The challenge with this transitional bathroom is that the clients didn’t want to change out the flooring tile and the tile surround in the tub/shower combo. Both were in great condition. We had to work within the color palette of the existing tiles and make the backsplash and vanity not look like separate rooms, while still giving the space a contemporary and updated feel.
We created harmony by pulling out the gray and blue tones in the floor tiles and using those colors in the paint, mixed mosaic tiles, and cabinets. The white 4×4 tiles in the backsplash echo the white 4×4 tiles in the tub surround. The vertical application of the mosaic tiles give the vanity area some height by moving the eye up the wall. Contemporary touches were added in the lighting, hardware, and plumbing fixtures. The light, muted, coastal blue color ties everything together. The vintage surf prints, framed in a gray driftwood add that final coastal touch.