Most people consider gray to be a bland color, and wouldn’t use it for decorating their bathroom. However, gray doesn’t always have to be boring. With an aesthetic approach to decorating, you can make your bathroom look beautiful and elegant, with shade as neutral as gray.
Being a basic color, Gray goes with almost every shade, helping you decorate with multiple different accents. After all, it’s a classic shade that will never go out of style.
I’ve curated a list of the best gray bathroom ideas for you to get inspiration from. Take a look at these beautiful gray bathrooms to rekindle your love for this timeless color.
If you don’t want entirely gray bathrooms in your home, you can add a few other colors to break the monotony. Take a look at this bathroom with gray and golden walls. Along with the golden pattern against gray, the round mirror is also adding an elegant style to the bathroom.
Plus, the fixtures are also golden, set perfectly against the gray vessel sink. I also like how the sink bowl is a light hue of gray rather than utterly white because it’s a stark contrast with the fixtures.
Here’s another gray design for you to take inspiration from. The walls are a mixture of gray and white, while the cavities in the bathroom – the sink bowl and the tub – are white. Overall, it creates a well-balanced effect.
While the gray amps up the space and gives it a classic look, the white allows bright sunlight to come in, keeping the bathroom well-lit.
If you don’t want the tiles and walls to be entirely gray, you can instead incorporate the color in other parts of the bathroom. For instance, take a look at these beautiful soap and makeup holders.
The texture mutes the gray, yet allowing it to make a statement. I can totally see these accessories on a marble countertop, giving the bathroom the feel of a five-star hotel.
Looking at this bathroom, the first word that comes to mind is ‘elegant.’ Sure enough, the gray walls make the room a bit dull. However, the black light fixtures and faucets lit up the room while the white tub makes a beautiful contrast against the gray floors and walls.
Overall, the bathroom is neither too gray nor too white. That’s the perfect balance you should go for if you want the bathroom to be aesthetic and bright.
Here’s one of the ideas for people who don’t want the wall color to be gray, yet want gray to make a subtle appearance in their bathroom. I love how there are hints of gray in the bathroom, yet the color does not overwhelm.
Set against wooden walls, the grey vanity area is toned down by the white bowl and toilet seat. However, if you look at the top, the light fixtures are gray, matching well with the vanity below.
Overall, the bathroom has a sophisticated style to it, which is something modern homeowners tend to go for.
If you’re finding an idea for the master bathroom, this is the one to go with. The wall color is absolutely stunning and goes nicely with the white tub. Moreover, the designers have put a white rug on the gray floors to lower the overwhelming effect of the dark-gray bathroom.
Lastly, there’s a plant in the corner to add some color to the bathroom. Without it, the bathroom would have looked too dull to be welcoming.
Here’s another idea for the master bathroom that you can try if you want a skylight in the bathroom. Usually, gray limits the entry of bright light into the bathroom and can make the space look too dark.
The addition of the skylight lets sunlight come through, allowing you to bask in natural light while showering. What a serene experience! Also, the gray wall has a unique texture that further accentuates the bathroom.
Besides, the white tub and sink complete the low-key finish of the bathroom quite nicely.
When the bathroom starts seeming too dull, you have to bring in a few things to brighten it up. I like how there’s a different shade of gray in every part of this bathroom. While the wall color is a darker shade of gray, the shower fixtures are a slightly lighter shade.
Also, the sink and vanity area are white with wooden drawers.
Since they’re contrasting with the wall color, they draw attention towards themselves. The white floor with neutral beige patterns lessens the overall ‘grayness’ of the bathroom.
Meanwhile, the mirror with a fluorescent bordering light further makes the room look a little less gray. It’s perfect for a master bathroom, especially if you don’t have a lot of space in the house.
To keep a bathroom bright, you have to mix up the gray with other monotone colors, such as white and black. For instance, this bathroom is a perfect representation of how a gray bathroom can look classy.
Firstly, the white vanity with the toilet seat breaks up the grayness. Secondly, the glass shower door is a perfect addition to an otherwise monotonous bathroom. Notice how the fixtures on the sink and the shower are both gray, keeping in line with the overall neural tones of the bathroom.
If you’re planning to design your master bathroom with gray tones, this idea is perfect for it. First off, the shower doors close completely to give privacy. Notice how the sink area has wooden accents to break up the grayness in the wall behind it.
The light fixture on the top of the sink has a brass finish, which is also quite a light hue. But you can see that it’s just there for the aesthetic, considering it does not take the attention away from the gray wall.
Gray is not just the color for your master bathroom. Most people are also using it in their half bathrooms these days.
Take this bathroom, for example. The gray wall tiles only cover half the wall while the top part is painted white – a splendid white and gray combination.
The toilet seat wall is gray, but the window sill is again white to keep the dull shade balanced with the bright white. It’s quite convenient how there’s a window on the wall, letting sunlight in.
Otherwise, the gray bathroom would be too dark, even during the day. Again, the toilet seat and sink are white to keep up with the aesthetic of the space.
Using this idea, you can give your bathroom shower a gray shade without making it seem too light or dull. On the outside, the makeshift wooden vanity is a perfect addition to the sink. If you decide to replicate this idea, consider putting a plant in the corner outside the shower.
It’s hard to look at this bathroom and not be blown away by the sheer magnificence of the space. Apart from the beautiful wall, the stunning, embellished mirror in the front further adds elegance to the area.
Also, the little hints of black on the sink and the wall allow the bathroom to be inviting. If you have the funds and want to go for the ultimate neutral finesse, this is what you should do.
The simplicity of this beautiful bathroom is mind-blowing. I love how everything comes together to give a well-put appearance to this small bath, yet expertly-designed space.
On the one hand, there is a mirror with wooden borders that instantly attracts your gaze as you walk into the bathroom. On the top, there are two lamp-like light fixtures in the white and gray shade, breaking the neutrality of the wall.
Meanwhile, the golden fixtures on the sink and the gray walls bring a vintage vibe to the bathroom. Although the floors in the bathroom photographed here are simple, you can install a marble floor when replicating the idea.
The gray tile floors of this bathroom go well with the gray walls and the shower fixtures. Notice how the white marble sink and toilet seat are making the bathroom look so much brighter. You can replicate this idea with porcelain floors for your master bathroom.
Here’s another comfortable gray bathroom with multiple hues of the color, making the whole space look well-put. It’s incredible how the difference in the colors makes the bathroom gender-neutral while adding a rustic vibe.
Notice how the soap holder and the mirror have a vintage style that makes the otherwise modern bathroom look like an old school designer masterpiece. Although not photographed here, I believe the bathroom will look well with the marble floors as they’ll suit the marble vanity.
If your theme is ‘elegant neutral,’ this is the choice for you. The glass lighting fixtures complement the gray vanity and walls pretty nicely. The monochrome plant in the corner is bringing a pop of color into the bathroom while the gray futon is a splendid statement piece.
The neutral accents of this bathroom are indeed quite sophisticated, while the subtle hints of black are doing a perfect job of making the room less monotonous. Notice how the lighting fixtures are also grey while the walls are textured.
When replicating these ideas, incorporate different shades of gray in the bathroom to make it look more attractive.
Here’s another bathroom with neutral accents of white and black. The black hexagonal tiles make the bathroom look spacious while the white sink attracts light. Also, the marble side walls take attention away from the overall grayness of the room.
You can also see that the wall on the back is stark gray, without any texture. To replicate this idea, you can do the same or add hexagonal tiles on this side too.
Admittedly, this has to be my favorite bathroom idea on this whole list. The gray tiles in the back look perfectly aesthetic against the golden mirror and light fixtures. Plus, the neutral beige wooden vanity and storage space add a beautiful contrast to the whole room.
Here’s a subtle gray bathroom with painted walls and black light fixtures. The marble countertops and the subway tile in the back are a remarkable addition to the space. If the bathroom seems a bit for your taste, you can fill it up with plants.
While the walls in this bathroom are plain gray, the tiled bathroom floor is a unique hue of the color, contrasting with the surroundings. Additionally, the white tub allows sunlight to flood through the bathroom. The huge window in the back only adds to this effect.
At the side, the storage space is a beautiful gray shade that might be a bit hard to find in the market. Like most other gray bathrooms ideas on this list, this bathroom also has marble countertops.
Here’s a bold gray bathroom that looks like something out of a high-end property. The varying shades of gray on the back wall create a kaleidoscopic effect while the black sink puts the whole look together.
Moreover, it’s immensely beautiful how the golden light fixtures reflect against the gray wall and the vessel sink.
The most notable thing about this bathroom has to be the unique tub fixture. Even back in my hotel management days, I never saw a style as unique as this. A single gray wall grabs the attention among the three white walls and transfixes your eyes to the statement pieces in that corner.
That’s why the designer has kept the storage room and tub against the gray wall. On the other side of the room are a white marble countertop and gray drawers that go well with the white tiles floors.
For your next bathroom remodel, consider trying this idea with gray walls. In this design, the walls and tiles are precisely the same gray color and texture.
In contrast, the white tub and storage area break the overly-gray vibe of the room. It’s a simple DIY bathroom remodel idea that can be done without spending much money.
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