Lynne’s Ice Grey Daltile bathroom remodel — lovely!

gray tile bathroom mid century modern styleIf you want to design a midcentury modern bathroom using ceramic tile that’s readily available and relatively affordable today, here’s another example: Lynne’s new bathroom — that looks like it’s always been there — with ceramic wall and floor tile from Daltile.

grey tile bathroom mid century modern We’ve seen Lynne’s first bathroom remodel before, her Daltile Spa blue bathroom — lovely, with floors, cabinetry, hardware and overall style that match this gray sibling. She told us about her new gray bathroom in response to my recent story on where to find  where to get Daltile 4×4 inch bathroom tile in midcentury colors.  

Lynne wrote:

Lynne, from the above mentioned “Lynne and Bob’s New Blue Bathroom” here. Still loving the Spa Blue bathroom. Absolutely no regrets….

We used Daltile Ice Gray tile in the other bathroom — as a “kissin cousin” to the blue. The original baths were companions, so we stuck with it. I learned a lot from the blue re-do, and this one has even more functionality. I am quite proud of the things we carefully thought through. The grey is the off the master, and we made several changes for the possibility for my parents coming to live with us, and/or for us to age in place. The originals were kind of matching, so we repeated that to stay in keeping with what the house called for.

While I love the grey, and the remodel came out very well, the cheeriness of the Spa Blue is far superior. 

Resources for Lynne’s gray midcentury bathroom remodel:

  • Bathroom wall tile — Daltile Ice Grey Gloss on the walls and in the shower. Lynne said she chose grey not to be trendy and knowing that over time, a wallpaper and towel change would freshen the entire room.  For example: Pale yellow and grey, blue and grey, orange and grey.    
  • Bathroom floor tile — American Olean Urban Canvas, Designer White with a few Light Smoke scattered about; matte finish.   
  • Counter top, is ECO White Diamond 3mm thickness.   Chosen to match the blue bath, and for the same ecological reasons.
  • The vanity is custom, made identically to the blue bath.   By the same company, Creative Kitchen’s and Baths in Bloomington, IL.   
  • The chevron handles are vintage were from a massive Ebay find — vintage Weslock.  Enough to do both baths.  
  • The sink, “which is possibly the BEST basin I have ever used, is Cheviot Manhattan,” Lynne said.  A Canadian company. 
  • Moen Via faucet, and shower.   
  • Towel bars are Delta Trinsic.  Lynne saved the original inset paper holder. 
  • Toilet  Kohler Wellworth.  “BEST potty ever, for all the obvious reasons,” Lynne said.  
  • Wallpaper is from Wallpaper Direct.  Jubileum “Retro” pattern in pink and grey colorway.   
  • The shower door has a rain texture, measured and install by a local glass and mirror company.    They also took care of the plate mirror.  
  • The shower base — Lowes.
  •  Hanging onion light fixture — from Lynne’s vintage stash

See our story: Bathroom remodeling — a checklist of 84 decisions to consider (plus read the comments, readers have piped in with more!)

Another great job, Lynne — thank you for sharing yet again! I love how the two bathrooms have so much in common — creating harmony in the house.

mid century bathroom remodel

  1. Heather says:

    LOVE IT! I live in the house my grandparents had built and moved in to around 1952 and the bathroom has the original grey tile just like this.

  2. Colleen McMillen says:

    Hi Lynne,
    Looks great! The vanity handles were a big score! I was wondering what you used for the transition into the shower? Is that tile?
    Thanks for sharing!

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