The 1950s gave us a lot of good things: credit cards, Hula Hoops, and pink tile bathrooms! I struggle with those first two. Pink tile bathrooms though, have their own special charm! It seems like everyone is either working around, tearing out, or fighting to save their pink tile bathrooms. I don't actually have one... I wish! Our bathrooms came distinctly more boring than that. Pink bathrooms are all over the internet (did you know there is even a savethepinkbathrooms.com?) and I just can't resist throwing my own hat in the ring.
My inspiration is cheerful, bright, and whimsical - picture a sunset at the beach! Most of the pink tiled bathrooms I could find on the internet leaned more bold and glamorous, which looks amazing - but I don't think it's the only option when working with this classic tile!
Style Board Elements
- "find a sunnier place" print by Emily Jeffords
- "spring winds" print by Emily Jeffords
- Bell White Flush Mount Lamp, CB2
- Alto Sconce, Cedar & Moss
- Metal Framed Wall Mirror, West Elm
- Spring Mint by Benjamin Moore
- Bunny Gray by Benjamin Moore
- Whale Shower Curtain, West Elm
- Devonshire bath and shower faucet set, Kohler
- Parkay Hamper, CB2
- Fieldcrest Luxury Egyptian Cotton Bath Towels, Target
- Devonshire towel ring, Kohler
- Avanity Brooks Double Sink Vanity, Lamps Plus
- Wooden Whale Nail Brush, CB2
- Zigzag Bath Mat, West Elm
- Waterscape Scented Candles, West Elm
- Dottingham Black Robe Hook, Lowes
- Vintage pink tile (usually comes with the bathroom, but our local architectural salvage place, Significant Elements, often has some in stock!)
The Cedar & Moss sconces are a big splurge, but they are just oh so lovely! If anyone knows of an affordable-look-alike, please let me know! The prints by Emily Jeffords are perfect. She has original paintings for sale too, but the price of the prints is very attainable. I've followed Emily Jefford's work for awhile now, and admire it very much. The shower curtain with little whales was just too hard to resist. :)
Check out a few inspiring rooms!
My favorite moments in the inspiration photos above are the lovely browns against the pink of the tiles; that simple, clean-lined vanity in the second photo, and the geometric floor tiles in the third. The pink adds this lovely soft glow to the whole space.
Have you ever lived with a vintage pink tile bathroom? If you had one, would you work with it or break out the sledgehammer?