Bathroom Paint and Color Schemes

Bathroom Color Swatch

It’s time for an update in your bathroom – that’s why you’re here, right? Painting can be an easy and fairly inexpensive update to your bathroom. Painting can be an overwhelming process though, and many people dislike it for the hassle. However, it can be quite fun if you have the correct prep, tools, and technique. Read on for the Bath Haus painting expert’s breakdown of the different types of paint. There are a lot of different types of paint, and each one has its place. There are also different levels of gloss for paint which will be explained below. At any rate, in a bathroom, you want paint that is going to hold up against heat and steam.

Levels of Gloss for Bathroom Paint

The sheen of a paint is the amount of light that reflects off the surface of the paint finish. There are four different sheens of paint, including gloss, semi-gloss, flat, and satin.

Gloss Paint

Gloss Paint

Gloss paint is a harder, more durable, more stain-resistant paint finish than gloss. However, gloss finishes tend to make surface imperfections more noticeable. With that being said, gloss paints are best used in areas of the house that get heavy wear and tear, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and stairways.

Semi-Gloss Paint

This type of paint is very durable, easy to wipe clean, and stain-resistant. It is most often used in high-traffic areas; kitchens and bathrooms are the best rooms to use semi-gloss paint in.

Flat Paint

Flat paint has a non-reflective finish, which gives it a matte finish. This helps to hide dings and imperfections of the surface. Flat paint is usually used in dining rooms, living rooms, and non-child bedrooms.

Satin Paint

Satin Finish

Also known as eggshell, a satin finish gives off a soft luster sheen. This provides a harder surface finish that is more durable and stain-resistant than a flat finish. That makes it a perfect choice for children’s bedrooms, hallways, stairs, and playrooms.