The "Anchor Color" That Will Instantly Beautify Your Bathroom

Bathrooms are best when kept clean and organized, which means useable space should be maximized and clutter should be minimal. That being said, you want the master bathroom to be conducive to relaxation and the powder room to make a good impression on guests. The best way to satisfy both of these priorities is by honing in on an anchor color that's neutral and full of range yet slightly offbeat: gray.

Indeed, not only does gray lend itself beautifully to a variety of styles—including everything from industrial to traditional, modern, bohemian, shabby chic, and minimalism—but it also hits the monochrome sweet spot between light and dark. And even though it's a neutral, there are endless tones to choose from, making it the perfect backdrop as you swap out towels, floormats, or fixtures throughout the years. Ready to see in grayscale? Get inspired by the lovely yet edgy gray bathroom ideas below.