White Bathroom Design Ideas

When it comes to interior design, white is an indisputable classic. A white bathroom exudes class, cleanliness, and simplicity. Plus, because white is such a popular colour, accessorizing with it is a breeze.

In this post, we’re going to take a look at a few key white bathroom ideas. By the end, you’ll have a solid understanding of how to use white’s characteristics to your advantage while overcoming its potential challenges.

White Bathroom Ideas

White Shower Tile

There are so many different ways to approach a white shower tile. A white subway tile shower is a very classic choice (more on this later) but don’t ignore more out-of-the-box options such as honeycomb or mosaic tile.

There are many advantages to using white shower tiles, one of which is that it’s very easy to accent. Many designers incorporate a strip of tile in another colour, such as black, to create a high-contrast look. This can help you avoid a shower that feels too bland or washed out.

Another way to spruce white shower tile up is to use a patterned tile, which we’ll explore next.

White Marble Bathroom

The look of white marble has never gone out of style. Do you know what has gone out of style, though? White marble itself. It’s too high-maintenance for most households - but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo the marble look.

You can create a white marble bathroom using quartz countertops and shower panels. Quartz is nonporous and never needs to be resealed, both characteristics that you’ll find very advantageous for your bathroom.

White marble quartz has a few things going for it. For one, it exudes a feeling of luxury. Secondly, the veining adds a bit of visual intrigue to your white bathroom, preventing it from feeling too sterile.

White marble quartz also lends itself well to shabby chic touches if you’re looking to create that sort of bathroom. This is quite easy to do with the use of lightly-coloured yet nonetheless rustic furniture.

White Subway Tile Bathroom

If the marble look isn’t your thing, you might find a white subway tile bathroom intriguing. Thick black grout can achieve much of the same effect, adding a contrasting pattern to your shower walls and wherever else you’ve placed the tile. Go with beveled edges for some added visual intrigue.

While many people trap themselves in a box when it comes to subway tile, you can avoid that by placing it in ‘odd’ configurations. For example, instead of laying the tile out horizontally, consider laying it vertically or in a herringbone pattern. Those are a couple of ways you can give this classic design a twist - literally.

All-White Bathroom

While a contrasting design looks great, so does an all-white bathroom when done right. This is particularly advantageous if you have a small bathroom. All-white will make the room feel much bigger.

You should mix things up in terms of shade, though. Some of the best all-white bathroom designs incorporate stark white, off-white, and marble-look surfaces masterfully. Using the same exact shade of white all over the place will leave you with a washed-out room.

Don’t be afraid to include some subtle touches of other hues as well. Dashes of faint blue, yellow, or green can help your bathroom’s primarily-white components stand out even more than they otherwise would.

These light touches of colour work well with slightly more ornate cabinet, mirror, and decor designs.

Small White Bathroom Ideas

By designing a small white bathroom, you’ll take advantage of one of the colour scheme’s most advantageous abilities: making rooms feel larger. Because you have a smaller space to work with, you can typically get away with using white more liberally than you would in a larger bathroom.

Just add a few decorative accents here and there to avoid having the space feel too sterile. Using patterned tile for your flooring can achieve the same effect. Just keep in mind the tip we mentioned earlier about ensuring the pattern isn’t so big that it gets cut off before it can repeat enough times.

As an extension of this, experiment with different textures and patterns in your bathroom. Some tile shapes lend themselves well to particular styles of bathrooms (i.e. honeycomb tiles are a mainstay of contemporary design). Playing with these different tile shapes is a great way to add some character to your bathroom.

Caesarstone: The Perfect Surface For Traditional & Modern White Bathrooms Alike

No matter what style of bathroom you’re creating, white is a solid colour choice. It exudes simplicity and class.

While we hope the white shower tile ideas and other tidbits we’ve shared with you in this article have inspired you, we’d be remiss not to point out one major concern with white bathrooms: cleanliness.

White can attract dirt and grime, which is why it’s so important that you choose high-quality materials capable of resisting permanent stains. At Caesarstone, our white quartz countertops are the best on the market. Quartz is nonporous, which helps it avoid the deep stains that can plague materials like marble.

Check out our quartz visualizer to start experimenting with our various white surfaces today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you clean white bathroom tiles?

You don’t necessarily need an expensive pre-mixed cleaner to scrub white bathroom tiles. Just mix half a cup of baking soda with dish soap and a quarter cup of hydrogen peroxide. Spray this mixture on your tiles and scrub with a brush or rag.

How do you keep white grout clean in the bathroom?

Powdered bleach mixed with warm water forms a great mixture for cleaning white grout. Let this mixture sit on the grout for about 20 minutes before scrubbing the grout with an old toothbrush. Rinse the area with water once you’re done.

How do you decorate a white bathroom?

Little splashes of colour can make your white bathroom pop. You can achieve this using artwork but many designers prefer to use potted plants. Good plants to grow in your bathroom include:

  • orchids
  • ZZ plants
  • moss
  • begonia
  • peace lily

These plants are ideal for bathrooms because they respond well to humidity and limited natural light.