design inspiration : pink bathrooms
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It’s been two months since we moved into our new home, and I am loving our pink bathrooms more and more each day. And apparently, a lot of you guys are too!
As I mentioned in our bathroom inspiration blog post, I was shocked when my loving husband gave me the green light to use pink tile in our master bath. To be totally transparent, I was more than a little nervous about it. It's a BIG MOVE, a permanent one at that, and not one that you see a lot of people doing. I knew in my heart, though, it's what I wanted to do, so we took the risk and MAN did it pay off! It might be my favorite spot in the house.
He also agreed to a pink powder bathroom. It was like I won the lottery.
If you find yourself inexplicably drawn to the siren song of a pink bathroom but aren’t sure if there’s a way to make it work for you, I have great news. There are many ways to use pink in a sophisticated way in bathrooms. This is not Strawberry-Shortcake-meets-My-Little-Pony-pink. This is the kind of pink you can live with and love.
Here are a few different ways to infuse some pink into your bathrooms:
This is the route we went, which is about as bold and permanent as you can get! I decided to just add the pink as an accent wall and keep the other wall tiles and the flooring neutral. Lots of wow factor but without being surrounded by it. There are little echoes of blush in towels and the rug, but the wall tile is the star of the show.
Here’s a bathroom that took a similar approach.
Image by The Style Curator
If you have an older home, or just love the vintage look, you can totally go for it with 4x4 pink tiles all the way around the room.
Looking for a less permanent way to bring in some pink? Turn to our old friend, paint. You can see how in this construction progress picture we used pink just on the vanity. The other more permanent items, like the countertops and tile, are neutral (we’ve linked the paint color we used at the end of the post!).
Image by habitatuk
You can try adding pink in unexpected places, like the door.
Image via HGTV
And here's our second pink bathroom (I'm such a lucky girl). We painted the walls above the wainscotting AND the ceiling in SW Spun Sugar. It's such a subtle soft pink and it makes your skin tone look REALLY nice in the mirror. A great bonus.
Image via Frances Hill Interiors
Wallpaper is another great way to infuse color and pattern. Removeable wallpapers also a great option if you’re worried you might change your mind!
For perhaps the most unexpected way to use pink, try working it into your plumbing and lighting fixtures. In this space, pink is the best supporting actress to the star of the show – the green tile!
Image by Studio DIY
Or, if you have a vintage clawfoot bathtub, you can paint it! The pink vase is a nice touch too.
Image by Melanie Jade Design
GET THE LOOK
Are you convinced yet?!? Whether you go bold or low-risk, here are some of our favorite ways to add some pink into your bathroom,
Paint – SW Blushing
If you love pink like I love pink, you will NOT regret working this into your home!
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