22 White Bathroom Ideas to Keep the Room Lively

white bathroom with black accents

Louis Duncan-He

White remains a popular color for bathrooms, regardless of shape, size, or home style. If you're looking to design a white bathroom of your own, you've come to the right place. The following 22 rooms are full of decorating inspiration as it pertains to tile choices, hardware, and much more. White bathrooms are by no means boring—there's truly so much you can do with such a space!

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    Make It Luxe

    white marble bathroom

    Wendy Concannon for Melinda Kelson O'Connor Architecture & Interiors

    There's nothing like a marble bathroom! This one is luxurious looking and makes taking a bath feel like even more of a treat thanks to its "fancy hotel bathroom" vibes.

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    Install Subway Tile

    white bathtub and white walls

    Wendy Concannon for Melinda Kelson O'Connor Architecture & Interiors

    White subway tile continues to have a major moment and is great for the bathroom. You can always tile just half of your walls if you crave a two-toned look.

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    Say Yes to Silver

    white bathroom with oval mirror

    Louis Duncan-He

    We see many white bathrooms with gold accents, but silver is just as viable of an option. Don't be shy about choosing silver when it comes to mirrors, sconces, and of course, hardware.

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    Keep It Clutter Free

    white bathroom with black hardware

    Louis Duncan-He

    The little details matter in the bathroom, particularly in an all-white space where even the slightest amount of clutter will be more noticeable. Installing shelves within your shower to match the hardware looks much nicer than keeping shampoo bottles and other essentials directly on the ground.

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    Add Some Greenery

    white bathroom with black accents

    Louis Duncan-He

    Black accents look nice and sleek in this white bathroom. If you're worried about a black-and-white space appearing too stark, you can always soften things with some plant life—here, a vase as well as a potted plant help to bring the outdoors in and add life to this bathroom.

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    Experiment With Paint

    white bathroom with soft gray walls

    Interior Impressions

    If your tub, countertops, and doors are white but you're craving a small dose of color, think about painting your bathroom walls a light blue or gray. This allows for some variety without veering too far from the color white.

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    Go Geo

    white bathroom with arched mirror

    Interior Impressions

    Even if you don't plan to draw a variety of colors into your bathroom, you can still experiment with shapes. Hang an arched mirror, for instance, or swap out builder-grade light fixtures for more geometric-looking options.

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    Try Some Soft Wallpaper

    white bathroom with gray and white wallpaper

    Interior Impressions

    If you aren't one for bare walls, install a wall covering rooted in white. Here, a floral pattern is equal parts relaxing and glam. You definitely don't have to cover all four of your bathroom walls to make a statement, either. Opting for an accent wall is always a possibility.

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    Add Beautiful Wainscoting

    white symmetrical bathroom

    Interior Impressions

    There's nothing wrong with a symmetrical look. This traditional style bathroom features beautiful wainscoting complete with picture frame molding, which adds a touch of luxury to the space.

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    Make a Statement With Marble

    white bathroom with brass accents

    Interior Impressions

    Marble built-in benches on either side of this bathtub make it easy to relax while being able to reach for a drink or magazine easily. You could even place a few potted plants nearby to make your bathroom feel more greenhouse-like.

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    Pay Attention to Balance

    white bathroom with black shower

    Interior Impressions

    A black metal mirror complements the black shower in this otherwise white bathroom, making the space feel more complete. It's all in the balance. This tip can be tested with other colors and finishes as well.

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    Let Natural Light Shine

    white bathroom with woven rug

    Erin Williamson Design

    This white bathroom is full of natural sunlight, which is the main attraction and truly speaks for itself. There's nothing wrong with keeping accessories or artwork to a minimum in the bathroom; you can soak in the tub distraction-free while pretending you're at your favorite high-end spa.

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    Be a Little Playful

    white bathroom with heart pattern tiles

    Erin Williamson Design

    By all means, add some playfulness to your all-white bathroom. Here, a heart-shaped tile backsplash couldn't be cuter. Go ahead and embrace your whimsical side!

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    Keep It Natural

    white bathroom with clawfoot tub

    Cathie Hong Interiors

    Those who are drawn to natural tones and warm, earthy elements will feel right at home in this bathroom. Light wooden pieces will fit into a white bathroom perfectly.

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    Go Bold With Lighting

    white bathroom with sconces

    Cathie Hong Interiors

    Keep in mind that you can most definitely get creative when it comes to bathroom lighting. Whether you opt for a funky chandelier or special sconces (or in the case of this bathroom, both of the above), there's no reason you can't add style to what is a primarily utilitarian space.

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    Try a Fun Twist on Pendants

    white and gold bathroom

    Kern & Co

    This large bathroom is contemporary and stylish thanks to the brass accents that are scattered throughout the space. And this is another example of getting creative with lighting. Here, the designer opted for small brass pendants in lieu of traditional sconces.

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    Incorporate Some Soft Blue

    white bathroom with blue accents

    Kern & Co

    If you're looking for a hue to use alongside white in your bathroom, a soft blue is always a safe bet. This bathroom is mostly white, but the thoughtfully placed blue tiles add to the space's serenity.

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    Include a Bit of Shiplap

    shiplap in bathroom

    JK Interior Living

    Chic gold accents shine in this small white bathroom. The shiplap walls add a touch of farmhouse design to the space—even a decade after shiplap began to be commonplace, it remains a popular choice for rooms of all kinds.

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    Opt for an Expansive Vanity

    large white vanity

    JK Interior Living

    An expansive vanity takes center stage in this primary bathroom. When designing a bathroom from scratch, you will definitely want to keep storage needs top of mind. An oversized vanity makes getting ready for the day super simple.

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    Add Some Charm

    white bathroom with wallpaper

    Ashley Montgomery Design

    This bathroom is mostly white, but there's no missing the charming wallpaper and soft wooden mirror. Just because you're looking to make white the primary color in your bathroom doesn't mean you have to pass up on other hues entirely; it's all about moderation.

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    Keep Accessories Simple

    white tub with marble walls

    Gray Space Interiors

    This bathroom just screams "luxe" thanks to the marble wall paneling and sunken, inviting tub. Simple bath accessories and hardware finish the look without detracting from this space's modern vibe.

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    Maximize Storage Solutions

    small white bathroom

    Desiree Burns

    This bathroom is small but sweet. White paint helps the space to feel more expansive, and the addition of accessories gives this compact room some personality. Placing a storage basket under the sink, as was done here, is an excellent way to maximize every square foot of a petite powder room.