Classic White Bathroom Inspiration: Traditional Style & French Bliss Now

We are busy at the new house making changes and trying to keep the demo delicate, but it will take awhile before we get to bath in our bedroom. Unfortunately, that bath is covered in dark brown tile and granite and not a drop of white. So I need this inspiration! Classic White Bathroom Decorating Inspo: Traditional Style is a roundup of inspiring and charming white bathrooms with the potential to become springboards for your own spruce up, remodel or bath renovation. Not all the examples are French inspired, but you know I can’t resist all things European country!

French country white marble bathroom with console sink - Jenny Martin Design.
Jenny Martin Design…traditional style white bathroom design inspiration as well as classic details to get the look.

Traditional Classic White Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Vintage Clawfoot Tub in the Bath

When the silhouette is as classic as a clawfoot tub, these beauties look beautiful whether the context is a luxurious chateau in Canada:

Beautiful French country bath with clawfoot tub painted black, herringbone marble tile, and ladder with Turkish towels - Jenny Martin Design. #modernfrench #bathroomdesign
Jenny Martin Design…in case you are inspired by modern French style.

or within a humble rustic modern French cottage like mine:

My master bathroom - Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio…in case a budget friendly classic white look is your style.

or even a fantasy-like luxury bath by The Fox Group like this:

Timeless white marble luxurious bathroom by The Fox Group.
The Fox Group…luxurious white bathroom designs and also French inspired bathrooms.

But what about a rustic 150-year old French farmhouse near Bordeaux?

Quiet and timeless hues in a French farmhouse bathroom by Vivi et Margot features reclaimed terracotta hex tiles, freestanding tub, romantic chandelier, and Farrow and Ball's Strong White on the walls.
Vivi et Margot…in case you love authentic French farmhouse interiors.

Or a new bath that only looks old:

French country farmhouse bathroom with Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
Design: Brit Jones Design – Traditional Classic White Bathroom Decorating Ideas for Vintage Lovers as well as Francophiles.
Gardening and hope quote by Audrey Hepburn on Hello Lovely Studio.
Rustic double barn doors open to an elegant French country bathroom with clawfoot tub, soaring ceilings, and a trio of chandeliers - Brit Jones. #frenchcountry #interiordesign #bathroomdesign #romanticdecor #elegantbath #luxuriousbath #barndoors #clawfoottub
Brit Jones…hello charming indeed.

French Inspired Vanity Mirrors in the Bath

Classic traditional white bathroom design with marble and luxurious design by Jenny Martin. #classicstyle #whitebathroomdesign
Jenny Martin Design
Classic white bathroom with white vanity and French inspired mirror and sconces. #whitebathroom #frenchcountry #bathroomdesign
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Rilke quote about spring and blooming on Hello Lovely Studio. #springquotes #blooming #inspirationalquotes

Add a Classic Pedestal Sink

Coastal cottage bathroom with pedestal sink. Design: Lisa Furey.
Lisa Furey Interiors/Photo: Lindsey Shorter
Farrow and Ball's Middleton Pink graces the walls of a romantic bath within the French farmhouse of Vivi et Margot. Clawfoot tub and pedestal sink add vintage style charm!
Vivi et Margot

Bathroom Vanity Vessel Sink

When you’re passionate about vintage or antiques, and you love repurposing them in order to extract function from them daily, a vessel sink can be a vintage bath’s best friend.

Patina Farm master bedroom with antiques and European country inspired style. Giannetti Home.
Giannetti Home/Velvet and Linen
Coastal bathroom with vessel sink, shiplap, and round mirror. Board and batten coastal cottage in Palmetto Bluff with modern farmhouse interior design by Lisa Furey.
Lisa Furey Interiors
Spring quote about love - Hello Lovely Studio.
When a rustic French farmhouse powder room with repurposed antique table and vessel sink is this gorgeous, who would want to leave? Design by Brooke Giannetti. #europeancountry #oldworld #bathroom
Velvet and Linen/Giannetti Home
Pablo Neruda quote about spring and flowers on Hello Lovely.

Old World Style European Chandeliers Add Romance to the Bath

French country farmhouse white bathroom. Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
Brit Jones Design
Giannetti Home designed bathroom.
Giannetti Home/Velvet and Linen
Quiet and timeless hues in a French farmhouse bathroom by Vivi et Margot features reclaimed terracotta hex tiles, freestanding tub, romantic chandelier, and Farrow and Ball's Strong White on the walls.
Vivi et Margot
Lilly Pulitzer quote about spring on Hello Lovely.

Shaker Style White Wood Vanities

When you want the look of your classic bath to stand the test of time and offer lots of practical function, Shaker style cabinetry fits the bill.

Design/Photo: Scavullo Designs. Wall paint color on walls: BENJAMIN MOORE Revere Pewter.
Scavullo Design – Wall paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Revere Pewter.
Luxurious and classic white bathroom design by The Fox Group with white marble and furniture-like vanities. #bathroomdesign #classicdesign #interiordesign #luxuriousdesign
The Fox Group
Beautiful white modern farmhouse bathroom with freestanding tub and herringbone tile floor - Jaimee Rose Interiors. #bathroomdesign #interiordesign
Jaimee Rose Interiors

Plaster Walls & Chalky Finishes in a Sophisticated Bath

Sometimes a powder bath can reach lofty design heights in a way a sprawling master bath just cannot. Plaster walls, antiques, and refined details combine for sophistication and everyday elegance.

Humble Vintage Style in a Classic White Bath

In my own classic white master bath, a humble tufted vintage Louis style arm chair holds bath towels and serves as a functional perch. The addition of furniture elevates the cozy factor.

Serene bathroom with knotty alder wood door. Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio

Mural Papers & Magnificent Moldings in a Bath

One of my all-time favorite baths features a stunning grisaille moment, an understated color palette, and rich details (some of which are delightfully unexpected!).

Susan Harter mural in a charming traditional bathroom with clawfoot tub - Erin Vondra Design. #susanharter #wallmural #muralwallpaper #bathroom
Erin Vondra Design

Bathroom Console Sinks

You might be surprised to see the variety of console sinks standing pretty now in the marketplace. The one I chose for a bathroom in our home has a modern farmhouse style fireclay basin that is a dream to live with.

Classic console sink with fireclay farm sink and Turkish towel. Thibaut wall covering and Venetian mirror - Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio
Hello Lovely Studio

Bath Design Tone on Tone Loveliness

There are so many luscious shades of white, cream, ecru, putty, alabaster, ivory, and snow from which to choose, and combining them creates magic.

Beautiful bathroom design by The French Nest Co Interior Design. #frenchcountry #interiordesign #bathroomdesign #whitebathroom
The French Nest Co Interior Design
My house with interiors painted Benjamin Moore white - Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio
French country farmhouse bathroom with Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
Brit Jones Design

Gold Hardware & Accents in the Bathroom

Something warm and wonderful happens when white and grey meet golden beauty. No need to overthink brass vs. silver tones for resale since your main objective ought to be pleasing your own eye, this moment.

Luxurious and classic white bathroom design by The Fox Group with white marble and furniture-like vanities. #bathroomdesign #classicdesign #interiordesign #luxuriousdesign
The Fox Group

Before & After Builder Grade White Bath

In case you have DIY spirit and are curious about how a builder’s special bath can become more custom, see this:

Decorating Resources to Help You Shop

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Not a white vanity, but isn’t this wallpaper gorgeous for a white bath?

Classic white bathroom with console sink, Venetian mirror, Thibaut wallpaper (Lizette), and simple decor - Hello Lovely Studio.
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-michele

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12 Comments

  1. Celia Becker @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com
    January 30, 2020 / 8:54 am

    I am designing 3 bathrooms at the moment in my latest home renovation so your inspirational post could not have come at a better time! I pinned away! Thank you!

    • Michele
      Author
      January 30, 2020 / 4:00 pm

      Wow – can’t wait to see how your creativity blossoms in those spaces, Celia. Thanks so much for reading and pinning – I do appreciate the support. 🙂

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    March 15, 2020 / 11:44 pm

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    • Michele
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      March 16, 2020 / 1:52 am

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  3. Paul Henderson
    February 3, 2021 / 1:32 am

    Seems like every time I come back to your website you have a new interesting thing for me to read. How do you stay so motivated? Do you research all of these posts before posting?

    • Michele
      Author
      February 3, 2021 / 7:16 am

      If you are referring to this particular post – the research required is getting still and allowing myself to be a vessel, writing in a stream of consciousness style.

  4. Mumbai
    March 24, 2021 / 3:54 pm

    Doesn’t matter if a bathroom is modern or gameful. Important is good light and a kind of coziness. White is always a safe color in particular when you have in mind to sell your home in the future and you can revamp with towels or flowers in every color you like. And never forget a good working rainshower which is such a pleasure to get sprinkled strong or soft.

    • Michele
      Author
      March 24, 2021 / 4:26 pm

      Great tips! I don’t have a rainshower in this house – we put a very fancy and HUGE shower with bodysprays in our former home which is always great for resale. 🙂

  5. Arvada Roofers
    March 25, 2021 / 5:58 am

    What a great renovation for your bathroom i really want a rainshower in my bathroom thanks for sharing this

    • Michele
      Author
      March 25, 2021 / 7:54 am

      Thanks so much!

  6. Universal Stone
    January 6, 2022 / 4:45 am

    It looks so bright and beautiful! Love it!

    • Michele
      Author
      January 6, 2022 / 8:35 am

      Thanks so much for visiting.

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Vintage Collapsible French Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing