Few things in the world of decorating are more controversial than the pink bathroom. Those old, Mamie-pink 1950s bathrooms were first loved, and then hated, and then loved by some and hated by others (with equal passion on both sides). And now there's a whole new generation of pink bathrooms — and they're anything but frilly and froufrou. Say hello to the sophisticated new pink bathroom.
Blush pink tile — and matching wall paint — give this bathroom from Hearth Studio a subtle but sophisticated vibe. The darker pink tile on the floor helps to ground the space.
For an even more subtle way to bring pink into the bathroom, try using pink tile just on the floor, as in this space from Made a Mano. (Isn't that herringbone floor pattern gorgeous? I would never be able to look at anything else.)
A slight bevel gives the subway tile in this bathroom from Historias de Casa a bit of an architectural feel. We sometimes (unfairly, I think) think of pink as a prissy color, but here it holds its own with a concrete floor and wood-floored shower, and provides the perfect complement to exposed copper piping.
And now for something totally different — a bathroom (from M Johnson) that employs pink plaster instead of tile, beautifully contrasted with a steel shower enclosure and black fixtures.
The light pink marble and light pink walls make this bathroom from Kingston Lafferty Design twice as nice.
These tiny square tiles, once a staple of '70s and '80s bathrooms, are enjoying a bit of a resurgence. Here, they pair with marble, round mirrors, and brass fixtures for a look that's simultaneously edgy, modern, and luxurious. Spotted on Rebecca Judd Loves.
The colored in this bathroom from House & Home is a bit of a throwback, but the staggered pattern and deep, slightly varied glaze keep it from feeling too much like a time capsule.
In this bathroom from Casas, light pink paneling pairs beautifully with a pedestal sink, and a modern mirror and light fixtures.
The textured pink tile contributes to the slouchy, boho vibe of this bathroom from Sight Unseen. It's a far cry from Mamie's style, but I can't help but love it.