Modern Neutral Bathrooms

Neutral bathrooms have been the style for some time now, and we don’t see that changing anytime soon. A neutral bathroom is better for resale. You can add pops of color through wall color, towels, or decor. These items can be easily and inexpensively updated to evolve with the latest color trends.

Here we’ve gathered a bunch of neutral bathroom remodeling projects we’ve completed.  We hope these bathrooms in a neutral color palatte will provide ideas and inspiration.

Black and White Bathrooms

This is a classic look that is back in style. We’ve designed black and white bathrooms with a vintage look with pedestal sinks and claw-foot tubs. Designers can also give black and white bathrooms a modern look with crisp lines and sleek finishes.  However, in our northern New Jersey service area, we tend to get customers looking for a design somewhere in between.

Arabesque Tile with Black Grout
Arabesque Tile with Black Grout
White Quartz on Black Vanity
White Quartz on Black Vanity
White Subway Tile with Black Edging
White Subway Tile with Black Edging

White and Grey Bathrooms

This is a contemporary twist on the classic black and white bathroom. We’ve designed many bathrooms with bright white tile with accents of dark grey or a blend of grey and black. Any wall color will look good with this color combination. Brightly colored accents and decor can be used. For a modern look, forget the decor and keep all surfaces free and clear.

White Brick Tile with Grey Tile Accents
White Brick Tile with Grey Tile Accents
White Subway with Grey Subway Mosaic
White Subway with Grey Subway Mosaic
Grey & White Tile with Matching Curtain
Grey & White Tile with Matching Curtain

Gray Bathrooms

The most popular color palette for bathrooms is gray. A mix of white and gray tends to be most popular, with wood vanities and wood-look tile flooring used to warm up the space.

Marble Shower & Grey Vanity with Black Top
Marble Shower & Grey Vanity

A blend of grays, blacks and whites make for an interesting neutral bathroom. We accented the marble look shower tile with a gray glass mosaic tile. The gray vanity is topped off with black quartz and a white sink.

Gray Wall Tile with Gray Mosaic Accent
Gray Wall Tile with Gray Mosaic Accent

A simple 4×16 gray subway tile is installed in the shower and tub surround. We added a wide, vertical accent of glass mosaic tile to the back of the shower. This provides and interesting focal point. Large format marble look tile provides a classic, timeless look for the bathroom floor.

Different Sized Gray Marbled Tile
Different Sized Gray Marbled Tile

The same grey tile was installed throughout this shower. However, we installed a smaller tile in the top third of the shower. Monk’s put in standard square shaped tile to the lower two thirds of the shower. Mixing up the size and shape of the same tile adds interest while keeping things neutral and constant.

Grey Double Vanity
Grey Double Vanity

Grey spaces can look a little cold. One way to warm them up is to use natural materials, like we did with this double vanity. It has a driftwood color which adds warmth to the space.

Floor to Ceiling Cabinetry Flanked Vanity
Floor to Ceiling Cabinetry Flanked Vanity

This neutral bathroom has lots of storage provided by two sections of floor to ceiling cabinetry. In this example you can see how painting the walls blue is a quick way to add a pop of color.

Wood-Look Floor with Stone Shower
Wood-Look Floor with Stone Shower

Another way to add the appearance of natural materials in the bathroom is by installing wood-look tiles. Faux wood tiles are most often used as floor tile. They come in a range of colors and textures. The floor tiles provide a nice contrast to the cooler tones in the stone shower.

Mostly White Shower with a Hint of Gray
Mostly White Shower with a Hint of Gray

This third floor shower is nearly all white subway tile. We added a herringbone marble mosaic tile in the shower floor and in the niche. The herringbone tile ties into the rest of this grey and white bathroom.

Gray All Day
Gray All Day

The timeless and lavish look of marble is an often used look in gray bathrooms. This shower uses a square marble look tile in this neutral master bathroom.

Neutral Bathroom Ideas
Neutral Bathroom Ideas

Natural marble tile is installed as a backsplash around the jetted tub. The marble matches the shower tile to provide a consistent, elegant look.

A Feminine Gray Bathroom

This large master bathroom has the benefit of having three large windows to provide natural light and a lovely view. We positioned a modern free-standing tub near these windows. We added decadent wainscoting to the walls. The large shower was given a modified shape to maximize the size without interfering with the flow.

Freestanding Tub with Chandelier
Freestanding Tub with Chandelier

A white freestanding tub surrounded by windows and modern wainscoting. A feminine chandelier adds texture and interest to this neutral gray bathroom.

Oversized Marble Shower
Oversized Marble Shower

We also installed a large shower in this same bathroom. We laid marble tile, along with a decorative inlay on the back wall. A 3-panel glass shower door was used to keep the room light and airy.

Neutral Double Vanity
Neutral Double Vanity

The double vanity was also a given a classic look using white cabinetry with a marble countertop.

Using Beige and Browns in the Neutral Bathroom

Though not as popular, designers can incorporate beiges and browns to create a modern neutral bathroom. Here are some ideas for using browns and beiges in your bathroom remodel.

A Blend of Neutrals
A Blend of Neutrals

These marble-look wall tiles are swirls of beige. The quartz countertop is a blend of off-white, beige and brown.

Waterfall Accent Tile in Beige
Waterfall Accent Tile in Beige

Large-format beige tile is accented with a waterfall of mosaic brown glass tiles.

Rich, Brown Vanity
Rich, Brown Vanity

We installed wainscoting in this bathroom and painted it brown. A deep brown vanity was installed with a matching round mirror.

For more bathroom ideas, see our Shower Tile Ideas and Trends and learn about our tile installation and bathroom remodeling process.

Did you know that Monk’s has two kitchen and bath showrooms staffed with a team of Designers? They will work with you to layout your bathroom and select and coordinate all your materials. Plus, design services are complimentary.

Let's Create Your Neutral Bathroom

Firstly, an Estimator will come to your home to discuss your project and take measurements. He or she will provide you with your installation estimate. Then, you’ll come into one of our two showrooms and meet with a Designer. She will go over your project, design your layout, and help you select and coordinate your materials. All meetings are one-to-one and you will have our undivided attention.

Call 973-635-7900 or book online to get your project started!