Vintage Goodness: 7 Bathrooms Where Colorful Fixtures Actually Look Really Great

published Aug 1, 2016
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In the 1940s and 50s, bathrooms with colorful plumbing fixtures — sinks, toilets, and tubs in shades of blue, green, yellow, and even pink — were all the rage. Then, mysteriously, the tide of fashion turned, and people have been ripping out those candy-colored fixtures ever since. But a few brave souls have preserved the pastel fixtures in their vintage bathrooms (or added vintage ones to new bathrooms), and, as it turns out, in the right setting, those funky vintage fixtures can actually look really, really great.

Above: A jade-colored sink adds a beautiful touch of color to a modern bath from Inside Out.

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A seafoam green sink (and pink tile!) create a lovely vintage feel in this Swedish bathroom spotted on Desire to Inspire.

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A pink sink adds just a tiny touch of color to a subway tiled bath from Ungt Bod.

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Set against the white walls, the powder-blue sink, toilet and tub in Whitney’s Austin apartment feel beautiful and fresh.

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I love how the sleek modern setting gives this vintage green sink a timeless, quirky feel. From a Catskills home spotted on Design Sponge.

A pink sink adds a bit of bohemian flair to a home by Dois Architecture & Design.

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A vintage green sink and tub add color and charm to this bathroom remodel from Door Sixteen.