White Bathrooms

White can be described in many cases as cold, clinical and boring but we at Dwell don't agree.  When done properly (and that's the key) white is fresh, bright and a clean backdrop to a huge range of decorating styles which makes it perfect to use in a bathroom - right?

White bathrooms hold their age so well and becomes warm and interesting when you add texture and colour via towels and accessories.

Not to mention it suits the interiors of so many styles of homes from classic to contemporary, country to coastal and heritage to ultra modern.  

image via myparadissi.com

image via myparadissi.com

The luxury bathroom below could be found in a renovated country home, hamptons style coastal or modern city home.  The herringbone tile pattern is so on trend right now and we love how it contrasts, yet works perfectly with the glamorous chandelier, the heritage bath, art deco table and modern black-edged towels.  It has a subtle feminine feel to it due to the blossoms and colour of bath accessories on the shelf above the bath but could easily become more masculine by replacing the blossoms with twigs, changing the bath mat to black and the swapping the bath accessories on the shelf with black, silver and amber.

image found on Pinterest

image found on Pinterest

Even though the poured concrete vanity below is made of a hard material is seems soft and textural due to the finish.  It adds a focal point and a contrast to the white room which lends itself to an industrial, eco or scandi style home.

image via vosgesparis.com

image via vosgesparis.com

Timber basins and a timber stool bring the outdoors in to the bathroom below.  By adding towels in a similar colour the room is saved from becoming too clinical and stark.  A sisal rug would also bring some warmth into this room.

image via The Style Files

image via The Style Files

Subway tiles and black joinery in this bathroom give it an art deco vibe with a bit of an industrial feel. 

image via bloodandchampagne.com

image via bloodandchampagne.com

What ever your taste is you can't go wrong with a white bathroom.  Go safe on the walls and splash out with your fittings and accessories, they are much easier to change when you tire of them than your tiled floors and walls are!