What's Your Style? Traditional.

Traditional bathrooms are timeless, comfortable, and refined. Unlike minimalist modern bathrooms or trend-conscious contemporary bathrooms, traditional bathrooms favor a healthy amount of decorative detail and classic elegance.

Key features:

  • Furniture-style vanity and cabinetry
  • Elegant stone counters, floors, or wall treatments – marble, quartz, and granite
  • Antique-style lighting:  especially sconces and chandeliers
  • Marble tiles, mosaics, and unique tile patterns
  • Classic bathtub such as a claw-foot or pedestal style
  • Dressing table
  • Wainscoting, wallpaper, and decorative molding

Color Palette: The colors in traditional bathrooms tend to be soft and relaxing. Subtle neutrals and pale shades of blue and green work well, or consider deeper shades of blue, brown, gray, and wood tones for a richer look.

  • Soft neutrals. Cream, beige, taupe, chocolate, dove gray, silver, snow white.
  • Serene hues. Misty blue, blue-gray, soft sage green
  • Rich colors. Navy, charcoal, slate, chocolate, espresso

Things you WILL find:

Furniture-Style Vanity
Look for cabinetry with furniture-style legs, carved door faces and ornate knobs and pulls. Raised-panel cabinets can be painted, glazed, or simply finished to let the natural beauty of the wood grain show through.

Dressing Table
A dressing table may sound old-fashioned, but having a place to sit, along with extra counter space (and often extra storage), is a traditional bathroom detail that simply makes good sense. Look for a double-sink vanity with a dressing area in the center.

Elegant Stone
Stone counters, floors or wall treatments can make a beautiful focal point in a traditional-style bathroom. Light-hued stones such as marble and quartz work well. Light-colored granite or engineered quartz are also good options.

Antique-Style Lighting
Lighting in traditional bathrooms often looks as if it would be right at home in another era. Look for chandeliers, candelabra-style sconces, classic lanterns, and globe-style lighting.

Classic Bathtub
Look for a bathtub with classic features and roomy proportions — claw-foot and slipper tubs work well.

Things You Won’t Find:

Traditional bathrooms favor decorative detail and timelessness over minimalism and trends.

  • Bright color palettes
  • Innovative trends
  • Flat-panel cabinetry
  • Super-sleek finishes
  • Minimalist details