Bathed in Color

I may not have been a pink-loving girly woman in my younger years, but lately I’ve seen some fantastic uses of the colour in bathrooms, and they’ve given me a fresh appreciation for the dramatic hue. Pink doesn’t need to be limited to little girls’ bathrooms, either. A deep raspberry color can look supersophisticated in a guest or master bathroom. If you put it with crisp whites, strong grays or even jet black, it will have an edge to it.

Check out seven stylish bathrooms that are pretty in pink, together with tips on how best to work with this daring colour choice.

Jennifer Ott Design

I tend to prefer bolder pinks, but if you do go milder, find a color that has some coolness to it — it will look less like cotton candy.

Pink paint selections for toilets (from left to right):
1. Razzle Dazzle 1348, Benjamin Moore
2. Gala Pink SW6579, Sherwin-Williams
3. Foxy Pink 110B-4, Behr
4. Quite Berry 1002-1A, Valspar

DesignLine Home Transformations

This saturated hue is grown up. It is a wonderful background color for your crisp finishes in the room. The barn door that is charming actually stands out. Regardless of the extreme hue on the walls, the space feels open and airy.

Begrand Fast Design Inc..

If you prefer a subtler touch of pink, then take inspiration from this beautiful bath with its soft pink mosaic tile backsplash. I think pink looks best paired with white and cool neutrals, but incorporating wood tones to the palette is a great way to help warm it up.


Hot pink and black make for a sexy and dramatic color blend. The daring accent-wall color and also the fetching framed mirror are the eye-catching components in this room. Keeping the ceiling, counter tops, floors and lower part of the walls white has made the space feel open and light.

LTD, Gristmill Builders

Here is evidence that pink doesn’t need to look too fussy or sour. This handsome bath gets a great boost in the berry-pink tiled counter and backsplash. Tile is typically a more economical option than stone or walnut for countertops, so why not have a bit fun with all the colour?

Holland Rogers Company, LLC

This is a daring color choice to get a bathroom cabinet — I adore when a homeowner is ready to break with secure neutrals and exude a popular bold colour into a space instead. This would be less successful if there were rival colors or components in the space. But because the space has an otherwise controlled color palette and it is not overly cluttered or decorated, I think it looks fantastic.

Don’t be scared of using your favorite eye color. It is possible to make it work if you balance it with all the other colors and components in the space.

Greenbelt Construction

Hot pink and daring orange make for an enjoyable and lively duo. It is a high heeled color combination that isn’t particularly relaxing, but it functions nicely in a space in which you will not be spending lots of time lounging around, like a powder room or guest bathroom. This would also be a wonderful palette to get a pink-loving teen’s bathroom. Because wall paint and towels are easy and inexpensive items to change out, this bathroom can be easily transformed down the street, if someone outgrow the pink.

Carey Mudford Interior Design

Pink with spring green is just another of my favorite colour combinations. This soft and pretty bathroom shows how to use pink in a manner that doesn’t hit you over the head and doesn’t feel too sugary sweet. It strikes the ideal balance of soft, pretty and soothing yet stylish.

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