We Love Pink Tiled Bathrooms (xoxox)

by Grace Bonney

Pink bathrooms have had their haters and defenders for decades. I typically fall on the side of defending (with some exceptions) because I grew up with one and it reminds me of being little and splashing around in a pink tub. But seeing how pink tubs have grown up and become cool — and, dare I say it, even a bit trendy — has made me so happy. From sleek Scandinavian and Japanese takes on the classic pink tile bathroom to retro refurbishes that prove even the oldest tiles can still look cool, these 20 pink bathrooms will hopefully give pause to anyone thinking about demoing one in their home. While pink definitely tends to be a polarizing color (don’t get me started on the gender dynamics at work here…), it can be such a calming and fun color to embrace at home — especially in a smaller space like a bathroom. Here’s to pink bathrooms 4ever! xo, Grace

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  • When I was a kid, my Nana’s bathroom had that classic pink and black tile and white stand sink. I thought she, and that space, were just soooo glamorous (and we both loved pink). Seeing these photos, or walking into a bathroom that still rocks this look (I’ve seen a few in older homes here in San Fransisco), it brings me straight back – I can even smell the Shailmar perfume she kept there. Also loved seeing the modern take on this look in the slideshow, perhaps someday in my own home. Thanks for the smiles!

  • WOW!!!! I wish I’d seen this before I tiled my bathroom with my own two hands, with white squares in a running bond with gray grout. I DID at least paint my ceiling a pale salmon pink. Now I want a do-over.

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