A traditional bathroom will often use solid, sturdy materials as part of the design to create a timeless feel. Whether using a claw-foot porcelain bathtub as the rooms centrepiece, or employing marble and metal for a sink stand, basing your bathroom design on these classic materials will result in a bold design with a traditional feel.


In a traditional bathroom the colours and patterns you utilise will tend to be primary and either very dark or very light, creating a bold look. Bright whites or off-whites, greys and blacks can help to create the classic feel you want to create in your bathroom design.


  • Natural stone or porcelain subway or hexagon tiles
  • Natural stone counter-top surfaces, such as marble
  • White cotton towels and bath mats
  • Free-standing bathtubs, including clawfoot bathtubs
  • Pedestal and console sinks and sinks with a traditional cabinet base
  • Mirrored medicine cabinets
  • Vintage or antique mirrors
  • Chrome or nickel-plated fixtures 
  • A lot of neutral color and/or white, including a black-and-white combination