If you're looking for a spa-like feeling, try muted greens with more gray undertones than white. This color is fresh, understated and really evokes a feeling of cleanliness. Skip popular kid tones like pink and blue, and instead try shades of aloe which work well in spaces for boys and girls alike.
This powder room is a striking combination of traditional and modern, with an antique gold mirror and contemporary wall paper, pink vessel sink with gold faucet, modern wood vanity, and pink and gold wall sconces.
Jessica Helgerson uses Daltile in a 3 x 6 white brick and chooses a thin-set rather than a thicker setting bed to cover the walls in this bathroom. For added detailing, she drops the ceiling around the exposed-leg vanity to create a little niche. The floor is a limestone hexagon pattern that adds visual interest.
SPG Architects’ Casa Torcida, located in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, uses rich woods and a soft palette in the bathroom, reflecting the abundant flora and fauna native to the property. A frosted glass divider separates the toilet from the rest of the space, which features a jetted tub and an open wood vanity with double sinks. The house is completely “off the grid,” using a water-reclamation system to retain rainwater for use throughout the house. In addition, the house has a solar hot water system, which provides hot water for most of the year.
Originally constructed in 1909, this small master bathroom could not be expanded in terms of space. By embracing dark, moodier colors and installing gleaming tile surfaces and chrome finishes, the room was given a larger personality.
One of designer Claire Paquin's favorite ways to make an impact in the bathroom is marble mosaic floor tiles. "Bathrooms rarely have any opportunity for pattern, with the exceptions of window treatments and wallpaper, so a patterned floor tile is a great place to splurge. Sometimes the small, intricate patterns are expensive, but you typically won't need to buy as much," says Paquin.
This concrete ramp sink provides needed contrast to the white subway tile backsplash and fixtures. It is also functional and stylish with stainless steel wall faucets that combine to give some added interest to the space.
The monochromatic foundation is infused with a variety of textures and materials, including the graphic-printed wallpaper, to create a visually enticing bathroom. A large mirror helps to expand the space and reflect light around the room.
This master bathroom remodel included the installation of a drop-in bathtub that was positioned in front of a natural stone accent wall. Neutral granite and dark brown wooden panels encase the bathtub, while a wall with a partial glass partition separates it from the walk-in shower area.
This bathroom, which was designed to emulate a world-class spa, includes a glass-wall steam shower as well as a tub for two. The walls are covered by horizontal reclaimed wood planks intended to create a Swiss alpine feel.