I’m not a huge fan of traditional bathroom cabinet/vanity combos.

Reason one: I grew up with a pedestal sink. Reason two: It’s so normal.

I think it’s no big deal to use alternative storage.

I have an antique dresser in my bathroom where I store make up, hairdryers, brushes, etc. I painted an old buffet that now holds jewelry, medicine and hair products I never use.

Like this. This is such an Amy move:

Dresser in BathroomPanageries

I just don’t care about cabinets under the sink. Brad (the contractor) tells me that’s not practical. I bet he didn’t grow up with pedestal sinks. I bet he was a cabinet/vanity kid.

This week we’re ordering cabinets for the Eastwood project.

I’ve convinced him that we should go for something different in the downstairs bath. And he’s convinced me to do cabinetry upstairs. It’s all a game of collaboration and compromise, friends. But we agree that we should do something fun for the “kids” bathroom upstairs. We’re looking for bold and different–a splash of color.

From modern and minimalistic to traditional, here are eight bathrooms that have my creative juices flowing.

 Yellow Bathroom CabinetsApartment Therapy

Yellow Cabinets in BathroomNew York Times , (Photo Credit: Matthew Millman for The NYT)

green bathroom vanityScott Lyon & Company

Red Bathroom VanityHouzz

Teal Bathroom Vanitypaper blog

Bright Blue Bathroom VanityMartha Stewart

dark blue vanityJones Design Build

blue bathroom vanityAvenue B

Tell me what you do.

Are you a traditionalist or does your space allow you to do something different? And, what do you think of color on the cabinetry?

Like or dislike?