It’s fall and this is one of the most popular times to do some home renovations as folks prepare for the holiday season at hand.


If you are considering re working your bathroom, there are lots of design choices, however, if you have your heart set on getting a modern aesthetic it is important to focus on the cabinetry selection first and foremost.  But beyond that there are some other crucial considerations, so lets dig in…

Modern Colours & Finishes for Bathroom Cabinets

Modern colours for bathroom cabinets can either go light or dark, create a striking look and yet remain exceptionally versatile, working well with almost any colour and design.

In particular this season, wood tones are a popular choice depending on factors like space, lighting and primary use for the bathroom.

A smaller full-bath would benefit from lighter tones (to make the space seem bigger) while dark tones can give a modest half-bath meant for occasional guests a refined look. In larger spaces, either can work with appropriate lighting and design highlights. Wood tones also add a natural finish.

Grey Tones

Below, a mid to larger sized bathroom, easily accommodates attractive grey cabinetry.  Nothing says modern quite like grey bathroom cabinets and it is one of the hottest trends on the design market today.

Grey provides a soft tone, works with any color and adds a sense of sophistication to any environment.  Note that in this example, the almost full ceiling height linen towers make great use of space by offering tons of storage without taking up floor space.  Beautiful form and function come together here for a classic modern look.  The vessel sinks and lighting combination add elegance.

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Step Grey Bathroom

White Tones

The sharp contrast offered by white bathroom cabinets can enhance other features in the room. White cabinets in a solid white bathroom give a clean look, maximize light and combine a classic aesthetic with modern design.

If you are new to the world of designing, white is always a good choice as it never goes out of style, always looks crisp and bright, and remains the #1 choice for homeowners when it comes to bathroom renovations.

Below, see how effectively this white on white bathroom maximizes brightness and openness. By adding mirrors, modern lighting and a white countertop the room seems much bigger than it is.

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White Shaker Bathroom

Dark Bathroom Cabinets

With the correct lighting and wall paint colour, dark bathroom cabinets are strong in design trends right now, although not for everyone.

The key is to mix and match.  Below, a dark espresso cabinet is stunning against a white contrasting countertop and glass backsplash.  Clean straight lines and simple hardware complete this one of a kind look.


Design Accents for Modern Bathroom Cabinets

Complement your modern bathroom cabinets with sleek, functional accents.  Think clean simple lines, brushed metallics and even oversize handles. For larger drawers, handles can maximize space by doubling as a towel rack.



Tempting though it is to choose a countertop based on looks alone, a material’s durability, maintenance and, of course, cost are also important factors to consider when making a selection for a bathroom remodel.

Generally speaking, a simple muted pattern is best when thinking modern for the overall look and feel.

Popular Choices

Granite, the top choice in counter tops, is available in a variety of shades such as blacks, whites, greens, corals and beiges, and no two pieces are exactly the same.

Other natural stone materials, like marble, limestone and soapstone, are softer than granite and require delicate use and greater care. All stone counter tops must be sealed periodically.

Engineered stone counter tops come in a wider variety of colors than natural stone counter tops, are more durable and are easy to maintain

Laminate is the most affordable countertop material on the market, one of the most popular and come in an array of colours and designs.  

Below, this simple earth toned beige countertop is done in an economical laminate finish.  With the selection of up to date faucet and sink accessories the look achieved can still be stunning.


Faucets/Bath Shower Hardware

Choose a faucet and bath/shower hardware that matches the look and feel of your cabinet hardware.  Again think sleek and simple, and use brushed or stainless steel.  Over sized can often add a wow factor as well .

Remember to keep it light on other accessories in the bathroom for a modern look.  Modern is clean, additional accessories are kept to a minimum to enhance the feeling of space and to give the room a clean look. Soap dispensers, soap dishes and free-standing mirrors fit and increase the overall functionality of the space.


Bathroom mirrors follow the straight lines of the modern bathroom and often feature trim that matches the cabinets.  Mirrors are also probably one of the most cost effective ways you can give your bathroom an optical illusion of being bigger,

Don’t Forget the Details

Plants, textured tile, stone-work and colour highlights provide additional ways of adding interest and texture to your modern bathroom. Sometimes something as easy as a painted contrast wall or tile can make all the difference from turning your bath space from average to outstanding.

Below, how amazing does this plant addition and sea blue tile accent wall make this white bathroom look?



Bathroom overhauls can be pricey, but did you know there are lots of options out there now to keep prices low while still getting an incredible new bathroom?

One of the main innovations with technology that helps home renovators save money is the presence of online retailers in the market.  In the case of bathrooms renos, they that are able to keep prices down by not having a store front and shipping cabinetry and other supplies right to your door in ready to assemble flatpacks called RTA (ready to assemble).

The process is simple and prices generally fall to be less than 50% of the cost you would pay at a retail or big box store, so it is definitely something to consider if saving money is important to you.

Bottom Line: However you decide to move forward with your new modern bathroom it all comes down to personal taste in the end .

If you’re thinking about moving forward and need the advice of a professional or are interested in finding out more about RTA Cabinetry, why not contact the local experts at Cabinets Express Canada, now in the St. Catharines area with shipping Canada wide available.

However you move forward, remember, a refreshed bathroom is a great investment and will bring years of enjoyment to you and your family on a daily basis!



About Cabinets Express Canada

Cabinets Express Canada provides quality, ready to assemble cabinetry, counter tops, vanities, vanity tops, mosaic tile products, flooring and more with excellent customer service at an affordable price far below retail.

With a variety of choices to satisfy every remodeling budget and easy to use online tools, they strive to achieve customer satisfaction and make the remodeling experience stress free and enjoyable to homeowners and trade professionals.

Free shipping to Niagara and surrounding area, Free pick-up at their St. Catharines, ON facility, and free shipping Canada wide with minimum orders of $3500 before taxes.  Renovation services available locally.

Cabinets Express Canada and Twoday’s Kitchen and Bath are located in the Niagara Region and are a division of 310 Bath Inc which has been providing quality on budget renovation solutions for over 15 years.


Cabinets Express Canada

239 Carleton Street

St. Catharines, ON

L2R 1S1‎


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