Gray and White Master Bathroom Design Ideas


Hi Friends! Thanks for stopping by! Today I’m sharing a first look at the master bathroom in our California home. Yep, after three years, I finally took some photos of our bathroom! We designed this bathroom when we built our home, six years ago, and I think the style really stands the test of time. We decided on a very classic white palette with warm wood floors and charcoal gray accents. If you’re thinking of remodeling a bathroom or looking for gray and white master bathroom design ideas, you’ve come to the right place!

The inspiration for this bathroom design came from a photo I saw on Pinterest of a clean white bathroom with zinc metal cabinets. I loved the contrast of charcoal gray against white and knew I wanted the same look in our master bath. Luckily, my husband also loved the look!

I worked with a custom cabinet maker to design the twin vanities. The goal was to have the pieces look like freestanding furniture, rather than built-in cabinets. I used a simple upholstered bench, found at HomeGoods to fill in the space between the cabinets. I love the soft fabric element this adds to the bathroom.

We added dental molding along the top edge and an additional molding detail below the first set of drawers. We also included a tongue and groove detail on the sides of each vanity to incorporate an elegant farmhouse look. Plank drawers with simple hardware and an additional molding detail on the center cabinet door added just enough interest without being too busy.

I used a custom painter to finish the cabinets in a warm charcoal gray tone with the look of the zinc cabinets that were my inspiration. The wood-paneled walls created a perfect frame for the inset beveled mirror.

The countertops were fabricated of Carrera marble with a custom-designed backsplash.

Opposite the vanity on the far side of the bathroom, we designed an oversized steam shower.

Finished in floor to ceiling marble with a mosaic design on the back wall and a bench with a marble slab, the shower continued the elegant but warm look that we wanted to achieve.

The exposed plumbing on the shower fixture adds a casual and rustic look to the shower.

Our master bathroom is a long rectangular shape, so to accommodate the freestanding bathtub, we designed an alcove.

It is just wide and deep enough to fit the tub, giving it a cozy look and feel.

On the opposite wall, we added a tall, zinc towel cabinet and a freestanding vanity table with a metal top.

I love the idea of adding furniture pieces to a bathroom, rather than having all built-in pieces.

The metal top of this vanity table blends well with the zinc towel cabinet and a simple linen chair, found at HomeGoods matches the Smith and Noble fabric roman shades.

Just beyond the bathroom is the master closet. I recently reorganized my closet and the new and improved version is so much better!

You can see all of my CLOSET ORGANIZING TIPS HERE.

I hope this gives you a few ideas about how to design a gray and white master bathroom that is classic and warm with a touch of farmhouse elegance.

You can see more of our California home by clicking HERE.

Below are affiliate links to many of the items in my bathroom as well as a few similar looks.

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  1. The way you showed a great twin vanity design by using freestanding furniture designs really caught my attention. When I realized how big the rooms were in the new house I bought, I wanted to do what I can to make the most out of the newfound space that I never had when I lived in an apartment. Your design looks like the best way to maximize bathroom space and have a unique luxury flair, so I’ll use it as a reference when I start talking to a home bathroom remodeling company.

  2. Where did you find those mosaic tiles in the shower?! That is so beautiful and I would love to do that to a wall in my shower. Did you have to place each small square or did you find sheets of tile already done? Your remodel is absolutely gorgeous! Love all of the colors and textures.

    1. Thanks, Jennifer-They were originally from Arizona Tile in Los Angeles but they are no longer available. Sorry, I can’t be more helpful.

    1. I wish I had specific info to share but we had them finished by a local painter and he worked his “magic”. Sorry I can’t be more helpful.

  3. Hi! I love your washroom! Do you mind sharing what finishes the vanity faucet and the tub faucet are? Thanks so much!

      1. Do you mind sharing what finish the faucets are? I can’t tell if they are polished nickel or brushed/satin nickel. Thanks so much 🙂

  4. Hi There–Love your style!!! I can’t tell if the faucets are polished nickel or satin/brushed nickel…do you mind sharing which they are? The link to the faucets you posted isn’t valid anymore. Thanks so much 🙂

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