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25 of the Best Gray Paint Color Options for Master Bathrooms

Gray master bathroom with walk-in shower, dual sink vanity, white framed windows, brown rug over beige tiled flooring and a freestanding tub underneath a skylight.

Your master bathroom ought to be one of your most prized sanctuaries, so why not pick a paint color well suiting of this. Continue reading to see why gray is such a great bathroom color and get a lowdown on the 20 best gray paint color options for master bathrooms.

Ah, the master bathroom. Your throne room. The place you go in the morning to prepare for the day and often the last place you go in the evening before slinking off to slumber. It can be argued that the master 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. If you value this serenity and the master bathroom’s role as a sanctuary, then when updating your bathroom you should consider choosing a gray paint color option.

Gray is a wonderfully reserved color. 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. But while gray can be described as being between black and white, gray paint creators very rarely compose a gray paint color by simply mixing black and white. Instead, most gray paints are created with the use of hues (most popularly blue, green, and pink) that give the gray a light flavor to make the resulting paint more visually engaging while still retaining the color gray’s natural composure. The following is a look at 25 of the best currently available gray paint color options for you to consider for your master bathroom update:

Revere Pewter (HC-172)

Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore

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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. Revere Pewter is a great color choice for those who want a warmer color but don’t want an extraordinarily bright one. This paint has an LRV of 55 which means that it neither absorbs nor reflects a lot of light and so it is a preferred choice in master bathrooms with at least one source of natural light.

Chill

Chill by Clare

Source: Clare

Clare’s Chill is also a gray paint with faint green undertones. Here, however, the paint is overall brighter and on the wall, you’ll notice a better reflection of both natural and artificial lights. As its name suggests, this is a great paint color in a master bathroom designed and used foremost for relaxing or rejuvenating — such as long hot showers after a long day.

Silverpoint (SW 7653)

Silverpoint by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

Silverpoint is an incredibly versatile paint color and after you use it in your master bathroom, you may just find yourself wanting to continue on and use it elsewhere in your home. This shade of gray has gorgeous yet subtle taupe undertones that result in the color being light enough to work with dark hardwood and stone floorings but also warm enough to pair well with light and even white tiling.

Cornforth White (No. 228)

Cornforth White by Farrow & Ball

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Don’t let the name fool you, this is a gray through and through. 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.

Repose Gray (SW 7015)

Repose Gray by Sherwin-Williams

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For many years, this was one of Sherwin-Williams’ best-selling colors. It’s a unique color due to how many special undertones it has. Brown, taupe and the slightest hint of purple all add to create this cozy gray — although many people won’t notice the purple hue, they will appreciate how peaceful the color looks and feel. All great qualities for a master bathroom.

Balboa Mist (OC-27)

Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore

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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. A master bathroom with such a design will exude a tranquil and serene atmosphere.

Useful Gray (SW 7050)

Useful Gray by Sherwin-Williams

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True to its name, Useful Gray is a useful gray paint color that can be easily used throughout your home. Its yellow and green undertones make it particularly a great choice when combining with natural wood or terracotta flooring. You’ll find this color to be among the warmest shade of gray in this list.

Pavement (C2-988)

Pavement by C2 Paint

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While C2 might have found a more appealing name for such an appealing color, this is still a fantastic choice of paint color in a master bathroom. 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 master bathroom in which it’ll give off a more refined and yet inviting aesthetic.

Stone Harbor (2111-50)

Stone Harbor by Benjamin Moore

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Stone Harbor is one of Benjamin Moore’s most popular neutral colors thanks to it being so well-balanced. 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 master bathroom with Stone Harbor, we recommend using warm temperature lighting to really accentuate its warmer properties.

Stonington Gray (HC-170)

Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore

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This is another one of the company’s most popular neutral paint colors. Here, however, instead of mixing in brown, this gray features a mix of blue and green undertones that creates a more natural-looking gray. 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. Many designers who are going for a more modern impression will opt for this paint color for that very reason.

Magnetic Gray (SW 7058)

Magnetic Gray by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

Magnetic Gray is generally known as a darker gray but pair it with the right natural and artificial light and you’ll really bring out the silvery blue and green undertones it’s mixed with. This gray paint color is a great choice to use for a matching master bedroom and master bathroom set, especially when using light natural wood or white flooring and furnishing materials.

Dorian Gray (SW 7017)

Dorian Gray by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

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.

Jailhouse Rock (C2-950)

Jailhouse Rock by C2 Paint

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This is perhaps the darkest gray on our list and while it won’t mesh well with a lot of master 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.

Shoreline (1471)

Shoreline by Benjamin Moore

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Shoreline is a very cool blue that on the screen may look bluer, but it actually gives off a more opal appearance. This is a very cool looking and feeling gray. 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 master 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.

Gull Wing Gray (2134-50)

Gull Wing Gray by Benjamin Moore

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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. This color of gray is more of a medium gray but it can make for a strong color profile. You might consider doing an accent wall with this paint color or using a lighter gray as an accent with it.

Argent (1322)

Argent by Pratt and Lambert

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This paint color has such heavy light blue undertones that you might almost mistake it for a blue paint color. But this is a gray through and through and one we think more reflective of a Florida sky. 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 master bathroom.

Skimming Stone (No. 241)

Skimming Stone by Farrow & Ball

Source: Farrow & Ball

This unique shade of gray has a lot of yellow and light beige undertones that give it a very light and very warm look. Skimming Stone is a highly versatile paint color that pairs well with a master bathroom outfitted in darker gray and blue colors or can be stunning when matched with classic white bathroom appliances. This is another paint color that many homeowners might opt to use both in their master bathroom and their master bedroom.

Gravity Gray (15126401)

Gravity Gray by KILZ

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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 master bathroom with soft natural light, this paint will reflect ta nice silvery blue undertone that goes well with more minimalist design styles.

Irish Mist (790C-1)

Irish Mist by Behr

Source: Behr

Have close to zero or essentially zero natural light? Then it’s important to use a very light color wall to reflect what light you have and make the room feel more open. In such master bathrooms, Behr’s Irish Mist is the perfect pick. This paint color has a light, airy quality that gives off a warmer feeling than other, more blue-based grays on our list.

Deep Space (2125-20)

Deep Space by Benjamin Moore

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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. Yet, this gray is certainly not that. 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 master bathrooms that have either ample natural light or smart usage of mirrors to create a more open space.

Mizzle (No. 266)

Mizzle by Farrow and Ball

Source: Farrow & Ball

Part gray, part green, Mizzle is a beautiful light shade of color that makes a master bathroom feel softer and exudes a sense of comfort and contentment. 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.

Down Pipe (No. 26)

Down Pipe by Farrow and Ball

Source: Farrow & Ball

This darker lead gray is created with strong blue hues that give it a very complex and standout finish. Where this paint color best excels in a master bathroom is at a trim color or as use either on an accent wall or the cabinetry. This’ll result in an almost sexy, sophisticated appearance.

Sheer Mist (N-C9)

Sheer Mist by Clark and Kensington

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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. Sheer Mist nicely lives up to its name in being something light and cool, a color that doesn’t draw attention but nicely brings attention to other furnishings. You might consider using Sheer Mist in your master bathroom if you want something close to a classic gray and without any outstanding undertones.

Silver Half Dollar (2121-40)

Silver Half Dollar by Benjamin Moore

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This color of gray has some very strong blue undertones that give it a more sky-like appearance. If you’re looking for something fresh and crisp, then this is a great paint color for you. Benjamin Moore’s Silver Half Dollar paint color contrasts nicely with bold colors and other grays, and it works particularly well if you’re trying to cool down an overly bright master bathroom.

Stone Hearth (CC-490)

Stone Hearth by Benjamin Moore

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This color of gray paint is very popular and often gets confused as being beige due to its heavy beige 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 master 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.

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