Let’s face it—no one looks forward to laundry day. While we all love the smell of fresh laundry and the look of a closet filled with perfectly folded sheets, the actual task of dealing with baskets of dirty laundry can be arduous. Plus, while the rest of our home may be well decorated, there’s a good chance you have ignored the décor in your laundry room. But this space doesn’t have to be all work and no play. Planning your next laundry renovations? Hitch Property Constructions has you covered!
While you can certainly invest in a floor-to-ceiling laundry room upgrade that will make space your favourite room in the house, even a coat of paint can go far when it comes to creating a welcoming space.
A modern laundry room is a functional space that must consist of bright interior features. High-tech appliances won’t be enough to encourage you to spend time doing tiresome domestic tasks. A practical laundry room should be so inviting that you’ll want to spend time in it.
Here are some of the paint colour ideas for this space to help you improve your laundry room, from dark to bold to neutral.
What Are the Best Laundry Room Paint Colors?
Here’s the list of the best laundry room paint colours.
By choosing white as your base colour and adding watery blue with sunny yellow or sandy beige accents, you’ll bring home that sunlit vibe you crave. With Misty Aqua or Midsummer’s Dream, Delicate White will make your chores feel like a vacation.
I had to include blue here as it’s everyone’s favourite colour, right? This is a colour that’s often associated with the sky and water. Whether you opt for light blue or dark blue tones for your laundry room, this is the colour that’s associated with calmness and serenity.
On the other hand, cool shades of blue can often seem distant and cold. To give yourself a good reason to spend time in your laundry room, consider using light pastel blue as an undertone. Lighter tones of blue always work best in darker rooms, plus they add positive vibes to any laundry space.
Folding laundry can be meditative. Make the most of that Zen quality with a soothing neutral hue on the walls. Try laundry room paint colours like Transcend, a brown-sugar beige, or Gypsum, a pale grey, to bring out the quiet side of life. Suddenly, matching socks doesn’t seem so onerous.
Light beige is a colour that can effectively brighten up spaces. This colour will have a chalky white appearance in sunny laundry rooms. And the best thing about light beige is that it doesn’t come across as too warm. Light beige creates a sense of calmness and warmth. When used tonally, it complements natural wooden cabinets and white appliances.
The most suitable colour combinations that work with light beige include yellow, pink, and orange. You will often hear this colour described as a pale sandy fawn, greyish-yellow, or grayish tan colour.
There’s nothing like a spa day to restore equilibrium to body and soul. Capture the essence of the spa with cooling New Mint Green or gorgeous French Market. These soothing hues pair so well with white, grey, or birch cabinets. They also give cabinets of darker wood a fresh, new spin.
If you want to add a little extra flair to your laundry room, personalize it with some patterned wallpaper.
Light green can come off as a cold colour – but not when it’s combined with yellow. This shade is the symbol of spring and warm sunny light, so it makes sense to bring the colour of nature to your laundry room. By painting the laundry room walls in light green, you will create a more relaxing and balancing space. After all, green is the colour of peace and relaxation.
Remember that light green creates a sense of space and is ideal for smaller laundry rooms.
Pink represents kindness, inner peace, and friendship – but I’ll bet you never considered it as a suitable colour for your laundry room since it usually stands for sugar and spice and all things girly and lovely.
Bright pink makes a perfect shade for compact laundry rooms that need a boost of personality. When paired with neutral colours like white for cabinets and appliances, you can indeed create a bright and characterful space.
Green is a fresh colour that evokes the feeling of renewal and energy, so it’s no surprise designers love using it in their laundry rooms. Experimenting with a green shade in your laundry room is a great way to add a pop of colour—we recommend it as a cabinet colour or on an accent wall when a laundry room is in a shared space.
Gray has been the go-to colour for the whole house for several years, but it’s still one of the most popular laundry room colours for a reason: This magical colour can make a large laundry room feel cozy, and a small one appears larger. We recommend Gray Marble for its homey vibe or the silvery Universal Grey if you want to cool things down.
Gray is an excellent alternative to white for small laundry rooms. Silvery grey tends to open up space by adding more texture and depth to the room. When used with a hint of a green undertone for the walls, together with stainless steel appliances, space will benefit from a broader accent.
There are hundreds of different shades of grey that will easily suit your laundry room. From ash grey to pale silvers, you’ll certainly be spoiled for choice! To choose the most suitable grey colour, consider the direction your laundry room faces and what time of the day you’ll be in there. To help make this task more comfortable for you, consider pairing light grey walls with the classic white ceiling for an extra sense of coziness. For the final touch, opt for high-gloss finishes to brighten up space and invite light into the room.
Lilac is a sister colour of pale violet that represents lilac flowers. It is also referred to like light blue or dark mauve. This shade works very well in modern spaces with simple decor or rustic-looking laundry rooms with neutral colours in the flooring and ceiling.
In small laundry rooms, lilac brings a touch of originality, especially when combined with white. Tip: it’s best to go for saturated lilacs or soft violet to achieve the right visual balance.
Lime is a yellow-green shade that resembles the skin colour of the fruit, lime. It is closely associated with energy, peace, and nature. Lime green promotes creativity and liveliness, so it makes sense to use it in your laundry room’s interior decor.
Lime green provides a serene-like feel to a laundry space, while light colour cabinets add warmth and texture. If you want to make a statement in your laundry room, consider painting the lime walls and choosing white appliances.
Brown is a colour combination of yellow, red, and black. It is a safe and warm shade that can be used in all the house rooms – not just the laundry room. You can incorporate brown into all the space, including cabinets, walls, and even the floor. Brown is the colour of wood and soil, making a natural choice of colour for a rustic laundry room.
Since brown goes with almost any colour, it can look great as a replacement for black or grey, or even used with both.
Red is the colour of romance and roses. This stimulating and timeless shade can feel rustic and contemporary. Red is a versatile colour, but the question is, how can you use it in a laundry room? Red walls go perfectly with white cabinets. Similarly, you can add taupe curtains to soften the red or use purple with hints of pink to make space feel warmer.
Orange has had a bad reputation in the world of interior design as the colour to avoid. However, why miss out on such a characterful tone that can bring warmth to your laundry room? Orange is one of the least-used shades in interior decorating, but it’s now time to change its image.
Bright orange is an excellent option for cold-looking spaces. And it works very well with white, green, and blue, thus making it easy to enhance the room decor. Choose a profoundly saturated tone that’s bright and earthy at the same time. For small laundry rooms, avoid lighter orange shades, making the room look a little chalky.
Most laundry rooms are smaller spaces, which means you can go a little crazy with colour. If you’re ready for a happy zing every time you punch the dryer button, try a burst of Fresh Lemonade on the walls. Or, if you prefer your yellow on the mellow side, may we recommend Autumn Glow? This muted hue, reminiscent of autumn leaves, will make you happy year-round.
Yellow is associated with sunshine and warmth. It is used in colour therapy to make people feel joyful. To create a sense of coziness, bright yellow is the colour to choose for your laundry room walls. When accompanied with white appliances, it’ll create happy emotions.
Vibrant yellow walls or wallpapers paired with grey countertops provide a striking effect in a small or large laundry room. However, I don’t recommend using bright yellow for the entire room. It’s best to use a darker shade for the flooring and go neutral for the ceiling.
Black and White
If you have a bright laundry room and you wish to tone it down a little, look no further than black as the stunning colour of choice for modern spaces. This colour is intended to trigger positive feelings and thoughts, so it’s the perfect hue for the laundry room’s walls and decor. When teamed with white, black will offer a striking colour combination. And why not take it to the next level by adding a variety of other shades, such as yellow, red, or purple, for a stunning look. Just make sure you keep the colour black as the prominent one to preserve its modern effect.
Nothing says crisp and efficient like black and white. This timeless colour combo is one of the best laundry room paint colours out there. Start with black cabinetry or black-and-white tile floors. Or punch it up a notch with black walls – dramatic yet straightforward, when paired with crisp white trim and white cabinets. (For the most modern look ever, use gold hardware.) We love Starless Sky for its elegance. Black walls are a commitment, though, so if you want the feel with a slightly lighter hue, Chinaberry’s deep twilight colour is for you.
White is a popular neutral colour that has been used in interior design for hundreds of years. It enhances the space and is the most preferred colour in bathrooms and laundry rooms. This is because you can quickly see dirty spots on white surfaces as it gives the impression of cleanliness. White also reflects light to make space appear larger. This is why the colour white is mostly used on the walls and ceilings of all the house rooms. If your laundry room is relatively small and you want to make it look bigger, use the colour white on the walls, ceiling, plus white cabinets and appliances to brighten up space even more.
Laundry Room Color Palettes to Make Washday More Relaxing
A soothing, pretty laundry room can help turn the tasks of washing clothes and folding laundry into a more pleasant chore — perhaps even a meditative one. Since most of us don’t have large laundry rooms, I suggest choosing colours that make a small space look larger. As a bonus, in a well-lit area, white and softer colours bounce the light around, helping us see stains better. Check out a wide range of laundry renovations Melbourne services at Hitch Property Constructions.
Strategy A: White + Light Color
Pale aqua and white.
One formula for a soothing laundry space is to start with white and then add a light colour to your cabinets or walls. What could be more relaxing than a watery blue that evokes the beach? The cool blue wall colour here recedes, making the room appear larger. The wainscoting adds texture, and its white colour does a great job of reflecting light around the room. Blue flowers and the jars of white detergent maintain the colour scheme.
Green and white.
In this laundry space, the mint green backsplash tile covering the walls creates a serene, spa-like feel for a functional area. White cabinetry adds to the airy look, and the woven baskets and plant add warmth and texture.
Beige and white.
Warm colours — yellow, orange, red, brown, and beige — advance toward us, but lighter shades of these colours can still reflect light effectively, helping a room visually expand. The vibrant backsplash provides colour inspiration for space in this photo, picking up the beige wall and multicolour floor tile.
Strategy B: The Right Gray
Gray and white.
Even though this former closet has an industrial look, which can feel cold, the new laundry room has a cozy vibe thanks to the towels, wood shelves, and light wall colour. A pale grey is a great option for making a small laundry feel soothing and larger. It lightens up the heavy brick wall in this windowless space and complements the shelves’ dark trim. Meanwhile, the white frame adds a crisp, clean contrast against the penny floor tile, which brings all the colours together. Wood shelves add an organic element to the room.
Gray and white plus yellow.
Who doesn’t love the cheery note of yellow juxtaposed against the cool of grey and white? As a bonus, the neutral backdrop provides numerous options for different accent colours in the future; accessories solidify whatever palette you choose. The pear art and yellow on the dog bed (in the open cabinet) repeat the rug’s yellow. The dog bed fabric picks up the grey and white of the cabinetry, backsplash and flooring.
Blue, grey and white.
Even though this laundry room has a sizeable industrial element — the metal slide, which can give off a colder feel — light blue walls and white tile help create a soothing, homey vibe. Dark grey floors ground the space, reinforcing the cabinetry and the accent colour in the rug. The clock, woven basket and countertop accessory add texture and interest, while the orange rug adds a jolt of unexpected colour.
Tip: If having a bold colour in the laundry is a must for you, try introducing it in smaller doses with a rug, artwork or accessories to keep the room feeling lighter and larger overall. We have a wide range of Melbourne laundry renovations services at Hitch Property Constructions.
Strategy C: Classic Contrast
Black and white.
Though most of my palette suggestions involve light neutral or soothing colours, you also can’t go wrong with the timeless combination of black and white. Here, black cabinetry and gold hardware add a touch of drama and sophistication to this predominantly white room. A grey-and-white backsplash and coordinating patterned floor create a more relaxed look, toning down the high-contrast drama of a black-and-white scheme. The Roman shades reinforce the simple palette, while the plant adds a pop of colour.