1. Concrete. While the concrete in industrial spaces is usually scuffed, scratched or stained, this bathroom uses concrete in a new way, showing off a pattern created by wood forms. The surrounding clean white walls and ceiling, the dark floor, almost invisible glass counter and steel sink give this bathroom a polished industrial-inspired look.
2. Corrugated metal. These walls give this bathroom a machine-made look. They reflect light and add unexpected texture to this masculine room.
3. Gunmetal gray. This bathroom's color palette was inspired by industrial spaces, but is brought up to date via the exquisite modern tiles.
4. Cinder block proportions. Here cinder block-sized tiles arranged in a cinder block pattern add a touch of industry to this shower.
Another bathroom with cinder block-sized tiles. The pattern is familiar yet luxurious in this unexpected material. It's also a good contrast to the thinner brown planks of wood outside the door.
5. An industrial view. Here there is a strong relationship between the tub and the urban water tower beyond it; while you're soaking in it you can contemplate where the water came from.
6. Stainless steel. These sinks, counters and cabinets recall commercial workspaces. Mixed with dynamic and colorful tiles, the look becomes family-friendly and contemporary.
Here the sconces and mirror frame pick up on a stainless steel sink and counter.
7. White subway tile with gray grout. This combination recalls ... wait for it ... the subway! It's a bit more Paris Metro than any other subway these days. Gray grout has answered a lot of our bathroom cleaning prayers; I'm so glad it has become popular again. When a medium to dark gray grout is used with a light colored tile, the tiling pattern stands out.
8. Large sinks. Trough and basin sinks used in workshops, art studios and factories have inspired designers to install larger sinks in homes. This bathroom plays with proportions; while it's a tight space, the high ceilings and perfectly scaled, substantial sink make it seem larger.
9. Industrial bathtubs. I'm trying to imagine which industry and era this tub emerged from. Tanning hides in the time of Laura Ingalls Wilder? Whatever their original use, the stunning views, gorgeous wood walls and other modern accoutrements elevate the Little House on the Prairie-esque tub up to luxury garden soaker status.
10. No-nonsense streamlining. The lack of frills, large unframed mirror and clear glass stall in this bathroom make it look deceptively spacious and lets us admire the materials without distraction.
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