Practical and stylish, vanity units are the perfect addition to any bathroom. Available in a range of styles, they create a beautiful design feature and provide valuable storage.
When it comes to colour, blue is timeless and elegant, making it a fantastic choice for your vanity. Cool and calming in shades from powder blue to rich navy, it can totally transform your bathroom.
Whether your space is small or sprawling, there are lots of ways to make a bathroom vanity work for you. We’ve compiled some of the best blue vanity ideas to help you plan your bathroom makeover.
1. Opt for Shaker Cabinets
Traditional, shaker-style cabinets are perfect for a period home. In navy blue, they are timeless, bringing class and sophistication to the bathroom. Complement your shaker cabinets with simple gold handles and taps to add subtle glamour.
2. Make Your Colour Pop
This fabulous space is proof that a vanity unit can completely transform the vibe of a room. Alone, pink and white appear soft and sweet. But this simple, cobalt blue vanity turns it into a funky and playful scheme.
Enhance your bathroom by choosing a contrasting blue vanity unit – try electric blue against marble or pink tiles for high-impact colour.
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3. Choose Twin Sinks
If you have the space for it, choose a vanity with twin sinks. Not only is it super practical for busy family life, but it brings a sense of opulence to your space.
This pastel-blue, freestanding unit makes a beautiful addition to this bathroom, with twin counter-sunk sinks forming an elegant feature. Complement your twin sinks with twin mirrors to create symmetry and balance.
4. Complement Blue With Pink Walls
Complement a navy-blue vanity unit with pale pink walls for a stylish and serene space. This navy vanity stands out against white herringbone wall tiles, but it doesn’t feel at all clinical thanks to the warming paint choice.
Plaster-pink on the upper walls makes for a soothing and inviting bathroom, while gold brassware helps bring the whole scheme together.
5. Use All the Available Space
Use all of the available space in your bathroom to maximise your storage options. This impressive powder-blue vanity unit goes beyond under-sink storage, providing tall cabinets ideal for housing towels and toiletries, too.
Choose a large vanity unit across one entire wall to create a beautiful feature. Take some of your cabinets up to the ceiling to make the best use of dead space.
6. Choose Modern Flat-Panel
This mid-blue unit is beautifully simple but still makes a big impact against cream herringbone tiles. Update your bathroom with a modern flat-panel vanity unit – it’s a brilliant way to give your space a chic and contemporary look.
Choose handleless drawers or cupboards for an ultra-sleek finish that’ll make cleaning a breeze.
7. Give Old Cabinets New Life
Looking for something different? Why not try your hand at upcycling a reclaimed cabinet for your bathroom? I love the balance of old and new in this space, with bold blue vanity units standing proudly against marble tiles and white walls.
It’s a fantastic way to add character to any home. You can cut holes for plumbing to make an authentic-looking vanity – round, freestanding basins are perfect to sit on top of antique furniture.
8. Free Up Your Floor
Make the most of a compact space by choosing a wall-hung vanity unit for your bathroom. This inky blue vanity is simple but makes for a beautiful feature, contrasting against the cream tiles and white sanitaryware.
Hanging the vanity from the wall gives the illusion of greater floor space and makes the room feel larger than it is. Plus, it’s easy to clean underneath – and I’m all for anything that means less time cleaning bathrooms.
9. Incorporate a Dressing Area
This dreamy vanity is a thing of beauty. In a timeless pale blue, it creates a gorgeous feature across one whole wall of this traditional bathroom. Incorporate a dressing area into your vanity unit by extending the worktop and leaving room for a chair.
It’s a fantastic way to maximise your space – and perfect for busy family life, offering another place to get ready away from the bedroom.
10. Choose a Concrete Basin
Craving something dramatically different? Then pair a contemporary, blue vanity with concrete. This bathroom by Simply Bathrooms Ltd showcases a stunning handmade unit with a show-stopping concrete basin and grey hexagonal tiles.
Together, they create a cool and sophisticated look that will enhance any bathroom. For a playful colour pop, be brave and choose a pink or yellow concrete basin to complement your blue vanity.
11. Create Symmetry
Create perfect symmetry with your double-sink vanity. Opting for a symmetrical design helps to bring a sense of balance and calm to your bathroom.
Take the symmetry up beyond the sinks by choosing twin perfectly-spaced mirrors and symmetrical wall-mounted lights. This will naturally zone the unit, giving each person who uses it their own space.
12. Complement Your Tiles
It’s hard to know where to look first in this modern en-suite – the cascading waterfall tiles or the bold blue vanity. But they both work beautifully together and help to pull the colour around the whole room.
Choose a blue for your vanity that complements and enhances the other colours in your bathroom to create a cohesive and serene space.
13. Brighten Your Bathroom With Pastels
You don’t have to compromise on colour just because your bathroom is a little low on natural light. In fact, pastel hues can really help to brighten up a space. If you’re looking to inject subtle colour into your bathroom, choose a pale, pastel-blue vanity.
Pair it with a white countertop and white walls to reflect light and enhance your space. Then, install some wall-mounted lights above your unit to add even more light.
14. Complement Blue With a Marble Top
If there’s a classier pairing than blue cabinets and marble countertops, I haven’t seen it. It’s been a hugely popular combination for kitchens for a while, but now it’s made its way across to the bathroom, too.
Offering unrivalled durability and style, it’s not hard to see why. Complement your deep blue vanity unit with a marble top and choose counter-sunk sinks for a sleek finish. Complete the look with gold brassware for extra glam.
15. Pair Navy With Gold
For a luxe look in your bathroom, pair your blue vanity with gold. These gold Deco-style mirrors, lights, and brass handles are the perfect addition to this gorgeous space, offering contrast against the deep blue cabinets and light grey walls.
You can add gold to your bathroom in many ways – from a brass towel rail to the taps, to a gold soap dish. The best part is that gold is incredibly versatile, so it complements a range of hues, from pastel blue to the deepest, inky blue.
16. Hang a Large Mirror
Lighting is so important when planning your perfect bathroom. This light-filled bathroom boasts a beautiful sky-blue vanity unit, marble tops, and a large mirror, creating a calm and fresh space.
Make the most of the natural light in your bathroom by hanging one large mirror above a pale blue vanity unit. Choose a simple, wall-to-wall mirror to enhance your space and reflect the maximum amount of light.
17. Create a Seamless Scheme
Create a seamless scheme by blurring the lines between your vanity unit and the walls.
This traditional design makes the most of the available space by using the same shade of blue across the vanity and the lower half of the walls, making the room appear larger.
Get the look by installing a half-wall of panelling around your vanity unit and painting it to match. Paint the upper half of your walls white to reflect light and further enhance the feeling of space.
18. Pair Blue With Copper
Copper is an incredibly popular choice in interiors right now. When paired with blue, it brings warmth and charm to any space.
For a subtle but stylish finish, complement a dark blue vanity unit with copper handles and copper wall-mounted lights. Or, to make a big splash, choose a copper basin or bath – guaranteed to give your bathroom a wow factor.
19. Choose a Contrasting Countertop
A contrasting countertop can be the perfect finishing touch to your vanity unit. If you’ve opted for a lighter blue hue, complement it with a glossy black granite counter to bring a stylish contrast.
Complete the look with sleek, black taps, handles, and accessories to pull the scheme together.
20. Spark Joy With a Statement Basin
Sink or work of art? For a vanity that’s anything but ordinary, choose a statement sink in a painted cabinet. With a multicoloured design, this hand-painted basin by Vanity Flair will spark joy every time you spend a penny.
Keep your bathroom walls and tiles white, and allow your vanity unit to become the centrepiece.
21. Make Room for Open Shelves
Include some open shelves in your bathroom vanity for stylish and versatile storage options. This gorgeous bright blue vanity includes both drawers and open shelving, making the most of the available space.
It’s ideal for providing easy access to everyday items, such as clean towels and loo rolls.
22. Add a Pop of Blue to a White Bathroom
A vanity unit is a brilliant opportunity to add a welcome pop of colour to a white bathroom. This tall, elegant vanity packs a punch next to white walls, doors, and bathtub. In a rich blue hue, the cabinets create a striking focal point in the room.
Keep your bathroom décor simple to ensure your vanity is the centrepiece and add a selection of houseplants to prevent it from looking clinical.
23. Colour Drench Your Space
Is your bathroom on the small side? With a little design know-how, you can still enjoy a beautiful and versatile vanity. This ultra-modern space is drenched in navy blue, with modern rubber and MDF panels and a wall-hung vanity to maximise space.
Dark colours can work incredibly well even in smaller rooms, creating a relaxing and cocooning feel. Match your wall-hung vanity to your walls to give a greater sense of space.
24. Mix Your Handles
Don’t underestimate the power of the finishing touches on your vanity unit. Try mixing the handles on your vanity to give your bathroom a modern and stylish finish.
I love that this space uses a mix of traditional steel handles and crystal door knobs – it creates an elegant yet relaxed vibe. Meanwhile, the powder blue shade of the vanity brings serenity.
25. Complement Blue Tiles With Wood
If your bathroom already has blue tiles or paint, consider complementing it with a wooden vanity unit. This mid-brown wood cabinet contrasts against pale blue metro tiles, bringing warmth to the space.
Enhance your bathroom’s appeal by adding more natural materials through woven baskets and planters to create a relaxed feel.
26. Submerge Your Sink
Submerged sinks are brilliant space-savers – and they look incredibly stylish, too. Overmount sinks tend to take up more space because they protrude out, hence limiting the countertop space around them.
Choose a sink submerged into a marble or granite countertop to give your blue vanity a sleek and seamless finish that’s quick and easy to clean.
27. Co-ordinate Your Walls and Vanity
This Lisette Voute-designed bathroom is a thing to behold. The vanity matches the navy walls, while white tiles, marble basin and countertop offer a deep contrast.
Co-ordinate your vanity and wall colour to give your bathroom a rich and luxurious feel. Complement navy with white, cream, or pale pink tiles to bring contrast and add light to the space.
28. Match Your Mirror
Extend the look of your vanity by matching your mirror. This beautiful dusty blue unit is enhanced by the co-ordinating blue-framed mirror above, which draws the eye up and gives a sense of space.
Hang one large framed mirror above your vanity to reflect the maximum amount of light and create an eye-catching feature.
29. Enhance the Period Charm
If you have a period home, you might wonder how you can add traditional touches to your bathroom. Wonder no more! This beautiful, quirky vanity provides an ideal solution – with decorative, countertop basins on top of a vintage, royal blue dresser.
Choose a vintage piece of furniture for your vanity and complement it with a vessel basin – consider a terrazzo sink to add a colourful contrast.
30. Add Colour to Your Downstairs Toilet
Why should your main bathroom have all the fun? Add valuable storage and a pop of colour to your downstairs loo with a small vanity unit.
This cornflower blue unit helps to make the space feel brighter and creates visual interest. If you have a super tiny space, look for a corner unit or wall-hung vanity to save more space.
31. Add a Colourful Counter
If you don’t want an entirely blue vanity, or you’re just not ready to replace the one you have, why not add a pop of blue through a new countertop?
This sky-blue counter complements the tiles and splashbacks in this space, bringing a touch of colour to a sleek, white space. The result is a fresh, clean, and modern finish that will brighten up any home.
32. Bring Coastal Vibes
Love spending time by the coast? Why not use your vanity to bring beach vibes to your space all year round. This green-blue, distressed wood vanity unit evokes images of the sea, creating a relaxed and fresh look.
Choose a painted wood vanity unit and take the coastal vibes up a notch by adding woven planters and a striped rug to your bathroom.
How Do I Decorate a Bathroom Vanity?
There are lots of ways to style your vanity and show personality. Consider adding a decorative tray to house perfumes, toiletries, and hand soap – it’s a great way to turn everyday essentials into a beautiful arrangement.
You can also decorate it with candles, glassware, and houseplants.
What Are the Standard Dimensions of a Bathroom Vanity?
Bathroom vanity units come in a range of sizes, but they are typically between 45cm to 182cm wide, depending on the number of sinks you have.
The standard height is 81cm and the standard depth is around 50cm, but you can find narrower options for smaller spaces.
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