Contemporary Bathroom Vanities

Explore information on contemporary bathroom vanities, and get ready to add a modern-era element to your bath space.
White Bathroom with Green Soapstone Countertop

White Bathroom with Green Soapstone Countertop

Verde soapstone countertops, Palomino limestone floors and cream-colored sinks create a masculine spa-like setting that is both sophisticated and tranquil. Restored original light fixtures and updated functional vanities with dark wood stains bring a touch of fresh simplicity.

Photo by: Scott Mayoral

Scott Mayoral

By: Sean McEvoy

Contemporary bathroom vanities can add a stylish, up-to-date design to your bath space. In general, contemporary bathroom vanity designs feature clean lines and new materials, for a sleek, attractive and upscale look.

Contrary to their traditional counterparts, which may reflect a more historical or vintage style, contemporary bathroom vanities usually make use of current-era materials and building techniques, and they reflect a more modern style. Efficient, elegant, minimal design tends to appear commonly when it comes to contemporary bathroom vanities.

Eclectic Contemporary Bathrooms

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Small-Space Bathroom

This space beautifully combines a printed wall of trees, a textured wooden wall, a darkly stained vanity and crisp, white fixtures. Although this is a small space, the textures, patterns and colors in it work together to create a big visual impact. Design by Erinn Valencich

Photo By: Designer, Erinn Valencich

Eclectic Modern Bathroom

By drawing inspiration from a mix of modern and antique pieces, designer Jaymes Richardson gave this bathroom big personality. The turn-of-the-century washstand and tilt mirror are kept up-to-date with a custom-made vanity, geometric hardware and simple, modern light fixtures. The grid pattern of the tiled walls, coupled with the stand-alone tub and old-fashioned washstand, gives this space a complementary "old and new" feel.

Photo By: Designer, Jaymes Richardson

Earthy Bathroom Style

Inspired by the outdoor eucalyptus grove, this bathroom has bright, cheerful walls and nature-themed art. The mosaic granite and marble floor, in combination with the green walls, creates a classic yet fun backdrop for sculptural elements like the minimalist water closet. This space merges classic design elements with contemporary ideas. Photograph by Matthew Millman. Design by Steven Miller

Photo By: Designer, Steven Miller

Asymmetrical Shapes

Drawing inspiration from the colorful, unique painting, Designer Steve Appolloni gave this bathroom a jazzy feel with the eclectic tile design and an asymmetrical mirror that defines the entire room. By combining different colors, textures, shapes and design elements, the designer created a space that's fun and unique while still classy.

Photo By: Designer, Steve Appolloni

Tiled Haven

This bathroom ties together bricks in various colors and textures, a painted wall, tile floors and block-style windows to create a beautiful, well-rounded space that is anything but boring. The stand-alone tub, console table sink and simple arched mirror add classy touches to this eclectic space. Design by Didier Michot in California

Photo By: Designer, Didier Michot

Bright Bathroom Color

This bathroom, designed by Elizabeth Rosensteel in Phoenix, features bright aqua hues and clean white tile paired with pops of other bright colors scattered through the shower walls. The colorful painting ties everything together, including the deep blue blown-glass sink and glass-tile countertop.

Photo By: Designer, Elizabeth Rosensteel

Naturally White Bathroom

Windows appear to pop out of this bathroom wall, providing interest and plenty of natural light. This space is simple and elegant with a stand-alone tub, full-length mirror and white color palette. Image courtesy of Hinkley Lighting

Relaxing, Fun Bathroom

Yellow walls, paired with a clean white, gray and mosaic tiled wall, give this space a fun yet relaxing feel. The tile treatment acts as an artistic element in this clean, contemporary space, and the large window and European-style tub make this room a relaxing, spa-like getaway. Image courtesy of Collaborative Design Architects

Exposed Plumbing

The exposed plumbing and tall rectangle window are focal points in this master bathroom. With vaulted ceilings, this space is open and naturally lit through the block-style windows. The mosaic tiles on the wall, tall mirrors and the vessel sinks also work to complete the modern, eclectic look of this space. Image courtesy of Collaborative Design Architects

Recycled Glass Bathroom

Recycled glass tiles fill this bathroom to give it an underwater appearance, while the custom concrete sinks add a masculine touch to the room. The under-counter hampers add a contrasting color to the tile and to the wood floor mat and bench. The curvy wall sconce also balances the geometric feel of the space. Design by Lori Dennis

Contemporary bathroom vanities can appear in a wide range of bathroom styles, from smaller spaces where their minimalist design makes efficient use of space, to more open designs with a spa-like, soothing and spacious feel. The clean lines of contemporary bathroom vanities can often offer space-saving efficiency, especially when they feature cabinet and drawer systems for extra storage.

Many contemporary bathroom vanities feature a large mirror, or dual mirrors in the case of a double-sink vanity, as a focal point for their design. The mirrors tend to reflect the simple, elegant design familiar across contemporary furniture; in some cases, mirrors are used as an opportunity to escape the confines of a particular design aesthetic and incorporate fun, eclectic and artistic flourishes.

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