom cabinets. Simply painting cabinets and walls is one of the easiest ways to make your bathroom feel new again especially if you are on a tight budget.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blue Gray Painted Bathroom Cabinets
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.
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.
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.
Fusion Homestead Blue Vanity Cabinets
The wood vanity top with painted cabinets in a fun Fusion paint color made this bathroom makeover.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Bathroom Cabinet Color FAQs
We love 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.
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.
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. Why not try a bathroom vanity makeover with one of these popular paint colors to help you create a modern space?
Monday 8th of February 2021
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?
Tuesday 9th of February 2021
Hi Sarah. I believe you can get this color in the Rustoleum Cabinet Kit at Home Depot.
Monday 1st of February 2021
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.