These White Bathrooms Are Anything but Boring

fun flamingo wallpaper in subtle gray and white on the walls around a soaking tub in a white bathroom

15 Lovely and Layered White Bathroom IdeasJ. SAVAGE GIBSON

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Clean and airy, light and bright—white bathrooms are simply classic. Whether you’re decorating a small bathroom or an expansive spa-like retreat, a white bathroom is a timeless choice—and this calming, neutral space can and should be anything but boring.

For starters, picking the right white paint color creates a blank canvas for all your brilliant bathroom design ideas. Ranging from warm whites to cooler shades and everything in between, the just-right white paint sets the tone for the entire room. For example, modern white bathrooms benefit from a clean, crisp white on the walls, leaving room for an eye-catching light fixture or graphic bathroom tile in the shower or on the floor. A traditional white bathroom with a softer tone wraps the room in a warm glow, perfect for layering in subtly patterned rugs or even a pretty wallpaper.

Besides typical bathroom materials, a pretty white background leaves room to incorporate a meaningful piece of furniture or display collections, as you’ll see in this gallery of luxury white bathrooms. From floor-to-ceiling marble to vintage-inspired tilework, these white bathroom ideas go beyond the best bathroom trends. Browse this gallery for our very best white bathroom ideas.

Beachy White Bathroom

“It’s like you’re walking into a seashell,” says architect Bobby McAlpine of the primary suite in an elegant Naples, Florida, residence he created with interior designer Susan Ferrier. In the primary bath, a fluted vanity reminiscent of a clam shell floats above marble flooring (Marmi). Cabinetry paint color, Winter Orchard by Benjamin Moore

mcalpine naples home tour primary bathroom

Simon Upton

Luxe and Classic White Bathroom

From the countertop to the floor, it’s all about marble in the primary bath of a 1906 San Francisco craftsman. Sconce shades, Cruel Mountain Designs

marea clark san francisco home tour

Bess Friday

Feminine White Bathroom

While the husband’s bath in a 1920s Tudor in Houston skews dark with mahogany paneling and a black and white checkboard floor, the wife’s bath sticks to an all-white palette with an outdoor motif. Butterflies dance across the silk de Gournay shade fabric and porcelain flowers bloom from the tole chandelier (Le Cabinet de Porcelaine) in the wife’s bath.

charlotte moss houston tudor wifes bath

Trevor Tondro

Marble on Marble White Bathroom

In this 19th-century Paris loft’s primary bath, the flooring, sink, and shelving are crafted of Volakas and Carrara marble. Tub, Antoniolupi

a white bathroom with marble floors and sinks and a soaking tub under the window

Stephan Julliard

Ultramodern White Bathroom

The soaring ceilings in this Alys Beach, Florida, primary bathroom bring the drama in a big way and make room for unique lighting from Apparatus. The draped pendants provide soft curves against the bathroom’s hard edges.

a master bathroom in an alys beach house has soaring ceilings and a dramatic multi tiered light fixture


Vintage White Bathroom

The primary bath’s tub is from the early 20th century, and the oak cabinet is antique, both fitting for this 1910 Connecticut cottage. The whole house is painted a custom blend of Benjamin Moore white paints the homeowners describe as “pure white,” “lily-of-the-valley white,” or “the color of whole milk.” Clean white hexagon tile and a pedestal sink lend a vintage vibe to the restored home.

the master baths tub is from the early 20th century and the oak cabinet is antique

Laura Resen

Graphic White Bathroom

Perhaps the biggest showstopper in this New York pied-à-terre bath is the handcrafted, pearl-like lighting by Canadian designer Larose Guyon that dangles over a deep soaking tub. Other graphic elements include the tile floor pattern and the pairing of two stones covering the walls.

uptown elegance, downtown new yorks flatiron district designed by robert passal handcrafted pearl like lighting by canadian designer larose guyon dangles over a deep soaking tub

Stephen Kent Johnson

Glamorous White Bathroom

This luxurious and spacious New York City bathroom is soft and refined, from the Greek key border on the floor to the tall mirrors and glam light fixtures above each sink.

a large bathroom is decorated with marble floors with greek key detail on the border and tall mirrors

Thomas Loof

Tropical White Bathroom

A fun, flirty flamingo-patterned Sanderson wallpaper above a tub by Waterworks nods to this home’s tropical Palm Beach setting. The white-on-gray design keeps things neutral and playful at the same time. An antique chair is covered in an Old World Weavers check. A pendant from Hudson Valley Lighting hangs overhead.

fun flamingo wallpaper in subtle gray and white on the walls around a soaking tub in a white bathroom


Collected White Bathroom

Designer Philip Mitchell and husband Mark Naransky display a collection of colorful local pottery in an all-white guest bathroom nook in their 18th-century seaside Nova Scotia cottage. The claw-foot tub is by Waterworks.

in designer philip mitchells 1853 white cottage local stoneware from artist paula macdonald is display3d on bathroom shelves

Annie Schlechter

Black and White Bathroom

A scrolled gentleman’s armchair brings curvilinear contrast to a mix of classic black and white geometric tiles (Waterworks). The painted black trim and Roman shade outline act like eyeliner, defining the details in the otherwise white space. Lighting, Jamb

a scrolled gentlemans armchair brings curvilinear contrast to a mix of geometric black and white tiles

Annie Schlechter

Mixed Materials White Bathroom

In McAlpine’s Atlanta home, the bathroom is a play on opposing textures. Polished marble slabs mix with slatted wooden walls for a serenely sophisticated spa-like space.

marble tub surround and wooden walls and ceilings in a modern white bathroom

Simon Upton

Sunny and Warm White Bathroom

When Mark D. Sikes designed the California home of fashion designer Karen Kane, he transformed the dark and dated 1980s home with light, bright interiors. In this warm and neutral bathroom, sheer embroidered draperies (Pierre Frey) filter sunlight to a deep soaking tub (Victoria + Albert). A patterned rug softens the stone floors.

sheer embroidered draperies filter sunlight to a deep soaking tub atop neutral stone floors

Amy Neunsinger

Grand White Bathroom

In designer Darryl Carter’s Washington, D.C., home, an ornate marble fireplace and grand gilt mirror bring visual interest to this all-white bathroom. The white claw-foot tub is antique.

in designer darryl carters dc home the master bath has an antique claw foot tub and gilt mirror

Gordon Beall

Blue and White Bathroom

Without the calming blue Lee Jofa wallpaper, this white bathroom would still be a stunner. But with it, it takes on a life of its own. The vanity is painted Intense White by Benjamin Moore. The tub is by Waterworks.

designer ashley whittakers neo georgian estate in connecticut bathroom

Thomas Loof

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