Laundry Room Colour Ideas & Inspiration

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Laundry Room Colour Ideas & Inspiration

Check out our laundry room paint colour ideas and consider a colourful upgrade to washing day!

Being surrounded by thoughtful, inspiring colour schemes adds energy to your chores. For classic small laundry room paint ideas, read on to find:

  • Ideas to enliven and brighten up small laundry rooms with bold paint colours on shelving, walls and even floors.
  • Tips on enhancing spaces with dynamic colour combinations on cabinets and walls.
  • Playful colour and design ideas like stripes, dry erase paint, or other DIY designs to make folding fun.
Get inspired by the laundry rooms on this page, and check out our mudroom paint ideas for other exciting paint and design tips for utility spaces.
A narrow laundry room with blue walls and light gray-painted trim and ceiling, white cabinetry, washer, dryer, wood countertop and floors and woven baskets.

The Blue-Gray Laundry Room

Fresh, and clean, blue-gray paint colours are incredibly versatile.

Here, Solitude AF-545—a rich blue-gray from the Affinity® Colour Collection—adds significant depth to a narrow laundry room. If you're looking for help on paint colour pairings, Affinity® offers 144 paint colours specifically formulated to help homeowners mix and match colour effortlessly.

“If you want to simplify colour choices, use the same white paint colour on trim, ceiling and cabinets,” recommends colour and design expert Arianna Cesa. Here, Distant Gray OC-68 is used on multiple surfaces as a cool, bright white that balances the depth of the blue-gray wall.

Another tip? Pay attention to choosing paint finish: “Different finishes help add dimension when you’re using the same paint colour,” Arianna says. Here, cabinets in satin, trim in semi-gloss, and an ultra-flat finish on the ceiling–care of Waterborne Ceiling Paint–add subtle contrast within the space.
White laundry room with gray and white stripped accent wall with white farmhouse sink next to grey washer and dryer.

Painted Stripes? Why not!

Add a fun vibe to the wash-and-fold grind with painted stripes or other DIY painted elements. Here, striped walls in classic White Heron OC-57 and Metropolitan AF-690—a sophisticated gray—add graphical dimension to this utility space. The choice of a luxurious matte finish works well for both its sleek look and its ability to withstand frequent washing. Gray and white paint colours pair well with white- and graphite-coloured appliances, so they are popular in the laundry room.

If you have an artist in the family, try DIY painted elements: think geometric shapes, stencils and of course, painter’s tape for creating straight edges and patterns.

Foster creativity further with Notable® Dry Erase Paint in clear, which can be applied over any one of Benjamin Moore’s 3,500 colours. Invite the little ones to draw and sketch as you harness the hamper. On the pragmatic side, Notable® is great for shopping and to-do lists too!
Laundry room with blue-painted wall, washer & dryer, white shelving, woven baskets, and small white step stool with iron on top of it.

Bold Paint Colour in the Laundry Room

Laundry rooms may be smaller in square footage, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go big on style. Like the bathroom, the laundry room is the perfect place to play with unexpected pops of colour.

Here, eye-catching Blue Danube 2062-30 adds depth to an otherwise all-white painted space. Woven baskets and a striped rug add an earthy touch against the sleek blue wall. A pop of orange in the framed art—the complementary colour to blue on the colour wheel—adds yet another colour dimension to the space.

Other effervescent hues we love include periwinkle Whispering Wind 1416, jade Fiddlehead Green 2041-20, and cheery Blue Jean 2062-50.
A cream laundry room with built-in shelves and cabinets in a midtown yellow colour.

The Windowless Laundry Room

“The right paint colours really help enliven a windowless room,” says Arianna, adding that homeowners often mistakenly think white paint is the best and only colour for a windowless room. Look to softer, refreshing colous like Hancock Green HC-117, Soleil AF-330, and Polar Sky 1674 to lift and lighten your space. Cabinetry recommendations below!

There are many ways paint colour helps to make a small room look bigger and brighter. Here, soft-yellow painted walls with a more saturated choice of yellow paint colour on shelving and cabinets does the trick.

The right product and sheen influences the look of a windowless room as well. While ADVANCE® Interior paint is always a good choice for cabinetry, it’s especially smart in a small, windowless room as its sleek, furniture-like finish adds a dose of luxury. Satin sheen, a level of finish higher than eggshell, also adds a lustrous touch.
A white-painted laundry room with white washer and dryer, gray countertops, and red floor. Woven baskets, towels and sink on the counter.

Laundry Room Floor Paint Ideas: Add a Pop of Colour!

Why not experiment with bold paint colour on your laundry room floor?

“Painted floors add striking visual interest,” Arianna shares. “And colourful floor paint is an easy way to breathe energy into a small space.”

For a hardworking floor that can withstand the type of wear and tear in your laundry room, consider quick drying Floor & Patio. This hardworking enamel offers a durable finish that resists scratching and comes in every one of our 3,500 paint colours.

If you’re ready, willing and able to take on a DIY approach to your laundry room floor (and a small laundry room may be a good place to test the waters), check out How to Paint Wood Floors and How to Refinish Hardwood floors for expert help.
A laundry room with yellow-painted walls, white cabinets & shelving, washing machine, gray wood floors and striped rug.

Clean & Classic White Laundry Room Cabinets

Sometimes the best laundry room cabinet idea is to keep it simple and fresh by going with white paint. White and neutral paint colours, our best-selling paint colours, are synonymous with timeless versatility.

If you opt for a saturated hue on your walls, white cabinets let them stand out as a focal point. Swiss Coffee OC-45, which leans towards a warm white, is a favourite choice. Other white paint colours we love for laundry room cabinets include:

Explore the Benjamin Moore Off White Collection for all of your options, and visit your independently owned Benjamin Moore retailer for paint colour samples.
Four pint-sized Paint Colour Samples with tops off showcasing a range of paint colours inside.

Natural or Artificial Lighting? Sample Your Paint Colour!

Many laundry rooms don’t enjoy the luxury of natural light. So pay close attention to the light source you choose, whether you opt for LED, compact fluorescent, incandescent, or something else.

Artificial lighting, like natural lighting, can be warm or cool. This is mainly driven by the temperature of the lightbulb. Sample your colour before you make your final decision to transform your laundry room wall paint ideas into a colour solution you'll love.

You can get more lighting insights from interior designer Tracy Morris in our Inside Design video, part of our Design P.O.V. series.
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