7 gorgeous green small bathroom ideas designers use to create a "refreshing sanctuary"

These expert-approved gorgeous green small bathroom ideas will give your place a glow-up

Green small bathroom ideas are so pretty. Here are three of these - a dark green tiled splashback with a white basin, a green floating vanity with floral wallpaper and a circular mirror, and a scalloped table with green tiles behind it and a rectangular mirror above it
(Image credit: Divine Savages / Olenka Design / Ca' Pietra)

Gorgeous green small bathroom ideas may be for you if you love the idea of having a vibrant, natural space to soak and unwind.

We've asked interior designers how you can bring this color into this room through paint, tiles, and clever decor. Let's just say if you choose these for your space, you're sure to make your guests green with envy.

If you're looking for small bathroom ideas and want to refresh your room with a bold shade, going for green has to be one of our favorite moves.

Glowing green small bathroom ideas

Whether you're looking to zhuzh up your small bathroom colors or simply want to add a pop of pizazz, we've got you covered.

Our experts have recommended gorgeous green buys throughout, which we have shopped wherever possible to help you get the look.

The prices below were correct at the time of publishing this article. 

1. Mix and match tones

A green small bathroom with two tone painted walls, a rattan mirror, plants hanging from the walls, and a white bath tub below

(Image credit: Earthborn)

Embrace a monochrome palette by layering different shades and textures of green throughout the bathroom. 

“Mix tones like olive, mint, and forest green to create a cohesive and visually appealing space,” suggests Nina Lichtenstein, principal designer and founder of Nina’s Home Design.

Painting a darker tone on the top of the wall like the picture above will draw the eye upwards, making your small bathroom feel bigger than it actually is.

2. Hang up a green cabinet or shelf

A mint green medicine cabinet with skincare and haircare bottles in it, mounted on a gray wall with a white shelf underneath with three gold containers and a gold tissue box

(Image credit: Melody Maison)

You likely don’t have a lot of floor space in your small green bathroom. This is why it’s a good idea to look up when it comes to bringing the shade in through small bathroom storage.

Nina suggests, “Maximize vertical storage by painting wall-mounted cabinets or shelves in shades of green. Display decorative accessories, neatly folded towels, or essential toiletries to bring visual interest to walls and keep things clutter-free."

You can DIY this yourself by sanding down an old cabinet or shelf and brushing on your favorite small bathroom paint colors.

Alternatively, for a quicker solution, you can grab a pre-made green shelf, such as the Chuangji Wall Shelf from Walmart which is a small-space-friendly corner shape.

3. Pick out plants

A bathroom sink area with dark green tiles, a mirror with a pothos plant next to it, and a white round basin on a wooden vanity

(Image credit: Tile Warehouse)

If you’re someone who forgets to water their plants (don’t worry — we aren’t judging and can definitely relate), bringing plants into your bathroom is a smart way to make sure they stay moist.

“In small bathrooms, you can hang up indoor plants to add a boho-style look, and even dot around succulents (the Elements Succulents Set from Walmart is so cute) on the windowsill,” suggests Artem Kropovinsky, interior designer and founder of Arsight.

Nina also suggests choosing low-maintenance plants like pothos or ferns to thrive in humid bathroom conditions.

4. Make a splash with light green

A bathroom with light green walls, a window overlooking the sea, and a white standing bath tub with a wooden stool next to it

(Image credit: Benjamin Moore)

Looking for just one color to paint your room? Make sure it’s a light shade, as this will brighten up your small bathroom.

Nina says, “Opt for soft, light green walls to create a calming backdrop that visually expands the space.”

She adds, “Light green tones promote a sense of tranquility and openness, making a small bathroom feel airy and inviting.”

The paint color pictured above is very close to Benjamin Moore’s Tea Light. Pair this with crisp white accents, such as the best towels, for a fresh and timeless look. Alternatively, match with pink small bathroom ideas for a cute finish.

5. Try beautiful tiles

A bathroom with dark green subway tiles, a brown scalloped shelf with vases on it, a gold mirror on the wall, and a tall leafy green plant

(Image credit: Ca' Pietra)

Add stunning small bathroom tiles onto your walls will make your green small bathroom look glamorous and gorgeous.

“Incorporate green tiles as accent pieces in key areas of the bathroom, such as the shower niche or backsplash,” Nina says.

“These tiles add a pop of color and personality without overwhelming the space, infusing it with character and charm,” she adds.

You can either go for light green ones for a playful look (we love the MSI Renzo Ceramic Tiles from Wayfair) or even deep dark ones for a more sophisticated feel. 

Either way, be sure to go for glossy ones, as these will reflect light in your small space.

6. Bring in wonderful wallpaper

A dark green bathroom with dark green tiles and floral wallpaper, a gold mirror, a white wall sconces, and a white basin with a gold faucet

(Image credit: Divine Savages)

Turn your green small bathroom into a tropical paradise by unfurling beautiful green small bathroom wallpapers onto your walls.

Nina says, “Choose botanical-themed wallpaper featuring green leaves (the Divine Savages Plumage Wallpaper is pictured above) or floral motifs to add depth and dimension to a small bathroom.”

Nina advises opting for the best peel-and-stick wallpaper (the Tempaper Banana Leaf Wallpaper is a pretty option) for easy installation and removal — perfect for rental spaces.

To create contrast, you could always pair these up with gold accents if you're designing retro small bathroom ideas.

7. Choose a floating or standing vanity

A green small bathroom with pink floral wallpaper, light green subway tile splashback, a dark green vanity unit, and a round mirror on the wall

(Image credit: Olenka Design)

Vanities that are either floating or that have legs are one of the best choices for green small bathrooms, as light can easily flow beneath them. This is also ideal for small bathroom Feng Shui.

Nina says, “Invest in a green vanity or repaint an existing one in a shade of moss or emerald. A colored vanity becomes a focal point and injects personality into the bathroom while providing functional storage.”

If you’re looking for an easy solution, the Wade Logan Alizabeth Bathroom Vanity from Walmart has so much storage space and is very sleek.

Whether you go subtle or bold, green small bathroom ideas offer many possibilities to transform a compact space into a serene retreat. 

“Experiment with these creative techniques to personalize your small bathroom and turn it into a refreshing sanctuary inspired by nature,” Nina finishes by saying.

For those who want to bring this color into even more areas of the home, green kitchen cabinet ideas are also a stylish option.

Eve Smallman
Content Editor

Hi there! I’m a content editor at Real Homes. I've been a lifestyle journalist for over five years, previously working as an editor across regional magazines. Before this, I graduated from Nottingham Trent University a degree in journalism, along with an NCTJ gold diploma. I love running, decorating my rented Victorian home, and discovering new cheeses. For Real Homes, I specialize in interior design, trends and finding the best viral buys.