White bathroom fixtures are renowned for their versatility and continued appeal. They are a universally intelligent choice, but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate different tones into other aspects of your bathroom design. And instead of choosing an actual color that you’ll have to live with for years to come, why not go with a trend that will age well with your bathroom? This is a tall order to fill, but the gray bathroom trend seems to tick off all the marks.
Gray works well in bathrooms because it can be incorporated in a range of tones- from the palest smoke to dark pewter. It also works perfectly with white, allowing you to highlight all of your beautiful white bathroom furniture. Perhaps best of all, a grey and white base is the perfect foundation for playing with color- this means you can change your color schemes over the years to fit your latest whims.
Starting with the floor, you can incorporate gray into the space. If you prefer a more dramatic look and aren’t afraid of darker shades in the bathroom, by all means go with slate gray tile. Natural dark gray stone can be beautiful, as can deep gray marble squares with subtle veins in white or pale gray.
Or, keep it light and bright with foggy gray-toned flooring. Having a more monochrome color palette (white with slightly lighter gray accents) can help keep your space open and appear larger.
The gray bathroom trend tends to use several shades of gray to achieve the look. This can be done through your use of wall décor- think light gray paint with a darker floor, or framed artwork in tones of black, gray and white. You can also focus on your accessories, bringing gray towels and bath mats into the space before offsetting the look with a few pops of color.
Go modern with spring green accents against a gray background, or make it industrial with clever uses of red.
Gray can easily take on both masculine and feminine qualities in a bathroom space- it really is the perfect neutral canvas. Try adding a bouquet of pale pink flowers and soft pink towels, or keep it clean with black towels and shiny chrome bathroom accessories.
For a natural look, add hardy but beautiful leafy green plants to a mostly gray and white space- draw inspiration from gray rocky canyons lined with ferns, or gray cliffs topped with evergreen trees.
Whenever you feel the need to give your bathroom a facelift, a classy and elegant gray backdrop will leave you with the perfect canvas to let your imagination go wild. This is one trend that won’t date your house back several decades or cost you a fortune in remodelling costs down the road.