When we think of the color brown, it brings to mind images of earth and nature. It’s a grounding color that naturally allows us to relax. That being said, decorating our bathrooms in a shade of brown innately allows one to connect to nature’s wisdom and find peace in our space. It may seem like an unlikely color choice, however, when applied well, brown can be the perfect option. Let’s get started on 30 beautiful brown bathroom ideas for you to consider for your next renovation. Here are 30 examples of how you can incorporate the color brown in your bathroom.
30 Beautiful Brown Bathroom Ideas:
- Louvered Wood Doors
- Textured Tile
- Patterned Tile
- Repeating Wood Finish
- Wood Tiles and Beams
- Sleek Brown Cabinets
- Traditional Bathroom
- Paneled Walls
- Monochromatic Colour Scheme
- Bathtub Surround
- Floating Cabinets
- Rustic Look
- Contrast of Brown and White
- Herringbone Floor
- Transitional Look
- Varying Shapes
- Wood Countertop
- Sleek Lines
- Bamboo Wood Tones
- Masculine Bathroom
- Glitz and Glam
- Checkered Floor
- Band of Brown Tile
- Brown Stone Countertop and Backsplash
- Feminine Bathroom
- Natural Look
1. Louvered Wood Doors
This modern bathroom incorporates wood cabinetry to give it some warmth. The charm of this bathroom comes from the louvered wood doors that one doesn’t typically see. This adds to the clean lines of the bathroom.
2. Textured Tile
Tile is a great way to incorporate brown into a bathroom. To ensure the bathroom doesn’t look flat, textured tile is used to provide interest. In this example, a raised leaf pattern tile is used above the bathtub, and accompanying textured tile is used behind the mirror and along the wall.
3. Patterned Tile
The patterned tile behind the bathtub and sidewall guides your attention to these areas. In this example, brown tiles are juxtaposed with grey tiles to create a visually pleasing pattern. If you don't like the idea of all brown tile, this option provides a solution to get a pleasing look.
4. Repeating Wood Finish
To get a cohesive result, try matching the cabinetry color with the vanity mirror. Here, we see the base cabinets, medicine cabinet, and mirror in the same teak finish. This repetition gives the room a simple and finished look.
5. Wood Tiles and Beams
Wood naturally creates a feeling of warmth in a room. Here, we see floor tiles that have the look of wood. The wood look is further carried through in the ceiling with the large wood beams. The brown of the wood contrasts with the steely coolness of the grey concrete walls that could otherwise come across as uninviting on its own.
6. Sleek Brown Cabinets
Dark and light are used here. The sleek brown cabinets contrast against the light brown tiles. The simplicity of this bathroom is what makes this bathroom shine. Focusing on the perfect brown cabinets can be a clever way to incorporate just the right brown in your bathroom.
7. Traditional Bathroom
If a traditional style is more your taste, try incorporating brown through the vanity, medicine cabinet, and tiles. The carved wood detail in the vanity lends itself to a more traditional look. The varying colors of brown in the glass tile backsplash are what gives this room character. The simple light brown tile throughout helps pull the bathroom together as a whole.
8. Paneled Walls
This spa-like bathroom incorporates paneled walls and matching tile floors with dark grout to create an oasis feel. When we look at this bathroom, it conjures up the feeling of being at a spa. Try creating this look if you want your bathroom to feel like a natural retreat.
9. Monochromatic Colour Scheme
There are so many shades of brown to use that can complement one another. If you want to use varying shades and go for a monochromatic look, the different hues of brown will help add depth to your bathroom. Be careful not to use too much of one shade or else the room can look flat and boring.
10. Bathtub Surround
This bathroom features a large bathtub surround that steals the spotlight. The dark brown surround and steps leading up to the tub, create a feeling of expansiveness. The deep, rich brown color also lends to a feeling of luxury.
11. Floating Cabinets
This brown bathroom includes unique floating cabinets in a warm brown tone. The light brown faux wood door panels are carried through in the neighboring shelving unit. The same hue is then repeated in the floor and wall tile.
An easy and appealing way to incorporate brown effectively in a bathroom is through the accessories you choose. In this example, brown is repeated through the leaf pattern on the bathtub curtain, towels, artwork, and doorknob. This is a simple way to achieve a beautiful, cohesive look. This is also an inexpensive approach and is great for those who are afraid to commit to any one choice. Accessories can be affordably replaced when needed.
13. Rustic Look
In this bathroom, varying wood selections are used to create a rustic feel. A live edge countertop and backsplash are incorporated to add to the natural feeling. Instead of paint, horizontal wood planks are placed on the wall. In addition, there are even logs of wood that act as a decorative element. To add to this, a stone floor in varying shades of brown is laid in a haphazard pattern.
14. Contrast of Brown and White
The warm brown wood vanity with black pulls is what stands out in this bathroom. To complement this and repeat the color, large hexagonal tiles are placed on the floor. The warmth of the wood and tile contrast against the starkness of the white walls, tub, and shower.
15. Herringbone Floor
A unique way of using brown in your bathroom is through a floor that stands out. Here, a herringbone pattern is laid using tiles that replicate the look of wood. To give further interest, the planks are then laid horizontally where the tub is situated. To add further to this, two faux wood veneer feature walls and wood shelves are included which match the tones of the flooring.
16. Transitional Look
The rich, dark brown vanity and upper shelves in this bathroom create a transitional look. The deep color adds an element of elegance and the linear look keeps things looking very streamlined. The light walls allow the darkness of the vanity and shelving to pop.
17. Varying Shapes
Play up the use of the color brown by using varying shapes within the bathroom. Here, we see large square tiles complimented with dark brown rectangular tiles in the tub. We also see a linear shape repeated through the wood shelving. To add softness, a large curved seat is placed front and center.
18. Wood Countertop
This bathroom is distinctive because of the wood vanity countertop. Not only is the material unique for a bathroom countertop but so is the shape. The caramel color of the countertop makes it noticeable against the lighter background.
19. Sleek Lines
The linear brown elements throughout give this bathroom a very contemporary vibe. We see this through the long, linear vanity, faux wood-paneled wall, and horizontal tile planks that mimic the look of wood.
20. Bamboo Wood Tones
If you are one that prefers lighter shades of brown, try incorporating a bamboo look into your bathroom. In this example, we see a bamboo feature wall behind the toilet and matching wood panels to the side of the sink. The light colors give the bathroom a sense of airiness and calm.
21. Masculine Bathroom
This bathroom’s overall look is dark and masculine. Wood veneer compliments deep dark brown tiles on the floor and walls and a dark brown stone countertop. The shower is highlighted through the use of lighter brown tiles.
22. Glitz and Glam
The varied brown tiles on the wall certainly make a statement in this bathroom. The shimmer in the tiles cast offers certain glitz and glam feel to this room. This feel is further carried through the intricate tile in the shower. If you prefer lots of detail in your bathroom, then this look is for you.
23. Checkered Floor
When you first look at this bathroom it is the floor that catches your attention. How about incorporating the use of brown in your bathroom through a checkered brown and white floor. The color is then repeated in the vanity and walls which pull the room together.
This bathroom uses the same rectangular tiles in the same color throughout the bathroom and the shower to keep things simple. The same color tile on the floor is repeated, just in a different shade of brown.
25. Band of Brown Tile
Want to incorporate brown into your bathroom but just not sure how to do it without it overpowering the room? Try including a band of tiles around the perimeter of the room as an accent. In this bathroom, the same color tile is used for the accent tile on the wall as on the floor.
Going for a more luxurious look? Try using subtle brown tones throughout. In this bathroom, a mid-tone traditional vanity exudes elegance. The floor tile pattern and color lends to a more sophisticated look. The freestanding clawfoot tub takes the spotlight as it is in a rich, dark brown. As well, a beautiful and tasteful diamond pattern tile behind the tub also adds further appeal.
Paint is another great way to incorporate brown into your bathroom. With the right color selection, one is able to create a peaceful and relaxing space. In this example, a rich cafe color is creamy and inviting. The wall color further compliments the dark-stained vanity and bathtub surround.
28. Brown Stone Countertop and Backsplash
The countertop in this bathroom is what is noticed first. The dark chocolate brown countertop is then repeated in the backsplash. Have the countertop take the lead and then create the bathroom from there. In this room, the same square medium tone tiles are then repeated throughout on the walls and on the floor. By keeping these tiles the same, you eliminate the possibility of the tiles competing.
29. Feminine Bathroom
Want more of a feminine look? Try using the same warm brown tiles throughout and using a softer accent color, such as pink as is used in this case. This gives the room a very delicate and classic look.
30. Natural Look
In this bathroom, you get the sense that the outside is being pulled into the room. Through the two large windows, we see the beautiful scene outside which sets the stage for the bathroom. The weathered bathtub surround and ceiling give you the feeling of the great outdoors. Further, the wood vanities and brown tiles throughout also continue with this look.