Bathed in Color to Get White Right from the Toilet

There are plenty of gorgeous, vibrant bathrooms on , but let us concentrate on white bathrooms this week. White is a popular option for bathrooms because we associate the colour with purity and cleanliness. But most find all-white spaces stark, cold and boring. The secret to working with whitened would be to pay attention to the materials used — specifically to their texture and sheen. You also have chances to play up interesting accessories in a white area, because the hue is a terrific sterile canvas. I suggest putting some wood components or hot neutral tones to counteract coolness, also.

Continue on for more tips to creating a light and inviting white toilet, and examples of whitened done correctly.

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A minimalist white toilet can easily veer toward institutional and cold. Have a hint from this magnificent bathroom by adding lots of warm wood via the lavatory cabinet or the flooring. It will ground the space and give it a homey and inviting feel.

If you have concerns about installing hardwood flooring in a wet area, have a look at some of the wood-like flooring tiles now available.

Try this white: Snowbound SW7004, Sherwin-Williams


The counter tops and tile in this lovely modern bathroom have nice patterns that include visual interest in a space with a very limited color palette. Because warm whites were utilized, the toilet doesn’t feel cold or austere, despite all the white.

Try this white: Warm Welcome OW-4-3, Mythic Paint

HoneeDo This’n That, Inc/Southwest Tile & Marble

If you opt for an all-white bathroom, pay attention to the details, since they can make the difference between dull and sublime.

This hip bath is attractive, thanks in part to interesting touches such as the floating mirror, floating marble counters and cool accessories and hardware.

Try this white: Distant Gray 2124-70, Benjamin Moore

Trey Hoff Architecture

If you are blessed with large bath windows and a killer view, such as in this magnificent bath, keep things clean and simple so the view can be the star of the show.

Try this white: Angel Touch 7004-24, Valspar

Studio Frank

Bright, bold colour is an easy way to add drama. However, you might also add oomph through abundant textures and materials. I like the interplay of the handsome wood-clad wall and the tasteful wall and flooring tiles in this toilet. The mix is very chic.

Try this white: White Fur W-F-610, Behr

Min | Day Architects

This bathroom’s pure white walls and interesting ceiling layout have an elegant artwork gallery vibe. In case you have unusual architectural components that you would like to take centre stage, a palette of white and light neutrals will help play up them for optimum impact.

Try this white: Designer White 33-1, Pratt & Lambert

Lisa Petrole Photography

If you like white bathrooms but need something more minimalist and more modern, inject classic elements to the area. This delightful bathroom might have a simple color palette, however its claw-foot tub, pedestal sinks, oversize styled mirror and retro fixtures ooze charm.

Try this whitened: Silver City DE6337, Dunn-Edwards Paints

Tell us Is whitened all right, or do you want more color in a tub?

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Meet the New Super Toilets

Indoor plumbing is possibly the best invention in the history of humankind (with the potential exception of Peeps sushi). Along with the porcelain and chrome toilets that grace most baths in the darkened world work good. While most men and women believe, “When it ai not broke, why fix it?” Some gadget-happy companies — especially in Japan — say, “Why not?”

Fancy electrical high-tech toilets, which the Japanese call super toilets, can be located in more than 72 percent of Japanese households. At minimum they include a bidet attribute and many times a chair warmer.

High-tech features vary, but the majority of the toilets use electricity to give warming, automation and bidet functions.

More: Dream Tubs for Bath Lovers


Numi Toilet

The Kohler Numi’s squarish, angled shape, subtle switches and strange automatic lid make it seem like it is anything but a bathroom.

It’s a motion-activated lid which automatically opens when anyone stands in front of it and exactly what Kohler calls “advanced bidet functionality,” which is an integrated air dryer.

The appliance, however, goes beyond the normal functions of a bathroom and adds atmosphere. It’s a heated seat and even a subtle air port that warms the floor in front of the fixture.

It has an atmosphere light and a music player. A touch-panel distant, which attaches to the bathroom with a magnetic docking station, lets you customize each of the settings.

Contemporary Toilets

The leading super bathroom manufacturer in Japan is a business called Toto. And if you’ve ever seen a wonderful hotel in Japan with a Toto bathroom, you know that you’re not in Kansas anymore.

Toto’s most advanced toilets are sold exclusively in Japan, with controllers labeled only in Japanese. The most advanced Toto bathroom you may purchase in the United States is the Washlet S300.

It’s a heated bench, a remote-controlled bidet attribute with air drying and also the option of an oscillating bidet stream of water.


W+W Toilet

Roca W+W, which stands for “washbasin plus water closet,” uses advanced technology to help the environment.

The water appliance saves, filters and chemically treats the sink you use to wash your hands and brush your teeth then reuses that water for flushing the toilet.

The net result is that you utilize the identical quantity of water in the sink but zero additional water for the bathroom.

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Outdoor Shower Style Steps Up

Outdoor showers used to have a pretty universal layout — a surround that often matched the privacy fencing, a straightforward spout and maybe a built in soap dish. Nowadays designers have turned their focus to outdoor showers, playing them off the design of the house with designs that rival the bathrooms indoors. Follow the links in the story to see more of the architecture of these homes.

Ashley Camper Photography

Rustic surf shack. Let us start with the basics. This easy outdoor shower adjoining to a 300-square-foot surf shack on Maui, Hawaii, fits in with all the rustic design. The varying fencing article heights give the environment character.

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TMS Architects

New England Shingle style. This outdoor shower stall’s design nods to the Shingle-style design of the oceanfront house in Rye, New Hampshire. The details at the top of the posts match the capitals atop columns onto the house, the curve onto the door plays the gate off to the pool, along with the white tongue-and-groove panels mimic millwork utilized within the house.

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Beachy farm fashion. At this farm style-home on Daniel Island in South Carolina, shutters play a big part in the design. The shower doors are louvered PVC shutters that match the design and colour of the used on the rest of the home’s facade. When they’re open, one can enjoy porcelain tile which looks like reclaimed wood.

Shutter paint: St. Bart’s SW 7614, Sherwin-Williams; doorways: Permex; tile: Boardwalk in Myrtle Beach City, Mediterranea

Slifer Designs

Luxe contemporary hotel. Darting through the yard in a towel or robe may be a part of the outdoor shower fun for some, not too much for others. Some outdoor showers are extensions of indoor bathrooms. A bonus is that this allows for your bathroom to be open to the outdoors while still providing privacy, as you can see in this Hawaiian bathroom. It is just 1 part of a house that’s open to the outdoors.

Bertram Architects

Contemporary minimalism. In very private, protected spots, some love a more open feeling and forgo a closed shower stall. This writer’s cabin is secluded and private, which created the opportunity for an open shower. The smart Pipe shower is well-suited for its modern minimalist layout.

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Playful midcentury modern. An aluminum wall mounted, a reddish bathtub plus a champagne-gold shower panel jazz up the outdoor shower area at this Palm Springs, California, stone.

Gold shower panel: Rozin

Marrokal Design & Remodeling

Casual surfer’s paradise. For users that are serious, it is handy to have room for surfboard storage directly next to the outdoor shower, such as at this house in Solana Beach California. After all, surfboards need a freshwater shower too. This shower also has an unexpected design element supporting the closed shower door, as performers sometimes add — in this scenario, multicolored slate vinyl.

Shor Home

Updated coastal cabin. A great view can be another exhilarating part of the outdoor shower experience. The curves at the top of the surround allow for peeks over the dunes to Cape Cod Bay and match a brand new wall and built in deck chairs in this timeless cabin in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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Rustic-contemporary mix. Tucked under the deck of a house on Ontario’s Georgian Bay, this outdoor shower has a Galvalume surround which brings a modern aspect and defines it in a unique way.

Track hardware: K.N. Crowder

More: Learn how to add an outdoor shower

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