Choosing a bathroom or powder room vanity is one of my favorite steps when renovating. We spend many hours on personal grooming.
So, a vanity should be a durable, beautifully designed item that meets your family’s needs, matches the other bathroom fittings, and is on trend. What are the most popular bathroom vanity colors?
The most popular bathroom vanity colors are grey, green, black, blue, neutrals, pink, white, and orange. One trend is towards soft neutral shades of gray, green, pink, and blue, but jewel shades of blue and orange remain fashionable. More dramatic shades, like black and red, are quirky but popular.
Contemporary bathroom interiors are exciting, ranging from dramatic, sophisticated spaces to peaceful, spa-like experiences. We all have personal preferences, but it’s inspiring to look at the colors people are choosing for their vanities this year.
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The 8 Most Popular Bathroom Vanity Colors
Updating the color of your bathroom cabinet is a relatively inexpensive way to transform your bathroom without committing to a massive remodel. These are our recommendations for popular colors if you’re refreshing your bathroom vanity.
Gray is currently the most popular color for a new bathroom vanity and will instantly update your space. Use grey as an accent, rather than the whole room gray look that’s getting a bit tired.
The most loved shades of grey right now are tranquil. After the last few turbulent years, many of us want a bathroom to be a retreat, a place for self-care. Lighter grays feed into the concept of a bathroom as a personal haven. Combined with sky blue, pale ash gray is soothing and calm.
Using stone has always been a good move in bathrooms, and gorgeous gray-grained marble never goes out of style. It always looks luxurious and opulent.
Dark gray bathroom fittings create a timeless and elegant feel. I like a combination of a charcoal or granite vanity with white for a classic, crisp look.
I also love dark gray as an anchor for a vibrant color palette, making contrasting brights modern rather than flashy.
Shades of green are a standout choice for contemporary bathrooms, following the trend toward environmental awareness. I predict that green is the color we’re all turning to in the coming years.
Why? Green is a nurturing color, the color of natural growth, that inspires and energizes us.
Pale greens, like sage, are an attractive choice for vanity cabinets. You can combine these tones with neutral shades and incorporate textures like wood and rattan to bring nature indoors.
Light green is also great for a coastal feel, paired with Aegean blues. Use mosaic tiles to develop the theme.
Earthier moss and olive shades contribute to an organic aesthetic, especially when paired with plants. Adding black and white bring the style up-to-date, avoiding dated cottagecore. (Yes, I loved it too, but it’s time to move on.)
Fresher leaf and pine greens are soothing yet contemporary. Use these greens as an accent color to break up minimalist white bathrooms. Green makes white bathrooms more domestic, private space – I wouldn’t say I like feeling I’m in an anonymous motel bathroom.
Combining brighter green with black and white nods to the Scandi style, which is still loved by designers and homeowners (myself included).
Popular for both kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, black is striking and dramatic. It’s appropriate for many design approaches, from industrial chic to stylish Art Deco. No longer seen as oppressive, black is the new cozy.
The latest contemporary interior design shows the influence of Japanese aesthetics with spare shapes, slatted wood, and black furniture. The Scandi trend also embraces black’s simplicity when contrasted with white. Combine the two, and you have my current obsession with Japandi: modern, fresh, and minimalist.
Black is also popular with more luxe approaches, especially when combined with cream, marble, quartz, and metal tones. A black vanity becomes a lavish, opulent item, showcased by carefully curated lighting to make it shimmer.
Black combines with other neutral shades if you prefer a warm, earthy interior. Stone, clay hues, and a black vanity speak to the natural aesthetic but remain elegant. Consider black as a cocooning color.
For those with young families, remember that black units show dust and fingerprints very easily, especially if you’ve chosen matte textures.
For years, blue was the dominant color for bathrooms, as it’s associated with the sky and water. It remains a favorite, with a couple of specific shades trending.
I love all blues, but I’m also enjoying the softest, palest blues, which I’ve embraced as a neutral.
I know I’m searching for tranquility in my life, and bringing natural shades indoors helps to create a peaceful space. I love how soft blue goes with most other bathroom colors and interior designs:
- Contemporary grey tones look up-to-date and modern but soothing.
- The washed-out neutrals of greige and green work with blue for a coastal beach house aesthetic so you can imagine you’re on holiday.
- Add warm, inviting copper fittings for a cozy bathroom.
- For a crisp, traditional look, add wooden fittings and floor.
Jewel tones are rich, opulent, and lush at the other end of the blue spectrum. If you’re the queen of your bathroom, this is the look you want for your vanity. Confining the gorgeous color to one element will retain a peaceful, spa-like feel and not overwhelm the space.
If black is too somber, navy blue is next in line as a timeless, clean color for a bathroom vanity.
I love how navy blue slots into several bathroom styles: add white, grey, and black, and you’ve got a crisp, classic aesthetic.
Put navy and red together, and you’re entering nautical territory, which is always fun for a kids’ bathroom or a beach house.
As for capsule wardrobes, designers use the term “neutrals” to refer to lighter tones of gray, blue, and brown and warmer whites, like cream.
Neutrals are always popular in bathroom and fashion design because they are timeless and won’t date easily.
I find the challenge with neutrals is that they can be a little dull instead of serene and soothing. To avoid a boring bathroom, surround your neutral vanity with exciting textures and layer subtle tones of gray, beige, ivory, cream, and taupe.
Neutral shades need not be the traditional cool white. Instead, I prefer to create a warmer feel with honeyed tiles, wooden cabinets and floors, and brass accessories. The palette is still neutral but gives you a hug rather than an air kiss.
I’m obsessed with greige, a glorious blend of beige and gray, which is softer and warmer than either color on its own. It’s beautiful as a color base for a natural bathroom, or you can add bright accent colors that pop.
Yes, wood’s a material, not a color. But I have to include the gorgeous, natural neutrals of wood as a trend that I certainly love. The organic aesthetic is more than an interior fashion – using sustainably sourced wood is an environmental choice.
I’m not in Barbie-core territory here, don’t worry. Instead, think of ice cream and sherbert pinks. These edible colors are back, channeling 1930s Miami or contemporary Scandi.
Pink can easily make a bathroom overly feminine and Laura Ashley, so choose sharp, contemporary shapes for the vanity. Also, select peach rather than pastel.
Combine pink with other ice cream shades to keep the trend fun.
Pink goes well with another trend I’m seeing: brass and copper fittings. Together, they create a charming vintage feel.
Although many trend-spotters say that white is out, classic white remains a favorite neutral for vanities. It’s bright, clean, and has continuing minimalist appeal.
A completely white bathroom is out of style, and I find it antiseptic rather than aesthetic. Changing your accessories, such as brass handles and light fittings, can create a romantic rather than stark effect. Use light to make your white vanity glow and shimmer.
To avoid boring white bathrooms, many designers experiment with shape and texture, introducing boxy, high-gloss white vanities. Use rich colors on the walls and floor.
I know, I know. But bear with me. Orange disappeared off the bathroom radar with avocado green and chocolate brown.
However, using this magnificent color for just the vanity limits the seventies-overwhelm. And it’s quirky. To me, having fun is part of interior design – your home should reflect your personality and be a little irreverent.
Warm orange creates a surprisingly contemporary feel. You can retain a minimalist aesthetic but add an unexpectedly cheerful element to your morning routine
Terracotta orange is another trend that’s starting to appear in bathrooms. This shade can range from deep, brownish orange to peach.
Final Thoughts on the Popular Bathroom Vanity Color Ideas
Choosing the right color for your bathroom vanity can make a significant difference in the look and feel of your bathroom. Popular colors include soothing gray and greige, classic white, rich blues and greens, as well as dramatic black and orange. You should choose a color that complements your personal style and the existing decor in your bathroom.