Kyle Richards' timeless bathroom color epitomizes quiet luxury – designers love the simple, classic scheme

The Real Housewife of Beverly Hills's traditional color choice will look just as stylish in 100 years. It seems especially opulent in her bathroom

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Simple but opulent bathroom decor is one of the top choices you can make to add a timeless, quiet luxury element to your home. This stealth wealth touch instantly brightens everyday routine. Kyle Richards's understated, gray marble bathroom is a wonderful example of just how impactful this upgrade can be.

The Real Housewife of Beverly Hills took to Instagram to share a get-ready with me video, but the real star of the show was the reveal of her gray and white marble bathroom. Richards' space is filled with natural light from glass doors to her balcony. The walls and ceilings are painted white. This looks extra bright against her hexagonally tiled gray marble floor, bathtub, and shower. It's accented with a fluffy white bathmat, a gray ottoman, and a modern silver metallic light fixture.

A gray bathroom is one of the most timeless and classic color schemes. Jennifer Ebert, digital editor at Homes & Gardens states: 'Gray is such a cool, calming shade, making it perfect for a bathroom. When combined with white, the shade brings a grounding ambiance. Although different neutrals fade in and out of being the most popular shade, gray will always be a classic choice that will never go out of style.'

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Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

The benefits of the color are further bolstered by its fabrication: all of the gray in Kyle Richards's bathroom is on marble tiles. This high-quality material is lauded as versatile and classic by experts everywhere. 'Marble decor in bathrooms epitomizes luxury and sophistication, creating a spa-like ambiance that promotes relaxation and indulgence,' says Nina Lichtenstein, Westchester-based interior designer of Richards' marble bathroom idea.

Nina Lichtenstein
Nina Lichtenstein

Nina Lichtenstein is the founder and principal home designer at her eponymous design studio, based in Westchester, NY. Nina believes that home design should capture a family’s unique spirit by how it serves the family's daily needs while nourishing the soul. She has been celebrated for designing, renovating, and building elegant living spaces.

Furthermore, Richards has styled the quiet luxury bathroom for ultimate comfort. For instance, the ottoman and plush bath rug add a cozy, comforting contrast to the coolness of the tiles. Lichtenstein tells Homes & Gardens: 'Introducing soft textiles like plush towels, a cozy bath mat, or a fabric shower curtain in complementary colors can enhance the comfort and coziness of the bathroom.'

The presence of greenery visible clearly through the balcony windows adds a touch of the natural world to Richards' minimalist bathroom scheme. Lichtenstein says, 'Incorporating indoor plants or fresh flowers brings life, vibrancy, and pops of color to the bathroom. Greenery against the backdrop of marble creates a striking contrast and establishes a nice indoor-outdoor connection.'

The White and Gray Marble Edit

If you're not ready to do an entire bathroom renovation, you can still glean some of the benefits of a gray and white marble color scheme with stylish marble-style bathroom accessories.

Creating quiet luxury interiors can start with the smallest spaces in your home, and the bathroom is a great place to start. Just look at Kyle Richards's marble space.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when she is researching trends or interior history. Before joining Future, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has a MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.