Bathrooms in shades of pink and blue and yellow and green were common in the 50s and 60s, and even into the 70s and 80s, but then something happened — we got scared. One too many avocado bathrooms turned bathroom design completely in the other direction, towards the safe and the neutral. That's meant a whole lot of beige and white bathrooms (and maybe black if you're feeling really daring). But I think it's time to bring color back to the bathroom. Here are seven surprisingly sophisticated ways to make that happen.
Above: You've seen subway tile — you've probably seen a lot of it — but what about pink subway tile? In this bathroom from Home Adore, colored subway tile creates a twist on tradition without being too wild.
I'm a little in love with these colored faucets and taps by Vola, spotted in a bathroom on Freunde von Freunden.
Colorful vintage fixtures can be quite delightful in a modern bathroom, as seen on Inside Out. Check your local architectural salvage shop for something similar.
This colorful cement tile by Popham Design makes a big splash on the floor of a bathroom.
Vintage-looking clawfoot tubs are back in a big way — so why not add a little color to your bathtub? Image from My Scandinavian Home.
A colorful sink adds a surprising spot of color in a bathroom from My Domaine.
We're starting to see more and more colorful cabinets in the kitchen — so why not do the same in the bath? This bathroom cabinet in a particularly lovely shade of lavender is from Style at Home, via Tiffany Leigh Interior Design.
(Image credits: Home Adore; Freunde von Freunden; Inside Out; Popham Design; My Scandinavian Home; My Domaine; Style at Home)