What's Your Style? Industrial.

Inspired by factories and warehouses, industrial-style bathrooms are simple, utilitarian spaces where raw materials and tough fixtures and finishes take center stage. Favoring practical, hard-wearing surfaces, industrial bathrooms find beauty in the way things work rather than in surface ornamentation.

Key features:

  • Glass-and-steel shower enclosure
  • Exposed raw materials like concrete, stainless steel, brick, and cinderblock.
  • Trough and basin sinks
  • White subway tile
  • Hefty sliding doors
  • Exposed pipes and gear-like hardware and faucets
  • Minimal details

Color palette:
The raw materials used form the foundation of the color palette in an industrial-style bathroom, with an occasional pop of saturated color.

  • Shades of gray. Cement gray, dove gray, slate, and charcoal
  • Black and white. Architectural white and matte black
  • Saturated colors. Rust orange, brick red, royal blue, and navy

Things you WILL find:

Glass-and-Steel Shower Enclosure
Black-framed shower doors made of aluminum or steel look stunning in industrial spaces. Repeat the black frame color with matte black shower fittings and cabinet hardware for a cohesive look. Enclosures can be complete, with hinged or sliding doors; or they can be made up of glass panels and have a doorless opening.

Freestanding Bathtub
A sturdy freestanding tub in black with visible rivets, makes a striking focal point for an industrial bathroom. Modern freestanding tubs in silver or white also work well. 

Trough Sink
Trough and basin sinks are a perfect fit in industrial-style bathrooms. Look for trough sinks made of concrete, white fireclay, porcelain, or enameled cast iron.

Carefully Chosen Details
Exposed pipes and supply lines, gear-like hardware and faucets, filament-bulb light fixtures, and reclaimed-wood shelving are all good options.

Things You Won’t Find:

Industrial style focuses on the way things work rather than in surface ornamentation.

Here’s what you won’t see:

  • Delicate fixtures or fussy details
  • Light or pastel hues
  • Pristine surfaces without any wear and tear
  • Elaborate molding, millwork, or wainscoting