If you are looking for a timeless yet chic decor style for your bathroom, starting with a neutral color scheme such as white and gray is an easy solution. Not only does it allow for a lot of room for error (gray always matches with other grays and white), but it's also understated, which means that other elements of your decor can take precedence.
If you want to feature a stunning freestanding tub or bring attention to the large windows or alcove corner, gray and white will allow you to do that. The white keeps the space light enough, while gray adds some movement.
You can also play with textures with this scheme: think pebble walls, natural stone, and interesting tile patterns.
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Classic and Chic
This beach-style bathroom by William Guidero Planning and Design, via Houzz, features a beautiful horizontal stripe wall treatment. This wall style will make narrow spaces look wider.Continue to 2 of 17 below.
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Classic and Affordable
This beautiful bathroom design by Shelter Interiors can easily be done on a budget. Gray tile is common and affordable, and the quartz countertop also saves money compared to marble or granite. Framing the mirror gives the space more movement and makes the ceiling seem higher.Continue to 3 of 17 below.
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Do you prefer more personality in your bathroom? This amazing bathroom remodel by Ashley Truman of Cherished Bliss features a wonderful balance of farmhouse and industrial elements. A gray vanity contrasts against an eggshell white wall, while reclaimed wood and exposed pipes add variety and interest.Continue to 4 of 17 below.
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Modern Gray and White
Clean lines, lots of light, and enough storage space for a family of six are the main features of this modern primary bathroom by Goodchild Builders. Rectangular vessel sinks and drop faucets make a beautiful contrast, and the granite countertop provides a balance between light and dark.
About This Term: Primary Bathroom
Many real estate associations, including the National Association of Home Builders, have classified the term "Master Bedroom" (or "Master Bathroom") as discriminatory. "Primary Bedroom" is the name now widely used among the real estate community and better reflects the purpose of the room.
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Ornate Gray and White
This beautifully ornate bathroom by EJ Interiors features a bleached driftwood mirror frame, a marble floor tile mosaic, and an alcove shower with large marble tiles. The difference in veining from floor to shower tiles brings this bathroom to life, and the mirror frame provides a wonderful focal point.Continue to 6 of 17 below.
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Simplicity for Family
This bathroom by Jason Snyder has a wonderful, family-friendly simplicity that highlights the benefits of using gray and white. As a neutral color scheme, anyone in the family feels welcome: it's not overly feminine nor masculine. The subway shower tile alternates white and gray tile for some fun and movement, and a round mirror contrasts the square vanity.Continue to 7 of 17 below.
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A very light marble countertop contrasts with a gray patterned wallpaper in this bathroom by Cory Connor Designs. The overmount sink has the heightened profile of a vessel sink, but with a little more depth. White wall paneling complements the wallpaper with its rectangular shape.Continue to 8 of 17 below.
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Elegant and Vintage
Gray, white, pewter, and black work together in this gorgeous bathroom by Shed Brand Studios. The stained glass window is especially impressive and forms the heart of this bathroom, design-wise. Notice how the chandelier is hanging smack in the middle of the window, providing wonderful curvy contrast to the rectangular shape behind it.Continue to 9 of 17 below.
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A dark-gray subway tile adds drama to this white bathroom by Urrutia Design. The natural stone countertop is just a little grayer than the white vanity, which makes a nice transition between the tile wall and the rest of the space. A few minimal flower arrangements provide a welcoming organic touch.Continue to 11 of 17 below.
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Featuring Benjamin Moore's Moonshine pale gray shade, this spacious bathroom by Soucie Horner uses layers of white and gray to keep the decor classic, timeless, and traditional. Classic marble tile contrasts with a pure white porcelain freestanding tub, while dark gray curtains and silver accent table give depth and richness.Continue to 12 of 17 below.
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Modern Victorian Style
How do you keep a Victorian feel when renovating your bathroom? This design by Granit keeps Victorian features such as the wood paneling and freestanding tub, with added modern touches such as a tankless toilet and a floating sink. A small wall shelf provides some storage space, and lots of mirrors with distressed framed add light and a retro feel.Continue to 13 of 17 below.
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Modern Industrial Style
The subway tile and hex marble stone floor feel modern, but the open washstands have an industrial feel. This quirky bathroom by the Cottage Company features his-and-hers washstands with visible plumbing and retro hardware and practical pivot mirrors.Continue to 14 of 17 below.
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Unusually wide, the sink in this bathroom by C.P. Hart, via Houzz, attracts all the attention. It is complemented by an also very wide mirror and a small shelf. The gray subway tile keeps the space harmonious and seamless, and a checkerboard floor adds a retro, funky feel.Continue to 15 of 17 below.
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Medium-gray walls and a green dinosaur dominate this small boy's bathroom by Shophouse Design. The mirror at the back of the alcove adds depth, and the white shower curtain reflects the light from the window, making the room appear bigger.Continue to 17 of 17 below.
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French-Style Primary Bathroom
A French-style mirror placed against the wall and an equally French armchair add lots of personality to this bathroom by Jennifer Backstein Interiors. The spacious arrangement gives lots of space for the clawfoot tub (with appropriately ornate claw-feet), and a large marble floor tile finishes the whole off in luxury.