How to Achieve the Carrara Marble Bathroom of Your Dreams

Posted 10/16/2020 by awoodburn

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Bianco Carrara Marble Tile Bathroom Tub and Shower Wall from Arizona Tile
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That classic combination of creamy white marble with delicate grey veining is beloved by many homeowners. Carrara marble is timelessly popular—and for many good reasons. There is something special about Carrara that makes it highly sought-after by many people. If a Carrara marble bathroom is something you dream of, here’s a look at our top tips and ideas for designing the perfect bathroom with Carrara marble.

Carrara Honed Silver Marble Bathroom Tile from Arizona Tile
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Rocking an All-Marble Bath Design

For the biggest impact and magnified luxury, you can’t beat an all-marble bathroom design. When you choose Carrara marble for your bathroom floors, walls, countertops and shower, you’ll create a space that’s unmatched in timeless beauty and luxurious style.

But designing the perfect all-Carrara bathroom isn’t as simple as selecting one marble tile to use all around your bathroom. Mix and match different Carrara patterns or different tile shapes and sizes to create a space that still has contrast and interest despite being “all the same.”

For example, you might use a large-format Carrara Silver tile on the floors but opt for a smaller tile in the shower to create the sense of separate spaces and visually different textures. Borders and transitions made with small marble mosaic tile, such as Bianco Carrara penny round or 2x2” hex, are also beautiful and effective for enhancing various surfaces.

Bianco Carrara Marble Stone Bathroom Sink With Gold Faucet from Arizona Tile
Image: Bianco Carrara Marble Stone Bathroom Sink With Gold Faucet from Arizona Tile

Where to Use Carrara Marble in the Bathroom

If covering every bathroom surface in Carrara marble isn’t your style (or isn’t in your budget), you’ll want to decide whether to use it to highlight your floors, shower, countertops or walls. We recommend installing marble wherever you want to draw the eye. For countertops that shine, Carrara marble is a gorgeous slab. However you choose to use Carrara, it’s certain to make a stunning statement in any area of the bathroom.

Carrara Extra Marble Slab from Arizona Tile
Image: Carrara Extra Marble Slab from Arizona Tile

Colors, Patterns & Finishes That Complement Carrara Marble

Once you’ve chosen where to use Carrara marble in your bathroom, it’s time to figure out the rest of the design! The colors, patterns and finishes you opt for elsewhere in the room should complement but not overwhelm the Carrara. In general, choose fairly neutral colors and simple patterns to ensure the marble, like our Carrara Extra really steals the show.

Get inspiration from the marble itself! Look for undertones and hints of other colors. Aside from the obvious white and gray that will complement any Carrara marble, other complementary colors and finishes include taupe, greige, silver, matte black, slate blue, pale green, whitewashed wood, stainless steel and brushed nickel.

Carrara marble has a multitude of shapes, sizes and uses when it comes to bathroom tile and slab. Envision how your dreamy Carrara marble bathroom will look (before it’s even started) when you try our Just Imagine visualizer tool.