Pink Bathrooms are a Surprisingly Chic New Design Trend

Design by Park & Oak

If you told me a few years ago that pink bathrooms would soon be the hot design trend, I would have been skeptical. Especially since I came up in the pink bathroom craze of the 90s (cushioned pink toilet-seat covers, anyone?).

But here we are, in the midst of a pink bathroom craze, and … I love it? Personally, I’ve always been more of a cool-toned gal when it comes to decorating – I do a lot of greens and blues in my own home. These mauvey-shades of pink though, they get me. They’re sort of like super rich neutrals.

Even though the pink color trend feels pretty new and unusual here in the U.S., when I was working for the British design magazine Homes & Gardens, pink was a very popular design choice, so it all kind of makes sense given the current popularity of British cottage design. Pink is everywhere, but I’m seeing it especially in bathroom design.

I think the bathroom is the perfect place to try out the pink paint color trend. Bathrooms are generally small, so they can take a lot of color without it feeling overwhelming. And, because they’re small, they’re also easy to repaint if you find yourself looking to switch things up in 5-10 years.

For now, though, I’ve rounded up my favorite pink bathrooms for ooh-ing, aah-ing, and inspiration.

Pink bathrooms I love

Overall, most of these spaces feel traditional, and have and English country vibe, (and many of them are painted with Farrow & Ball colors!) but I did find a couple that are a touch more modern, too. Let’s browse.

1. A pink bathroom with vertical shiplap

small pink bathroom
Color: F&B Sulking Room Pink; Design by @peas.in_.my_.pod

This bathroom design is really super simple, with the little ceramic sink and frameless mirror, so it’s the paint color that does all the heavy lifting in making this space so totally charming.

2. Terrazzo and pink bathroom

modern pink bathroom
Color: F&B Dead Salmon; Image via @KittyKellyStyle

Before I even knew who designed this space, I could tell it was British thanks to the terrazzo tile and pink combo (a UK favorite for bathrooms), I love it! This space is an example of a pink bathroom with more modern lines – the color adds lots of warmth.

3. A pale pink bathroom with blue tile (Gorg).

Wow do I love this room. It’s rich and layered, and, despite the fact that it has some bolder design choices with the color and tile, it feels timeless, too. The combo of the pale pink paint, the medium-brown and brass hardware is perfection.

4. An aubergine bathroom

deep aubergine cottage bathroom
Image via Farrow & Ball

Yet another British space! This is definitely a deep shade of pink, but one that I’ve also been seeing just as frequently as the lighter hues (Though I’ve mostly been seeing this in mudrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, etc). A takeaway from this room: paint the lower 3/4 of the room in a deep pink, and leave the upper 1/4 and ceiling white. A board and batten wall treatment done 3/4 of the way up the wall, or just a picture rail around the top of the room would create a natural stopping point. Love it.

5. A sleek and elegant pink bathroom

elegant pink bathroom
Design by Park & Oak

Here’s a fresh-traditional take on the pink bathroom trend. The lighting, faucet and vanity are all clean-lined, but the paneling, mirror and paint color bring in the trad vibes.

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