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Choosing the Colors, Materials, and Finish for Your Bathroom Design

Struggling to decide on which color, material, or finish to use for your bathroom fixtures? Kohler provides homeowners, designers, and builders an extensive selection of colors and finishes to choose from while designing a bathroom.

For a successful bathroom design, it is crucial to do your research before investing in the materials. Meet with one of our showroom consultants to see the fixtures in person. We can also help you to decide on the best look that fits your personality and your home. Schedule an appointment today!

Bathroom Design Elements


Whatever color scheme you choose for your bathroom, you can be sure that our colors are consistent across a variety of materials, from vitreous to enameled cast iron. In painting the walls or deciding on a main theme, consider these color combinations:

Ocean Inspired Blue

Cool blues and greens have a soothing and calming effect for the ideal spa-style color palette. Start by choosing your favorite shade of blue or green and don’t be afraid to mix it up with some brighter or darker tones.

Autumnal Orange

How do you want to feel in your bathroom? For an energizing yet cozy space, try a more subdued terra-cotta orange paired with neutral colors.

Classic Neutrals

For a more casual, classic bathroom style, go for lower-contrast color combinations like taupes, beiges and tans, which can be dressed up with colorful accessories. Or for a more pristine, modern look, try high-contrast color schemes such as black, grays, and white. To avoid overly matchy looks, choose bathroom accessories in a different hue from the room’s most dominant color.


Vitreous China is fired to be highly durable and easy to clean.

Enameled Cast Iron offers dimensional character combined with extreme durability and strength.

Glass sinks work with nearly every palette for a bathroom. Scratch and crack resistant, Kohler glass sinks are available in a variety of opaque and translucent colors.

Supramic creates a thin-edged, modern design without sacrificing durability. It also provides a high-gloss finish, which makes it easy to clean.


Faucet finishes can change the look and feel of any bathroom. Kohler uses the PVD process to create durable long-lasting finishes. Whether you are looking for a faucet finish that’s traditional like Vintage Nickel, more modern like Brushed Nickel, or transitional like Brushed Bronze, there are a variety of faucet finishes to help you express your style. Choose authentic Kohler hand-brushed finishes for a faucet that adds an artistic element to your bathroom.