According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American woman spends 17 minutes a day doing laundry; that adds up to about two hours a week – or 104 hours a year. That’s more than two full work weeks spent pouring detergent, transferring clothes between machines, and folding everything once it’s done. If you’re in your laundry room that often, shouldn’t it be a haven? Yeah, we think so, too. That’s why we’re sharing our list of the best laundry room paint colors.
By choosing white as your base color and adding watery blue with sunny yellow or sandy beige accents, you’ll bring home that sunlit vibe you crave. Delicate White, with Misty Aqua or Midsummer’s Dream, will make your chores feel like a vacation.
Folding laundry can be meditative. Make the most of that Zen quality with a soothing neutral hue on the walls. Try laundry room paint colors like Transcend, a brown-sugar beige, or Gypsum a pale gray, to bring out the calm side of life. Suddenly, matching socks doesn’t seem so onerous.
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, gray, 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.
Gray has been the go-to color for the whole house for several years, but it’s still one of the most popular laundry room colors for a reason: This magical color can make a large laundry room feel cozy and a small one appear larger. We recommend Gray Marble for its homey vibe or the silvery Universal Grey if you want to cool things down.
Most laundry rooms are smaller spaces, which means you can go a little crazy with color. 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.
Black and White
Nothing says crisp and efficient like black and white. This timeless color combo is one of the best laundry room paint colors out there. Start with black cabinetry or black-and-white tile floors. Or punch it up a notch with black walls – dramatic yet simple, 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, the deep twilight color, Chinaberry, is for you.
If you’re grooving on these laundry room paint colors and want more ideas, you’ll love our 2021 Paint Color Palette. Not satisfied with a single hue, we went with a whole range – to move past fear and aim for a more balanced world.