A white bathroom is sophisticated, classical and contemporary: décor inspiration for style that goes beyond fashion.
Although recent trends propose lots of colours for interiors (including the bathroom), with bright shades and strong contrasts, neutral shades and white are still a very popular choice.
Be it for the sense of light and elegance, or the perception of timeless elegance, or an association with the concept of cleanliness necessarily connected with the bathroom, a white bathroom often comes up trumps for its versatility and elegance.
A colour that’s discreet but also stunning and that will adapt to every style without overpowering other elements in the room is always top of the class. However, we need to know how to use it so that we don’t end up with a dull, boring bathroom.
Using white to furnish a classical, contemporary bathroom
If you choose white as the main colour for your bathroom, you need to define a mood board to give character to its style, choose the finishes and textures to coordinate and decide which elements you want to emphasise (cabinets, tiles, bathtub or shower?). Not doing so risks creating a dull, characterless room.
Does it have to be all white? Certainly not, on the contrary.
There is no rule against choosing warmly coloured or even wood flooring, or using another colour, as long as it’s in a paler shade, to coordinate with white.
Let’s see some ideas for a classical bathroom with a not too traditional look, concentrating on individual elements of elegant bathroom décor that features white:1. White wall coverings or tiles (or light coloured): in a bathroom where white dominates the walls are luminous and delicate. There are now many alternatives to give them character: 3D surfaces, waterproof wallpaper, stone or concrete texture effects. In other words, white does not necessarily mean homogeneous or plain.
2. Furniture for white bathrooms: bathroom cabinets, tops and washbasins, wall units and tall units, shelves or complementary items can be coordinated tone on tone, glossy or matt lacquered, or with open pores to emphasise wood grain. Also in this case, white can be used to create many decorative effects.
4. Bathtub: white is the classical colour for bathtubs, which now come in different materials and can be glossy or matt. In the vast range proposed by Disenia there’s a predominance of white, which blends in perfectly with a refined total white bathroom.
Total-look white bathroom
Last but not least: there are other coordination possibilities. The white frames of shower enclosures can be matched with the metal finishes of the bathroom fittings (handles, for example), as can be a total white radiator. Helios, the electric radiator by Disenia, is available in different finishes so that it will blend perfectly with the style of the bathroom.
The shower tray, which is often white, can have a textured surface if it is made from a material other than ceramic, such as Tecnogel: take a look at our full range of shower trays.
Having read this post, is all-white bathroom décor not entirely your cup of tea? Read one of our posts dedicated to colour in the bathroom:
- How to choose the colour for bathroom walls;
- Colour trends in contemporary bathrooms;
- Sage green is the trendy colour for 2018.