Pink bathrooms can be undeniably cool and modern yet so chic and charming at the same time. And, whatever rosy hue you go for– be it something soft and blushing or a brighter pop of hot pink for modern vibes – pink is the perfect color choice to create a positive bathroom space that's sure to revive body, mind and soul.
There are endless options when it comes to using evocative pink. Opt for a solid flush of blush with a statement patchwork tiled wall and floor, or mingle accents of tonal pinks throughout a subtle scheme for a tender, loving, caring approach to bathroom decor, it's sure to work on all accounts.
Modern pink bathroom ideas to make you blush
Explore a dawn palette of shades ranging from powder pink to dusky rose and exotic Turkish pomegranate to transform your space into a modern pink bathroom paradise abundant in charm and character.
‘Adding a playful yet calming feel to any room, the trend for pink colorways is now more popular than ever, especially across interiors. Serving as a neutral backdrop or as a statement pop of color, it’s the perfect hue for attaining that eye-catching update,’ say design experts, CTD Tiles (opens in new tab).
1. Pink palm paradise
Yes you can wallpaper your bathroom! Transform your scheme into a wet and wild adventure with an immersive, on trend wallpaper design that brings a lush jungle home, whilst adding a layered dimension and play on perspective. Palm leaves reimagined in a contemporary pink palette give the ever popular tropical trend a playful twist. Mix-in natural elements and woven baskets to compliment the destination look and feel.
2. Desert rose escape
Marry desert rose shower tiles with a baked terracotta painted wall to create an escapist bathroom scheme evocative of sun-drenched lands. Gloriously earthy and warm, this gorgeous color pairing lends itself well to bohemian interiors with a wanderlust spirit. Weave in global inspired pattern pops with bath linens and decorative accessories, and a few potted house plants for a verdant, exotica lift.
3. Tonal tile ripples
Experiment with different combinations of pink bathroom tiles in varying shapes and sizes to create a unique look adoringly tailored to you and your bathroom’s personality. Whether you crave a quiet and meditative sea of calming color, or a dynamic and vibrant patchwork effect, the versatility of tile formations knows no bounds. For an elevated, mermaid ripple, choose two tile shapes - one for the floor and one for the walls, and awash your space in a shared palette of tonal glazed and matt pinks, for a scheme rich in subtle shimmer and textural contrast.
4. Perfect pink accents
Use hot pink accents sparingly but to striking effect in a luxurious bathroom scheme. Shown here, this beautiful bathroom design is elegant with a fun, color pop edge thanks to a few carefully considered, hot pink accents.
Oshri Adri & Jillian Dahlman Bhatia of Adri Dahlman Interiors (opens in new tab), comment: ‘This client wanted something timeless and whimsical for their daughter's bathroom. We chose a porcelain statuario wall tile paired with a terrazzo chevron floor tile and added the whimsy with a pink Vola faucet and a pink mirror.’
5. Copper blush
It’s an irresistibly dreamy combo in any context - copper (or rose gold) and soft petal pink - utterly scrumptious! Like any budding romance, when put together the chemistry is undeniable - they glow and radiate rosy warmth.
For a chic, feminine and modern pink bathroom idea, partner a tactile, fluted pink feature wall with graphic, geometric copper designs. Copper hardware details, fittings and bathroom lighting unite the metallic moments for a luxurious, light-bouncing flourish and finish.
6. Ric rac pink and red
Inject unexpected, playful pattern into your bathroom scheme with colorful bathroom tile ideas that thrill and excite. On-trend scallop inspired designs are a charming choice, boasting a sense of movement through comforting repeats. Red and pink make a vivid and bold combination to accentuate flowing patterns.
Lee Thornley, founder of Bert & May (opens in new tab) comments: 'When decorating with pink, don’t be afraid to experiment with more than one shade. The variety of pinks available means that you will find the right tone to go with almost anything. At Bert & May we like to layer different shades, like a gradient paint color chart, to create a color story in a space.'
He continues: 'Additionally, patterns and pinks go hand-in-hand, as seen in the The Ric Rac Collection By Samantha Todhunter (opens in new tab) for Bert & May, shown here in Bubblegum, with a witty clash of colors in chalky red and contrasting soft pink.'
7. Transform your space with pink patterns
Explore all the possibilities when it comes to your bathroom floor and walls with a versatile, timeless design that will work in traditional or contemporary spaces alike.
Jayne Adamson, marketing manager, Verona (opens in new tab) comments: ‘Adding pattern to a room gives an interior real wow-factor and allows you the freedom to pick out a color from the tile to tie into the decor.’ She continues, ‘Pink gives you the chance to express your personality. One of the key color trends for kitchens and bathrooms, pair it with pale gray wall tiles and hints of gold for an understated Art Deco look, or push boundaries and add color popping accessories for a funky retro inspired space.’
8. Palm Springs plunge
Dusty pink hues combine with punchy, graphic patterns and addictive honeycomb shapes to breathe Americana personality into any space. Choose tiles with a tactile finish and stunning depth of color to add an alluring artisan charm. For eye-dazzling, high contrast, complement soft pink tiles with a delectably dark green bathroom paint idea – this color pair sit opposite one another on the color wheel, but never fail to make a striking power couple statement when used in unison.
9. Blowsy bursts
Opt for flower power positivity with a statement wall mural in painterly, peachy pink tones. Anything but trad and ditzy, this modern take on florals is all about blowsy outbursts of supersized petal motifs – no shrinking violets here! This impactful bathroom wallpaper idea is bold, but when displayed in soothing, sorbet pinks, the effect is enveloping – harnessing wafts of nature’s bounty indoors for a gardenesque oasis of serenity.
10. Hot flush
Pucker up with a lipstick bright focal point. Step aside pastel and blush tones, hot pink is the color confident choice for bathrooms that demand to make an unforgettable style statement.
‘A bolder color, we’re seeing hot pink being used as color pops and to bring attention to focal points such as a painted freestanding bath,’ says Barrie Cutchie, design director, BC Designs (opens in new tab).
‘For those who really love the inviting pink color palette, a coloured ceramic bath is a natural choice. A colored bath or basin can be a great way to add color for those who are color confident – and with a variety of shades available, it can easily be introduced into the room without having to change your existing scheme,’ he continues.
‘Another great combination is a more playful and vibrant pink with earthier neutrals; calming tones and bubble-gum pink. When using these shades in the bathroom, matt black accessories work really well.’
11. Art Nouveau drama
Create a bold interior statement with contrasting shades of light pink and dark charcoal across surfaces, fittings and fixtures. Add interest with a converging wallpaper design detailed with Art Nouveau inspirations. Brass accents and a statement bathroom mirror add a glamorous, luxurious edge in a decorative scheme full of quirkiness and curiosity.
12. Marble muse minglings
Coordinate muted, pastel pink tiles with champagne hued marble for a luxurious merging of subtle shades, organic pattern and textured tactility. Match the pink of the tiles to the natural vein in the marble for a seamless and luxurious look that celebrates the beauty in imperfection.
13. Roaring heritage
Past meets present with traditional bathroom designs revamped in ravishing powder pinks. This affectionate and glamorous decor approach works beautifully in period homes that swoon in eccentricity. Celebrate heritage craftsmanship with a contemporary attitude and contrast a fanfare of pink walls and traditional bathroom fittings (pedestal sink, toilet and even a pink slipper bathtub) with Art Deco inspired noir elements for a sophisticated yet flirty aesthetic full of showgirl va va voom. Architectural arches and curved elements are the ideal dancing partner to this party-girl scheme.
14. Find the right pink to tickle your fancy
Stephanie Lindsey, Etch Design Group (opens in new tab) on styling with pink says: 'We recommend finding the dominant pink element that you love and can't live without, then use that as your foundation for the room's design. It could be a wallpaper or rug or even a light fixture – anything that inspires you! Then choose the complementary pieces that let that main element shine.'
Are pink bathrooms coming back?
'Our love affair with pink bathrooms has been long lasting, starting in the 1950s as a way of bringing colour into our lives after modesty of World War II. It was started by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower after she moved into the White House is 1953, whose love affair with the colour pink resulted in the White House earning the nickname 'The Pink Palace,' says Barrie Cutchie, design director, BC Designs (opens in new tab).
'2021 and into 2022 has reignited our love affair with the colour, with some of the most stylish bathrooms having touches, or full colour schemes of pink with homeowners turning to tiles or even coloured ceramics,' he continues.
How do you modernize a pink bathroom?
'From candy floss shades to rose tinted hues, powder pink bathrooms are having a moment. Solid colour is the more obvious way to introduce this on-trend shade. To transform your bath into a blushing decorative retreat, make pink the feature colour in large patterned tiles to create a statement graphic patchwork design,' advise experts at Otto Tiles & Design (opens in new tab).