Change Up the Mood of Your Bathroom (or Any Room) With Mood Ring Paint

Updated: Dec. 21, 2023

Discover how you can use mood ring paint to add flair and fun to your space.

From the whitest paint ever that reduces the need for air conditioning to energy-saving paint, there are plenty of specialty paints available to add flair or function to your living space. One up-and-coming type? Mood ring paint!

If you want to add a one-of-a-kind look to your home, you might consider making use of mood ring paint. Let’s walk through how it works, how you can use it, and where you can purchase some mood ring paint of your own.

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How Does Mood Ring Paint Work?

Just like a traditional mood ring that you’d wear on your finger, mood ring paint is heat-activated. Therefore, if you paint something with this product, and apply heat to it (whether that be in the form of a product such as a hair dryer or body heat from your hand), it will change color accordingly. Yes, it really is that simple! This TikTok video demonstrates how crafty creator @robbyepicsauce used it to give their bathroom an innovative look.

@robbyepicsauce My friend @alispagnola ♬ Chill Vibes – Tollan Kim

How to Use Mood Ring Paint

The best way to use mood ring paint is to place it on surfaces that will experience temperature changes. For instance, a wall probably wouldn’t be the best fit for mood ring paint, because you’re likely not constantly touching your wall. Instead, a side table would be a better fit, as the color will switch when you place your hand on it. Of course, it’s up to you how you’d like to use your mood ring paint—so if you prefer to paint a wall, go for it.

TikTok creator @alispagnola does an excellent job of demonstrating just how creative you can get with mood ring paint. Check out the video here:


A toilet that knows how I’m feeling

♬ original sound – Ali Spagnola

Once you’ve identified what you’re going to paint, it’s time to begin. To get started, you will give the surface a fresh coat of black paint, as demonstrated in the video. It might be a good idea to use bathroom paint specifically for the first coat. After that, the process is simple: Just gather your temperature-sensitive paint and spray the surface with it. And there you have it: Mood ring paint!

If you want the mood ring paint to maintain its color after the heat source is gone, you can also seal it so the effect stays.

Where Can I Get Mood Ring Paint?

Similar to energy-saving paint, mood ring paint is a specialty product. In other words, don’t expect to walk into The Home Depot and find shelves stocked with mood ring paint! If you want to use mood ring paint in your bathroom (or another part of your home), you’ll have to purchase it from an online shop that sells this specialty. If you want to give this DIY a go, you can buy mood ring paint from Solar Color Dust, which sells the product for $50.