Don't overlook this space in your house — add some color, whether it's through tile, wallpaper, or even your towels.
The powder room's hand-painted stripes by Deirdre Newman combine colors used throughout Rye, New York, Tudor house designed by Sara Gilbane. Sink by Waterworks.
Designer Jay Jeffers used "an abundance of glass tiles" from Waterworks in the guest bathroom of a Sonoma house, covering the entire floor and the wall behind a pair of Waterworks sinks. The amber stripes "break up this large space." Deco mirrors from Pottery Barn.
In a Cape Cod, Massachusetts, bathroom, designer Kyle Timothy Blood created a T-shaped carpet of tile in a Moroccan pattern. "Did you notice how the 'carpet' runs right under the vanity?" the designer says. "That vanity has legs, which gives it a feeling of lightness. Finally, to unite all these spaces a border in yet another pattern runs like a ribbon around the whole room." The tile and woodwork is from Mosaic House.
Go bold with wallpaper – especially in a small bathroom. In a Florida house designed by Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, the powder room's cheery wallpaper is from Madison and Grow.
Incorporate color with towels — they're easy to switch out if you get bored. In this New York City bathroom designed by Alla Akimova, colorful Niles towels from Missoni Home pick up the chevron motif that's used in the space.
Don't settle for a regular white tub. In her Vermont cottage, designer Deirdre Heekin made the cedar bathroom's claw-foot tub glamorous by painting it midnight blue.
A Missoni rug makes a colorful fashion statement in the master bath of a Malibu house designed by Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe.
Hang a piece of artwork in your bathroom for a pop of color. In Royce Pinkwater's Park Avenue all-white master bathroom, an Amanda Weil photo on glass creates a window where there is none.
Bringing in extra seating can provide a cozy spot, extra color. A purple armchair, a ceramic stool, an aged Persian rug, wallpaper, and Roman shades create a sitting room atmosphere in the bathroom of a Newport Beach, California, house designed by Peter Dunham.
An easy way to make a color statement? With lighting. In the powder room of Liza Pulitzer Calhoun's Palm Beach house, red sconces adds a bold touch.
Add some color to your bathroom cabinets like in this Massachusetts farmhouse bathroomdesigned by architect Micahel T. Gray and interior designer Hattie Holland of Carpenter & MacNeille.
In the shower of a New England farmhouse designed by architect Nate McBride and interior designer Kari McCabe, sandblasted wall tiles, Tessera Matte Aqua from Urban Archaeology, were chosen to evoke sea glass. Sink, Waterworks. Sconces, Vaughan. The wood floor is painted in Tidewater by Sherwin-Williams.
If you don't want to commit to a bold color statement, adding in colorful accessories is a great way to brighten the space. "Kay wanted a real lady's master bath with pretty things to look at," says designer T. Keller Donovan of his client's Palm Beach apartment bathroom. He covered the walls in Thibaut's Tootsie wallpaper and placed Tommy Mitchell tole flowers on brackets over a Sunrise Specialty tub.
In a Palm Beach house decorated by Mimi McMakin and Ashley Sharpe of Kemble Interiors, a powder room near the pool is painted to look like a cabana with a tasseled, tented awning. Even the door has the striped pattern.
With flourishes from sleek, stone surfaces to dramatically patterned wallpapers and luxurious soaking tubs, these bathrooms are as stylish as the celebrities they belong to.