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White and grey bathroom ideas

White and grey bathrooms are classic, clean-lined and oh so versatile. Be inspired by these white and grey bathroom ideas that you will love for years to come.

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If you fancy a change from your all white bathroom, how about grey and white bathroom ideas? It’s a classic colour pairing that won’t let you down.

Calm and restful, white and grey bathrooms suit every style, from slick contemporary to vintage boho cool. A softer take on the popular black and white bathroom, creating a white and grey bathroom is the easiest way to instil a relaxing spa-at-home mood.

From dramatic charcoal tiles to soft, silvery grey accents, let’s take a look through some inspiring grey and white bathroom ideas.

Grey and white bathroom décor

A spotless white bathroom will never date. But if it’s too clinical for your interior tastebuds, add in some decorative elements from the grey palette – every shade works, trust us.

You don’t have to stick with a mostly white bathroom with just a sprinkling of grey elements – you could go 50% white and 50% grey. Or layer a grey scheme with white accents.

Play around with white and grey bathroom ideas, using paint, wallpaper, tiles, and accessories.

Try these simple and stylish ways to embrace grey and white bathroom décor:

  • Marble surfaces: Slabs of beautifully veined grey and white marble on floors and sink tops will make a luxe statement. Try marble-effect tiles for the same look on a budget.
  • Paint the walls: A matt grey bathroom paint can transform walls. We love today’s trend for ‘greige’ – a beautiful warm shade that mixes up grey and beige.
  • Store and order: Choose chic bathroom storage in grey or white. Stick to the same shade throughout for a considered look.
  • Don’t forget windows: Sleek white window shutters or slatted blinds will finish off the space. Choose materials that withstand the damp, steamy conditions of a bathroom.
  • Create a statement wall: Botanical or graphic wallpaper prints in grey and white will add a wow factor for very little effort.

Grey bathroom vanity unit

Grey and white bathroom tile ideas

Tiles are an important part of every bathroom – they create waterproof surfaces and add masses of design flair.

Here are some of our favourite grey and white bathroom tile ideas for you to try out at home:

  • Play with pattern: Geometric tiles in grey and white are strikingly modern. Look out for vintage-style tiles in washed-out hues – gorgeous!
  • Mosaic tiles: Sheets of tiny mosaic tiles in glass or ceramic can transform a bathroom splashback. Choose iridescent greys for a touch of sparkle.
  • Make it a metro tile: Clad walls in smart Metro tiles and try contrasting grout: white tiles with charcoal grout and vice versa.
  • Create a statement wall: Use bold grey and white tiles in one area of the bathroom, say a backdrop to the basin. It’s a good way to draw the eye to your favourite part of the space.
  • Try two-tone tiles: Use varying shades of grey tiles for a personality-packed space. You might need the expertise of a bathroom designer to help out with this.

Subtle grey and white bathroom tiles

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Grey and white bathroom floor tiles

Let us inspire you with a grey and white colour combination that’s anything but safe.

Here are our top five grey and white bathroom floor tile ideas to bring your bathroom to life:

1. Go for wrap-around tiles

Create a seamless look with matching grey and white bathroom tiles on floors and walls. It’s a top-end look that shouts five-star boutique hotel at home.

2. Try coastal-inspired washed grey vinyl planks

Durable, waterproof and warm underfoot, vinyl floors are a bathroom hero. Elevate the look with luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) in washed grey hues.

3. Choose dark grey for family bathrooms

A deep charcoal floor will not only ground a white bathroom and create a striking contrast – it is also a perfect choice to disguise grubby marks in a busy family bathroom.

4. Let the flooring be the feature

Go all out on a grey and white statement floor. Leave the walls white and try a grey terrazzo tile underfoot for an on-trend retro mood.

5. Add texture

Don’t forget safety. We need anti-slip floor tiles in the bathroom, so choose grey and white bathroom floor tiles with a textured finish.

Chic charcoal bathroom floor

Grey and white shower tile designs

Get super creative in the shower zone with these inspiring grey and white shower tile designs.

  • Wet room: Clad a walk-in shower or wet room in large format textured grey tiles. Contrast with white tiling everywhere else in the bathroom for a touch of understated opulence.
  • Small showers: There are no hard and fast design rules on what size of tile you should use in a small shower. Larger grey or white tiles can actually trick the eye into making a space look bigger.
  • Luxurious shower room: Let your creative imagination run wild in a luxe shower room. Splash out on metallic pewter tiles for all-out glamour and pair with a charcoal shower.
  • Use a different tiling layout in the shower: Try pale grey Metro tiles laid in a herringbone fashion. Long, skinny tiles look particularly chic!

grey tiled shower

How to warm up white and grey bathroom ideas

White and grey bathroom ideas can feel a little cool, especially in the mornings and evenings. Here are some simple tips to warm up a grey and white bathroom.

  • Accent colours can inject so much warmth: Try sage green or earthy hues like sand and stone if you like subtle or mustard and burnt orange for a touch of vibrancy.
  • Soften with a rug: Today’s indoor/outdoor rugs are spot-on for the bathroom.
  • Introduce artwork on the walls: Art is for all over the home not just the living room!
  • MDF wall panelling: Clad a bath panel or half-height wall in mdf panels and paint a soft muted grey.
  • Natural materials: Rattan, wicker and wood are naturally warm and inviting.
  • Boost lighting: Use wall lamps and ceiling spotlights with warm coloured bulbs. Always hire a qualified electrician for this job.
  • Choose warm metals: Brushed brass or antique gold taps and showers rather than cool metals like chrome and stainless steel.

white and grey bathroom with accent colour

Key takeaways

  • Grey and white bathrooms are anything but bland – this classic colour scheme is the ideal choice for every style and size of bathroom.
  • Embrace texture and accent colour if you want to warm up the look.
  • Go all out on interesting tiles for floors and walls – grey and white has never looked so fabulous.

FAQs

How much does a new bathroom cost to be installed?

The average price of a new bathroom is £7,000 – removing your old bathroom costs between £600 – £1,000. See our new bathroom cost guide to find out more.

Which tradespeople should you use for the job?

  • A bathroom designer can expertly plan your new bathroom, including any tricky layouts.
  • A bathroom fitter to install your new bathroom to the design.
  • An electrician for any electrical work with lighting or extractor fans.
  • You may also need a tiler for your walls or flooring.
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