To those up-to-date on the most recent, eye-catching home decor trends, a white bathroom may seem like an ultra-safe option. But, an all-white bathroom can communicate cleanliness, luster and polished simplicity in a way a few other designs can. A no-nonsense look that generates a feeling of serenity, the white bathroom is a certified classic.
Pearly white subway tiles installed on a wall, a vintage ivory vanity and pigment-less cabinetry can all make a white bathroom truly shine and sparkle. Highlighted by tiling, quality furnishings and metal or wood accents, white bathrooms have certainly captured the attention of countless homeowners and designers. And, it’s easy to see why. With the right touches, a somewhat dull bathroom can transform into a bright and relaxing spa, perfect for a night soaking in the tub.
And just because it’s white, doesn’t mean it has to be boring. There are plenty of creative ways to turn your bathroom into a personal oasis. Install tiles with geometric patterns, a one-of-a-kind pendant light or an antique pedestal sink to help add texture, dimension and functionality. If you’re going for a more modern look, opt for glossy lacquer cabinets and touches of soft grays. For those inclined toward a more lived-in, farmhouse style, consider incorporating a vanity in a warm wood, shiplap panels or a stone or wood-polished side table.
Still not convinced? We’ve rounded up 27 spaces to demonstrate the invigorating appeal of an all-white bathroom designed with style and finesse.
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Designer Allison Garcy expertly paired a wooden stool and blue and orange bath accessories to a stunning photograph of a beach via bird’s eye view.
Double vanities, a freestanding tub and custom mother of pearl mosaic tile floors make this bathroom by the firm SUBU Design Architecture a spa-like oasis.
For this farmhouse bathroom, Houston-based designer Courtney Hill paired black tiles with a steel-framed mirror, pair of sconces and a black marble top vanity—clean, straightforward and effective!
A medicine cabinet outfitted with a bold, blue and white statement wallpaper gives this pristine bath designed by Duan Curry an eye-catching pop of color.
A marble top, wooden vanity with gold hardware finishes and matching globe pendant light give this modern bath luster and luxury. Los Angeles-based designer Kim Lapin added a colorful throw rug and calming art piece as finishing touches.
A sophisticated wooden stool makes a polished contrast to the all-white elements on display in this bath designed by Lori Gilder.
A gorgeous, circular window lets ample light into an all-white bathroom accented with dark wood furnishings, chic throw rugs and a functionally large rattan basket. Design firm Brockschmidt and Coleman add light touches of green by way of a fern and vase.
Good Things Come in Small Packages
Design firm reDesign home proves that modestly sized bathrooms can still pack a punch. A brown toilet seat and portrait painting lend gravitas to pure white tiles and pedestal sink in this open and airy washroom.
Designer Stefani Stein employed a custom flame-blackened wooden vanity with marble top and gold brass hardware to counterbalance a crisp, all-white master bathroom.
Designer Janet Patterson sourced a navy, velvet vanity stool and a speckled, blue flower vase to offset the bright white shiplap paneling covering the walls of this master bath in an oceanside Miami cottage.
Going for a vintage look, the firm Steve + Filip Design Inc. paired a grandiose, gold embellished bathtub with an eye-catching black and white tile floor inlaid with marble. A black side table and mirrored gilded towel racks complete the look.
By utilizing gray wooden cabinets, simple black hardware, and gold and dark wood accents, the design firm MLK Studio shows that simple is best.
Glam, Bam, Thank you Ma’am
For this stately Brooklyn Heights apartment, the firm designs by human created a cosmopolitan and chic double-duty bath and powder room. The fluffy vanity stool, bright gold hardware and black-and-white tile floor combine to make a stylish getaway, perfect for getting glam in.
In designing this children’s bathroom, the firm Leo Designs Chicago utilized a mossy green vanity, mirror frame and towel set to accent an all-white bathroom, imbuing serenity and cheer.
For a large powder room enclosed by curved walls, designer Bradley Bayou installed gorgeous, hand-carved Moroccan tiles that accentuate the mirror’s funky frame and the unique silhouette of the surrounding chairs.
Chicago-based designer Michael Abrams opted for gray and white geometric tile, metal embellishments and marble shower for this sophisticated, oceanside master bathroom.
New York-based designer Tamara Hubinsky proved that an all-white bathroom doesn’t have to be boring by arranging cute and fun ornaments on installed wooden shelves.
Designer Mark Culter implemented mosaic tile walls and carved limestone surround to transform this bubble bath into a luxurious resort, complete with gorgeous vases and a white orchid.
For a crisp, functional bathroom with a view overlooking the water, design firm Stokkers + Company accented hues of orange through a muted wall, bath accessories and a bouquet of orange tulips.
For this Hudson Street brownstone, firm J. Patryce Design utilized gray and white, mosaic tile and console sinks, each paired with a steel framed mirror. The muted hues of blue, gray and green alongside dignified furnishings imbue crisp modernism.
Designer Nadia Palacios paid homage to the Art Deco style through an all-encompassing calcite marble, impressively dramatic mirror, and matching blue and white soap dish and flower vase.
Charm is in full swing in this bath, thanks to a cute, light pink vanity and a pale blue, abstract floral wallpaper. Designer Jennifer Barron sealed the deal with a pair of light fixtures adorned with steel bows.
For this English country home, designer Sarah Dippold opted for warm wood vanities, a chic chandelier and herringbone tiles to imbue a sense of sophistication and style.
Matching wood paneled floors and side table are the perfect complement to beautifully texture concrete walls and tub in this serene, Japanese-inspired bath by design firm Michael Del Piero Good Design.
Storied portraits and illustrations in black and gold frames cover the walls of this Georgian master bathroom by Atlanta-based designer Amy Morris.
A mosaic tile and grand chandelier provide plenty of glitz and glam in this English country master bathroom designed by Atlanta-based firm Harrison Design.
To create dimension in this serene bath, Miami-based firm Dunagan Diverio Design Group utilized a textured, neutral-toned wall and a complementary bench with an inlaid lattice pattern.
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