There are quite a few advantages to having a white bathroom vanity. I’ve talked about a few of them before: white is a light, bright, open color and can help open up a room and make it seem larger. Because it’s also the most neutral color, it’s easy to change the look of your bathroom without having to swap out your vanity or worry whether your new colors will clash. That said, there’s a huge variety of sizes, styles, and designs even once you’ve narrowed it down to “white vanity.” So if you’re a little stumped on where to start, these are a few of my favorites that come fully assembled and ready to install.
This Traditional white vanity from Silkroad Exclusive is antique inspired – from the carved molding just below the counter to the sassy period style feet. Even the curved edges and the slightly concave doors and drawers all come from genuine historical designs. It’s not quite a replica antique, but the design is both classical and timeless, and the blemishless white finish evokes Greek and Roman marble architectural carvings, enhancing the regal feel of the vanity. Perfect for a stately, luxurious period inspired bath.
Similarly, this slightly off white St. James vanity from James Martin Furniture incorporates several antique details, like the romanesque column corners and intricately carved feet. Like the vanity from Silkroad Exclusive, it uses a variety of antique design elements to help bring a sense of classical flair and opulence to a contemporary bathroom. While it’s not a true antique, leaning into this traditional style is perfect for a more lavish bathroom design.
For a more updated, modern twist on on a classical style, you really can’t beat this classy, sleek Riso vanity from KubeBath. One of my absolute favorite vanities, this one merges a very modern, slightly glossy white finish, polished chrome legs, and a stylish vessel sink with classically inspired curves. The front surface is sleek and seamless, but the vanity as a whole echos the silhouette of a much more traditional vanity, giving it a vintage dressing vanity look and feel. Perfect for a sophisticated yet minimal bathroom.
This Brittany vanity, too, combines a minimal modern design with only the subtlest hints of classical inspiration. The thin, beaded paneling is reminiscent of fine 18th century wainscoting (and looks great paired with similar wall panels), which brings just a touch of class to an otherwise simple vanity. The vintage pulls and towel bars also help enhance the period feel, but the simple lines are casual enough that this vanity can work with just about any decor, from ultra modern to very traditional.
It’s actually pretty amazing how much just a few simple lines can do for the overall look and feel of a vanity. This Danube vanity from Ryvyr is a little bit narrower and replaces the simple square-in-square wainscoting with a medium thickness beadboard style, immediately making it look and feel more casual. Again, this works great with a matching wall treatment, and is the perfect companion to a cottage style bathroom. The right paint color will make this icy white look warm and inviting, and will really help brighten even a dimly lit space.
Turn those vertical beadboard lines into horizontal slats like those on this Savannah vanity and again the look changes completely. One part tropical beach side and one part New England seaboard, the door on this vanity echoes hurricane shutters. The dazzlingly bright white finish will make your space feel light and open – perfect for a bathroom in the Hamptons (or for making yours feel like one!).
This Winslow vanity from Direct Vanity is like the Savannah’s older brother, sized to fit two sinks with storage space to spare but with similar shutter style under-the-sink doors. The beadboard-like lines make this vanity very cottage bathroom friendly (even if it has a slightly more New England feel), but it’s big enough to serve a large master bathroom rather than the teeny-tiny space typically associated with the style.
It’s becoming a little rarer, but you can still find white bathroom vanities that aren’t dazzlingly white. Weathered or distressed whites work best with a vintage look, either shabby-chic or more antique. This Antique White vanity is lightly aged and a little off-white, which helps enhance the wood carvings that cover the faces and legs of the vanity. If you have a low-light bathroom (especially one with no natural light), a white that tends more toward cream will turn warm rather than gray, like a pure-white vanity, which can help keep your space feeling cozy and inviting.
Then again, sometimes you just want something simple and contemporary. This Brisbane vanity is sleek and open, with lots of vertical lines and white space to help visually expand your bathroom. That big open middle gives the sense of lots more open space without sacrificing storage space the way you sometimes will with a truly open vanity. And with built-in outlets and three hidden drawers beneath the sink, it’s a vanity that’s as convenient to use as it is fun to look at.
This Zola vanity from Virtu USA does much the same thing in a slightly more compact design, using glass-fronted doors to create a subtle sense of openness while cramming as much storage as possible into a small silhouette. The advantage of this over a more traditional vanity is again not only that there’s more storage, but that it’s a little easier to get to. The simple design and squared satin nickel drawer pulls give the vanity a more modern feel, but this is still a look that’s well suited to a more contemporary cottage style bath.
Depending on how small your bathroom is, though, and whether or not you have any room for extra storage, you might be better off opting with something like this compact, ultra-functional Livello vanity from Fresca. Another personal favorite, this little workhorse doubles up on the drawer space, with four soft-close drawers that go all the way up to the height of the sink. That means some of the drawers are a little funky (U-shaped to accommodate the plumbing), but offer you about as much storage as you can get in a small footprint. If you’re really crunched for space, it also comes in svelte 24″ version that has the same simple but striking asymmetrical design. If you’re really crunched for space, you really won’t find a bathroom vanity that offers a better combination of functionality and style.
Finally, if you care about storage space exactly not at all, a truly minimal white vanity like this Haus console vanity is a perfect minimal-yet-dramatic statement piece for a very modern styled bathroom. Made of vitreous china and stainless steel, this vanity comes as a single sink/counter unit that’s so pared down you can even skip on the towel rack. Just remember you’ll have to find somewhere else to stash your toothbrush!
White bathroom vanities come in a huge variety of sizes, styles, designs, and even finishes. No matter what your dream decor, there’s almost certainly a white vanity out there that will not only fit your needs, but leave your bathroom looking bright, clean, and beautiful.