How to Tone Down (or Play Up!) Pink Vintage Bathroom Tile

updated Jul 23, 2020
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If you rent (or own and aren’t ready for a remodel) then inherited bathrooms can be either a beloved, or dreaded, fact of life. Pink vintage tiles are particularly divisive and require a deft decorating hand — no matter what your feelings are. Here are six ways to approach your space…

Soften It: Sophie & Nick (above) went with the existing soft pastel of the tub and painted their walls a light warm grey. The soft curves of the mirror, lamps and lighting complete the gentle look.

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Compliment It: Misty paired the coral tiles with a color on the opposite side of the color wheel, making an interesting contrast that just makes visual sense. Blues and aquas work really well with pink.

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Embrace It: Andrew and John installed a new pedestal sink and faucet in the bathroom, but otherwise didn’t change the pink and blue tile combination.

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Accentuate It: This fun bathroom from Style Me Pretty amps up the kitsch even further with an over-the-top tropical window shade and other glam decor.

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Curate It: Christina renders the pink and black vintage tiles more sophisticated with a subdued shower curtain, platinum gray ceiling, global rug, and artwork.

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Camouflage It: Zeinab went with a no holds barred approach, and an eclectic mix of accessories that is playful and doesn’t try too hard to match. The pink tiles are just another interesting element to look at, versus an odd eyesore.