Bye Bye Basics: Adding Unusual Color in the Bathroom

Bye Bye Basics: Adding Unusual Color in the Bathroom

Catrin Morris
May 9, 2012

While I love white in a bathroom, it is very tempting to take a plunge into color. For those of us who are color shy, the bathroom is a terrific place to get a little wild with color. But for renters (or those nervous about sabotaging the sale of their homes down the road), remember that you can infuse color into a bathroom through accents and accessories.

1 Color doesn't have to be in the walls or tiling. A Spoon washbasin by Agape from Moss rests on a green onyx counter in the master bath of a Joe D'Urso-designed loft in New York; the molded-resin chair is by Gaetano Pesce from Moss, and the Love rug is by Robert Indiana. Elle Decor.
2 Bone Steel Trout Hall. A very fun and original use of colorful tile and vintage fixtures makes this bathroom stand out.
3 I love the colorful but subtle mosaic tiles in this bathroom from BHG.
4 Apart from a swath of bright paint on the wall, most of the color in this room from BHG comes from the accessories and towels, which can be easily switched up.
5 Lonny via Daily Crushes. Color through art and knick knacks.

6 Retro oranges and yellows in Krista & Zak's Philadelphia Art Hotel.
7 Color doesn't have to mean bright. Here green wallpaper adds a more subtle color to this bathroom from House to Home.
8 The best color in this English bathroom is around the edges. From Velvet & Linen.
9 In a remodel of a 1920s home, the tiles and fittings stay neutral while the walls go wonderfully orange. From Velvet & Linen.
10 Adding color doesn't have to be permanent. Play with color through your accessories and linens, as done in this bathroom from Domino via Desire to Inspire.

11 Brown is a color, too. Here it is less a neutral and more a statement. From Tenbosch House via Desire to Inspire.
12 Twig Hutchinson via Desire to Inspire. From the wallpaper to the wastebasket, lots of fun color here.

(Images: As credited above)

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