The all-white bathroom may never go out of style, but there's no better way to express your personality than with color. In a compact space like the typical bathroom, a little goes a long way: a single wall of tile or wallpaper, say, or just a couple of judiciously orchestrated accessories is enough to make a splash.
(Photo: Jessica Sample)
In a guest bathroom at La Banane
, on the Caribbean isle of St. Bart's, a rain-shower enclosure opens out to a petite patio sheltered by tropical vegetation. Easy-to-clean tile—in this case, a glass mosaic variety—is a good (if not inevitable) choice for any wet area, and the green color smoothly links it to the natural world outside.
(Photo: Genevieve Garruppo/Lonny)
The Brooklyn bathroom of the man behind Flavor Paper
is hung with a striking example of owner Jon Sherman’s wares: Celestial Dragon
, which creates the illusion of peeling paper. Used on just one wall, it gives the entire room depth by echoing the pinks and blacks of the overall color scheme.
(Photo: Zach DeSart)
This master bath, a classic white space in the Manhattan apartment of Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler
, is enlivened with hits of orange delivered via a few well-chosen accessories. The zebra-print bath mat, white-trimmed shower curtain, and wood frame of the armchair all add warmth and richness to the room. The final touch: anything-but-white towels.