Pink bathrooms were common during the 1950's: an era that embraced all-things-feminine from salmon sinks to coral commodes, pink was all the rage. We're happy to report that the color is in vogue once again, and this time the rosy hue has taken a modern turn, matched with geometric patterns, bold artwork, and unexpected palettes. Here are 20 spaces that have welcomed retro pink bathrooms with open arms.
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1. Mix a dainty pink hue with minimalist elements.
Interior designer Sarah Trotter from Hearth Studio paired blush pink subway tile with terra-cotta floor tile to create the perfect backdrop for this minimalist bathroom. While the simple floating vanity made from American oak and the bowl sink with exposed plumbing take center stage.
Get the look: Wall tile from Academy Tiles and Classic Terra-cotta Floor Tile from Classic Ceramics
2. Try a twist on traditional cement tile flooring.
Cement tile always looks cool and crisp in quintessential black and white, but in the home of interior designer Katie Hackworth, her little girls' pink bathroom floor looks truly distinctive in shades of blush and maroon. Though designed with her daughters in mind, the look can easily translate to grown-up bathrooms as well.
Get the look: Casa Tiles by Marrakech Design
3. Play with texture.
This rosy-hued bathroom designed by Arent & Pyke is a study in texture. From the pink rectangular tile wainscot to the white round penny tile, the contrast and balance keep this space dynamic and interesting.
4. Think bright and effervescent.
Interior designer Cortney Bishop playfully nicknamed this home "Good Vibrations," and for good reason. It's filled with bright, cheerful spaces like this lovely pink bathroom. The double vanity cabinet pairs perfectly with the atomic-pattern floor tile and bubble-inspired chandelier.
Get the look: Farrow & Ball Cinder Rose
5. Hang feminine, pink wallpaper.
Painted pink walls are lovely, but if you're looking for something a bit more unique, turn to patterned wallpaper, like this design created by Maison C. You can think of your pink wallpaper as a surefire way to get your guests talking.
Get the look: Maison C. "Coven" Wallpaper
6. Terrazzo might be the way to go.
7. Bring in a delicate shower curtain.
For a noncommittal way to enter the world of pink bathrooms, look no further than an easy-to-swap shower curtain. Sarah Gibson from Room for Tuesday styled the same bathroom five ways for Coco Kelley, and this diaphanous pink shower curtain was just the thing the neutral palette needed.
Get the look: Urban Outfitters Magical Thinking Pompom Shower Curtain
8. Punch up black details.
This wallpaper, designed by Drop It Modern, features a slick geometric pattern created by bold black lines. The print is immediately softened by the rest of the room's pink accents, which make the wallpaper design stand out even more.
Get the look: Drop It Modern Indian Chief Wallpaper
9. Subway tile looks better in pink.
10. Contemplate a modern take on the trend.
Decus Interiors certainly took the brazen route when designing this bathroom, and it paid off. In cement tiles that look similar to an old-school Atari game, the pink offers an unexpected punch in the shower.
Get the look: Popham Design Brasilia Tiles
11. Accentuate with pink light fixtures.
You don't need to go all-out pink for it to make a statement, proven here in this bathroom crafted by Leyla Jaworski's Design Shop Interiors. Simply install some pink lighting and a little striped wallpaper, and you've artfully, yet subtly, accomplished the trend.
12. Draw the eye with symmetry.
This bright and airy minimalist design by Dan Gayer uses symmetry to draw the eye. And dark accents such as the grout and black, wall-mounted faucet really make the pink tile stand out.
13. Stay true to vintage interiors.
Charlotte Reiss' bathroom captures the spirit of her online shop Vivi et Margot, with oh-so-French details like romantic roses, sweet artwork, and vintage accents. It's a classic, country interpretation of a pretty in pink bathroom.
Get the look: Farrow & Ball Middleton Pink
14. Create an accent wall.
If you'd prefer to not devote an entire bathroom wall to pink, why not just paint a portion of it? That's what Erin Hiemstra of Apartment 34 did in her dear friend Chloe Roth's bathroom — the pink accent acts as a flawless finishing touch.
Get the look: Behr Positively Pink
15. Amp up the drama with lighting.
Don't let the small size fool you, this Barcelona bathroom packs a dramatic punch. Thanks to glossy pink wall tile paired with an edgy recessed light strip and floating terrazzo countertop, this moody washroom is pretty much always ready for its close-up.
16. Consider tile with a subtle sheen.
Renovating a bathroom in hues that are on-trend can be a risk. But in this bathroom refreshed by Nat Wheeler and Kristy Sadlier of Norsu Interiors, pink seems timeless, thanks to a shimmering tile wall and accompanying pink vessel sinks.
17. Paint the walls a vibrant shade of pink.
Ready to move beyond soft pinks and go all in? Take a page from this U.K. plant lover's bathroom, swathed in a warm shade of salmon. Next to her many plants, the pink walls help to create a joyful space perfect for a relaxing bubble bath.
Get the look: Valspar Warm Heart
18. Splurge on dreamy pink onyx.
We just can't get enough of this dreamy bathroom designed by Elizabeth Roberts. The pink onyx wainscot and floating sink paired with a brass wall-mounted faucet sit below a round mirror with neon light, resulting in a match made in design heaven.
19. Or opt for floor-to-ceiling pink tiles instead.
Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead, the design minds behind 2LG Studio, didn't shy away from the use of pink in this frothy bathroom. Although they went for an '80s vibe, the bathroom still remains light, bright, and modern thanks to white details, down to the grout.
Get the look: Tile Giant Victorian Pink Quarry Tiles
20. Marble and pink ceramic tile are the perfect pair.
Who wouldn't love waking up to this glamorous pink bathroom every morning? The marble slab walls and swanky brass fixtures or Rebecca Judd's master ensuite feel just like a trendy boutique hotel. Swoon!
Get the look: Artedomus Inax Accordi M Pink Ceramic Tile