Contemporary Bathroom Ideas

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Get inspiration and ideas for designing or remodeling a bathroom with contemporary style. Discover beautiful modern vanity, tile ideas to try, and the best paint colors to create a modern and spa-like bathroom.

Industrial Touch

When planning contemporary bathrooms, consider what materials you'll use. Concrete, exposed pipes, and natural wood can all help you achieve the look you desire. Clean, white geometric vessel sinks contrast the concrete countertops in this bathroom. The result is a room that feels modern yet industrial with a bit of warmth from the wood-framed mirrors.

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Modern Shapes

When searching for contemporary bathroom ideas, consider elements with unique patterns and shapes. Geometric accents work great for a contemporary bathroom theme and can be featured on flooring, through furnishings, or as minute details. In this black and white contemporary bathroom, patterned floor tiles grab attention while a sleek circular mirror on the wall helps offset all the hard edges.

Saving Space

Contemporary bathroom tiles can make all the difference in your bathroom makeover. In this small space, gray, horizontal tiles work to add subtle visual interest and make the space feel larger. Floating the toilet and vanity also helped to free up visual space. White accessories and espresso-colored wood helps this bathroom feel like an upscale spa.

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Keep It Current

Carrara marble tiles dress up the vanity wall as well as the inside of the glass-enclosed shower. A cool gray paint color was inspired by the mix of contemporary bathroom tiles and helps the white accessories stand out. Features such as a vessel sink, simple soaking tub, and floating vanity help this marble bathroom have a modern air.

Stone Stand-Out

Stone mosaic tile on one wall of the shower is the stand-out feature in contemporary small bathrooms like this. The grain of the bamboo vanity goes with veining in the large gray tiles on the remaining walls.  The same gray stone is used on the floor but laid in an intricate herringbone pattern.

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Black and White

When it comes to contemporary bathrooms, some designs are as simple as black and white. This ultra-sleek space remains calm and collected thanks to all-white walls and a spa-worthy stand-alone bathtub. Chalky black window shutters make a bold statement whether they're left open or closed. Beige tile floors and brass finishes warm up the neutral bathroom.

Just an Illusion

Many contemporary bathroom ideas keep it simple when it comes to color. Clean lines and a monochromatic color palette create a soothing yet stylish bathroom. Ceramic tiles give the illusion of vein-cut travertine and add high visual impact to the space. If you wan't to add a touch of color to the space, consider adding a decorative rug by the vanity or playful countertop decor. 

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Tile Time

There's a lot going on in this contemporary bathroom design. Polished marble countertops have a dramatic impact against white cabinetry. Tiny mosaic tiles of different colors and size cover the walls, while on the floor, hexagon tiles create another interesting pattern. The use of white helps to break up the space and give the eye a break from all of the tile work.

Perfectly Grounded

A spacious walk-in shower divides two matching vanities and creates a sense of flow in this bathroom. Various neutral tiles cover the back wall of the shower, while marble helps to enclose the piece. Dark wood helps to ground the otherwise airy space.

Clean and Contemporary

Consider contemporary bathroom decorating ideas when planning a makeover for a spacious bath. Features like a glass-enclosed shower, sleek built-in tub, and floating vanity help make this bathroom a clean and contemporary space. A simple color palette of beige, white, and black also helps keep the room from being too busy.

Modern Drama

Sleek lines and simple colors are what set a contemporary bath apart from a traditional bath. Dark stone tiles contrast clean, white porcelain sinks and a freestanding bathtub in its own separate space. Straight lines from the stone tiles and walls pair nicely with rounded sink basins and the curved tub. 

Cheery Cherrywood

This cherrywood vanity was the inspiration for a contemporary bathroom renovation. The addition of large, beige tiles leaves the bathroom feeling clean. Cherry cabinetry and paneling helps to separate the bathroom and add dimension. Contemporary bathroom vanities often come with lots of storage behind closed doors, so you can easily hide products and keep the countertops clean. 

Room with a View

This is as close as you'll get to an outdoor bathroom while maintaining a sense of privacy. The floor-to-ceiling windows in this contemporary bathroom are the obvious focal point, letting in plenty of natural light. With a view as great as this, the rest of the bathroom is kept simple with just a minimalist vanity and stand-alone bathtub.

Tailored Appearance

Terrazzo floor tiles combine with dark gray glass tiles in this shower to form a tailored and modern bathroom design. Riftsawn oak with a dark stain covers the floating vanity which is the perfect way to add more floor space in a small bathroom. A two-tone color scheme is perfect for simple contemporary bathrooms. 

Make It Marble

An intricate floor made up of small, marble tiles creates a mosaic that makes this contemporary small bathroom design unique. The marble continues on the walls where veining adds color and movement. A sleek and simple vanity uses open-shelf storage to store towels.

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Spa Simulation

Enlarged showers make contemporary bathrooms feel spa-like. In this stunning example, glittering iridescent tiles give the shower life, and a glass wall and door ensure the room still feels spacious. A tall built-in armoire provides tons of storage and has a modern look.

Chic Retreat

Dark, espresso-colored wood gives this contemporary bath a chic and luxurious feel, while neutral walls and countertops keep the look clean and bright. The use of glass for the shower walls and door helps to make the space feel larger and open. Bonus: Unframed mirrors are normally less expensive than their framed counterparts. 

Totally Teak

Contemporary bathrooms take full advantage of natural elements and hues. The teak tub and pair of sinks warm up this distinctly minimal room. Cream-colored limestone on the floor and walls keeps a serene effect in full force in the bathroom. Throw a white robe into the mix, and this space will look just like a resort spa. 

Calming Colors

Teak wood, limestone, and green glass tiles come together to form a bathroom that is a relaxing place to retreat after a long day. The sharp lines of the room lend a contemporary feel to the space that utilizes simplicity. A whirlpool with a cascading waterfall spout is a main feature that gets noticed.

Wall of Tiles

Contemporary bathroom tiles veer from traditional bathroom tile designs. A wall of linear mosaic tiles creates the effect of wallpaper from a distance. A dark wood vanity with a floating counter and open shelving gives the space a one-of-a-kind look. A rectangular vessel sink sits on top of the vanity for a modern touch. 

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Maritime Inspiration

Not all comtemporary bathrooms look the same. Paneled teak walls echo the feel of a boat that inspired this unique bathroom design. Caged sconces on either side of the sink enhance the maritime feel and add a much needed dose of light. The table-style vanity is a custom creation and has a stone-composite top that pairs beautifully with shiny chrome legs.

Sophisticated Sensation

Heavily veined marble floors give this modern bathroom design a sophisticated and chic look, especially when paired with espresso-colored wood. Blue glass tiles adorn the walls in a vertical pattern that feels fresh and edgy. Clean lines from the bathtub and vessel sinks give the space a sense of simplicity and ease.

Firm Focal Point

A dark, geometric vanity becomes the main focal point in this simple bathroom. The vanity's unique design gives the piece a sculptural quality that is truly unique. Statement contemporary bathroom vanities don't need much dressing up, so keeping other bathroom decor to a minimum is ideal. 

Vague Variation

The use of stone makes contemporary bathrooms feel relaxed yet not bland. Dark stone with horizontal veining covers the vanity wall, while lighter stone highlights the tub wall. A teak vanity is paired with a sculptural vessel sink that adds curves to this mainly geometric space.

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