Boost your bathroom style with these colourful vanity unit ideas

Bathroom vanity units painted in colourful shades

If it’s time to upgrade your bathroom storage, why not give your getting-ready area a much-needed refresh with a vanity unit drenched in a mood-boosting shade?

Whether you’re confident or shy with colour, a great place to start introducing it in your bathroom is – drum roll, please – the vanity unit. Apart from helping you keep your everyday essentials organised, it will also brighten up your scheme or even add a dash of drama, depending on the shade you choose.

Vanity units are available in a wide spectrum of colours these days and if you go bespoke, you can customise your dream paint shade or match it to your sanitaryware. For example, you can opt for a storage solution in pared-back hues such as sugary pastels or go all out with a rich and vibrant tone – from burnt terracotta to deep forest green, both very on-trend in kitchen and bathroom design at the moment. Any colour goes, as long as it works in tandem with your current scheme.

Sage green bathroom design with wall-mounted and floorstanding furniture, white sanitaryware and gold accents.
Statement basin unit in Matt Olive Green, from £275, Bathrooms to Love.

What’s more, there are options on the market for any-size bathroom – think compact two-drawer wall-mounted vanities or grand, freestanding double designs saturated in charming colourways.

If you really want to take your design one step further, you can select a unit that’s embellished with modern fluting or more classical frames. To make your new vanity the centrepiece of the room, ensure you keep the other elements such as tiles, sanitaryware and accessories minimalist.

Or why not lean even more into colour and drench your entire bathroom in it? From the walls and floors to furniture, this technique is perfect for achieving a stylish and cocooning effect – and I must say, this is one of my favourite decorating ideas of 2024!

Bathroom design drenched in pink, from tiles and furniture to the fitted bath and window frame.
Design by Taylor & Turner featuring a vanity unit from Porter. Photography: Astrid Templier.

Colourful vanity unit ideas

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite storage solutions dipped in eye-catching shades. Get your screenshot button ready, set, scroll down…

Neutral scheme with pink vanity unit, illuminated mirror and house plant.
Aurelia 600 two-drawer vanity unit in Blush Pink, £555, Calypso Bathrooms.
Close-up of pink vanity unit with gold tap, mirror and handles.
Pink Riviera 65cm vanity unit with Riviera 65cm square basin, £1150, Burlington.
Pink vanity unit with metal frame and terrazzo basin.
 BOB vanity unit with Terrazzo effect, £2523, West One Bathrooms.
Double vanity unit painted in pink with chrome taps, white worktops, cabinets and open shelves.
Arrezzi 1410 Double unit in Farrow & Ball‘s Rectory Red, £3089 including chrome hinges and knobs, The Albion Bath Company.
Modern bathroom design with fluted red storage unit, with marble worktop, brass tap, circular mirror in the same red shade and two lights on each side. The floor features checkered tiles.
Reeded Lion Paw vanity unit, price on application, Studio HÁM. Photography: Alexander James.
Double vanity unit painted in terracotta with white basins and taps, and two illuminated mirrors.
Econic 140cm-wide vanity unit in Terracotta, £2575, Royo.
Product shot of a storage unit painted in light green.
Root Classic floorstanding unit 60cm in Matt Fjord Green with washbasin, £850, VitrA.
Modern bathroom with wall-mounted storage unit painted in green, geometrical tiles on the floor and shower area and and LED mirror.
Hackney 70cm wall-hung unit and basin in Earthy Green, £930, Britton.
Modern bathroom with wall-mounted green unit that features a black tap and a black mirror above it. Next to it, there is a black larder for storage and a white toilet.
Status 600 wall-mounted bathroom vanity in Nordic Green, £400, R2.
View of a vanity unit painted in light blue with gold handles and tap and an LED mirror above it. The floor is checkered and there is a wood stool next to it.
Concierge Coniston Blue 80cm unit, £950, Roper Rhodes.
Product shot of a blue vanity unit with open shelving.
Ex.t Nostalgia wall-mounted open storage unit in blue, £4337.95, CP Hart.
Modern bathroom design with wall-mounted two-drawer furniture with a countertop basin and black tap, and with a rectangular LED mirror above it.
The Gap 100cm vanity unit in Matt Blue with Matt Black handles, £1244, Roca.

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