A grey bathroom needn’t be dull or drab. In the grey bathroom ideas below, we show you how to incorporate texture, colour and metallics to lift the bathroom and make it chic. There are gorgeous grey tiled bathrooms, including 3D tiles for textural walls, and glossy grey metro tiles for a more polished look. You can’t go wrong with dark grey marble tiling either – it will add instant elegance to a bathroom.
When it comes to bathroom colour ideas, grey is always a safe and popular choice, with dark greys creating more dramatic looks and soft greys being a more neutral choice. For paint colour inspiration, we’ve pulled together some lighter greys and darker greys, as well as some interesting paint effects to mix things up a little. Paint doesn’t have to go floor-to-ceiling; in one of the below bathrooms, grey metro tiles create a waterproof border for the grey walls above. Paint above the tiles will make a space feel warmer.
For pops of colour, bright lampshades on wall lights, pretty pendant lights (or even chandeliers), or even a bathroom stool – there are plenty of ways you can incorporate an accent colour. Grey and mustard is easy on the eye yet still dramatic. Prefer metallics? Brass lighting, fixtures and fittings add warmth and a dose of modern glamour to a grey bathroom.
For a cocooning feel, go all out; choose patterned grey tiles for the floor, and complement the colour with a matching shade on the walls and even the ceiling.
But our favourite look of all – and favourite colour pairing – is raw concrete, contrasted with blush shades. Simply gorgeous.
This luxurious space offers a peaceful retreat. The walls are not actually concrete but a painted plaster effect.
Get the look: The bath is a vintage find, which has been repainted. The pink curtains are from Lovely Home Idea.
Charcoal walls look very chic in this grown-up bathroom. Premium bathroom fittings combined with personal elements create a bathing zone that’s both cosy and luxe.
Get the look: The bath is by Porcelanosa and the taps are from Vola. The chandelier is by Timothy Oulton at Bluebird on Kings Road. João found the marble bust at Architectural Forum. The wall lights are by Buster + Punch.
A medium grey in this bathroom is warmed up by a parquet wood floor. This room is all about the materials – the Arabescato marble contrasting with the dark walls, parquet flooring and nickel fittings.
Get the look: The bath is from Catchpole & Rye.
Paint doesn't have to go floor-to-ceiling; in this bathroom, grey metro tiles create a waterproof border for the grey walls above.
Get the look: Find the Small Ghost Buster bedside table by Kartell at John Lewis. Try Lombok for a similar bed. The walls are painted in Steel V by Paint & Paper Library. The cushions and throw are from Liberty.
Upgrade metro tiles to marble tiles for a swanky bathroom space. Paint above the tiles to make the space feel warmer.
Get the look: The Fifties mirror with metal frame is from Fiona McDonald. The taps are from Barber Wilsons. The marble is from Marble City. The walls are painted with French Grey Dark Eggshell by Little Greene. Kate Moss, London, 2006, isby Mario Testino. Limited-edition signed prints of the photograph are available at Dominic Guerrini.
Gorgeous gloss tiles and a large marble vanity help to create a polished look, while the lampshades and vase of flowers add a pop of necessary colour.
Get the look: Lampshades from Rosi de Ruig, wall lights from Tinsmith, mirror from Pottery Barn. Taps by Crosswater.
A countertop basin and floating vanity add to the modern look of this grey bathroom. Brass lighting, fixtures and fittings add warmth and a dose of modern glamour.
Hexagonal shaped Mutina tiles add floor-to-ceiling texture to this bathroom.
Get the look: This is a 3-unit module from Vipp.
Unlacquered brass by Studio Ore adds warmth, modernity and glamour to this bathroom by White Arrow.
Get the look: Unlacquered brass by Studio Ore. Bathtub by Victoria & Albert. Floor tiles by Emery et Cie.
Picking out the smokey blue-grey shade from the stand-out floor tiles and using it on the walls and ceiling gives a lovely cocooning feel.
Get the look: Floor tiles, Martin Moore. Vintage tables, eBay. Similar bath, Drummonds. Dressing area door handle, Buster + Punch. Plants, Pearspring.
The walls in this room are finished in raw concrete, while geometric tiling adds a graphic element. Grey and mustard is easy on the eye yet still dramatic.
Get the look: Find Art Deco-style wall lights at Balineum. Topps Tiles sells a range of geometric floor tiles.
Paint doesn't have to be one-dimensional. Here a blend of colours creates an artistic and layered effect.
Get the look: This is the Spoon bath by Benedini Associati for Agape. Find a similar rattan hanging chair at Graham and Green.