A chic, stylized form of industrial style has seen a resurgence in recent years as post-industrial warehouses around the world have been converted into often pricey housing. Industrial style celebrates the raw materials and generous volumes of spaces formerly reserved for honest work that have been turned into urban lofts with all the modern comforts of a luxury apartment. The style has become so popular that it has trickled into the mainstream, encouraging people everywhere to adopt raw materials and finishes and embrace the pared down aesthetic of industrial style that work particularly well in modern bathrooms, whether you live in a warehouse conversion loft in Brooklyn or Los Angeles or a house in the midwestern suburbs.
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This industrial chic bathroom has a traditional graphic black and white color palette that is softened with white painted brick, a pretty patterned floor tile, and a contemporary freestanding tub with black plumbing. A delicate round side table with slender metal legs subtly echoes the black grid windows and a glass and metal grid wall separates the tub without interrupting the flow like a solid wall would.Continue to 3 of 15 below.
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This pretty bathroom from Austin, Texas-based interior designer Erin Williamson has a classic contemporary feel with an industrial edge thanks to a black and white color palette and a striking black ceiling that makes it feel cozier than a plain white ceiling would. Simple white wall tiles extend all the way up to the ceiling to keep the room feeling airy and modern. A graphic black and white patterned floor tile adds interest and a modern black-framed mirror above the retro-style sink creates a pleasing contrast.Continue to 4 of 15 below.
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This pleasing modern take on industrial style could work in any home, with its glass walk-in shower tiled in simple white subway tiles with dark grout to add interest, hexagonal white floor tiles, contemporary black wood floating vanity, and black plumbing on the sink and shower head.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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This great-looking industrial style bathroom in a Venice, California loft from interior design firm Alexander Design celebrates the soaring black metal grid windows and raw white painted brick walls with a contemporary black bathtub, a glass walk-in shower, a graphic black and white patterned Beni Ourain style Berber rug from Morocco and a deep rectangular double sink in cement.Continue to 6 of 15 below.
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This industrial chic space has a grayish black showstopper of a bathtub positioned next to a wall of metal grid framed windows. Baseboards are painted in a dark green to echo the greenery outside the windows. Raw wood and metal floating shelves on the wall serve as open storage.Continue to 7 of 15 below.
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Shades of Gray
The giant arched multi-pane windows and high ceilings in this bathroom located in a converted warehouse provide plenty of architectural wow factor, but shades of gray—on wall paint, cement floor tiles and a silver metal bathtub—add a softer touch that makes the airy space feel more like a home. Black hanging lanterns take advantage of ceiling height and add rhythm to the design. A long wooden sink vanity on black metal legs is contemporary but works with the industrial style. Plenty of plants bring the outdoors inside.Continue to 8 of 15 below.
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This bathroom leans more contemporary than industrial. But it shows how industrial touches like large glass and metal doors separating the shower and toilet—without blocking sightlines or light—work with modern elements like the geometric metal and frosted white glass ceiling light detail. Natural stone, a wood ladder leaning against a wall, wood window shutters, hanging pendant lights, and a contemporary freestanding bathtub fill up the space and tone down the cool industrial color palette with shades of beige and tan.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Touch of Wood
A contemporary bathroom with a gray and white palette that leans toward industrial has exposed bulb pendant lights that would look at home in an industrial loft. The sober look is softened up with touches of warm wood—a wood-framed mirror, sink vanity, and floating wood shelves suspended from a black cord that echoes the pendant lights.Continue to 10 of 15 below.
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This industrial-style bathroom is all about the exposed brick wall, gray stone tiles and contemporary lighting that looks like a revisited florescent light. But it's clear that it's a home bathroom by the organically shaped sink and velvety dark blue velvet shower curtain.Continue to 11 of 15 below.
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The soft patina on the cement walls of this bathroom in Thailand make an interesting backdrop for accessories like leather strap suspended round mirror, warm wood accents, and exposed Edison-style bulbs on hanging pendant lights that create an inviting space with a few well chosen contrasting materials.Continue to 12 of 15 below.
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The big industrial style move in this spacious bathroom is a fixed glass and metal partition and set of French doors in a graphic grid pattern that creates a mostly psychological divider between the main living space and the bathroom and adds structure and rhythm to the cavernous space. Painted white wide plank wood floors add a Scandi vibe and a bright blue wall adds an unapologetic splash of color. A transparent chandelier and large houseplants make the giant proportions of the bathroom feel a little more homey.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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This stylish, modern black and white bathroom by Austin, Texas-based interior designer Erin Williamson uses graphic tile flooring, black plumbing on the sink and shower, and a vintage chandelier to add a soft industrial edge to a modern bathroom.Continue to 14 of 15 below.
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This new build bathroom has hints of soft industrial style in its signature details and mix of materials. Cement wall and floor tiles, a marble-topped wood vanity, a black framed mirror, and black geometric pendant light with an exposed Edison-style bulb and a spacious glass shower add up to a polished take on livable industrial style that doesn't require a warehouse conversion to work.Continue to 15 of 15 below.
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This more contemporary bathroom has industrial touches like exposed pipes and is finished in a gray concrete with a handcrafted patina. A round sink and lighted mirror and a light wood vanity bring balance and a soft touch.