The all-white bathroom is a familiar design icon: crisp white walls, marble vanity top, gleaming porcelain, plush white towels. But after years of being considered a classic, this minimalist palette can leave many people wanting more. A dash of color can enrich the space with energy, and—depending on the shades you choose—your bathroom paint colors can help invigorate you in the morning, relax you in the evening, or simply make you smile at any time of day. Use the power of paint color in the bathroom to set a tone. A blue bathroom that pulls from hues of the sea and sky will feel tranquil, while a stately navy blue or a steel gray bathroom promotes a sense of stability. Or, choose something altogether refreshing: A sunny yellow bathroom is sure to help wake you up in the morning, and a green bathroom in nature-inspired tones will feel grounded in cool earthiness. No matter your color choice, a paint with a semi-gloss finish will be your best bet to lay down the color; as a matter of practicality, these work best in the high-moisture environment of the bathroom. They'll be easy to clean and aren’t blighted by the occasional splash of water. While you're at it, use an especially durable paint on trim work, as windows and doors in the small space of a bathroom take extra abuse. A good paint job is at the foundation of nearly all bathroom decor ideas; whatever your style, there’s a palette to suit it. To inspire you, we’ve gathered images of 11 bathroom color schemes that range in hues from pale and ethereal to dark and dramatic—and really make their mark.