Design Secrets For A Modern Dream Bathroom

Do you dream of clean-lined Shaker cabinets with contemporary hardware, sleek glass backsplash tile, and natural stone countertops? If so, it may be time to update your bathroom and start fresh in the new decade ahead. Your vision of a magazine quality master bath is just a few clicks away! Read on to learn the design secrets of a modern dream bathroom, and then let The RTA Store help you bring your vision to life.

The Best Bathroom Cabinets For A Modern Aesthetic

Contemporary cabinetry features clean lines and a minimalist look. With that said, the best bathroom cabinets for a modern aesthetic include Slab or Shaker style doors. Shaker cabinets, like our Graphite Gray or Brilliant White Shaker, have a classic style that is still on trend today — and will be for many years to come.

Beautiful in their simplicity, Shaker cabinets let the quality construction shine through, and are a great choice for modern and transitional spaces. Complete the look with contemporary cabinet knobs and pulls. To browse our vast selection of ready to assemble and pre-assembled bathroom vanities and cabinets, click here.

Contemporary Color Choices

When it comes to the walls and decor in your dream bathroom, contemporary color palettes run the gamut from dark blue and earthy green to powdery pink and soft taupe. For inspiration, check out these popular bathroom paint colors from the editors at Better Homes and Gardens.

Contemporary cabinet finishes include gray, white, and espresso, or opt for a personalized look with our cabinets that feature custom color. Other contemporary ways to add color in a dream bathroom include unique vessel sinks and backsplash tile. Or go for the unexpected and include a bathtub that matches your contemporary cabinetry, as seen here.

5-19-20 RTA3-Southport Espresso Shaker

Monochromatic Vs. High-Contrast Style

When it comes to contemporary design, there are two schools of thought. You can opt for a neutral, monochromatic color scheme or go with a bold, high-contrast look. Regardless of where your tastes lean, both approaches are right on point and are easy to achieve.

High-contrast style is daring and dramatic. Examples include two tone cabinetry, pairing a soft shade on the walls with a dark cabinetry finish, or letting a light bathroom vanity pop against dark blue walls. Black and white bathrooms are the epitome of high-contrast style, with white Shaker cabinetry, black pearl granite countertops, and a Carrara marble backsplash in a black and white basketweave pattern.

A monochromatic color scheme is soothing and subtle. Simply pick a hue that you love for your walls and cabinetry, and go up and down the color swatch as you accessorize. When in doubt, neutral shades of beige, brown or gray are always a safe bet, and help to create a beautifully current space, like this Southport Espresso Shaker bathroom, or show your creative flair with rich color.

For help creating your modern dream bathroom, visit us online to browse our products. Then, take advantage of our free design consultation, complete with a custom layout and photorealistic renderings. Our expert design team can help work within your budget and bring your magazine-quality vision to life!



At The RTA Store, we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (ready to assemble) and pre-assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, home office, home bar, or TV room, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call, and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design service.