Working with Oddly-Colored Tile in Bathrooms

Working with Oddly-Colored Tile in Bathrooms

Annie Werbler
Mar 31, 2010

As our Kitchen and Bath Month comes to a close, let's review one of the most common issues in all of apartment-dom: working with oddly-colored tile in bathrooms. There are some strategies for decorating around vintage bathroom tiles that don't involve ripping them out and starting all over again. Check out our past attempts at a solution after the jump.

It seems that the best way to conquer an overpowering bathroom tile is to overpower it even more intensely with vibrant color, bold pattern, or a combination of the two. Try to work with the things that you can easily change — such as paint, accessories, and art. Use the tile as a color in your palette much the same way you would in any other room, even though it may not be your favorite. If you choose additional colors that play well together, you may find yourself not minding that old-school bathroom tile at all, like in our examples.

Images: 1-3 Working The Vintage Bathroom Tile; 4 The Power of Distraction: Hiding Eyesores in Plain View; 5 Skip the Remodel: Embracing the Retro Bathroom

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