Pink Bathrooms Pretty Enough to Make You Blush

published Mar 29, 2017
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(Image credit: Hearth Studio)

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.

(Image credit: Hearth Studio)
(Image credit: Hearth Studio)

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.

(Image credit: Made a Mano)

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.)

(Image credit: Historias de Casa)

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.

(Image credit: M Johnson)

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.

(Image credit: Kingston Lafferty Design)

The light pink marble and light pink walls make this bathroom from Kingston Lafferty Design twice as nice.

(Image credit: Rebecca Judd Loves)
(Image credit: Rebecca Judd Loves)

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.

(Image credit: House & Home)

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.

(Image credit: Casas)

In this bathroom from Casas, light pink paneling pairs beautifully with a pedestal sink, and a modern mirror and light fixtures.

(Image credit: Sight Unseen)

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.