What's Your Style? Modern and Minimalist.

Modern bathrooms are sleek and streamlined, emphasizing strong horizontal lines. Clean, flourish-free details keep the focus on the architecture.

Key features:

  • Floating vanity with flat-panel doors and drawers
  • Glass shower enclosure
  • Freestanding bathtub
  • Minimalist faucets and hardware
  • Streamlined and/or integrated lighting
  • Frameless mirrors
  • Neutral, minimalist color palette
  • Repetition of finishes and materials for a cohesive look

Color palette:
The focus of a modern-style bathroom is on the architecture, which means the color palette tends toward crisp, clean white, subtle neutrals and black. Pops of color show up in the form of accessories such as bath towels and plants.

  • Neutrals. Dove gray, slate, taupe, beige, putty
  • Black and white. Architectural white, matte black
  • Pops of color. Fire engine red, navy blue, royal blue, teal

Things you WILL find:

Floating Vanity
A wall-mounted vanity appears to “float” above the ground, creating a light, streamlined look that works well in a modern bathroom. Top your vanity with engineered quartz, marble, granite, or a solid-surface material in a neutral hue. Pair with undermount sinks for a seamless look with easy-clean practicality.

Vessel Sinks
Vessel sinks can make a striking alternative to undermount sinks in a modern bathroom or powder room. Look for simple rounded or rectangular shapes in white, glass or stone.

Freestanding Bathtub
A roomy freestanding tub is a popular choice for those who love to soak. But instead of a classic claw-foot or pedestal style (which reads traditional), go for a sleeker, sculptural modern tub.

Glass Shower Enclosure
Whether clear, colorful, textured or frosted, glass shower enclosures keep modern bathrooms looking spacious and sleek. An open shower is made up of one or more glass shower panels without a door. If you do opt for a hinged or sliding glass door, be sure to select simple, modern hardware that won’t break up the clean lines of the glass.

Wall Niches
If your modern bathroom has a glass shower surround, every detail within the shower counts, so keep products neat and within reach with well-designed niches.

Things You Won’t Find:

  • Carved door faces or ornate knobs
  • Elaborate molding, millwork, or wainscoting
  • Bright colors and bold patterns, except as an accent
  • A mix-and-match approach to materials and finishes rather than simplicity and consistency