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Varying tones of white, ivory, and ecru visually combine to make this bath look expansive, belying its narrow dimensions and giving it a spa-like quality. The room's neutral color scheme achieves a sun-kissed radiance thanks to the natural light that flows through two divided-light windows: one in the shower and one above the tub. This light and airy feel translates into a period-style bath that respects the past and serves the needs of the present.
This elegant master bathroom is a study in contrast -- dark vanities anchor the otherwise bright white space. Overall, white woodwork and tile and a muted palette prevail, creating a combination of traditional and contemporary styles. Color is limited to a creamy shade of ecru, allowing the architecture to find its voice without competing with bold hues.
An oversize paisley wallpaper pattern brings the wow factor to this pretty powder room and adds oomph to the all-white surfaces and fixtures and classic beaded-board wainscoting. The same steely gray of the paisley motif appears in the basket-weave mosaic floor tile, which brings the color scheme down to floor level.
Richly grained marble creates an elegant exuberance in this master bath. The beautifully polished Equator Marmara marble tile shimmers in multiple shades of gray in the shower, on the tub surround, and on the floor. The black-and-white animal print stool offers an organic and fluid counterpoint to the rigidly geometric quality of the gray marble. The walls are covered in a silvery paper that brings a metallic sparkle to the room.
Powder room styles reflect the individual personality of the homeowner in a space small enough to allow for a more daring design than you might want in a larger bathroom. To create architectural character in this small, plain powder room, thin glass tiles in a palette of grays and tans combine for a dramatic backsplash that extends from floor to ceiling. The poured-concrete countertop and sink pick up the color of the medium-tone tiles, while the walls match the lightest ones.
A neutral color scheme is ideal for a bath that utilizes repurposed furnishings in a vintage style. To get that cottage or farmhouse vibe, start with classic materials such as hardwood flooring and beaded-board wainscoting painted in a warm white. Keep the wall color in a light tone to contrast softly with the white. Bring in an old console table in a lighter wood to fashion into a double-bowl vanity and include a vintage cupboard with a washed finish. Add a mix of baskets and trays for natural texture and additional storage of personal items.
Inspired by a luxurious bath in a Parisian hotel, this master bath is bright, elegant, and timeless in neutral shades of white and bisque. The shower and tub are encased in slabs of richly veined marble, which appears again on the beveled countertops and the basket-weave mosaic floor tile. On the wall, a shimmering decorative paint treatment in warm beige reflects the natural light that bounces from white cabinetry to multiple mirrors.
With its rich mahogany finish, this storage-packed vanity is the focal point of the master bath. Antiqued brass bin pulls reinforce the vintage feel, while the square white porcelain sinks add a contemporary counterpoint to the vanity's traditional features, including the wall-mount faucets. A pale limestone floor and countertop keep the darkness of vanity and mirror frames in balance, while golden crackle-finish subway tile creates a bright, cheerful backsplash.
Go green in neutral tones with bath fixtures and furnishings made from salvaged and renewable materials. Reclaimed wood can be fashioned into a vanity top as seen here, while a rattan stool and stone bath mat are made from renewable resources for soul-soothing natural textures and colors. Stone tile and golden walls add to the spa-like quality of this earthy and earth-friendly bath.
Floor-length drapery panels in a dramatic diamond pattern bring a hint of living-room luxury to the freestanding bathtub. A palette of chocolate brown and creamy white establishes a setting that is rich and warm. White subway tiles wrap the room to nearly door height, providing a period-style backdrop for a handsome walnut vanity. The warm brown color on the ceiling brings the ceiling height down and makes the tall room feel cozy.
In this refurbished 1920s master bath, a contemporary paint palette of warm white and pale gray makes flea market furnishings shine. The sink, plumbed into a vintage dresser, wraps up style and function in a pretty package, while an old apothecary cabinet holds supplies in period style. Beaded-board wainscoting injects subtle white-on-white pattern around the room, while the large woven towel basket provides interesting texture.
Salvage finds -- from flooring to fixtures to a tin-tile mirror frame -- bring character to a guest bathroom. The natural patina of worn and reclaimed surfaces dictates the serene neutral palette. The hall bath evokes a soothing tone by using an antique tub and an old table repurposed for the vanity. Taupe linen panels hang from rings, lending an easy elegance around the tub. Knotty pine flooring was salvaged from a 200-year-old warehouse. Painting the walls in a quiet wheat color puts the beauty of the reclaimed pieces in focus and allows their character to shine through.
Birch woods wallpaper in shades of taupe inspired the color palette for this powder room redo. With the new wallpaper, the dark trim and plantation-style shutters on the window needed lightening with a fresh coat of white paint that not only complements the paper but also contrasts with the dark ebony stain on the hardwood floor. The modern vanity, console table, shaded sconces, and brushed-nickel hardware add to the sophisticated upscale look.
The sandy beach right outside this master bath inspired the earthy neutral palette and mix of finishes. Multi-hued marble tiles surround the tub and walls, creating a subtle shimmer like sunlight on grains of sand. Unique stone and wood stools rest on a Kalaty rug, which adds its own color notes and texture to the tile floor. The whimsical shell-face sconce over the tub brings in the iridescence of mother of pearl.
Cottage elements in white and beige give this small bath a charming new look. Formerly clad in pink fixtures and tile, the soft and timeless neutral palette brings the room back to its stylistic roots while remaining modern in its amenities. White-painted tin tiles gives texture and depth to a ceiling once covered in dated popcorn. White subway tile and crisply painted beaded board visually expand the walls and reflect light throughout the space. White fixtures provide tone-on-tone silhouettes in classic forms. Beige tiles grouted in gray mimic brick and add warmth to the floor.
This small but storage-rich bathroom boasts an organic feel with a spa-like sensibility. Sage-painted walls provide a soothing backdrop for the space. Small storage niches built in between wall studs stand out in a contrasting wheat color. Chunky bases in deep-grained wood extend the niches out from the wall. Off-white cabinetry and a porthole mirror brighten the overall color scheme, while the countertop, baskets, and brushed-nickel fittings add textural hues.
Charcoal-gray upper walls and gray-veined white marble below create a calm, elegant look. Contrasting marble mosaics form a ribbon around the perimeter of the room, adding a decorative focal point. The marble is Asian statuary, not the typical Carrara. The new polished-nickel faucets mimic vintage designs, while the wide sink ledge acts as a mini storage shelf. Substantial frames in crisp white outline medicine cabinets above the pair of sinks. In a small bath, a white console sink -- a two-legged or four-legged unit that's open under the basin -- takes up less space than a typical vanity with cabinetry, leaving room for a pair of metal stools upholstered in nubby white terrycloth.
Chic grass-cloth wallpaper makes an easy and inexpensive upgrade for this small guest bath. The neutral paper makes the room appear larger and can complement any color of towels or bath accessories for a quick change. The narrow gray stone vanity is surrounded by white and gray marble on walls and floor, visually expanding the room. The mirrored wall above the vanity increases the effect of spaciousness by reflecting both light and soft color.
A high contrast of white porcelain, dark paint, and subtle pattern in the wall makes this bathroom visually appealing. The graphic-pattern hand towels inject more subtle pattern and breaks up the expanse of dark wall. The large mirror keeps light moving throughout the space so the dramatic walls don't overpower the small room.